Head of Customer IT Support - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Brand

Posted 11 January by RecruitmentRevolution.com
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Head of Customer IT Support - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Brand
Glasgow
£45,000 - £60,000 per annum DOE + Excellent Benefits Package + Personal Development

Ready to join one of the leading UK providers of cloud computing and managed hosting as their Head of Customer Support?


Headquartered in Glasgow, we employ over 380 talented staff in offices and datacentres across the UK. Originally founded in 1998, the business is listed on the London Stock Exchange and specialises in delivering cloud consultancy, facilitation and digital transformation to ISVs, SMEs, enterprises and the UK public sector.

Our employees help enable any size of business and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Our technical staff are experts in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions - including AWS and Microsoft Azure - as well as data centre and network engineering. We own and operate a network of UK data centres connected by a high capacity private fibre network and backed by 24/7 technical support.

The Head of Customer Support Role:

The Head of Customer Support will be responsible for the daily running of the group’s support services. A key focus will be to help drive the business forward through best in class service and customer endorsements thereby encouraging more prospects to become customers, allowing greater impact on our recurring revenue.

As the Head of Customer Support you will have accountability for delighting our customers, ensuring technical service excellence at all customer support touchpoints. You will create a motivational and learning environment that attracts the best of the best talent, and bring passion, drive, guidance and leadership to your various Teams in order to maximise technical and operational expertise.

You will be responsible for ensuring that your Managers pro-actively manage their teams of UK and Offshore support/datacentre staff to ensure the operational delivery of services 24x7.

You will work with the other managers to implement identified changes and improvements to the running service. This will include enhancements as well as additional workload from new acquisitions.

You will work closely and collaborate with internal and external key stakeholders, developing opportunities for cross-team effectiveness and removing organisational barriers for strong teamwork, collaboration, and excellent service delivery.

Head of Customer Support Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

Essential:

+ Passionate, collaborative, results-oriented leader with a proven track record of inspiring and building strong performing teams within a technical support environment
+ Strategic and visionary about customer service and people development
+ Excellent data analysis skills
+ Experience of running IT service desks
+ Experience of leading remote teams Offshore and within the UK
+ Demonstrated technical management knowledge of Infrastructure, Virtualisation, Networks, High-availability design, Cloud solutions and disaster recovery services
+ Experience in implementing quality guidelines, standards and procedures
+ Exceptional communication skills
+ Strong interpersonal/relationship management skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others
+ Demonstrated financial and contract management skills
+ Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience, MBA a plus
+ Experience working in ITIL framework for service delivery
+ Excellent operational delivery skills with a proven record of delivering plans and projects within timescale and budget

Desirable:

+ Experience within a cloud solutions/hosting environment
+ An understanding of the products and services provided by iomart Group

What do we offer in return?

+ We’ll shout you to lunch once a month
+ ½ Day off on your Birthday
+ Breakfast on us every day, including a hot roll on Fridays
+ Free on-site car parking
+ Long service benefits
+ Snacks, drinks and fruit all day, everyday
+ Share save and childcare voucher schemes
+ Supported training

Training & Development

As you can gather, we have a relaxed and friendly working environment but don’t be fooled; you will be working with some of the country’s best talent and greatest technical experts. We want our people to thrive, prosper and to leave work every day feeling valued and that they have made a difference. Talented, motivated and creative people lie at the heart of our success so we invest heavily in our people and their professional and personal development through technical certification and our Management and Leadership Development Programme.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
IT Support Manager, Service Desk Manager, Helpdesk Manager, Head of IT Support, Infrastructure Support, Cloud Solutions Support, Hosting Support, Managed Solutions Support.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

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