Software Development Manager

Posted 22 April 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe Keenan
Expiry date 22 May 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?


We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better. We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?


What you’ll be doing 

  • Leading, Managing and Building a team of diverse developers delivering cutting edge solutions to support our heavily technology enabled transformation programme

  • Interfacing and building strategic relationships with delivery partners to support and grow our development function

  • Providing technical guidance and oversight to the development team

  • Facilitate the delivery of the software testing strategy, incorporating testing best practices and automation within the development process

  • Build supportable applications and services, implementing DevOps practices, monitoring, and reporting capabilities

  • Defining, implementing, and maturing our development strategy, creating an effective process for how projects and workload is managed throughout all stages of the software development lifecycle. This role is perfect for someone who wants to make their own stamp on an organisation

What we’re looking for  

  • Experience leading a technical team to deliver complex software projects

  • Substantial knowledge and hands-on software engineering experience  at least two or more of the following - (Java / RPG / C / C++) , (SQL), (.Net / Azure / JavaScript), (React) and (IBM I or Z Series)  

  • Solid understanding of development & engineering methodologies and Agile delivery techniques (CI/CD, TDD, BDD)

  • The ability to build and lead an effective and engaged team, that operates with high performance. Focus on aligned goals and development plans to drive skills, progression & succession plans, and retention levels

  • Strong analytical, prioritising, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills

  • Effective communication skills, capable of engaging with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Demonstrable experience in Data & Analytics is also desirable

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits

  • Holidays

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on-the-job training and development opportunities to further your career.