Release Manager, London

Company:
Ascential
Brand:
Group
Job function:
IT/Technology
Job type:
Perm Full Time
Location:
London, UK
Salary:
£ 0 - 0
Job ref:
JA-84
Close date:
27 March 2018
We’re Ascential. 
Ascential is a global business-to-business information company that informs and connects the business world in 150 countries through market-leading Exhibitions & Festivals and Information Services.
 
Our focused portfolio of premium brands includes the prestigious Cannes Lions festival for the branded communications industry, the world's premier payments and financial services congress Money20/20, Spring Fair/Autumn Fair, the global fashion trend forecasting service WGSN, environmental risk data business Groundsure, e-commerce analytics provider One Click Retail and advisory and business services firm, MediaLink.

About the role
The Salesforce Release Manager will own the Release Management lifecycle and strategy which includes scheduling, coordinating and governance of releases across the multiple Salesforce instances across various Ascential brands.

Your key responsibilities will include:
  • Manage all aspects of the end to end release process
  • Ensuring change is catalogued
  • Publishing release information
  • Manage and improve release quality (continuous improvement)
  • Manage online releases across all channels
  • Chair and manage planning sessions
  • Put in place metrics to measure improvement process
  • Manage release reporting
  • Release package testing to predefined acceptance criteria
  • Ensures teams follow the organisation’s established policies and procedures
  • Lead the Go-Live activities including the execution of the deployment Plans and checklists.
  • Conduct Release Readiness reviews, Milestone Reviews, and Business Go/No-Go reviews
  • Signs off the release package for implementation
  • Ensures coordination of Architecture, CRM Ops, QA and release teams
  • Building the Salesforce Release Calendar in working closely with the CRM managers and BAM from different Ascential brands and centralizing view of all releases.
  • Participate in CAB meetings to discuss release scope and/or roadblocksDeals with release and the installation of any new managed packagedThis list is not exhaustive and there may be other activities you are required to deliver.
Your Skills and Experience:
  • 2+ years’ experience in Release Management
  • 2+ years’ experience working with tools such as; Jenkins and Github, Jira
  • 2+ years’ experience in working with migration tools such as; Change sets
  • 1+ years’ experience in working with Salesforce and the force.com platform
  • Experience working with large Salesforce.com deployments
  • Salesforce administration experience (security; permission sets, page layouts)
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional work teams toward task completion
  • Demonstrates effective leadership and analytical skills
  • Advanced knowledge of software development lifecycle
What we offer     
We offer our employees a great package of perks, including:
  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Bonus, Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing. We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

More information provided on: https://careers.ascential.com/our-benefits

About Ascential 
Each of our products and brands has its own unique heritage and voice, but all align to one common goal: to enable an eco-system that better informs and connects the business world. 

Here at Ascential, we have a deep knowledge of our customers, their businesses and industries. Our aim is for our products – increasingly offered both face to face and online - to offer content and connections that professionals rely on for growth and value creation. 

Operating from 14 offices around the world, Ascential serves customers in more than 150 countries, providing local and global knowledge, connections and access. 
 
Check out our incredible portfolio:
https://vimeo.com/235733183/8ae34959e6

If we inspire you, why not join and inspire us?