Service Manager - #10435589
What we do
We are a global software and professional services company for the financial industry, with offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Bangladesh. We specialize in working with investment banks to automate the issuance process for structured products. For layman, a structured product is a financial investment (not unlike a savings account) where the return to the investor depends on the performance of an underlying asset (e.g., a stock or an index). While structured products tend to offer a higher return than a savings account, they also tend to come with a higher risk. Therefore, the issuance (i.e., the creation) of a structured product and its offering to investors is highly regulated.
We offer banks automation solutions to make that issuance process simpler. The core of our automation solution is a document automation tool that facilitates the creation of fact sheets, term sheets and similar documents which describe the products. We are looking to hire developers and financial experts to work with this core automation solution.
As the Senior Service Support Manager, you will play a critical leadership role in managing and optimizing our service support operations, ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction and service excellence. Leveraging your ITIL training and extensive experience in IT service management, you will lead the implementation of ITIL best practices and principles, drive process improvements, and mentor and develop your team to achieve operational excellence.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Team Leadership : Lead, mentor, and develop a team of service support agents, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback to help them excel in their roles. Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the team.
- Service Desk Management: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the service desk, ensuring timely and effective resolution of incidents, service requests, and problems. Monitor service desk performance metrics and implement strategies to optimize service delivery and meet SLA targets .
- Incident and Problem Management: Lead the management of incidents and problems, coordinating with internal teams and external vendors to identify root causes, implement workarounds and permanent solutions, and prevent recurrence. Drive the adoption of ITIL incident and problem management processes and procedures.
- Change Management: Manage the assessment, planning, and implementation of changes to IT systems and services, ensuring changes are properly documented, evaluated, and authorized in accordance with ITIL change management guidelines. Lead change advisory board (CAB) meetings and reviews.
- Service Level Management: Establish and maintain service level agreements (SLAs) with clients, monitor service performance against SLA targets, and implement corrective actions to address deviations and improve service quality. Conduct regular service reviews with clients to gather feedback and identify areas for improvement.
- ITIL Process Implementation: Drive the adoption and implementation of ITIL frameworks, methodologies, and best practices across the organization. Lead process improvement initiatives to enhance service quality, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
- Vendor Management: Manage relationships with external vendors and service providers, ensuring they deliver quality services and meet contractual obligations. Negotiate contracts, service level agreements, and pricing as needed.
- Documentation and Reporting: Maintain comprehensive documentation of IT processes, procedures, and knowledge articles. Generate reports on service desk performance, incident trends, and key metrics, and provide insights and recommendations for improvement.
- Customer Relationship Management: Build and maintain positive relationships with clients, serving as a trusted advisor and escalation point for complex technical issues. Communicate effectively with clients to provide updates on incident status, resolution timelines, and service improvements.
- ITIL Expert certification is required. Extensive knowledge of ITIL concepts, principles, and processes, with demonstrated experience implementing ITIL best practices in a service desk environment.
- Proven leadership and management skills, with experience leading and developing a team of service support professionals in a fast-paced environment. Ability to inspire and motivate team members to achieve their full potential.
- Strong technical aptitude and proficiency in IT service management tools and systems. Experience with incident, problem, change, and service level management processes preferred.
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts clearly and effectively to clients and stakeholders of all levels.
- Analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze complex technical issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions. Experience with root cause analysis and problem management processes preferred.
- Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team and collaborate with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders to achieve common goals.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage workload effectively, and meet deadlines in a dynamic and demanding environment.
- Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities, business needs, and client requirements. Willingness to embrace new technologies, tools, and methodologies.