COVID-19

IT Manager

Full Time

Oak Furnitureland

IT Manager Swindon

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We have a fantastic opportunity for an IT Manager to join our team based in Swindon.

We at Oak Furnitureland are going through an exciting transformation, to fulfil our ambition of “helping people make their house a real home” delivering quality, stylish products at accessible prices.

To help us fulfil our goals we are looking for an IT Service Desk Manager to join us at our Head Office in Swindon.

If you want to make a difference; where your valuable experience is listened to, then join us.

You will have the opportunity to “shape” IT at the foundation level, in relation to people, processes and technology, in terms of delivery an exceptional IT service to our colleagues. We have an enthusiastic and positive IT support team, who need your guidance and support.

The successful individual will lead, manage, and develop the IT function and work collectively and collaboratively across all areas of the business in pursuit of joint organisational goals.

As a champion of our Customer First Principles and values, you will help and support the team to understand the requirements for change, interpreting and aligning the significant role the IT function plays in the overall performance of the business.

We can offer hybrid working, so you will be in the Swindon office for three days a week and homeworking for the rest of the week.

Key Responsibilities of the IT Manager:

  • Training and coaching to build a highly motivated, collaborative, and engaged IT support team focused on driving continual improvement to the service levels offered.
  • Manage direct reports and support the whole team to drive performance and support career development.
  • Develop the IT support team frameworks for all infrastructure, network, and IT support components, ensuring a readiness to support the business and its strategic and tactical plans.
  • Inventory and day-to-day running of most of the IT systems
  • Manage all infrastructure, network and key third-party IT supplier relationships, governing supplier performance and ensuring alignment with technical (including cyber) strategy.
  • Develop and maintain processes to ensure that there is no adverse impact to the business, purchase order management, invoicing, and IT budget alignment.
  • Ensure that the IT service desk is managed effectively within clearly defined SLAs
  • Manage hands-on day to day, technical problem-solving providing first, second, and third-line support in a timely and appropriate manner

This IT Manager role would suit candidates with experience in the following areas: Information Technology, IT, Support, IT Service Desk, IT Manager, 1st Line, 2nd Line, 3rd Line.

Benefits

  • Employee discount: amazing discounts available on all Oak Furnitureland products after successful completion of probation
  • Life assurance: free cover of a minimum of two times your annual salary up to the age of 65
  • Hybrid working available
  • 25 days holiday
  • Birthday: an additional day off for you to celebrate your birthday
  • Pension: 4% employee contribution matched by the company
  • Health and wellbeing: great discounts on local gym memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programme: gives all employees access to both telephone and face-to-face counselling services
  • My Rewards Programme: offers discounts on everything from restaurants and supermarkets to entertainment and holidays
  • Free on-site parking at all locations

Essential Skills

  • Has a technical background, experienced in 1st to 3rd line support
  • Previous experience managing high performing IT support teams 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to adapt communication styles and outstanding listening skills with ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to use own initiative as well as work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates strong team management skills.
  • Is confident in leading integrations and implementing new technologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, software, networking, and IT systems.
  • Ability to provide efficient and cost-effective technical support.

About Company

We have a lot of things to be proud of here at Oak Furnitureland. 

Firstly, let’s talk about our furniture itself. From beautiful bedroom cabinetry and sofas you can’t help but sink into, to dining tables you can gather around with loved ones and customisable mattresses that guarantee a dreamy night’s sleep, there’s something for every room in the home. 

All our furniture is exclusively designed and properly made. We use quality hardwood that’s been responsibly sourced, and we let the natural beauty of the wood shine through in each piece. 

And then we have our people. From our showroom colleagues and our delivery drivers to our customer service team and logistics department; everyone works as one united team, driven by a shared purpose and values. 

In short, we make furniture that we’re really proud of, so that we can help people make their house a real home. Why not join us?

At Oak Furnitureland we have put Diversity and Inclusion at the top of our people agenda, as we believe that a more diverse and inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds are truly represented ensures better outcomes for all colleagues and the business. 

You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose and values. We are committed to fairness in the way we hire new colleagues and if you require any additional support to help you through the process, we’re happy to make the necessary adjustments for anyone that needs them.

Essential Requirements

  • Has a technical background, experienced in 1st to 3rd line support
  • Previous experience managing high performing IT support teams 
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to adapt communication styles and outstanding listening skills with ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to use own initiative as well as work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrates strong team management skills.
  • Is confident in leading integrations and implementing new technologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of computer hardware, software, networking, and IT systems.
  • Ability to provide efficient and cost-effective technical support.

COVID-19 IT Manager Swindon

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