• Melbourne Vic

Jilly Bunten

Product Development Manager

Personal Statement

With over 10 years of eCommerce experience, working with some of the UK's biggest Fashion retailers such us AllSaints, Ted Baker, Reiss and Bench, I have worked in many roles within an agency environment.


Starting from the bottom I have worked my way up through the business gaining experience in all elements of the business and eCommerce industry as I have grown into the role of Product development manager. 

Within Product Development, we not only maintained the internally developed CMS platform, but undertook the next generation of the platform, including planning, documenting and scheduling work with a dedicated team of PhP developers - this included the re-build of core sections of our proprietary software onto a Symfony framework. Researching and selecting 3rd party integrations that would best suit the needs of clients, while strengthening the core offering of the platform. 

I enjoyed each aspect of my roles along with the unique challenges that arose regularly with the various clients and requirements. I believe I excel in multi-tasking and prioritising my work load along with requirements gathering.

Work History

Work History

Product Development Consultant

Mar 2015 - Present
eCargo
  • Lead new system integrations as required ensuring, knowledge is continually passed onto development teams and account managers
  • Identify, document and cost to rectify existing fragility, instability & platform weaknesses.
  • Ensure that both local and off shore development teams prioritize existing weaknesses and the account managers and/or sales teams are fundamentally aware of current weaknesses and the timelines to rectify.
  • Develop a credible and prioritized plan for the continuing enhancement of enrich
  • Consider and develop new solutions for new and existing customers as required
  • Accountable for SI and SE agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Ensure any SE is part of a base platform and able to be integrated readily and without further cost into future systems integrations with new and/or existing clients
  • Develop and execute plans to ensure consistent and sustainable sales growth.
  • Proactively plan for resource requirements through resource and succession planning.  

Account Director

Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
ePartner Digital

Product Development Manager

May 2010 - Jan 2012
drivebusiness

Having worked my way up through the business on the client facing side, I was offered the role of 'Product development Manager', which gave me the opportunity to lead the development of the next version of the Enrich© platform. 

My key roles and responsibilities within this role were; 

  • Document, plan and cost the new version of the Enrich© platform 
  • Research and identify third party softwares, to be integrated to strengthen the platform functionality and offering in the market. 
  • Introduction of centralised knowledge hub, where all projects and enhancements must be approved by me 
  • Ensure that the Enrich© platform was maintained to a high standard 
  • Manage a dedicated team of developers, responsible for implementing improvements in a timely and cost effective manner
  • Research, plan and schedule new and exciting modules to add to our core offering 
  • Introduction of Symfony framework to the Enrich© platform 
  • Management of the removal of any known instabilities or potential risks within the Enrich© to improve our offering 
  • Work closely with the Sales / Business development team to deliver Enrich© demonstrations for potential new clients 
  • Ensure all processes and instructions were documented in a clear and concise way 
  • Staff training on internal systems as well as client training in various countries around the world 
  • Work closely with all departments (internally and externally) including, BA's, Designers and Merchandisers to understand their use of the Enrich© platform to improve and simplify their day-to-day interactions with it 
  • Ensure that during any change process, that it was not to the detriment of the user interface or experience in both the back-end and front-end interfaces 

Account and Project Manager

Sep 2005 - May 2010
drivebuinsess 

As within many small agencies, the role of Account management and Project management is rolled into the responsibility of one person. Within this role I not only account managed multiple clients at one time, prioritising my own workload along with prioritising the needs of each of my clients at the time.
Scheduling work through work streams as well as through a central scheduling tool always challenged all the account leads, however was an integral part of the business. I was delighted to be involved in the scoping of requirements and roll out of new processes within the department.
Project management of both new client builds along with large enhancements of existing clients ended up taking on a large percentage of my workload. Requirements gathering, business analysis and problem solving were key aspects to my role, with at every stage keeping budget at the forefront and ensuring that everything was done in a time and cost sensitive manner.

Education

Education

Criminology

Sep 2004 - May 2006
Glasgow Caledonian University

On completion on my 5th year of higher studies, at Prestwick Academy, I received an unconditional acceptance for Glasgow Caledonian University to study a BA degree in Criminology, based upon the Higher education grades already achieved.

I studied Criminology for two years, but ultimately decided that this was not the career path I wanted to pursue. 

Core modules achieved;

  • Understanding and explaining crime and social control
  • Research and enquiry in crime and criminal justice
  • Social science statistics 1
  • Qualitative research methods.

Optional Courses Undertaken;

  • Criminal justice: global challenges
  • Rehabilitation and desistance from crime 
  • Penology and punishment 
  • The global criminal economy

Higher Education

Aug 1998 - May 2004
Prestwick Academy

Advanced Highers Achieved: English, Music (with further advanced extensions)
Highers: English, Maths, Music, Modern Studies, Business Management, Administration