IT Service and Operations Manager

Recruiter
Costa Coffee
Location
Loudwater
Posted
23 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
IT Services & Operations Manager

Loudwater, High Wycombe

We’re one of the world’s largest and fastest growing coffee businesses, the favourite on the UK high street, and our self-service Costa Express machines circle the globe with more than 9,000 machines so far and growing rapidly. We have recently joined Coca-Cola whose global scale, production, and distribution capabilities perfectly align to our ambition to serve more coffee, in more ways, in more places.

At Costa Express we continue our entrepreneurial drive and investment in technology to fuel step changes in growth. Our IT team is growing and year on year we deliver more projects enabling the business to achieve their challenging targets.

The Role

To ensure our day to day system operations run smoothly through effective and efficient coordination of workload and resources to ensure best possible service delivery and support to Costa Express and our external partners. Working closely with the Systems and Data Director on the strategic planning of future technology solutions and services, you will proactively drive the implementation and support of these initiatives. With oversight of infrastructure, IT security and our Loudwater IT support desk, you’ll be involved in a number of our key IT projects.

The Person

* Will have a broad technical knowledge

* Project planning and delivery experience

* Budgeting, procurement and contracts negotiation

* IT networking and telecommunications knowledge

* Solid awareness of IT security best practice

The Ideal Candidate

* Will have had previous experience managing the performance of all support and services to internal/external customers

* Leading and managing the support team to ensure individual performance levels meet all business needs

* Working with technology teams to implement service improvement plans and ensure our infrastructure is scalable to match our business ambitions

* Adept at communicating clearly and effectively with both technical and business users

Essential Experience

* Solid experience in IT service operations & Team Management

* Experience of negotiating and compiling service contracts

* Experience of running service reviews, driving service improvement and co-ordinating post incident analysis.

* Proven experience of developing business relationships and dealing successfully with stakeholders, both external and internal

* History of implementing and managing continuous improvement initiatives

What we want to give you

* Join the Costa Pension Scheme

* BUPA Healthcare

* 25% discount off Costa Coffee – but free when you’re working of course!

* Incentives, bonus, development and career opportunities

We're Costa Express, Global leaders in intelligent coffee. Our innovative self serve machines uses fresh milk and the same Mocha Italian blend as our shops to create the perfect Costa Coffee on the go. We constantly raise the bar setting ourselves clear and stretching targets. We strive for continuous improvement determined to deliver that unbeatable coffee experience for when that caffeine kick is needed, in places most convenient for our customers

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