Head of IT

Reference:

MH/SITM 285632

Sector:

Business Analyst, Business Intelligence, Helpdesk, Information Technology , Network Engineer, Project Manager, Software Developer, Support

Salary:

£75,000 to £80,000 Per Annum

Benefits:

+ Bens inc Company Car + amazing company

Town/City:

Epsom, Surrey

Contract Type:

Permanent

We specialise in the recruitment of high quality candidates in the IT Management sector. We have an excellent opportunity for a Head of IT / Senior IT Manager to join a highly established and successful automotive company based in Epson, Surrey.

This role will take on the lead for managing the Systems Team and provide solutions, strategy and support for all systems, applications & infrastructure to advance the national dealer network. You will ensure that infrastructure, systems, applications & processes meet all necessary legal, GDPR, security requirements.

You will manage the OPEX & CAPEX budgets for the Systems Department, together with responsibility for the management of all IT-related contracts. You will design the strategic delivery of processes, global/local systems & applications ensuring that all key requirements are met within agreed timescales & budget.

You will need to be hands on with supporting IT operations, with a strong knowledge of IT infrastructure, together with an understanding of Business Systems and Applications.

Head of IT / Senior IT Manager’s Core Duties

Operational Management

  • People management of a team of up to 6 employees.
  • Budget management responsibility
  • Overall accountability for IT support internal staff and approximately 3000 dealer staff across 160+ locations
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes for the benefit of the business, and build a best in class team – knowing what “good looks like” will be critical.
  • Leading the adoption of global systems for the local business

Business Systems Operations

  • Manage the development, support, maintenance & data integrity relating to all local & global systems utilised, with a solid focus on SAP & SIEBEL
  • Lead innovation and delivery of key projects/enhancements to underpin initiatives from the definition phase through to development, testing, implementation & support
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with relevant vendors to ensure leading edge system solutions & processes are developed and implemented to gain a competitive advantage
  • Review, plan and deliver systems & applications to provide the dealer network with systems to effectively operate
  • Manage the support and development of the BI platform

Infrastructure Operations

  • Manage the development, support, maintenance & data integrity relating to all local & global systems utilised, with a solid focus on SAP & SIEBEL
  • Lead innovation and delivery of key projects/enhancements to underpin initiatives from the definition phase through to development, testing, implementation & support
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with relevant vendors to ensure leading edge system solutions & processes are developed and implemented to gain a competitive advantage
  • Review, plan and deliver systems & applications to provide the dealer network with systems to effectively operate
  • Manage the support and development of the BI platform

Head of IT / Senior IT Manager’s Key Requirements

  • Strong communication skills, with the personal credibility to influence senior management
  • Vision and imagination to provide new thinking on technology opportunities
  • Ability to analyse requirements and problems and map into technical solutions
  • Broad knowledge of IT concepts and technologies
  • Track record of project management covering all aspects – from concept to delivery
  • Customer service orientation
  • Supplier management and negotiation skills
  • Strong people management & team leadership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Understanding and experience of automotive distributor business and culture and a high level of commercial awareness is desirable

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