Head of Software Development

techfolk, on behalf of Pelican Procurement — Company based in Remote, from UK

via Remotely Awesome Jobs
Pelican Procurement is hiring a Head of Development, a newly-created position on its senior management team.

A leader in SaaS for online procurement and supply chain services, we're ready for you to help us to move nimbly, to formalise our software development and production processes, and to help us grow significantly.

Reporting to our MD, this role comprises technology strategy, change management, function modernisation, people development and practice improvement. Collaborating with the other members of the senior management team, you will be contributing to the direction and strategy of the organisation and upholding leadership standards across the business.

Pelican is somewhere you can make a difference, backed by a team that's keen to accomplish and to build around your vision, embracing your expertise throughout this positive new chapter in our business.

Your work in modernising and maturing our development and support processes will help our engineers to work more effectively, creating a scalable team to advance our expansion into Europe.

We can offer flexibility on work location for some days during the week, with the other days spent in the Elstead office.

We look forward to exploring the kind of role we can build around you at Pelican.

Early deliverables

  • Working with the business to understand its aims and to bring its goals to life
  • Modernising our development, DevOps, QA, support and release practices
  • Adopting a pragmatic approach to Agile
  • Successful rollout of the software into Europe
  • Formalising and streamlining processes
  • Guiding and growing the teams (development team is currently 100% remote)
  • Taking ownership of product and service delivery

We're looking for

  • Someone ready to help us deliver on our ambitions and expansion plans
  • Demonstrable software development leadership ability, from a SaaS or online context
  • Experience of working in an Agile environment
  • Someone who values others, and is ready to inspire, manage and grow a multi-skilled team
  • A clear vision, and ability to translate between commercial and technical drivers
  • Familiarity with modern practice across development, automation, QA, Ops and data 
  • Commercial awareness, balancing the needs of the customer, Pelican and your resources
  • Comfortable representing the function as a senior leadership team member
  • Some knowledge of French or German would be beneficial
  • You may be considering related Head of Development jobs in Surrey such as: Head of Technology | Head of Software Development | Head of Software Engineering | Head of Software Delivery | Senior Software Development Manager etc.

Our current approach - we'll welcome your influence

Agile | .NET | Visual Studio | Azure | JIRA | Freshdesk | SQL Server | mobile technology | bespoke fulfilment and procurement services and systems

Salary and benefits

  • c.£80,000 - we're keeping an open mind
  • Discretionary company bonus
  • Contributory company pension | life assurance | private medical insurance | car allowance | annual leave; 25 days, rising incrementally year on year to 30 days in year five | health cash plan, including 24-hour counselling and advice | access to continued professional and leadership development | wellbeing programme | free car parking (office employees) | unpaid leave (by discretion) | flexi time and flexible approach to working
Location (three days or more each week): at Elstead, Surrey. Commutable from Basingstoke, Crawley, Farnborough, Farnham, Guildford. Some UK and international travel anticipated (usually with good notice and flexibility).

Timing: you may join us right away, this winter, or in the New Year

Please be in touch with Vittoria at techfolk, our recruitment partner, to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | hello@techfolk.co.uk | @we_are_techfolk


telchfolk is working on behalf of Pelican Procurement

Pelican is a market-leading procurement specialist, providing purchasing and supply chain SaaS solutions to private and public sector organisations. Customers span a variety of different sectors – hotel, restaurant, public sector, education and healthcare, to name a few - each client with purchasing spends ranging from £500k to £20m. Pelican, part of the Aramark Group (NYSE: ARMK), is a friendly, supportive and dynamic workplace currently with 70 staff and head offices in Elstead, Surrey. http://www.pelicanprocurement.co.uk/

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