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Gleeson Recruitment Group
BirminghamHybrid work
£70,000 - £80,000 a year - Full-time

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Head of IT Operations
Birmingham (Hybrid working Available)
£70,000 - £80,000

Gleeson are seeking an experienced and strategic Head of IT to lead and manage a manufacturing organization's information technology operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all IT systems, infrastructure, and personnel within the manufacturing facilities based in Birmingham. They will play a crucial role in aligning IT strategies with business objectives, ensuring efficient and secure operations, and driving digital transformation initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT strategy aligned with the company's goals and objectives
  • Manage and supervise the IT department, including recruitment, training, and performance evaluations
  • Oversee the deployment, maintenance, and upgrades of IT systems, networks, and infrastructure
  • Ensure the security, reliability, and integrity of IT systems, including data protection and disaster recovery measures
  • Collaborate with other departments to identify and implement technology solutions to improve operational efficiency and productivity
  • Develop and manage IT budgets, ensuring cost-effective solutions and optimal resource allocation
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends, evaluating their potential impact and recommending appropriate solutions
  • Establish and maintain IT policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams and senior management

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in IT management roles, with a strong background in manufacturing or industrial environments
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and managing IT teams and projects
  • Extensive knowledge of IT infrastructure, systems, networks, and security protocols
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with industry-specific software, applications, and technologies used in manufacturing
  • Experience in developing and implementing IT strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Budget management and cost control experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Project management certifications (e.g., PMP, PRINCE2) are desirable


At Gleeson Recruitment Group, we embrace inclusivity and welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. We are proud to be a disability confident employer.

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