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Date: Jul 26, 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

To manage the team responsible for the development and maintenance of the CDK DMS software. Collaborate with software support and aftersales department heads to provide technical expertise.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide daily management control to the Development Team members, providing guidance, assistance and support as required.
  • Achieve the on time, on-target delivery of software projects through effective resource planning and management.
  • Monitor quality and performance levels through regular analysis of KPI statistics.
  • Ensure compliance to all CDK policies in respect of software development.
  • Monitor and control the financial performance against defined revenue and expense targets.
  • Actively contribute to the overall objectives of the organisation, both locally and within the global Mission, Vision and Values of CDK.
  • Responsible for managing teams of between 1-5 Associates, mainly co-located direct reports
  • Manages one low complexity product, or one module area of a complex product
  • Manages multiple complex products or module areas

Skills / Knowledge & Experience

  • General management experience within a delivery focused environment.
  • A good understanding of Scrum based Agile methodology and processes.
  • Skills using Microsoft Office products to I/ECDL standards.
  • Basic Project Management experience such as Prince2.
  • Knowledge of CVS, SourceSafe or other software version control tools.
  • An understanding of local variances in process or governance methods affecting commercial software packages.
  • Understand the implications of working in a global organisation with disparate resource working on concurrent    projects.
  • An appreciation of the automotive industry.
  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.


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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