Head of Business Systems

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester (GB)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Feb 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
1503
Position/Level
Senior Management
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Head of Business Systems

Manchester

Salary: Competitive 

Ref: 1503

Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and the most popular city for students in the UK. We are at the heart of it, delivering cutting-edge skills to people from 120 countries – 94% of whom go into work or further study within six months of graduating. Since 2006, we have invested £350 million into our exceptional campus to deliver our vision of being the best modern university, and we continue to achieve and innovate every day.

Where you’ll work

Our Information Systems and Digital Services division manages all aspects of our information, communication, learning and research technologies and shapes our technical strategy and roadmap. Its decisions are central to our continued success – giving you an extremely high profile and a pivotal role to play.

About the role

Crucially, you will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to deliver our Information Systems Strategy and ensure that our business applications (student management systems and ERP) deliver value and perform effectively throughout their lifecycle. You’ll play a particularly key role in supporting the implementation of our new Student Management System, Unit4, and ensuring it is effectively integrated with other key University Systems. 

We will look to you to provide inspiring leadership to our Business Systems team as you define methodologies and new operating models across our HR, Finance and Payroll systems, as well as the technical aspects of the Student Transformation Programme. You will carefully align resources to requirements, manage relationships with major vendors and service providers, and actively implement application lifecycle management status reporting, metrics and benchmarks — giving you an enormous impact on everything we do.

About You

Commercially astute and capable of defining the business benefits of technology investments, you will be a capable project manager with a very strategic mindset. Naturally, you will be experienced in supporting and developing Enterprise-wide systems in Finance, HR and/or Student Services, and you will be able to embed a strong customer service culture within your team. 

At the same time, controlling budgets, chairing meetings and generating insightful reports should be second nature to you, and you will bring broad awareness of higher education and its IT challenges. Finally, you will be skilled in delivering profound change and influencing the most senior stakeholders, whilst communicating a clear and persuasive vision to diverse audiences via the full media mix.

Closing date: 24 February 2019

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