Senior Infrastructure Hosting Manager

Job reference: 148197BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
Senior Infrastructure Hosting Manager

Nottingham or Weybridge


Under general direction of the Sr. Director, Global Cloud Engineering and Hosting, you will be responsible for the management and tracking of all activities across all hosting platforms that supports the European business. The role will be responsible for optimisation of both On-Premise and Cloud hosted services and associated lifecycle management activities and delivery of the Data Centre hosting transformation strategy.

About the opportunity

• Accountable for maintaining high performing stable infrastructure platforms across hosting platforms in support of European businesses. This include the design and lifecycle management of storage, compute and backup services which support business services.
• Contributes to the development of an IT strategy, working with internal and external customers to understand business needs and develop technical roadmaps and implementation plans
• Collaborates with division directors across the organisation and key stakeholders for the coordination and alignment of objectives and functions across multiple functional areas.
• Responsible for establishing a framework to drive cultural change for event management and develop a multi-year monitoring strategy to support the business goals. Also Integrating into the project and service transitions teams to ensure all systems are operationalized and fully monitored prior to go live.
• Engage with internal business IT customer base to understand their evolving business needs and align operational IT strategy and priorities to not only support but also to help in enhancing the business effectiveness through technology.
• Responsible for the implementation of cloud base data centre transformation programme to enable greater agility and strong cost benefit structure. Also responsible for the building of new infrastructure capabilities to make the organization for future ready.
• Responsible for developing a keen understanding of program service delivery goals and requirements, and develop and enact a vision to both meet the customer’s current needs, and for evolution of the program to meet changing customer needs

About you

• Relevant degree or IT and business/industry management experience, covering Infrastructure Compute, Storage and Back up services and lifecycle management.
• Experience managing suppliers, teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels.
• Demonstrated ability to formulate and execute strategies to exceed operational expectations and further enhance the customer experience.
• Ability to translate strategy into system and technology solutions.
• Demonstrated experience working in large-scale environments and tweaking business processes to support growth and productivity
• Demonstrated ability to lead change, able to take calculated risk and seeks continuous improvement
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to communicate with customers, associates and management; solid teamwork and interpersonal skills
• Ability to present and discuss strategies and technical information in a manner that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding
• Ability to establish solid relationships with vendors in support of initiatives;
• Solid project management skills including the ability to effectively deploy resources and manage multiple projects of various diverse scope in a cross-functional environment
• Knowledge of key technology standards around ITIL and service delivery

A bit about us…
IT is at the centre of what we do.

This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.

You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.
We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting boots.jobs.

Benefits

We have a great range of benefits that go beyond salary and offer flexibility to suit you:
• Competitive salary
• Maternity / Paternity / Adoption leave pay
• Boots Pension Scheme
• Competitive holiday allowance
• Generous staff discount (Boots, Boot Opticians and Boots Hearing Care)
• £100 gift card for colleagues expecting/adopting a baby
• Access to corporate discounts, including retail, cinema, holidays etc (UK only)
• Discretionary annual bonus scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Flexible benefits scheme (via salary sacrifice) including financial wellbeing support, gym membership, dental cover, life assurance, restaurant discount cards, activity passes, holiday buying and much more (exclusions may apply, eligible roles only)
• Onsite staff shop, opticians, gym, coffee shops, cafeteria, dry cleaning service and excellent travel links
*All rewards and benefits are subject to change and eligibility.

Why Boots

Our mission is to help everyone to feel good. This starts internally – with every colleague and every team. In our stores and pharmacies, our warehouses and our Support Office, we work together, putting our customers first and our colleagues at the heart of everything we do. We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people, with a huge range of opportunities for you to continue to grow with us… just bring your passion and commitment and we’ll do the rest.

Diversity, equity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do in our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all.

We offer a variety of flexible working patterns to support our colleagues to achieve a good work life balance, just speak to our Recruitment team to find out more.

What’s next

If your application is successful, our in-house recruitment team will be in touch to arrange an interview and to answer any initial questions you have. If you have not been successful on this occasion you will be notified by email.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact helen.doherty@boots.co.uk