Senior IT Manager

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paul Culmer

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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As a newly created role, To start with though, we expect the Senior IT Manager to have experience with and focus on the following:

Overall Purpose of the Role
To support and guide the IT Applications team in providing stable and fit for purpose applications to the Group
To provide consistently excellent service and support to the users
To consistently deliver quality, innovative and cost-effective technical and/or process solutions
To program manage cross-platform system development projects
To ensure consistency of delivery and methodology across all IT activities
To support and deputise for the Head of IT in the operational management of the IT function

Areas of Responsibility
Plan own and team's time according to agreed business priorities
Assume full responsibility for output
Through alignment with IT strategy and project management methodology, ensure the professional delivery of testing, installation, maintenance, documentation and support of technical business solutions
Co-ordinate multiple cross-function and/or cross-platform IT projects and services through programme management. Manage project financials [cost prediction, forecasting, tracking of actual spend/commitment and variance reporting] and mitigate against cost over-runs
Actively build positive and professional relationships with users and business partners. Build strong partnership relationships across all business areas and leverage 3rd party service providers

Candidate Requirements (Technical Skills):
In-depth understanding of the role of IT in driving productivity, efficiency and growth, as much as protecting profit and safeguarding assets
Experienced in team leadership and management
Leadership demonstrated through hands-on involvement and team management practices
Experience of managing technology within a fast-paced, growing business
Knowledge of the latest technology combined with an appreciation for return on investment
Knowledge of ERP and stock systems
Retail experience, particularly in a head office environment
Strong analytical skills and the ability to accurately interpret relevant information when solving systems issues and analysing requirements
Experience in business analysis and requirements definition
Ability to design logical processes, routines and sequences of activity
Extensive knowledge of SQL-based systems including T-SQL, SSIS, SSMS, SSRS
Implemented and administered a project management or development methodology
Project/programme managed complex cross-functional projects
Successfully managed significant change within an IT function and the wider business
Evaluated business proposals for system changes and facilitating business case discussions
Influenced business leaders
Commercial outlook with the ability to remain focused on the overall objective
Management of own and team's workload, according to priorities
Managed 3rd party service providers, including negotiating contracts, SLAs and SOWs
Resource and timescales planning within a system support and development team
Ability to structure the technical and personal development of self and team

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