The purpose of the SME Practice Pool Manager within ADM is to lead, develop and motivate a technical team of SMEs and engineers within an ADM Platform. An experienced IT Professional, the SME Pool Manager will contribute to the ongoing technical capability and direction of ADM through effective line management and continuous development of colleagues, so that the Platform is able to meet the current and future needs of the business and Group IT. Typically reporting into the ADM Head of Function and line managing a team of Senior SME and SME colleagues, the SME Practice Pool Manager will be accountable for the implementation of a number of key HR and people processes within the Platform Team   Day to day line management of around 40-50 technical colleagues or 20 –30 colleagues within an ADM Platform or Function.

• Expert knowledge of Key disciplines, standards and processes within a technical SME pool. This will include recruitment and resourcing, career development, objective setting, succession planning, performance reviews, colleague development.

• Leads the long term capability planning and objective setting for the Platform to ensure that the development of any new initiatives or procedures aligns to the continuous development of colleagues. Owner the Platform capability development plan.

• Excellent relationship management and influencing skills and experience of managing multiple stakeholder groups.

• Recognizes and manages conflicts within the Platform team, and takes urgent action to resolve them.

• Responsible for the effective resource planning & allocation, supply management and resolution of conflicts and escalations within a technical team.

• Recognised leader, coach and mentor to others. Drives the people agenda within the Platform, leading / managing local ideas and plans to maximize colleague participation.

• Provides regular colleague reporting into Platform and Functional leadership teams. Is a credible performer in executive forums.

• Community leadership. Focal point for all colleague related matters and the effective cascading and understanding of relevant information to all colleagues across and within Platform teams

• Technical interface. Key relationship interface with Enterprise Design to support technology direction and SME capability. Supports SME pool colleagues in technical areas

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