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Head of Business Systems

Elevation Recruitment Group
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Head of Business Systems - West Yorkshire/Hybrid working

Elevation Recruitment Group are pleased to be exclusively partnering with an industry leading business based in West Yorkshire who are looking to recruit a Head of Business Systems.

Working in this newly created role the successful Head of Business Systems will be responsible for managing the company systems and spearheading the overall delivery of the future system strategy. You will lead a small team of developers and architects in maintaining and improving system performance, ensuring processes and business systems are best in class.

Duties & Responsibilities will include:

• Ensure that I.T and other business systems and processes are robust and flexible and are scalable to support business growth

• Own relationships with key external systems providers through whole life cycle (tender, onboarding, governance etc)

• Continually assess and improve the adequacy of business systems in terms of governance, compliance in areas such as cyber security, GDPR, resilience, performance standards

• Lead and evaluate digital enhancements and work collaboratively to ensure transition into BAU is effective

• Conduct and oversee rigorous testing of systems

• Lead and be responsible for reviews of IT systems and software, modifying as required

• Ensure the systems portfolio is aligned to the business objectives

• Maintain and update all product licences to ensure they are fit for purpose

• Manage and lead the development teams, ensuring that the digital project plans are robust and of high quality

• Work closely with the Head of Infrastructure and Service Delivery to identify areas of improvement across the Group and ensure adequate resource is shared across the function

• Optimise effectiveness of systems architecture, working closely with the wider team to ensure server availability and that the infrastructure meets the needs of systems

• Develop a culture of continuous improvement in systems & processes through greater automation, lean practices and simplification

• Be responsible for the timely production of monthly team MI, project updates and reporting

• Work with stakeholders across the business to ensure a high-quality service is delivered, as well as developing your team technically to support this

• Ensure that the IT function is able to meet its budgetary responsibilities from a Group Systems perspective

• Support change management projects

We are keen to speak with candidates with the following skills and experience:

• Demonstrable experience of operating at Head of IT/Business Systems level

• Experience of end to end systems development

• A track record of setting and delivering strategies to support business growth

• Able to demonstrate gravitas with the senior leadership team with strong and effective communication skills

• Able to assess and identify ideas and deliver solutions

• Commercial acumen and credibility

• Project management experience

To find our more about this opportunity contact us today!
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