Deputy NOC Manager

Employer
Convergence Group Ltd
Location
Solihull, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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WHY YOU'RE HERE
And how you help drive our strategy

At Convergence, success is hardwired. It's part of the fabric of our business. It's who we all are. You're here because you've got what it takes to manage some critical tasks for the Convergence Group Core Network and customer solutions. You will take responsibility for managing some critical tasks for the NOC manager, including managing changes, driving continuous improvements, and managing major incidents.
WHY THIS IS A SWITCHED ON OPPORTUNITY
What makes this role really stand out

The business: a young, dynamic telecommunications company delivering CaaS. The challenge: You'll be the NOC Manager's right hand, to make sure network change is as safe as possible, be the driving force for NOC improvements, and take the lead for major incidents.
WHERE YOU'LL HAVE AN IMPACT
The role your department plays in our business

Our Engineering team is the heartbeat of the business, ensuring our systems perform. The Network Operations Centre is on the frontline, making connections in every way, and its success is underpinned by safe change, continuous improvement and dealing with major incidents effectively.
A DAY IN THE LIFE
What a normal day at work looks like for you

Managing Changes (40%)
  • Manage the change process, working with Engineering and Project teams to ensure submitted changes are assessed for financial, customer and technical impact and risk, then prioritised and authorised accordingly.
  • Ensure Communication of the change process internally, and to suppliers and customers.
  • Manage changes to achieve SLA's and KPIs, reporting on performance and issues.
  • Produce and distribute a Forward Schedule of Change, covering planned and proposed changes, maintenance Windows and change freeze Windows.
  • Chair/attend both regular Change Advisory Boards and Emergency Change Advisory Boards.
  • Ensure the completion of Post Implementation Reviews and improvements implemented.
  • Ensure the CMDB is updated post change implementation.
  • Contribute to systems development to automate and improve ServiceNow's functionality.

Driving Improvements (30%)
  • Establish a simple and effective improvement process for Engineering and ensure it's successful operation.
  • Systematically capture and track failures (SLA, customer complaints, service reviews), review them with stakeholders to identify resolve root causes. Manage an improvement log to ensure that identified actions are implemented quickly and effectively.
  • Following failure analysis, produce RFO reports for customers when requested.
  • Over time, analyse and identify improvement opportunities which drive productivity and customer satisfaction.

Major Incidents and P1s (10%)
  • Own the major incident process, ensure it is fully documented, stakeholders trained, and improvements implemented.
  • When a major incident is declared manage the successful operation of the major incident process.
  • Manage customer and internal communication during the incident.
  • Ensure the best resources are working to resolve the incident as effectively as possible.

NOC Management Support (20%)
  • Providing support to the NOC manager with the day to day operation of the NOC, including deputising during absence, and completing tasks to deliver NOC business plan objectives.
  • Participate in duty manager on call rota.
YOUR EXPERIENCE
What you bring to the job
  • At least 3 years' experience in a similar Customer Service Desk/NOC operational role
  • Team leadership skills
  • Experience of at least one of the following: change management, continuous improvement, managing faults / incidents.
  • Knowledge of how to deliver customer service excellence
  • A handson pragmatic style.
  • Exposure to a fastpaced SME business
YOUR QUALIICATIONS
About your education and qualifications
  • IT literacy - MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • An understanding of Telecoms, Networking and IT infrastructure, but you don't have to be a technical expert.
  • Working knowledge of ITSM management frameworks such as ITIL v3
YOUR REGULATORY KNOWLEDGE
Anything specific you need to know
  • BPSS and SC clearance is required for this role
YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS
The skills and knowledge you need to make an impact on a business level
  • The ability to work in highpressure environments and deal with pressurized situations.
  • A high level of attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • A high level of organisational and planning skills.
  • A proactive, selfstarting approach, and a positive, willing attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A level of gravitas that gives internal and external stakeholders a high level of confidence.
  • A practical appetite for continuous improvement and development.
ABOUT YOU
The personal qualities you need to fit the way we work
  • Enthusiasm, energy and selfmotivation
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • A commitment to being part of a team
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Honesty - we're a straighttalking business!
  • Commitment to us and the job
  • Enough resilience to keep pace in our challenging and fastmoving environment
  • The confidence to contribute, advise and challenge the status quo
  • The ability to influence your peers and make a positive impact
  • A results focused approach
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure to tight deadlines.
ABOUT THE ROLE
T&C's
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Place of Work: Solihull Office

Benefits:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Substantial Bi-Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance (includes medical, mental health, optical & dental)
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Holidays with option to buy or sell
  • Pension scheme
  • Reward & recognition incentives
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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