Head of IT Infrastructure

We are looking for a Head of IT Infrastructure who thrives in a friendly, non-hierarchical, ‘consumer focused and customer driven’ high performance culture due to ongoing growth within the business.

As Head of IT Infrastructure, you will lead the provision of infrastructure & IT services to Hilton Foods ensuring consistent and reliable supply of fresh consumer products to our retailer partners.  You will be designing and implementing long-term strategic goals and short-term tactical plans for managing and maintaining systems and software based on business needs.  If this sounds like an opportunity for you, read on!!

As Head of IT Infrastructure some of your responsibilities will include:

Project management of Infrastructure workloads, tasking service delivery and engineers.

Lead in design, development, and implementation of end-to-end integrated systems.

Play a key role in the selection process of systems & services with a strategic and holistic view.

Responsible to develop, document, and communicate plans for investing in systems architecture, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities.

Working with the IT Security, Applications, and Analytics leads in terms of consistent global, regional, and business-aligned strategy.

Responsible to ensure that proposed and existing systems architectures are aligned to the wider company goals and objectives.

Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness, performance, capability and systems flexibility.

Lead the review of existing systems architecture in the technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives.

Take ownership to develop, document, communicate, and enforce a policy for standardising systems and software in alignment with goals and objectives.

Lead the development and commission of new systems and services ensuring they are supportable and manageable as well as overseeing their transition into business.

Lead communication with business leaders to determine current and future requirements for Infrastructure and Operations.

To succeed as Head of IT Infrastructure, we ask that you have the following experience/expertise:

Hands on Core Microsoft technologies including Active Directory, Office 365, SharePoint Online Azure, Windows Server, Intune, Teams, VMWare vSphere.

Strong networking skills

Demonstrable project management experience

Good technical writing, client-facing and communication skills

Confident in working with different countries/cultures, external IT consultants and a wide range of people from across the business

Commercially astute

Client service orientation with experience of dealing with difficult situations, developing others, team leadership, teamwork and cooperation

Creative thinking, discipline, analytical, research skills and evaluating.

Problem solving and negotiation skills

What you get in return:

On top of working for a fantastic organisation with a family feel and state of the art facilities you will receive a great package with competitive holiday allowance, private medical insurance, life assurance of four times yearly salary, opportunities for development and internal promotion, share save scheme, variety of discounts at well-known retailers as well as gyms, and free car parking on site alongside a subsidised canteen.

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