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Engineering Planning Manager

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Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Hungerford, England, GB, RG17 0YL

Company: CDK

Job Description

Accelerate Your Career

Drive global technology


We’re a global market leader in providing software and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry. We’re innovating the way that automotive dealerships drive their customers’ car-buying experience from the moment they run a search online all the way through to bringing their car back in for a service. Join us and be a part of the evolution.


We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organisation where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.


Purpose of role


The purpose of the role is to lead and own product delivery scheduling to ensure we create, deliver & share delivery plans and commitments for key projects and products.


Within the role, you will be responsible for scheduling the delivery of the following work:

    • Epics to be delivered.
    • When they will be delivered.
    • Advising what team they will be delivered by.
    • Readiness health checks and GO/No-Go acceptance on epics.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Product Organisation to understand the prioritisation of the work
  • Work with the Engineering Managers to understand the capabilities of the teams / individuals to schedule the work accordingly
  • Work with Project Manager to share the delivery schedule
  • Radiate out to all teams / managers the schedule and updates for when things change
  • Provide Input into the Governance process by sharing success stories / learning / concerns
  • Review tools / process that can help radiate / create the schedule
  • Take full accountability for the schedule – including all changes & governing any requested changes to plan.
  • Managing status of Epics (from approved to ready) and working with product owners to ensure readiness in advance.
  • Working with the Engineering Managers to update plans if estimations are incorrect or work is not delivered according to the schedules

Key Results Indicators & Measures of success 


  • Schedule of the work is planned and published to agreed methods and timelines.
  • Tentative dates for work coming through the pipe are shared and agreed as part of planning process with key stakeholders.
  • Updates / Insights provided to stakeholders for continuous improvement if the plans changed and why:
    • Work not completed on time within the sprint
    • Estimations change when going into the sprint
    • Work has been pushed due to other priorities
    • Priorities have change
    • Need to pivot
    • Epics / deliverables not ready
  • Updating of Jira inclusive of moving the Epic to Ready when it has been scheduled, adding the fix version to Epics / Updating the fix version
  • Scheduling of the work planned and published



Why a career with CDK Global?


We demand diversity. Our people may be spread across countries, continents and cultures, but we’re united by a passion and enthusiasm to drive our business forward. This means no matter where you work you’ll feel like part of our global team. Diverse backgrounds, ideas and experiences are the only way to deliver world-class service to our customers. Our differences are our strengths


Your benefits. To help us attract and retain the best, we pay people according to performance, not length of service. We will also help you grow your career, not only through focused investment in learning and development but also by enabling you to explore the exciting opportunities our global market has to offer.


The perfect opportunity awaits. Start your career with CDK Global.

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