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Value Stream Lead

Date Posted: 16-May-2023

Location: Crewe, GB

Company: Bentley Motors Ltd

Role: Value Stream Lead

Contract: Permanent

Location: Crewe Campus, UK with flexible hybrid working




Join Bentley Motors as we embark on the most transformative phase in Bentley’s history

Bentley Motors is transforming, combining a world of luxury and progressive technology to embrace an electrified future - becoming completely carbon neutral and having 100% Battery Electric Vehicle offering by 2030.


Our Campus

Our Campus, located in Crewe, Cheshire is going through its own transformation and offers unrivalled facilities including green space, free parking, an onsite restaurant, coffee shop and onsite gym.



As a Value Stream Lead, you’ll drive the successful delivery of a complex portfolio of work whilst collaborating with Business Owners up to Board level, being the single point of escalation for Change Delivery, Change Planning and IT Strategy alignment with the Head of IT Strategy and Architecture.

This newly created role is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced individual with a background in directing the delivery of complex projects to be an integral part of our IT Delivery function and to join us on our journey to produce the first Bentley hybrid electric and fully electric vehicles.


This position has responsibility for managing stakeholder expectations and facilitating Value Stream and Governance boards to enable successful delivery.



  • Identifying key stakeholders of the assigned portfolio and create a stakeholder management plan which identifies and engages the relevant parties, both internal and external
  • Supporting the sponsor to turn the PoaP vision into a set of deliverables and be able to break down ambitious deliverables into delivery tranches of quarterly planning increments (PI’s)
  • Delivering portfolio activity in an effective and inspired manner, ensuring that delivery expectations are made clear and that the deliverables are planned, monitored and completed successfully in accordance with agreed time, quality and cost parameters
  • Managing the expectations of stakeholders during delivery, highlighting any variances to the original plan and escalating these as needed
  • Having overarching sight of the portfolio finances and monitor spend against the approved budget on a monthly basis, showing actual, committed and forecast to completion as part of the portfolio review



The successful candidate will have 3+ years of experience as a Value Stream Lead, Delivery Manager, Portfolio Manager or similar role, with demonstrable experience planning and prioritising work streams.  Additionally, you’ll have strong communication skills and be well practiced in influencing others, as you’ll be working cross-functionally with both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Experience of people management with strong leadership skills
  • Experience of project management /cross functional delivery including waterfall and agile working, (including set up and running of DevOps) Ideally experience of waterfall to agile transformation and evidence of application of a pragmatic Agile approach.
  • Experience of finance control and process management
  • An ability to plan, monitor and deliver KPI’s to meet time, quality and cost deliverable
  • An ability to communicate strategic and operational messages to all levels



In addition to a competitive salary, you will have access to the following benefits:


  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working options
  • Access to a subsidised private medical scheme
  • Optional car lease scheme with access to VW group cars (VW, Seat, Skoda, Audi)
  • 35 days’ holiday inclusive of bank holidays
  • 10% pension contribution with life assurance benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus scheme
  • Study support opportunities
  • Paid volunteering days  


Closing date Wednesday 31st May 


We believe that everyone, regardless of their background or beliefs, belongs at Bentley. Everyone is entitled to respect and dignity and we positively celebrate the differences between people. This is a philosophy that is embraced by our leaders, championed by our colleague diversity groups and sits at the heart of our Beyond100 Strategy.