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Strategic Delivery Team Manager

Corby, United Kingdom

  • Job ID 01QO2

Strategic Delivery Team Manager



We are RS


Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?

The Group Executive Committee has an ambitious 5-year strategy with several concurrent business change projects as a critical delivery arm of this strategy. The role will be independent of the company’s main divisions and will be responsible for the day to day management of the Project Management team who are deployed to large scale business change projects as required. 


Reporting to the Head of Strategic Delivery, you will be responsible for the recruitment, allocation, management and personal/professional development of the Strategic Delivery Project Management Team to ensure the successful delivery of the Group’s strategic objectives.

We’ve been on an incredible journey but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


What You Will Do


  • Day to day line management of the Project Management Team

  • Provide leadership to the team and coach them through 1-1 discussions ensuring they remain motivated and committed to the teams’ objectives

  • Developing and managing a talent pipeline to drive recruitment of Project Managers

  • Recruitment of permanent and where necessary contractor Project Managers

  • Scheduling & allocation of Project Management resource to projects, maintaining a resource plan and working closely with Sponsors, Programme Managers and PMO to plan for upcoming demand

  • Create and develop a Centre of Excellence to help and grow the Project Management capability in the wider organisation

  • Development of Project Management capability and competence, including performance appraisal and personal development plans

  • Development of career paths for Project Managers and people external to the team wishing to become Project Managers

  • Agreeing the blended rate with Finance and managing re-charging of Project Managers to projects

  • Engage fully across the Portfolio to ensure its overall success and the commercial goals are being achieved – provide regular updates, escalate issues and concerns

  • Engage fully with the relevant stakeholders. Influence and manage stakeholder expectations and resolve any escalations regarding Team members

  • Manage external delivery partners and contractors when required

What Will You Bring To the Role

  • Strong team facilitation skills - able to manage and motivate people at all levels in the organisation

  • Experience of managing large distributed teams

  • Excellent coaching skills

  • Proven Project Management experience leading and managing multiple projects and stakeholders with a track record of delivering business change to achieve outcomes and benefits

  • Experience of working in the relevant business environment (Digital, Supply Chain, Distribution, Finance, Infrastructure)

  • Strong Influencing and negotiation skills

  • Remains calm during periods of pressure and / or when dealing with issues

  • Naturally curious about acquiring new knowledge and best practice

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, able to work across functions, geographies and cultures

  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively at all levels of the Business and to various stakeholder groups, both in writing and verbally

  • Ability to challenge constructively, build credibility and work with integrity at all levels within the organisation

  • Fluent in both verbal and written English


  • Experience of working in a complex, international project environment

  • Extensive hands-on delivery experience, understands why organisations use Agile/waterfall/hybrid practices as well how to use them

  • Degree level education or equivalent

  • Certified Project Management qualifications e.g. APM, Prince 2, MSP, Agile

  • Certified Change Management qualifications e.g. PROSCI

  • Experience of negotiating with and managing 3rd parties

What We Offer

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect like:

  • Private medical cover for those unexpected moments

  • On top of your 25 days holiday, you can buy up to 5 extra days to enjoy how you wish

  • Annual bonus to pay for those extra holidays!

  • Generous, market-leading pension; it’s never too early to start planning for your future

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?