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Business Applications Systems Manager

  • Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 10/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89718

The Business Applications Systems Manager will lead a team of Application specialists. Support the development of new system capability, understand the application landscape and manage the applications through a lifecycle from inceptions to retirement including managing SLA, BCP and DR requirements.


  • Build and maintain the application portfolio, Identify opportunities to transfer application support from the division to the wider group where it makes operational and business sense to do so
  • Managing governance protocols and processes for the acquisition or creation of new applications, changes to existing applications and the removal of superseded or legacy applications.
  • Application support and maintenance
  • Create, maintain and monitor Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for the applications.
  • Manage the Applications Specialist team to provide ongoing maintenance and support for the application portfolio and associated staffing levels
  • Portfolio management
  • Management of the applications portfolio, working to principles to minimise application sprawl and reduce costs and complexity
  • Creation and management of processes to assess the portfolio and requests for changes
  • Alignment of business goals and strategy to the applications portfolio and develop application roadmaps.

Key Skills

  • Background of operating in Support Services / Outsourcing industries, ideally with an engineering, training or asset management focus.
  • Managing application teams across a geographically dislocated operating environment
  • Detailed systems and technical knowledge of applications within the Engineering, Training and Asset Management environment desirable. To include; Asset Management, Fleet Management, Learning Management and Customer Relationship Management Systems
  • Experience in managing an application portfolio
  • Detailed technical knowledge of ERP systems with experience of SAP implementation and exploitation
  • Proven ability to fully understand the needs of the business and successfully develop an application portfolio to support these needs
  • Experience of working within a large business change programme and the ability to champion change with end users
  • Demonstrable experience in managing multiple stakeholders and prioritising activity accordingly
  • Experience in the development of new capabilities, through design, build and test life cycles whilst phasing out legacy systems.
  • Significant experience in presenting to clients at a senior management level


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Share Scheme
  • Flexible Benefits: Childcare vouchers, Health Care Cash Plan, Bike Scheme etc

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