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DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER

THE CENTURION

DEVELOPMENT
MANAGER

THE CENTURION

CHOOSING TO MOVE INTO A DEVELOPMENT MANAGER ROLE IS A BIG STEP IN ONE’S CAREER AS YOU ARE CHOOSING TO TAKE A STEP AWAY FROM YOUR CRAFT.

If you started off your career as a developer or analyst, then you are choosing to no longer write code or perform analysis on a day-today basis, so it really is a big career decision. The Development Manager role has a large strategic and commercial element to it, so before being considered for the role, you would need to have developed a strong track record as a Team Lead and would need to have built up solid customer relationships.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS ARE NORMALLY ALLOCATED TO ONE OR MORE CUSTOMERS, EACH WITH A CORE MANDATE AROUND THEM.

In general, the Development Manager has the following responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP:

The Development Manager will often have many teams and Team Leads reporting to them for guidance and mentorship.

“There is a strong emphasis on people and a concerted effort to make people happy. So, if you want to learn the trade and craft you will not find a better place. At Entelect you are surrounded by people willing to impart their knowledge and help you to grow. People are encouraged to drive themselves and then are given all the tools to make it happen.”

DELIVERY:

The Development Manager is ultimately responsible for the delivery and the quality of that delivery across all their teams and projects.

COMMERCIALS:

Whilst not ultimately accountable, the Development Manager does need to be concerned with the commercials regarding their customers. They will be involved in the sales process and will actively take part in growing the footprint of Entelect at a given customer. Part of the function includes cost negotiations, contract renewals and having the vision for opportunity.

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT:

The Development Manager serves as the primary business contact for a customer and represents the customer’s interests at Entelect and vice versa. Because they are close to the customer, constant proactivity is needed to monitor and improve the service our customers receive.