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IT Manager

Posted 26 February by Vertas Group Limited Easy Apply Ended

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IT Manager- Vertas Group Limited

Ipswich

£30,000 to £35,000

Vertas is the fastest growing multi-services facilities management company in the East of England. Our passion is putting our staff and customers at the heart of everything we do. Our success in obtaining new contracts with our innovative solutions and our commitment to delivering excellence has created new positions within the business.

Main Purpose of the Job:

  • To enable and support the delivery of Professional / Technical services to customers
  • The management and provision of expert advice
  • Escalation point for other staff requiring advice and assistance with complex issues
  • Undertake systems reviews
  • Take a strategic overview for the Vertas Group and Suffolk County Council as appropriate.
  • To project manage the full life cycle of projects to customer agreed requirements and to ensure the best use of resources.

Key Relationships:

  • Report to a manager
  • Responsible for the task management of project team members
  • Regular contact with customers, both external & internal at all levels
  • Liaise with the Suffolk County Council IT team as required in order to maintain standards
  • Inform project sponsors of project status and escalating issues as and when required.

Main Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a high level knowledge of project management best practice
  • Provide expert guidance on IT project management across the Vertas Group
  • Provide a strategic overview of customer requests to enable best value solutions to be recommended
  • Undertake detailed analysis of specific business requests including viability, impact and financial considerations
  • Monitor, lead and evaluate the implementation of specialist solutions to ensure requirements are met
  • Ensure that appropriate SLA’s, Performance indicators and other measures are met
  • Ensure all services are delivered in accordance with agreed policies, standards, procedures and guidelines and in accordance with best practice

Customer Support

  • Lead in the assessment and selection of suitable solutions
  • Ensure specialist solutions are compatible with existing systems/policies/legislation
  • Provide expert advice to customers
  • Provide briefings and reports to colleagues and senior managers as required
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to senior managers on the interpretation of agreements / directives / policies / procedures
  • Anticipate future legislative impact on the organisation to deliver proactive advice and solutions

Operational Requirements

  • Take the lead on projects
  • Produce all the project management documentation
  • Manage project risks including development of contingency plans, including any change control
  • Identify opportunities that will have a measurable effect on profit and/or operational effectiveness
  • Estimate and plan the work, project resources, tasks and monitor progress against project plan and against budgets
  • Able to undertake investigation into project issues, remove blockers and provide resolution where possible

Level of Autonomy and Decision Making:

  • The post holder must be able to make day to day decisions, plan own work and use own initiative
  • Must be able to propose medium term plans for area of responsibility.
  • The post holder will ensure that projects are delivered successfully to time, are of the required quality and are within budget
  • The post holder must have a high level of autonomy with respect to work planning for self and others
  • The post holder will be a recognised expert in project management

Specialist Knowledge & Skills:

ESSENTIAL

  • Extensive project management skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong planning skills to ensure deadlines are met, including longer term planning and complex dependencies
  • Sound knowledge of and accurate skills in Microsoft software packages, e.g. Word and Excel
  • In depth working knowledge of MS Project
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • In depth knowledge of project management tools and techniques
  • Experienced in setting up projects, putting governance in place and producing key documentation
  • Ability to manage projects from inception through to project closure
  • Competent in identifying & managing risks, issues and dependencies on projects

DESIRABLE

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner or other Project Management professional qualification
  • ITIL qualification
  • Experience in supporting business transformational change

If you are seeking a new opportunity and want to join an innovative and exciting company please click on the apply button below to make the difference today.

Reference: 34553978

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