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Applications Manager - Glasgow

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Ref: 170 Date Posted: Monday 24 Apr 2017
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented Applications Manager to join our growing HQ in Inchinnan. Reporting to the Head of IT you will have direct responsibility for the global applications team, this will include: planning, management control, operational performance, changes to global applications and application infrastructure. A strong manager with the ability to build and drive a team, outstanding all-round communication, skills you will be comfortable contributing to the development of the overall IT strategy and application roadmap.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that appropriate 2nd and 3rd line support is in place for all Peak application solutions, including disaster recovery procedures.
  • Create and embed application maintenance, change control and monitoring procedures for all Peak application solutions.
  • Help create and ensure consistency with the Group Technology Standards working closely with the IT Operations Manager.
  • Ensure that day to day activities for the Applications Team are planned and managed in line with day to day priorities, balancing project and operational requirements.
  • Ensure a corporate suite of policies and procedures and technology standards are developed, maintained, deployed and audited, in line with HQ and local business unit requirements.
  • Negotiate and manage 3rd party technology contracts with application service providers.
  • Work with the IT Operations Manager to ensure that all Peak application solutions are developed and managed on-going, in line with IT strategy and IT operational plans.

 

You will be of graduate calibre or equivalent and ideally with Prince 2 or another relevant project management qualification, with a proven commercial track record. Knowledge of ITIL practices and SLA creation, would also be beneficial.

Other key requirements include:

  • Experience of managing application implementations and support structures within a global environment, including ERP, CRM and BI solutions.
  • Experience of change management within a busy development and support environment.
  • Operational experience of running a significant business function or project(s).
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate to all programme stakeholders.
  • Will have previously worked as an Applications Manager/Consultant, preferably with SAP experience.
  • Knowledge of working with an ERP vendor/partner to implement new solutions and deliver ongoing support.

We have gained an outstanding reputation in the market place, having recently won our 6th Queen’s award. Our current turnover is £48M with plans to grow significantly over the next few years. 90% of our products are exported to over 126 countries and we have a number of global offices including USA, China, South Africa, India, Brazil, Singapore, Mexico and Australia. Individuals who fit our culture and values will have a high degree of professionalism but appreciate our non- corporate feel in a fun atmosphere. This Company is offering a competitive package and opportunities to develop within an expanding international company. If you have what it takes to be part of Peak, click APPLY!

 

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