Head of Applications (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 Applications. This prestigious, iconic organisation is famous for its dependable and rewarding brand. Its flagship IT group and head office in Milton Keynes provides a stimulating and exciting working environment, offering state of the art offices facilities.

The Head of Applications is to align the IT Strategy/ vision with business strategy by integrating company processes with the appropriate technologies. You will be responsible for the whole specification and design of the application solution. This is Greenfield, so the ideal candidate will direct the whole Infrastructure strategy including cloud and virtualisation implementations. This prestigious, iconic organisation is famous for its dependable and rewarding brand.

The Head of Application 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, analyse & 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 team of developers and 3 rd party resources to delivery normal day to day business demands and keep the senior team up to date on changes and developments in the relevant software and applications markets that could help the business to offer new services to our clients

Experience required and not limited to the following:

* BizTalk Server
* HR, Finance and procurement applications
* Tableau, Microsoft powerBI
* Azure Logic Apps AWS
* Web Service / EDI / API
* Hybrid Cloud
* Visual Studio / .NET Framework
* Software as a Service (SaaS) / Platform as a Service (PaaS)
* SQL Server Administration / SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
* Web Services / SOAP / REST
* JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)
* Extensible Markup Language (XML) C# / JavaScript / Visual Basic

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.

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/ PMP certified.

Our client is offering a superb range of benefits including the role being home based with a few days in the office, 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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