Industry : IT & Telecoms Job Location : West Bromwich
Job Reference : 10827JL Job Category : IT
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 26/06/2014
Salary & Benefits : £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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

IT Manager, £38k - £45k + Benefits, Multi-million pound manufacturing company based in West Bromwich.

Job Description

IT Manager
£38k - £45k + Benefits
Multi-million pound manufacturing company
West Bromwich

The Opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity for a strategy based IT Manager to come into an experienced IT department of 5 reports and take ownership for IT systems across the business, implement new ideas and manage the IT for around 100 users in the organisation. This is an established and continually growing multi-million pound manufacturing company that is committed to the growth and development of its employees.

Overview of the role

Based on site in West Brom we're looking for a strategy based people manager that has a strong insight and knowledge of open source technologies (e.g. Linux). You will lead a team of five IT personnel and the ownership of IT systems across the business with approximately 100 users.

The main functions of this role are:

-To ensure that the IT Department provides a cost effective and pro-active IT service across the businesses sites (currently 2 sites, with the majority of users being based in West Brom)
-To provide leadership, project management and vision for the department.
-To ensure that projects undertaken by the department are aligned with the business goals and needs of the company
-To continue to actively promote open source software for application within the company
-To manage the continuing development of the in-house information management systems
-To maintain and further the development of our IT infrastructure

The businesses in-house information systems are built upon an Intersystems Caché/MUMPS RDBMS, and although exposure to this environment would be advantageous it is by no means essential.
What is most important is your all-round IT Management and people management skills and the ability to drive new ideas and efficiencies forward.

The company runes a tightly integrated system encompassing elements of CRM and ERP, stock control, LIMS and various other elements, this database has at its heart the businesses financial system, such that a general understanding of corporate accounting systems in essential.

You would be expected to lead the on-going migration of multi-site IT operations into a unified system. As this position is a management role, you would be expected to have excellent people management and communication skills and to participate in the management team. Equally important is that you should be able to readily translate technical discussions into easy to understand information for non-IT personnel, and vice versa.

You are expected to be the champion of corporate IT security and to take the lead on data protection legislation and compliance.


£38k - £45k
25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
Pension Scheme
Life Insurance
Childcare vouchers
Car Scheme
36.25 hour week (8.45am - 4.30pm)

Bluefire Consulting are an employment agency working on behalf of our client.

Job Keywords

IT Manager, Information technology, manager, west brom, birmingham, open source, linux, windows, crm, erp, management, systems, manufacturing, infrastructure, network,

Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in IT recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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