Senior Technical Business Lead

  • City Football Group
  • Manchester, UK
  • 17 Nov, 2020
Full time Business & Commercial Leadership & Management

Job Description


We have an exciting opportunity to join our IT Team in Manchester on a full time permanent basis as a Senior Technical Business Lead. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing technical expertise and support to their assigned business areas which include Football Education & Recreation, Digital and IT in order to deliver world class technical products and solutions which meet their client’s needs. Through the appliance of strong technical knowledge, The successful candidate will be required to build strong relationships, Influence, challenge and support their business areas to ensure the best solutions are identified. 

Accountabilities with Key Outcomes: 


Provide technical service support across the business by translating technical concepts and requirements into actionable delivery plans in order to provide solutions which meet the needs of the business.

Planning & Organising

Manage the delivery of development sprints and technical solutions across allocated business areas either as an individual contributor or through a small specialist service delivery team to ensure high quality technical delivery..  Develop project roadmaps to ensure clear communication with client, ensuring agreed priorities are met and delivered out to a high standard

Comms & Influence

Influence, challenge and support business areas within CFG through the appliance of strong technical knowledge.  Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders (IT, Digital Team, Football Education) and vendors in order to deliver technical products and solutions that meet the clients’ needs.

Problem Solving

Contribute to the development of broader functional IT plans, solutions, and processes in order to design and document secure and robust technical architecture for any new solutions required.


Agile delivery of a large suite of policies and procedures, applying the right solution based on judgement and expertise.

Decision Making

Delivery of technical solutions with minimum supervision; guided by the role holder’s professional experience, judgement and expertise.


Oversee the launch of technology solutions in client’s business areas, always bearing in mind the end goals of the division & wider organisation.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Experience of developing and delivering ‘consumer’ products in an Agile environment
  • STEM Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Good grasp of technical systems and architecture including working with databases and APIs.
  • Proven track record of managing relationships with business stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Functional Analysis, Portfolio, Change, and Business Relationship management
  • Great written and personal communication skills
  • Problem solving & Analytical skills
  • Strong data analysis, visualisation and reporting skills
  • Good communication skills


  • Computer Science or Software engineering
  • Previous experience of technical development and / or development methodologies 
  • Product owner experience
  • Sports industry experience
  • Project management experience
  • Vendor management experience
  • Strong business acumen


City Football Group promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. 

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post may be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure & Barring Service and prior to taking up the role.


Closing date: 30 November 2020