The Optionis Group is one of the UK’s most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for an Applications Manager to join our growing IT department.
Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK’s small businesses and contingent workforce – our solutions are market leading. We’re now investing heavily in technology to ensure we continue to thrive and offer a high-quality service to our clients.
As an Applications Manager, you will primarily be responsible for the operational support, maintenance and development activities for the Group’s business applications. You will work as part of a team with other IT professionals, such as Developers, Business Partners and Systems/Business Analysts.
We have several exciting projects coming up over the next 18 months and this position will see you become a key figure within our department working closely with our Director of IT.
The key responsibilities for the role will include, but are not limited to:
To manage the operational support, maintenance and development activities for the Group’s business applications.
Working as a key part of the IT management team to ensure that IT is deployed efficiently within the business and in line with the Group IT Strategy.
To build and manage the relationship with key suppliers.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key customers at all levels to understand their business drivers and work with the systems analyst to understand requirements and deliver/promote technical solutions as appropriate.
To act as IT project lead for IT business application projects and implementations ensuring that all measures are taken for successful delivery.
Manage and plan a schedule for the safe introduction of new releases/patches to meet service requirements.
Manage the Group’s application licences ensuring they deliver value for money and the Group is licenced correctly.
Good standard of education to degree level, including relevant IT qualification or relevant work experience.
Experience of leading teams in a fast-paced IT environment.
Excellent communications skills, including experience of negotiating and influencing.
Experience in dealing with a variety of stakeholders up to board level.
Experience in implementing IT applications for a similar sized organisation and environment.
Able to work with third-party support organisations to deliver a high level of service to users.
Able to liaise with both internal customers and external companies at all levels in an efficient manner.
A comprehensive knowledge of Technology and Emerging Technologies.
Payroll or accountancy system implementation experience.
Please note: We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK without the need for sponsorship.