Service Introduction Lead

Job Title: Service Introduction Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary: £65.00 per annum
Start Date: Q1 - 2017
Reference: BBBH5794
Contact Name: Jack Grimes
Contact Email: jgrimes@venquis.com
Job Published: December 23, 2016 12:02

Job Description

Service Introduction Lead

This is an IT transformation journey to simplify, standardise and centralize the technology landscape. The objective is to create the foundation from which it can drive the digitization agenda of the newly formed cluster of Transport & Logistics brands. The first step in the IT Strategy is to put in place a core IT team that can deliver standard IT services.

A vacancy exists for a Service Introduction Lead

Responsible for working with project teams and Service Operations to ensure that IT services are ready to be released into production and that they successfully meet the criteria required to be handed over to operations. The Service Introduction Lead will work with project teams across the project lifecycle to ensure that solutions are designed, built and deployed to be operated efficiently and effectively in production usage.

  • Working concurrently across multiple projects to ensuring that project plans, solution designs and service models are appropriate to productionise releases
  • Ensuring that Service Operations are ready to receive new releases e.g. knowledge of the system, known defects, administration and production operation transferred and the Service Desk training completed
  • Ensuring that operational costs (e.g. software licences, hosting charges and service fees) and production resourcing have been sufficiently provided for to avoid unplanned increases in the IT run budget
  • Ensuring that there is appropriate warranty/early life support to avoid the offhand issues into production
  • Understanding the impact of a release on customers, the service organisation, suppliers and technology
  • Checking the completeness of the service introduction criteria and, if not complete, recommending actions required to support the release schedule

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related experience/certifications.
  • Experience in IT Service Introduction and Service Transition
  • Advanced knowledge of service introduction
  • Advanced knowledge of service operations - essential
  • ITIL certified
  • Advanced knowledge of service management
  • Advanced knowledge of service integration
  • Advanced knowledge of Information Services functions
  • Experience in Business & IT Transition & Transformation Service introduction
  • knowledge of service operations
  • Medium knowledge of people and organisational change
  • Medium knowledge of Shared Services - advantageous
  • In this role, you will be the person who cooperates with great number of stakeholders
  • Additionally, we expect you have strong independent drive and goal-orientation, a high level of self-confidence combined with the ability to meet deadlines through prioritizing and organizing activities.
  • Experience in project management (plan, risk, issues, change, budget, resources,)
  • Experience in managing complex stakeholder's maps
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exposure to project lifecycle
  • Good prioritization skills
  • Strong communication and advisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills/personal impact
  • Solves challenges based on accurate identification of underlying factors/causes and is aware of the impact of proposed solutions outside their own immediate area
  • Works well under pressure and can navigate uncertainty

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