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IT Manager

IT Manager
IT Manager required to lead an inhouse team in a retail and manufacturing company with an international reputation.
Are you an experienced IT Manager technically adept and used to ‘rolling up sleeves’ with a proven background in IT and software integration?
We are looking for a bright enthusiastic IT Manager to help us grow and strengthen our online retail and software systems. You will be required to advise the business on the latest developments in online retail and manufacturing software and how it can help us perform better, then oversee the successful implementation of these new systems.

The role:
  • Communicating with senior and departmental management within the business to review and advise how IT development could assist their departments to improve output and productivity
  • Planning and communicating clear project plans and briefs and how each affects the business
  • Co-ordinating the project IT team to drive completion of programme and software changes and system implementation
  • Employing technical expertise to agree costs, timescales and standards to be met and monitoring these throughout the project
  • Adjusting the plans where needed to make sure there is a smooth changeover from any existing systems to new ones, using experienced technical capacity to de-conflict any overlapping software deliveries
  • Keeping management updated on progress of IT and web project development and implementation
  • Evaluation of each project stage and once completed
Skills required:
  • Must have proven experience of implementing and roll out life cycle of major upgrades to ERP systems and online retail solutions
  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills a must – we are looking for someone with a proven track record in team management (minimum 7 years successfully managing a team of at least 5 people required)
  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills with a clear ability to prioritise and be flexible enough to adapt plans
  • Great IT skills combined with a good head for business to instigate confident decision-making
  • Ability to rota and take ultimate responsibility for the smooth operation of all systems in and out of business hours
Technical requirements:
  • Strong background knowledge of modern software programming technologies (e.g. net framework, java, source code, XML, REST and HTTP)
  • Experience project managing internal teams using Microsoft development tool set
  • Current Software Environment:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Dynamics Navision
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Office 365
  • Sana Commerce website
What we can offer:
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Family business with an impressive growth over 20 years – we are offering the right candidate a chance to come in at an exciting point in the business’s development and growth and help take us to the next level
  • A really hands on working environment where your input will be highly valued - you will have the opportunity to make a tangible and direct difference to the business success
  • Company pension contribution
  • Significant product discounts
  • 40 hour a week, full time position with 28 days annual holiday entitlement (including bank holidays)
To apply, please contact Teresa Dedman on 01473 826686 or via email teresa.dedman@jim-lawrence.co.uk