Service Design Manager

Full Time City and County of the City of London IT Job Pro UK

Service Design Manager

Salary: £55,000 – £77,000

Location: London

An overview of the role

The SD&I Manager sits in the Service Integrator tower. The role is responsible for ensuring the requirements of operations are represented throughout the project lifecycle and that the projects deliverables are therefore supportable and robust following implementation into the production environment.

The work

• Review Service Impact Assessment and ensure the deliverables are in alignment with contractual obligations.
• Design and document the Service ensuring it is fit for purpose for Service Operations and SLA’s
• Reviewing processes and procedures ensuring they are fit for Service.
• Confirm with Service Portfolio Management that modified or new services need reviewing.
• Ensuring that operational service requirements are articulated and delivered by the Project Manager
• Acting as single point of contact for operational services and Project Managers during all project phases
• Ensuring the Service SD&I Quality Gate process is adhered to, providing support/advice to stakeholders
• Providing status reporting on projects from a Service SD&I perspective.
• Ensuring assessment of the risks to operational support environments has taken place.
• Ensuring operational support teams have been fully engaged and are able to support the required services.
• Ensuring that Architecture, Security and cross tower support functions have been engaged (e.g., Capacity Management, Availability Management) to validate the solution will meet operational requirements
• Ensuring Early Life Support has been planned
• Providing a pre-production support “Escalation” point
• Ensuring that evidence is collected as required for the Quality Gate Reviews and stored on the central Client repository

Why this role?

We are leading a transformation of our client’s move to the new digital technology and support, which you will play a big part in by coordinating activities to ensure our technology teams receive effective handovers from Project managers and their teams to Operational Support Departments, playing a key part in the approval process to ensure and enable the functions to provide the on-going support in live post-delivery.

Part of the role will be to ensure the effective handover, this could mean you performing requirement gathering, arranging service design approval, compiling risk assessments, process gap analysis, the coordination of training activities, documentation sign off, facilitating and enabling decision making, coordinating Early Life Support and tracking Service Acceptance Criteria.

The role will largely be working from home but flexibility is required to work on site as required.

Why you?

Being a self-starter, proactive, self-motivated and a personable individual you will be responsible for ensuring the Service Design & Introduction process is carried out for any new or changing services being delivered into our client, following the SD&I process.

Having strong planning and communication skills, you will be working closely with projects and all areas of the organisation.

• Experience of leading service design and introduction process in an ITIL based environment.
• ITIL Certified
• Have proven experience in an environment where PRINCE/AGILE project management
• Managing relationships with internal business stakeholders up to Director level
• A background in coordinating activities within a large infrastructure services organisation.

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