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IT Service Manager

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 by Levy Associates Ltd

Not Specified, Netherlands
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

My client is one of the biggest financial institutions in the Netherlands and they are looking for an IT Servicer manager with the relevant domain experience in (Data Lake/Business Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Pega Platform or Artificial Intelligence) to work a long term contract position.

What will you do?

Play a central role in the on-boarding of new services/applications

Monitor contracts/agreements with internal and external suppliers

Conduct regular/quarterly Service Review Meetings

Monitor compliance to risk requirements on a tactical level and liaison with Risk 1st & 2nd Line of Defense, support in solving impediments

Ensure alignment between new needs, existing service levels and non-financial risks

Define IT Operations organizational changes in case of new services

Coordinate the Financial MTP process

Monitor IT Service Cost and advise accordingly

Organize service portfolio management

Support IT (Area) Lead in making sure squads/external suppliers comply to agreed service levels

Who are you?

You are a driven Service Manager applying procedures, tools and methods, with great understanding of business practices and approaches. You are an expert in building relationships/team working, resolving conflicts and problems with strong influencing and persuading skills. As a Service Manager you have great communicating/listening skills and strong in gathering information without losing your focus on your customers. You bring positive energy to the team and have very good social and communication skills. This leads to great performance.

Your education, experience and background:

Education at Bachelor/Master level with a strong background in IT.

Relevant Service Management/IT experience: 5 years

Relevant domain experience (Data Lake/Business Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Pega Platform or Artificial Intelligence): 3 years.

Relevant experience working in an Agile organization is preferred


Professional expertise/market focus: A Service manager has in depth knowledge on specific areas. You have the necessary technical skills to perform the job. You take steps to stay informed of new trends and developments and take this into account in your decision making. You are recognized as an authority in your specialty.

As a Service Manager, you are able to make good analyses. Hence Problem analyses and judgment is an essential competence in this profile. You act as an expert to the client in the analyses of requirements. You are familiar to potential problems related to the IT solutions to be implemented and anticipate on those problems.

Customer focus and customer interest is paramount: A good Service Manager knows the customer's business and puts forward proposals that reflect the customers interests. The solutions you propose are aligned with the team and client. You are able to meet the customer's business requirements. To advise the customer on the suitable technical solutions, it is important to understand the customer's needs and wishes.

Performance Motivation: a Service Manager tries to continuously improve the performance of the IT service provided. A continuous focus on improving personal performance and that of his or her team. Strives to achieve high work standards - is not satisfied with average levels of performance.

Teamwork is one of the core competencies of the Service Manager. It is important that you work well with people and share information that is important for others. You are open to the input of others and you are prepared to learn from them. You place the importance of common goal above personal goals.

Persuasiveness: A successful Service Manager is persuasive. You can tune in to the interests or level of discussion of your partner. You are able to use arguments that appeal to the discussion partner; you present your arguments in measured doses at crucial moments. At the higher job levels you must influence higher management and different stakeholders.

Vision is needed for the higher job levels of the Service Manager. You are able to place short term plans in a longer term perspective and you have clear long term goals and scenarios for achieving it. You contribute to the vision on the IT requirements within the Domain or on Enterprise level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the biggest banking names in the Netherlands during a very exciting time in their current growth and development.

Due to a high number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Reference: 744681514

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