Service Desk Manager


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Cheshire East, Cheshire



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Job Title: Service Desk Manager

Location: Cheshire/ South Manchester

Salary Range: up to £55 plus benefits (depending on experience)

Your Schedule:

This role is primarily on-site, requiring a presence 5 days a week. Flexibility in start and end times is available as needed, aligning closely with our operational hours from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday.


SOM3 are working exclusively with a fast-growing automotive industry company seeking to build out an IT hub in the Greater Manchester/ Cheshire area. First point of call is to acquire a Service Desk Manager with a growth mindset, positive attitude and high energy who can lead a team.

As the IT Service Desk Manager, you will pioneer the creation and management of our new IT service desk. This is a rare greenfield opportunity where you’ll select the best people and tools, and implement efficient processes to set the foundation for a high-performing IT service desk. You’ll drive a culture of excellence, support, and innovation, ensuring our technology function aligns with and propels our business objectives.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build and lead a high-performing support team, ensuring KPIs, SLAs, and OKRs are met
  • Oversee team performance and development.
  • Recruit, train, and continuously improve team capabilities.
  • Foster a positive, high-energy work environment.
  • Align service expectations with stakeholders to meet business needs.
  • Conduct performance reviews with IT providers.
  • Manage service levels and create performance reports.
  • Optimize third-party services.
  • Oversee major incidents and problem resolution.
  • Maintain clear communication during incidents and changes.
  • Provide support for incident management and escalations.
  • Manage IT onboarding and equipment setup for new starters.
  • Oversee secure removal of access and retrieval of equipment for leavers.
  • Streamline processes for rapid growth and efficient equipment management.
  • Facilitate IT integration of acquired businesses.
  • Deliver IT services aligned with ITIL principles.
  • Ensure compliance with information security standards.
  • Collaborate on software and infrastructure updates.
  • Maintain end-user equipment security standards.
  • Produce reports for executives and the board.
  • Measure customer satisfaction and identify improvements.
  • Build strong working relationships across the business.
  • Review third-party supplier performance.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Extensive experience leading a service desk in a multi-site organization, catering to a large user base.
  • Strong grasp of ITIL principles and project management.
  • Proficiency in using and reporting from helpdesk ticketing systems.
  • Effective in managing service levels and performance reporting.
  • Positive, high-energy mindset with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Experience in a Microsoft 365 environment and familiarity with niche third-party applications.
  • Background in retail or service/support industries is a plus.

What’s Next:

This is a pivotal role with the potential for career advancement, possibly evolving into a broader service delivery position. Be a part of our exciting growth journey and shape the future of our IT service desk.

Job Information

Job Reference: PR/007510_1717749819
Salary From: £45000
Salary To: £55000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Cheshire East, Cheshire
Job Types: Permanent

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