Head of Testing - Perm - Edinburgh - to 80k GBP plus exceptional package

IT - Systems Development, Test Management
£70,000 to £80,000 Per Annum
bonus, pension, health & life cover, car allowance
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Date Posted:
19 / 7 / 2018
Head of Testing - Perm - Edinburgh - to 80k GBP plus exceptional package

Do you have experience in shaping effective centralised test functions? Have you led and managed large test teams and delivered effective services to multiple concurrent business areas? Are you looking for an opportunity to do all this and more including putting your own stamp on how things should and will be done? If this sounds like you I want to hear from you ASAP.

We have a rare and exciting opportunity in Edinburgh for a Head of Testing Services to take the existing and successful test function to the next level. This is a new role allowing you to make it your own and you will be operating at a senior level driving change and shaping services at portfolio level. At the same time, you will be building relationships with senior stakeholders, collaborating with technical leads and coordinating with outsource suppliers to establish a Best Practice driven centralised test function. If this sounds like the challenge you’re looking for then apply now!

What you will be doing:
- Establish and shape a business focussed Group Test Function incorporating Governance and operational risk and control models
- Take responsibility for the delivery of test services for multiple business units whilst developing and managing positive relationships with senior stakeholders, suppliers, and business customers
- Provide input for business planning and shaping Test activity across the Group
- Collaborate with technical leads and managers regarding portfolio planning and impact assessments
- Actively manage 3rd Party engagements and maintain commercial awareness

What you will bring:
- Proven senior management and leadership experience gained in complex environments
- Excellent stakeholder management with the ability to influence and drive change at divisional level
- Experience of leading and developing large teams within a dynamic test function
- Experience of establishing and shaping a Best Practice driven successful test function
- Experience of shaping and planning services at group/portfolio level.

This truly is a unique opportunity for a senior manager with strong commercial focus who can drive change to really make their mark within a complex organisation that continues to evolve. You will be rewarded with an excellent salary up to £80,000 dependant on experience coupled with an exceptional comprehensive benefits package which includes car allowance, bonus, pension, health - life cover amongst many others.

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