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Business Systems Manager

Job Title: Business Systems Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex, Middlesex
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: 07/06/2016
Reference: JO0000000493
Contact Name: Prospectus
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Job Published: June 29, 2016 08:43

Job Description

We are looking for a Business Systems Manager to work for an international client based in Middlesex. The role is a senior post within the organisation and will report to the Chief Information Officer.

Duties will include:
·Managing the IT Business Systems function
·Managing company applications
·Line Management of 9 staff (7 direct reports) a Business Analyst, Business Systems Analysts and Software Developers, including Recruitment, Appraisals and Objective Setting across two physical UK locations (one in the South East and one in the North West), liaising with Suppliers and Customers as required
·Managing the analysis and development cycles of the Group Strategic Projects. Liaison with stakeholders, the Programme Office Manager, Programme Board and testers for project delivery
·Ownership of System Architecture and its direction, Day-to-Day Support and the Small Change Agenda
·Working in a leadership team also comprising the I.T. Services Manager, I.T. Manager US and C.I.O., ensuring that the companies applications meet performance and quality standards

The ideal candidate should be:
·A strong communicator with excellent senior Leadership engagement experience
·A confident and experienced Line Manager of on-shore resources
·Used to achieving deadlines under pressure
·Enthusiastic, innovative, providing a professional value added service to the business and ensuring systems meet evolving requirements
·A positive organiser, with the ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise workload for yourself and direct reports
·Someone with broad, hands-on technical experience across a range of technologies with full SDLC Management
·A strong problem solver with abilities including complex multi-discipline issues, and influencing skills
·Able to grasp issues of a business nature and assess the technical impact, and vice versa
·Educated to Degree/HND level, preferably in Computer Science or Business/Management, preferably supplanted with professional qualifications
·Willing to provide out of hours' management support of Business Systems (escalations) and be flexible during implementations

Knowledge & skills:
·Broad Business Analysis, Development, UX and Architecture experience
·Experience in both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
·At least 5 years' line management experience including appraisals and performance plans
·Databases: (any MultiValue (e.g. Rocket UniVerse) or MS SQL Server knowledge would be advantageous)
·Any .NET or Java services architecture knowledge, and Mobile Data Management would be beneficial
·Travel, transport or field service industry experience a distinct advantage
·Willing to travel with a full Driving Licence and valid Passport

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