Based in High Wycombe
Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
One of the UK’s leading retail companies is currently looking to recruit an accomplished and influential IT Manager at their High Wycombe Head Office. You would be the senior leader in the UK for European Technology organisation and initiatives, developing and managing all technical and infrastructure activities and resources across multi-channels; online, retail and contracts. You would be responsible for the development and direction of the IT systems and overall strategy.
This is a pivotal role within the business. You would be expected to take a hands-on approach to the management and development of the local Technical Operations teams, playing a key role in the development and improvement of systems and infrastructure, ensuring consistently high levels of availability and performance. You would also oversee the delivery of various infrastructure projects including standardising hardware, software and policies according to global guidelines, plus integrating legacy locations and new acquisitions into the network.
As a skilled and experienced senior IT professional you would be expected to build strategic relationships with senior management within the UK as well as the European Technology community, developing a culture of cooperation between IT and the rest of the business.
The ideal candidate for the role will be a technically excellent IT professional with significant experience working in a leading/senior IT role. Experience within an international or matrixed environment would be an advantage. You must be able to demonstrate a proven ability to translate business strategies and requests into IT requirements, and will also combine team management experience with excellent project management skills. You will have an enthusiastic personality, a flexible attitude, excellent communication skills and must be able to demonstrate a real passion for IT.
Technical architecture knowledge preferred: LAN/WAN technology to include servers, routers, gateways, switches, hubs, T1, Frame Relay, ISDN, VPN, IP Tel and RF. Experienced on basic hardware installation and configuration of Cisco routers and Layer 2/3 switches; Cisco, and Motorola RF, HP servers; Liebert and APC UPS; HP, Zebra, Printronix, and Kyocera printers; CLI terminals; and Xerox Work Centers network copiers.
This is a great opportunity to make an impact within one of the world’s largest retail companies. To apply for the IT Manager role please send us a CV and covering letter stating reference ATS64.
The job will suit candidates with the following backgrounds: IT Manager, Head of IT, IT Director, ICT Manager, Infrastructure Manager, Head of ICT.