Senior IT Manager

Maidenhead Permanent £70,000 - £75,000 per year
  • Join a global leader in the FMCG industry
  • Great opportunity for career progression

About Our Client

A leading competitor in the FMCG industry.

Job Description

Business Services:

  • Acts as the key liaison across UK & Ireland and its business units, information technology teams and external IT partners (peer industry, etc.).
  • Is expected to embody the values of the company and ensures compliance with international & local IT corporate policies & procedures (including deep understanding and strict adherence to guidelines on 'Combined Business Model').
  • Drive digital transformation initiatives, leveraging emerging technologies to enhance productivity, customer experience, and competitive advantage.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to assess technology needs, prioritize projects, and allocate resources effectively.
  • Provide strategic guidance and recommendations to senior management on IT investments, trends, and opportunities for innovation.

Strategy and Planning:

  • Engages with Global CoEs, DevOps, CPG Sales, Strategy and Planning, Infrastructure and Shared Platforms to assess the technology options and capabilities and develop business cases.
  • Gathers key IT information data (I2P template) for the Value Creation Planning or cluster Business project, defines a strong business case in co-ordination with BPOs, Region and Global CoEs and cross IT functions either cluster or Global.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive IT strategies aligned with business objectives for the UK, Ireland cluster.
  • Represents and drives the IT vision, strategy & initiatives to the business leadership team and ensures that the business stakeholders are aware of the IT vision, strategic planning and priorities.
  • Ensures that the IT cost model for the cluster is accurate and transparent.
  • Collaborates with Business, BPOs and the Regional IT Director to develop and deliver the annual GIS budget plan (AOP) for the cluster business. Provides period end closing reporting and insights.
  • Assists the business in forecasting, documenting and planning for future IT needs, as well as manage IT prioritization activities within and across the clusters
  • Oversees the planning, deployment, and maintenance of IT systems, networks, and applications to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

Services Management:

  • Ensures that SLA performance are aligned and communicated to the business leadership team. Liaises for that purpose with cluster IT team, Service Integration Manager and vendor Service Manager.
  • Manages stakeholder expectations and alignment with business goals. In alignment with Global teams, drives within the cluster Continuous Improvement, Cost Reduction, Standardization and Harmonization of the GIS services.
  • Accountable for local Vendor and contract management.
  • Owns the pipeline of cluster IT projects and ensures their successful implementation. Participates in local Steerco's where appropriate
  • Lead and mentor a team of IT professionals, fostering a innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Evaluate vendor solutions, negotiate contracts, and manage relationships to ensure cost-effective procurement and service delivery.
  • Establish and enforce IT policies, procedures, and security protocols to safeguard data, mitigate risks, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

The Successful Applicant

Education:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business



Administration or related field, or equivalent work experience.

Must have:

  • Over 7 years of IT and Business/Industry work
  • Experience with a broad range of exposure to various technical environments and business analysis.
  • Over 3 years in advisory role in Information Systems to the business leadership function of which a significant amount has been in a company of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience and understanding in business process management, with an ability to translates business needs into IT enabled solution
  • Solid experience in managing matrix organization business leadership team to meet their expectation
  • Capability to empower and develop people
  • Experience of project definition and scoping, formulation of feasibility studies and benefits cases
  • Must possess strong business acumen to perform as a reliable and valuable business partner.
  • Experience in building & working with remote teams

What's on Offer

  • bonus scheme up to 17.5%
  • car allowance £6250
  • private healthcare
  • 27 days holiday + bank holiday
  • pension double contribution up to 10%
  • volunteering days
  • life insurance
Contact
Sofia Menti
Quote job ref
JN-042024-6407468
Phone number
+44 207 269 2238

Job summary

Job function
Technology
Subsector
IT Management
Sector
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)
Location
Maidenhead
Contract type
Permanent
Consultant name
Sofia Menti
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2238
Job reference
JN-042024-6407468