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IT Manager

Responsibilities:
  • Manage the IT department for large Nationwide Irish retailer.
  • Report to the Operations Director with regards to the company’s IT alignment and IT strategy.
  • Ensures that IT operational execution meets the highest professional levels.
  • Support and simplify processes to improve operations and adapt IT systems.
  • Control and evaluate electronic IT data operations.
  • Create and design policies and procedures to manage IT systems and electronic company goods.
  • Manage and ensure the security of company data, network access, and system backups.
  • IT project manager on new site IT installations and ongoing projects.
  • Recruit, train and coach IT staff ensuring strong lines of communication and job expectations are clear and understood by all members of the IT department.
  • Project manage new store installations along with ongoing projects.
  • Improve operational efficiency by working closely with a lead programmer to automate manual processes.
  • Design and approve the internal ERP system.
  • Audit current technologies and ensure they are of the highest possible standard both for operational purpose and modernization.
  • Research all technologies to ensure the company are continuously progressing with technologies.
  • Improve the overall effectiveness of technologies by having a good working knowledge of how things can be improved to ensure company advancement.
  • Manage changes evolving in any IT project via the scope schedule and costs.
  • Plan and manage the yearly IT budget to ensure cost-effectiveness and envisage where possible needs for increased budgeting.
  • Manage all IT suppliers and ensure SLA agreements are met.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience in IT, including 2 years IT management experience.
  • Proven track record in successful program/project delivery.
  • IT (professional and technical) skills.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good business process knowledge and proven experience in using technology to improve efficiency.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • A progressive thinker with a keen eye for new technologies.
  • Excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of complex information and requirements.
  • Good prioritization skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans.
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints.
  • Knowledge of GDPR/Data Protection.