£38,000 - £44,000 + bens
about 1 month ago
My client is looking for an experienced Service Desk Manager who can expertly manage the Holy Trinity of service desks: the people; the processes; the tools and technology. The role calls for an individual who has both a nurturing approach to leading a team and the ability to manage and improve an environment that needs steadying and improving.
The successful candidate will have a solid technical background combined with delivering an excellent customer service experience. You will need a proactive approach, a problem-solving attitude, and strong motivational skills. The postholder will be able to rise to the challenge of building the profile and standing of the service desk operation and will be motivated by delivering service improvements
Previous experience as an SDM - managing service improvements, business relationships and ITIL processes
The ability to implement structure and change to the environment and to motivate and manage a team effectively
Excellent knowledge of Windows Desktop, Active Directory, DNS, Networks and Group Policy. High level of technical skills: hardware, software and networking
Ability to interrogate data and provide statistics
Business and customer facing; empathise with users, good interpersonal skills, display active listening skills, polite telephone manner, courteous
Experience of staff supervision and appraisals
Implementing change within the Service Desk function and wider organisation
Manage the Service Desk Team and be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the IT service desk function
Liaise directly with the business to ensure that the service desk strategy is aligned to overall business objectives
Drive the service desk team and instil a customer service culture that over-delivers
Provide leadership to the Service Desk team from both a technical escalation point for direct reports and a management escalation point for strategic and operational decisions
Conduct regular service review meetings
Assist the Head of Service Delivery and Customer Service to achieve the KPI’s and SLA’s as defined for the department.
Producing service performance reports
To update all incidents and problem tickets
Involvement in the transition of new business and customers
To provide leadership and support for all aspects of projects where required including but not limited to planning, reporting, budgetary control and external and internal resource management
To take responsibility for the performance management and development of the team
To develop, test and improve the performance of the IT Service Continuity, disaster recovery systems and processes and ensure adherence to the processes developed
To define best practices and protocol in service desk development and design
To plan, develop, implement, document and review procedures and processes to improve service desk function and store in an easily accessible central repository
To take responsibility for the Major Incident and Incident Management processes
What my client needs is an experienced and inspiring individual who can ultimately improve the service desk environment.
If you are looking for your next career opportunity and this is you, don’t hesitate to contact Keith Wilkins today – even if it is just for an informal chat. Or send your CV in for review at the earliest opportunity.
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