As part of this successful, global manufacturingorganisation, the EMEA business now requires an experienced IT Operations Manager who will have responsibility for managing the IT infrastructure for the EMEA region and managing the relationships with its primary partners, including regional business units and strategic partners.
Reporting to the CIO for EMEA, as the IT Operations Manager for EMEA, this role will have responsibility for, but not limited to:
- managing the relationships with IT teams, general support service contractors and strategic partners in the region to deliver operational excellence
- assist in the planning and implementation of the infrastructure architecture including design, migration, integration and installation
- monitoring service and infrastructure stability
- providing support and training in new technologies
- evaluating infrastructure and software requirements
- negotiating contracts with consultants and vendors for services and products
Our client has locations throughout the UK and mainland Europe and candidates can be located near to any of their main European hubs to fulfil this role.
Ideally of graduate standard, or higher, preferably from within computer science / IT based discipline, candidates will also be required to demonstrate that they have:
- at least 10 years’ experience of working in a technical IT function within a multinational, multi-sited, matrix organisation
- previous work experience of IT infrastructure management
- previous experience of working throughout Europe and managing teams
- solid planning and project management skills with close attention to detail
- experience in creating and delivering appealing training materials
Candidates should also be:
- pro-active and results driven, with a strong commitment to success
- a hands-on type individual, who demonstrates initiative and has a positive "can-do" attitude
- able to quickly establish key priorities and get buy in from all colleagues, including senior management
- a strong capable leader, with the presence and ability to communicate, motivate and influence at the highest level
European language skills would be a benefit but are not essential. Candidates should also note that there will be extensive travel inside EMEA, and occasionally outside the region, with this role.