Engineering Manager at VML Enterprise Solutions, London, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Jun 10, 2024
Duration not stated Information Technology Management

Contract Description

Engineering Manager needed to join our team on a contract basis, here at VML Enterprise Solutions.

The opportunity:

We are looking for a highly experienced Engineering Manager to deploy into one of our key accounts in the retail sector. They have a well-established, mature and progressive engineering department that needs continued strong leadership.

What you'll be doing:

  • Leading a multi-skilled engineering team to deliver innovative and high-performing solutions.
  • Collaborating closely with product owners and the business to drive progress and influence outcomes.
  • Owning the entire technology stack, including service management, and overseeing both change and run activities.
  • Recruiting and retaining a talented team, mentoring and coaching colleagues, shaping a world-class engineering function.
  • Defining the technical direction and vision, fostering communities of practice, advocating and embedding agile/lean delivery methodologies.
  • Managing initiative budgets, overseeing service support and SLAs.
  • Handling people and product financial data, meeting targets, providing accurate reporting, and seeking value realisation opportunities.
  • Continuously striving for improvement, leading by example, inspiring your team, and delivering impactful solutions.

What we want from you:

  • A proven track record of successful collaboration with product owners.
  • Experience and passion in leadership with a deep understanding of the critical role that product data plays in the success of a retailer.
  • The ability to drive the delivery of innovative solutions that create value, increase efficiency, and enhance performance.
  • Understanding of how to recruit, retain, and motivate teams, with excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture.
  • Knowledge of cutting-edge processes and technologies, always looking to enhance our engineering practices.
  • Hands-on experience in languages, tools, and infrastructure, leading by example and ensuring successful delivery of large-scale platforms.
  • Attention to detail, strategic mindset, and financial acumen to manage budgets and optimise value realisation.

What we can offer you:

Alongside the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting brands around the world, we'll also prioritise your career development and help you grow your skills. We'll empower you to make a difference, allow you to be yourself, and respect who you are.

AT VML Enterprise Solutions

Our Enterprise Solutions division houses strategic consultants, creative and technical architects and skilled developers and operators that together help some of the world's leading organisations to deliver outstanding digital experiences across all major routes to market worldwide: marketplaces, online retailers, D2C, B2B and social platforms. With over 4,200 experts in 55 operational centres across 34 countries, our capabilities span the entire buying journey from customer acquisition, through engagement, to conversion and loyalty, driving multi-channel growth for world-leading brands.

We work with some of the most exciting brands such as The Coca-Cola Company, EY, Bosch, Unilever, Ford, DFS, Mercedes-Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Nestl\xc3\xa9, Sainsbury's, Selfridges, Shell and Tiffany & Co. We've built over 500 platforms for brands and retailers and generate in excess of $29bn annually for our clients and work with over 50 strategic partners including Adobe, SAP, Salesforce, HCL, Shopify, Sitecore, BigCommerce, commerce tools and Acquia. Our reputation is based on our people, and we believe we have some of the best in the business.

As our business grows internationally, we're looking for new people to join us on our journey to inspire and take a key role in shaping some of the best commerce solutions, services, and websites in the world. Working as a team, no problem is insurmountable; we share in our client's successes and believe that anyone can show creative bravery no matter what their role is in the team.

At VML, we are committed to fostering an all-inclusive work environment that is both rewarding and career-forward. Our Inclusion, Equity & Belonging initiatives, alongside the VML Foundation, reflect our dedication to giving back and making a positive impact in our communities and beyond. Our people are the heartbeat of our organization-creators, doers, innovators, makers, and thinkers-who drive not just marketing, but meaningful experiences that resonate in every action and interaction.

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