JOB TITLE: IT Manager


Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : Bedford
Job Reference : 6758 Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 04/06/2010
 
Salary & Benefits : £35000 - £50000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Experienced, all round IT manager required for our client company in the pharmaceutical sector. Based in Bedford, this expanding group business requires a leader who is equally competent as a technician but also more importantly, has the strategy skills to shape the direction of the IT department going forward in terms of technology and also, to acheive greater efficiencies through the IT infrastrcture and systems.


Job Description

Experienced, all round IT manager required for our client company in the pharmaceutical sector.

Based in Bedford, this expanding group business requires a leader who is equally competent as a technician but also more importantly, has the strategy skills to shape the direction of the IT department going forward in terms of technology and also, to achieve greater efficiencies through the IT infrastructure and systems.

This position requires a manager to be equally at home dealing with a range of technical problems, as with setting strategy, dealing with customers / suppliers and sourcing and integrating new technology into the business.

Purpose of the role:
· To lead the development of an appropriate systems infrastructure
· To set the IT strategy and lead the company through this development
· To ensure service levels with group and 3rd party suppliers are appropriate and those SLA`s are consistently adhered to
· To project manage key IT implementations
· To act as local technical support for IT related questions and problems
· To develop and test a disaster recovery plan
· To proactively not re actively lead the IT capability

Key accountabilities:

IT Infrastructure / Strategy, Supplier Relationship Management, Project Management, Disaster Recovery, Technical Support (And technical support of the sales process when required.)

Role dimensions:

Financial: Management of IT revenue budget and capex budget.
Non Financial: Involvement in Management of relationships with key customers (NHS Trusts / PCT's) and suppliers (Pharma companies)

Essential role related knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience required :

·Proven technical expertise - Microsoft Environment with Microsoft CRM, SAP Business One (B1), VO/IP and Qlikview reporting (Although general management information reporting knowledge with a similar reporting package such as crystal reports or MS reporting services would be sufficient).
·Proven successful project management experience.
·Proven successful business change experience.
·Ability to think broader than pure technology but also how technology can influence business processes and vice versa.
·Pro-activity, drive and energy.
·Ability to communicate with, manage and influence key internal contacts.
·Ability to work with large volumes of complex data.

Bluefire Consulting is an employment business acting on behalf of a client company.


Job Keywords

IT manager, Head of IT



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