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Head of Software Delivery

c. £ 90,000 | bonus and flexible working practices

Wednesday 15 Jan 2020

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Pelican Procurement is hiring a Head of Software Delivery, a newly-created position on its senior management team.


Reporting to our MD, you will be responsible for technology strategy, product delivery and both internal and external stakeholder management. You will manage a product development and delivery function, spearheading the requirements capture process with complete ownership of the SaaS platform and its product roadmap.


You will guide and steer the team to deliver against immediate demands, whilst strategically planning for the future: platform vision, recruitment, personal and skills development, innovation, future roadmap concepts.


This will be a highly visible and collaborative role, spanning across the enterprise and requiring very strong working relationships with information security, application development, infrastructure, product and business teams.


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.


Early deliverables

  • Working with the  business as a whole 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, delivery, automation, QA, Ops and data 
  • Commercial awareness, balancing the needs of the customer, Pelican and sister companies
  • 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.£90,000 - 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


About us

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. Pelican, part of the Aramark Group (NYSE: ARMK), is a friendly, supportive and dynamic workplace currently with 75+ staff and head offices in Elstead, Surrey.


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 this winter, or in the Spring

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


0117 318 2447 | | @we_are_techfolk

RECRUITERS: Pelican has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed