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Release Manager

Competitive salary

Slough, Berkshire





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This is a key role in the COINS Global Product team reporting into the Global Product Director. The Global Product team is responsible for delivering the construction industries leading software application globally to over 40,000 end users daily. You will manage product releases for the core COINS product, Cloud based products and mobile products.  You must possess a unique blend of project management, product management, together with business and technical expertise.


  • Work with the Internal Product Design teams to understand and agree the scope of the release and the relative priorities of the projects that comprise it.
  • Ensure that major projects which meet the necessary criteria are progressed within the release.
  • Liaise with Project Managers and Departmental heads as required to obtain the necessary resources for Unit & Regression Testing, Technical Services, and Support for the above major projects.
  • To construct a release plan that covers, at an appropriate level, the projects included in the release, plus any release specific activities (e.g. documentation, unit testing, regression testing, technical QA, release notes, product sheets, update of website etc.)
  • Baseline the release plan and publish scope and timescales (i.e. the list of projects included and the completion date of each together with the planned release date) and agree any remedial action if necessary to record/control/action/resolve/mitigate release issues and risks
  • Work with the departmental heads as required to ensure the provision of consultants for release-specific activities remain on schedule according to the release plan and agree any remedial action if necessary to record/control/action/resolve/mitigate release issues and risks
  • Perform change control activities against the baseline plan and project list, identifying and escalating any deviations
  • Produce standard regular management reporting summarizing status, progress vs plan, risks and issues, financials etc. etc. to all stakeholders.
  • To introduce new or amend existing release processes to ensure only quality product is shipped to COINS clients.
  • Ensure the different releases are signed off by all stakeholders prior to delivery to clients.
  •  Liaise with the Departmental Teams throughout the duration of the release to ensure that all release documentation is completed to schedule according to the release plan. This includes, but may not be limited to, Production of Release Videos, Version Release Notes, Release Announcement and statements, Technical Announcements (i.e. Progress Upgrade information) and any release related information published on the COINS Website(s)
  • Coordinate Release Kick-Offs and/or Knowledge Transfer sessions with the relevant Product Design Teams.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years of previous release and/or project management experience, (Solid understanding of project management principles preferred)
  • Experience in information systems operations environment in systems analysis or development
  • Formal training in project management practices preferred – PRINCE2
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Effective leadership, analytical skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • General PC knowledge including Microsoft Office expert level knowledge of Excel, Word and MS Project




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