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UK IT Manager

Up to £60000 per annum

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UK IT Manager


Up to £60,000 DOE

An exciting new opportunity has arisen at our log-established client. They're looking to recruit a UK IT Manager, reporting to the IT Leader for Western Europe. The successful responsible for maintaining information technology strategies across the units within the UK. Achieving this by managing staff and researching and implementing technological strategic infrastructure and applications solutions.

Principal Elements

  • Managing the country information technology team. Recruitment, selection, appraisal and development.
  • Leading large-scale projects including ERP implementations and business units' integrations
  • Actively contributing to an SAP implementation
  • Closing working with the European functional leads and delivering the IT infrastructure and applications initiatives
  • Contributing to the region IT strategy
  • Working with European colleagues to maintain the company's effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Coordinating IT resources and timetables in line with the demands of the business
  • Recommending strategies, policies, and procedures based on current and future/anticipated requirements.
  • Maintaining a quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.
  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledge
  • Preparing and managing annual budgets and costs out initiatives
  • Conducting system/technology audits
  • Reviewing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures

Experience and Competencies:

The post holder must have:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading and motivating people
  • Demonstrable experience of influencing key stakeholders
  • Excellent inter-personal and personal skills ideally gained in a multi-cultural organization
  • Experience of managing business applications projects.
  • Experience of SAP ERP software and SAP 4 Hana are highly desirable
  • Managed projects to completion on-time and on-budget.
  • The ability to operate in a matrix structure. Working in an international, virtual environment where colleagues are in multiple locations.
  • Vendor management experience (establishing strong partnerships with vendors).

It is desirable that the post holder has:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • A PRINCE2 qualification
  • An ITIL qualification

Person Specification:

  • A highly focused attention to detail.
  • Clear, concise and professional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent customer relationship management skills.
  • Proven ability to develop and manage IT operations in a professional and flexible manner, whilst considering broader agendas and strategic needs.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization.
  • Must hold a current UK driving license.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

If you have previous experience in a similar role, please apply today!

Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.

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