Technology Planning Manager
Our Client is a leading company in the UK who are looking to recruit a candidate with at least 10 years expertise in IT technology and planning.
The role is Technology Planning Manager where you be responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of the technology alignment roadmap for Corporate working closely with senior stakeholders, systems owners and 3rd parties to deliver innovation.
Lead day-to-day support and management of the core business Applications Portfolio lifecycle including but not limited to Finance, Legal, Property, Pensions, Treasury, HR, Business Development, Payroll and our Corporate Intranet ensuring that delivery of change is fit for purpose, of high quality, reliable and secure.
Drive customer-centricity and stakeholder engagement, work closely with Corp functions to align application roadmaps with the combined Corp IT / SSC annual technology plans and dependencies.
Work with senior stakeholders to build, document and map business capability to solution architecture across the Corp.
Take ownership and develop a technology roadmap that meets the application requirements of the Corp to support the wider Company businesses.
Evaluate the potential impacts of application workloads moving to cloud, notwithstanding the threats and opportunities for Corp functions.
Shape, create and present business cases for high level initiatives, seek approval, funding and prioritisation with senior stakeholders.
Understand the capital allocation requirement across the Corp functions plus the overall impact of application change on the operational expenditure budget.
Align technology roadmaps and annual budget planning, use as the foundation for reporting on the state of the Corp Application portfolio.
Provide technical leadership for Corp initiatives engaging across the Company where corporate applications service the wider businesses.
Solve complex business problems with process and technology that cut across Corp group such as Identity and Access Management.
Document and review IT standards, procedures and policies to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Liaise with internal and external audit teams.
Develop and adapt innovation tools and processes to drive operational excellence within Corp IT.
Establish and maintain a consistent and integrated approach to information security and data protection governance in line with audit requirements.
Create alignment on how to utilise governance forums such as User Experience and Architecture to improve services delivered to Corp functions.
Manage solution architects, contractors, 3rd Parties and business analyst in the future.
Significant and relevant progressive IT experience
Experience of being in a practical solution planning and technical architecture design role is essential e.g. SaaS, Identity and Access Management
Good understanding of emerging and innovative technologies, how to shape, deliver and leverage those technologies
Experience of architecture business capability mapping, data management governance, technology roadmaps and project delivery lifecycle processes.
Experience of ensuring compliance between corporate business application roadmaps and IT roadmaps.
Experience of working within an ITIL service management environment with strong knowledge of business systems or applications within a corporate environment.
Ability to deal with and manage conflicts whilst building successful business relationships across a range of stakeholder groups both internal and external to the organisation.
Proven leadership skills, setting objectives and ensuring delivery of services to target
Proven contract management, supplier management, procurement, and vendor selection experience
Experience of systems such as Microsoft Office 365, Dynamics 365, SAP Success Factors, Treasury Openlink Findur, CMS, BACs Payment Platforms, Microsoft Power BI, Integration/ ETL, Azure Active Directory Single Sign On and other bespoke applications
Experience in executing business continuity planning and IT DRP
Creating solution and technical application architectures, IT standards and policies
Day-to-Day management of the Application Portfolio, its currency, dependencies and risk
Technical lead on major system changes and upgrades
Responsible for the development and management of Solution Architects, Business Analyst and contract resources
Provide support to Corporate functions and wider businesses to enable them to optimise their use of corporate applications
Vendor Management and selection (RFIs / RFP support)
The Client is based in Central London.
The salary for this role will be in the range of £90K - £110K + Benefits.
Please do send your CV to us in Word format along with your salary and availability.