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Group Cloud & Hosting Consultant
6 months +
My client is currently looking to recruit a Group Cloud & Hosting Specialist for a 6 month contract based in London
" Sponsor and drive the implementation of a Global Hosting Strategy, moving from a geographic to a global model and from legacy technology to Cloud.
" Work closely with the Cloud and DC Exit programmes to ensure the success of major migrations, continuity of service and minimisation of risk.
" Ensure alignment with CIO and Platform plans and strategy
" Ensure the optimal outsourcing / supplier management strategy for IT Hosting for Group Services.
" Own and operate Group Cloud & Hosting, ensuring performance meets business needs and oversee and assure all other Cloud & Hosting globally, moving towards global Cloud and Hosting arrangements.
" Manage and govern some of our client's largest suppliers and contracts
" Deliver a high performing Hosting Group service, ensuring operational services meet business needs, controls and risks are managed and services are adequately maintained.
" Ensure services are secure and keep pace with the threat landscape
" Manage the lifecycle of Hosting from introduction to retirement, ensuring value is maintained.
" Drive ongoing cost reduction of unit costs and demand volumes with year on year savings.
" Identify and manage the risks relating to technology infrastructure and suppliers
" Deliver strategic objectives of cost reduction, improved service, culture change and IT transformation individually and as a member of the Infrastructure team.
" Lead a broad team based in multiple sites of c50FTE supplemented by large outsourced agreements.
" Owner of several of Critical and Important Outsourced arrangements and largest IT contracts
" Build strong relationships with outsourced partners
" udget holder for some of the largest Infrastructure run costs for the Group. Accountable for a budget of c£140m +
" Deliver year on year improvement in operating expenses
" Ensure compliance with outsourcing standards, IT and business protection standards
Change and Problem Solving
" Develop and lead capability to:
" Identify opportunities and gaps in Hosting services over 3-5 years in the context of strategy and developments in technology
" Reconfigure Hosting solutions, accountable for decisions on the functions and services provided, structure and roles, locations, partners etc
" Determine new ways (including partners) to deliver services
" Decide or recommend long term contracting arrangements
" Work with Cloud & DC exit and other Infrastructure teams to take on major change programmes into BAU
" Ensuring effective and embedded risk management is a key responsibility for all senior managers within our client. Responsible for:
" Ensuring that there is an appropriate culture in place and in line with the requirements of the Group;
" Understand and champion the Group's Risk Management Framework, including all Risk Policies and linked Business Standards; reporting, escalation and governance processes (including all legal and regulatory requirements);
" Maintaining effective and efficient risk management and internal control systems, in line with agreed risk appetite, where necessary directing action plans to rectify ineffective controls and bring associated out of appetite risks within appetite including Outsourced arrangements
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
" Experience of delivering high performing IT Services and Infrastructure in large organisations, ideally across multiple geographies and business lines
" Extensive commercial experience working across functions, businesses and geography in a large multi-national organisation.
" Experience of a highly regulated environment and management of IT controls
" Experience of managing large complex outsourced contracts
" People Leadership experience
" Experience of delivering change and transformation to IT environments
" Highly resilient with experience of decision making in pressurised situations
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
" Extensive IT knowledge, specialist in the areas of Cloud, Hosting and Networks
" Specialist in the delivery of IT Services
" Knowledge of Insurance and Financial Services industry
" Strong supplier and commercial management capability
" People leadership skills.
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