Group Network Manager
My Client, a highly successful market-leading organisation, are currently recruiting for a talented Group Network Manager to lead their Group Infrastructure Network team on a permanent basis located in their modern offices just outside of Manchester. Key responsibilities will include: * Responsible for Managing, Mentoring, Personal Development and Directing the Group Network Team * Providing Technical Assurance and Strategic Direction on the Group network WAN/LAN architecture and services * Managing 3rd party vendors to ensure successful operation and delivery of network services to all sites, data centers and cloud based solutions * Oversee MPLS implementation, design and 3rd Level support * Ensuring that all implementations, designs and solutions are fully compliant with internal security requirements and industry best practice * Ensure that network services and solutions are properly costed and delivered to budget. * Responsible for network budget, supplier payments. * Work closely with the PMO and other stakeholders to ensure that required Network resources are properly determined, allocated and costed for Projects and other implementations. Key requirements: * At least 5 years managing a Network team in a multinational environment * Ability to engage with multi-disciplinary teams to achieve excellent results within the IT area in a diverse matrix organisation * Comprehensive understanding of IT Networking and network technologies * Significant Vendor Management experience * Prince 2 or equivalent Project management experience * Knowledge of Cisco Unified Call Manager would be an advantage * Ability to think strategically and plan appropriately If you have the relevant skills and are looking for a new and exciting challenge then please apply!