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Digital Product Delivery Lead

Lingley Mere, Warrington
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Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team that is leading Digital delivery at pace?

We are looking to hire a Digital Product Delivery Lead to join our Digital Delivery and Process Excellence business area that sits within our wider Digital Services business function. 

Our team of over 300 digital experts are a diverse bunch and making an impact on society and the environment is important to us. We’d love for you to join the team in this exciting role.

What you'll do

As a Digital Product Delivery Lead your role will be to identify, develop and deliver digital and business change projects that help innovate or differentiate the business, ensuring a high degree of business involvement, fast turnaround, and frequent update. You will develop and guide a digital delivery strategy across the organisation, fostering a product management and process ownership focus within the business areas and ensuring the right skills are available to deliver within Digital Delivery and Process Excellence.


  • Work as part of the Digital Delivery and Process Excellence management team in the day to day leadership of the area
  • Guide and inspire teams and contractors to maintain and develop the organisational culture, values and the company reputation to ensure delivery of the UU vision
  • Work as a partner to assigned business areas/products owners alongside Digital Strategy and Planning, to translate and interpret business strategy to ensure business benefits and company business plan commitments can be achieved
  • Connect the business areas’ strategic and tactical goals to the work the Digital Delivery and Process Excellence teams will undertake
  • Help identify and develop new opportunities to innovate and improve the business areas
  • Provide frequent updates of service development to senior stakeholders 
  • Ensure all delivery is aligned to roadmaps and central digital design
  • Accountable for the successful delivery of digital and business change projects for assigned business areas
  • Overseeing a portfolio of change covering design, build, test and handover
  • Determining the right delivery mode for specific needs and establishing the right team from across the organisation to succeed
  • Managing project teams and keeping them focused on delivery of goals
  • Planning, directing and delivering agreed initiatives to time, cost and quality objectives
  • Managing dependencies both within assigned business areas and across other areas
  • Fostering good communication and working relationships with project sponsors and product managers/owners
  • Developing Digital Services and Digital Delivery and Process Excellence within United Utilities
  • Providing line management to project management resource
  • Continually developing the delivery modes, skills and service in line with external market developments and business needs
  • Fostering and developing a ‘digital culture' across the business
  • Establishing an effective community of practice for product managers
  • Establishing and sustaining a product management practice and competencies across United Utilities

What you'll bring

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience, ideally with post-degree professional qualification as well as a Project or Programme Management certification or equivalent experience
  • Strong track record and experience in managing large scale, complex transformation programmes through a range of delivery modes
  • Experience of working in Cyber Security or Telemetry
  • Demonstrable experience of successful collaborative relations to achieve area and business goals
  • Extensive leadership and people management skills and an ability to build, recruit and develop high performing teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to manage relationships across UU and influence key leaders at Director and Senior Manager level
  • Strong commercial management skills and experience, and a demonstrable track record of managing third party suppliers to time, budget, and quality outcomes
  • A strong financial understanding acquired through budget management
  • Knowledge of a regulated utility company
  • Strong strategic thinker able to ensure projects and programmes are aligned to the overall company strategy for systems thinking and the associated digital strategy and roadmaps
  • Experience in establishing change through innovation, market awareness and research

So, if you want to join a FTSE 100 company, that wants to disrupt the water industry with innovation, and you want to make a positive change in the world please follow the link below and tell us about yourself

This role is based at our fantastic Lingley Mere head office site, where you will have access to a variety of onsite facilities including free parking, on-site gym, restaurant and coffee shop.

We also have some lovely scenic walks available onsite for those who enjoy the outdoors.

In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll also be entitled to some extra perks including:

  • Access to a great pension scheme
  • Competitive annual leave entitlement
  • The option to buy additional holidays or to sell some of your holiday entitlement back
  • Eligibility to join our employee Share Scheme, enabling you to buy shares in the company directly out of your salary
  • Access to a company performance-related bonus scheme
  • Tax and National Insurance-efficient initiatives, such as childcare vouchers and discounted healthcare and dental plans
  • Free transport to work if you travel from the Warrington Interchange to our Lingley Mere site using our free shuttle bus service
  • Discounted childcare rates at our Lingley Mere nursery for children aged 0-5
  • Discounted gym membership at on-site gym at Lingley Mere
  • Generous maternity and adoption benefits plus paternity and shared parental leave
  • Access to range of family friendly policies to help you balance your work and home life

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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