IT Manager

IT Manager - Salary c£35,000-£40,000 + Bens - Location Manchester / Lancaster
Key Words / Skills: IT Manager, Technology, Engineering, M365 and Azure AD experience (ideally SharePoint)
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Wilde Recruitment Ltd are looking to recruit an IT Manager to work near Lancaster or Manchester Airport on an ongoing basis, either on a staff or contract basis.
An exceptional and exciting company to work for with very easy access to motorway networks. Some remote working is also available - attending the offices for essential maintenance / meetings etc.
As an IT Manager your duties and responsibilities will include:

Founded in 1982, provide consultancy, project management, and green technologies to a worldwide clientele in emerging and existing industries. Our professional services are delivered through our three service groups, Consultancy, Technology & Innovation and Projects. We are an industry leader with a portfolio spanning research and development through to design and commissioning of process technology. 
What we do… We provide consultancy, project management and green technologies to a worldwide clientele.
What we value… Professionalism, equality, fairness, co-operation, and unrivalled expertise.
Our ambition… To lead the way in engineering a sustainable world towards a low-carbon economy.

The Role
The IT Manager will be responsible for maintaining and developing the IT infrastructure, both on premise and cloud based. The IT Manager will also manage all aspects of IT security and data protection. The role also requires managing various specialist software tools and software as a service apps, procurement, helpdesk provision and working with our managed service provider and third-party IT service providers. 
The IT Manager reporting into the quality systems manager is responsible in conjunction with the Commercial Director for the development and implementation of the IT strategy aligned with the company business strategy.
Duties and Responsibilities; 
Ensure that IT services and tools are performing and meet user requirements, on a day-to-day basis, for 60+ users. 
Management of IT Apprentice. 
Manage all aspects of IT security at all offices. 
Maintain and test the company business continuity arrangements, for all IT infrastructure and ensure contingency plans are robust documented and trained. 
Support the Quality Systems Manager to ensure the linkage of IT with the Quality Management System (QMS) and process improvement across the business.  
Work with the service groups to ensure that the companies systems operate effectively and efficiently.
Support the service groups on matters related to IT infrastructure and actively encourage a positive IT security culture.
Manage the IT element of employee and contractor onboarding/ offboarding.
Undertake routine audits and inspections to ensure compliance with company IT policy and QMS procedures.
Monitor, investigate and report on security breaches, contraventions, and incidents .
Providing secure access to the network for remote users.
Manage the company’s IT infrastructure including usage monitoring.
Oversee emergency IT issues affecting operational activity.
Monitoring daily operations, including server hardware, and operating systems.
Management of information security for the company.
Generation of monthly KPI dashboard aligned with IT strategy.
Management of IT supplier contracts.
Coordinating technology installations, upgrades, and maintenance. 
Provide user training, support, advice and feedback.
Scheduling upgrades and backups of hardware and software systems.

About you
University educated or IT industry equivalent qualifications. 
Previous experience in an IT role.
Proven ability to plan, organise, control and evaluate IT operations. 
Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems.
Engage with staff across the company. 
Excellent working knowledge of Windows 10 operating system.
Understanding of Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Understanding of DNS, DHCP and Active Directory.
A good understanding of the Microsoft 365 suite (importantly SharePoint and Azure AD).
Working knowledge of the GDPR and data protection. 
Good organisation, problem solving, relationship management and teamwork skills. 
Good attention to detail, able to work in a methodical manner and deal with complexity.
Proficient in scheduling and planning. 

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.