Technology Strategy Manager

10423 United Kingdom remote (within UK) IT Permanent

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The Technology Strategy & Planning Manager will support the Director of Technology Strategy by working across the wider Technology organisation within Flutter International to define the Flutter Technology Strategy and ensure it is fully aligned to support business strategies. 

Reporting to the Director of Technology Strategy, this is a vital role helping shape strategic direction for the company.

Why we need you?

  • Play a strategic leadership role, focussed on all aspects of shaping and facilitating effective implementation of our Flutter International  technology strategy
  • Own analysis and shape end to end complex solutions through leading workshops, interviews, process descriptions and other methodologies as required
  • Be a trusted, objective strategic partner for making recommendations on critical decisions as required.
  • Partner with technology teams and the Director of Technology Strategy to develop strategic success factors on major strategic change and plans to achieve those success factors
  • Oversee the successful implementation of strategic change and help to maximize the positive impact on the organization.
  • Facilitate decision making and arbitration relating to trade-offs and options to be progressed during the lifecycle of major strategic change.
  • Communicate effectively to ensure expectations, outcomes and impacts of strategic initiatives are clear and consistently understood.
  • Produce high quality, Ex-Co ready, outputs, proposals and status updates.
  • Develop strong relationships with senior stakeholders within Flutter and across Divisions, up to and including CxO level
  • Support the Director of Technology Strategy to achieve the overall mission of the Technology Strategy & Programmes Team
  • Responsible for ensuring prioritised delivery roadmaps that support the Technology Strategy, are created, shared and tracked.
  • Become a valued partner of business stakeholders, proactively driving the process to the develop and update the Technology Strategy ensuring it supports and advances business strategies and goals.
  • Responsible for collating information and creating reports and insights to support Technology strategy development.
  • Contributes to the development of policies, standards and guidelines for strategy development and planning.
  • Supports the alignment of Technology budget with Technology strategy and delivery roadmaps

Competencies:

Interpersonal: Building Relationships

  • Building Support; we establish close relationships with our stakeholders, underpinned by trust, integrity and respect. We are able to build awareness, understanding and positive momentum behind the Group technology strategy, often without being in a position to assert authority.
  • Objective; we are impartial and unbiased, ensuring equal treatment for all and that decisions taken are based on objective criteria.

Outcome-focused: Achieving Results

  • Collaborative; we work effectively and in partnership with our stakeholders on shared goals that align towards the achievement of the Group technology strategy. We foster a collaborative environment and assume the role of leader when required.
  • Adaptable; we understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue and are able to adapt our approach in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Strategic: Planning for the future

  • Strategic Thinking; we think about the big picture and use that perspective to support our Divisions to achieve competitive advantage through greater agility, faster time to market and a better customer experience.
  •  Strategic Communication; we are proactive and considered in our approach to stakeholder communications. We actively listen, provide constructive feedback and help others to consider new perspectives.

Who we’re looking for?

Essential:

  • Knowledge of IT Strategy & Systems frameworks
  • Strong strategic mindset
  • Knowledge of IT Horizon Planning
  • Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Stakeholder management
  • IT strategy development
  • Ability to identify technology trends and apply them to achieve business outcomes
  • IT Delivery Roadmaps
  • Presenting to diverse stakeholders
  • IT consulting experience
  • Experience of operating in a senior role within a fast-paced, global organisation
  • Excellent ability to co-ordinate multiple stakeholders, requirements and priorities
  • An excellent relationship builder and motivator who will thrive on working closely with internal teams and clients
  • Ability to work to exacting deadline
  • Strong analysis, problem resolution, judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong Program Management background with demonstrable experience of leading at scale to successfully deliver against strategic objectives
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills 

Desirable:

  • Ideally will have Gaming or Bookmarking Industry Experience

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. 

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • a personal interest allowance to let you learn something new or pursue a hobby
  • looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • contribution towards your transportation and lunch expenses
  • relaxation areas around the office, including a PlayStation and Pool table
  • sports program and social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties


What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com.

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