IT Manager

Recruiter
Oak Tyres UK Ltd
Location
Newton-Le-Willows
Posted
08 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Oak Tyres UK Ltd is the industry leader in supplying the fast-fit industry with a comprehensive range of tyres and associated products.
Established in 1980, the company has grown rapidly over recent years with around 300 staff and turnover in excess of £100 million. Since 2015, Oak has opened two new major distribution hubs as part of its ambitious and on-going expansion strategy, extending their service from the North-West alone to now cover the whole of the Northern region.
Oak Tyres grew into one of the UK’s leading tyre suppliers but its owners realised tyres did not need gimmicks or slogans, they needed to be designed smarter. Davanti is our subsidiary UK-based company which launched its first tyre in 2015. It was created as a stand-alone private brand by the directors of UK wholesale tyre distributor. Today, it sells more than 700,000 tyres in the UK annually and has created a global dealer network across 45 countries and four continents.
Davanti blended Oak’s knowledge and experience with cutting-edge design, testing methodology and Industry 4.0 manufacturing processes to create the only brand wholly-owned and developed by a major UK distributor.
Today it has a dealer network across 45 countries and growing and its product range has expanded to include specialist SUV, All-Terrain, UHP, small passenger car, run flat, van and black cab tyres. Davanti also boasts a selection of high-profile partnerships, most noticeably being the official tyre partner for Premier League side Everton Football club, and the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (AIA) Racing School in Portugal.
Our hard working IT team has grown alongside the company and developed 80% of our in-house technological systems that are relied upon in our daily working practices.
The role in itself presents very exciting opportunities for an experienced IT Manager who has specific project management experience. We prize creativity, innovation and a vision to develop and implement successful systems that can assist in enhancing the business strategy of the company.
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Project manage organisational IT strategy which includes the designing, developing and coordination of the implementation of new IT systems.
* Nurture a development team for projects (consisting of either in-house or freelance outsourced resource)
* Experienced technical knowledge, with a particular focus on coding.
* Bring together a cohesive IT team managing team workloads and commitments to ensure project milestones and deadlines are met.
* Proactively developing systems and services to ensure the IT service meets and exceeds the business’ expectations.
* Regularly updating the senior management team on progress.
* Managing and updating of internal systems as and when required.
* Building and checking IT reports in order to pre-empt any faults.
* Managing supplier relationships in relation to all IT related equipment to ensure appropriate service levels and value for money.
* Managing third party installer relations.
* Ensure appropriate control over software licences and compliance.
* Conduct research on hardware and software products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing decisions as and when needed.
* Develop strong working relationships with all other departments and deliver excellent customer service.
Required Skills:
* Experience within an IT Management role.
* Experience of server and firewall management
* Strong communication skills
* Driver’s licence
The successful candidate will ideally have exposure to the following:
Infrastructure:
VMware ESXi
VMware Horizon View
Meraki software defined wan
Meraki network switches
Meraki wifi access points
Git version control
Nimble storage
Operating Systems:
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2016
MacOS
Ubuntu
RedHat linux
SQL server
Software:
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2016
Apache2
Nginx
SQL / MYSQL
MQTT
Languages:
PHP
ASP
Javascript
NodeJS
C
C++
Objective C
Swift
Python
Bash scripting
Perl
Hours:
Normal office hours: 8:30 – 5:30 Monday to Friday with a 30 minute lunch break per day.
Salary and Other Information:
22 days paid holiday per annum (accrued pro-rata) plus all bank and public holidays.
Competitive salary

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