Role details

Head of Technology - Group Applications

Wiltshire   •   £70,000 - £80,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Technology - Group Applications - Development Background
  • Head of Technology - Group Applications - Supply Chain, Logistics, Retail

About Our Client

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading and prestigious business as the Head of Technology - Group Applications based in Wiltshire,

Job Description

The successful Head of Technology - Group Applications will be responsible for leading the development & delivery of applications across the business while providing effective support and services to the businesses critical applications. The successful candidate will also be responsible for managing technical & development 3rd party vendors and suppliers and also internal resources to ensure the fast and effective release of products, solutions and services to the businesses internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the build, provision and maintenance of the applications portfolio
  • Ownership of the application and software development life cycles
  • Lead, manage, mentor & develop a team of Support Analysts, Developers, System Administrator and a Change Manager
  • Lead the delivery of back-office application and technology projects, enhancements and new product development concepts in conjunction with Head of Change & Transformation
  • Oversees application maintenance budgets & contracts
  • Lead regular supplier service and SLA reviews, ensuring maximum value is obtained from application and technology investments
  • Continuous improvement of application support and its delivery to the business
  • Leading projects cradle to grave - from inception through technical design, estimation, development and to systems integration
  • Review requirements, functional specifications and testing strategies.
  • Recommends alternative technical solutions to meet requirements more efficiently
  • Recognizes system deficiencies and leads plans to implement effective solutions
  • Creates, manages and reports application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in the delivery and support of line of business applications and services
  • Manages a team that provide 2nd and 3rd line functional and technical support to the Group Application portfolios
  • Develops and manages the overall IT Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition and Continual Service Improvement for the business
  • Budget management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Building and maintaining a Service Catalogue and Configuration Management System for the businesses application portfolio
  • Establishing a robust monitoring and management regime based on ITIL principles
  • Act as part of the senior IT Leadership team

The Successful Applicant

The person

  • Experience of working in a senior IT leadership position
  • Extensive experience of leading business systems / applications teams
  • Knowledge and expertise of industry standards and methodologies
  • Management of Support Analysts, Developers and Application Vendors
  • 3rd party supplier management
  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplined team of technical individuals
  • Ideally from a technical/development background
  • Experience working in a mixed-technology environment including exposure to ERP, Web & Mobile enabled applications, CRM, e-Commerce
  • Creation of critical application management and maintenance processes
  • Management of large budgets
  • Business case construction
  • Good knowledge of the central core SAP products
  • Experience of implementation and management of large scale ERP
  • Sector experience desirable - Supply Chain, Retail, FMCG, Logistics

What's on Offer

£70,000 - £80,000 + very attractive package based on experience

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