Head of IT Infrastructure (Home based)

£75,000 | Milton Keynes | Permanent
Posted 2 months ago

Our client is a global market leader in their sector based in Milton Keynes are urgently looking for a Head of Infrastructure. The Head of Infrastructure is to align the IT infrastructure vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies. You will be responsible for the specification of design of infrastructure solution within the support the Service Management area, in providing technical delivery of all infrastructure projects into 'Service Management' that are designed, delivered and transitioned to meet the overall Service Design. Specify and Design hardware solutions (covering hardware / networking / middleware). This is Greenfield, so the ideal candidate will direct the whole Infrastructure strategy including cloud and virtualisation implementations.

The Head of Infrastructure is also responsible for all aspects of developing and implementing technology initiatives within the organization. This individual will maintain existing enterprise systems, while providing direction in all technology-related issues in support of information operations and core company values.

We are looking for strong leadership is obviously vital as is an excellent commercial background. You will provide leadership to identify, analyze & communicate business process needs and potential information technology solutions. This role is for someone who can understand their business sector and has a massive desire to achieve. You will demonstrate strong influencing skills and is an ambassador for positive change. You will manage the support, configuration, on-going operation and development of the MS Windows Infrastructure and Cloud computing across all divisions supported by Group IT including ownership of the company's overall WinTel datacentre technology operational functionality, availability, efficiency and security. You will be able to analyse the impact of required changes and to support requests from the business and other IT teams for technology architecture assessments, designs and input in order to provide a wide range of support services to internal and external customers across their UK operations

In terms of experience we are looking for someone who has managed multiple technical team with a previous extensive experience in a MS Windows server environment. Our client is currently running a MS Windows server environment working on large Active Directory 2008R2 /2012, Cloud Computing, SaaS/ PaaS, SQL Databases, Storage, Backup and VMware. Any certifications in the ITIL Framework, Project Management would give you a distinct advantage but not essential. Our client has multiple technical programmes planned and you will be given the opportunity to work with the latest cutting edge technologies and projects. You will be responsible for aligning the IT Strategy with business objectives, implementing and managing the IT Strategic initiatives and deliver world-class service to business constituents and external customers. We need excellent 3rd party vendor experience in a large environment infrastructure environment.

The crux of the role is to ensure that there is a clear understanding of business requirements and priorities ensuring appropriate IT solutions are identified & delivered in an expedient manner. You will define and own the IT Mission, formulate and deploy short, medium and long-term strategic IT Plans that align the IT business model with business needs of the organisation.

In terms of experience this role requires someone who has managed multisite IT teams designing and transforming Infrastructure solutions, business software applications and engineering innovative improvements to current technology change programmes. You will take responsibility to maintain global business process and IT knowledge necessary to anticipate IT solutions for emerging business opportunity in all supported area.

A pre-requisite is the ability to communicate & present effectively to executive stakeholders. You'll be a strong influencer, able to get buy in from stakeholders & subordinates alike. You'll have demonstrable experience of Change Management, Transformation & Project Management, Prince 2 & ITIL, (foundation or practitioner certified) & expertise in a Global/ European IT delivery and industry best practice in process, controls, tools, standards and methods within IT Infrastructure/ Operations Directorship.

Our client is offering a superb range of benefits including role being home based with a few days in the office each week, generous bonus, pension, life insurance etc. A fantastic opportunity to join a great blue chip organisation, short listing early next week - send your CV ASAP to avoid disappointment.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Kam Bhangu

0207 025 3625

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