Market systems manager

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Location: Reading

Type: Permanent

Ref: e20015664


What is the purpose of the role?

The Market Systems Manager will be an experienced digital and business change professional with overall responsibility for the performance and enhancement of market systems that underpin a business unit with a 440m turnover, multimillion-pound compliance risks and ambitious customer service improvement targets. The role will ensure that market systems support and enhance front line customer service and revenue activities and remain resilient and responsive to market and business change. They will establish clear expectations, timelines, deliverables and detailed functional requirements for delivery partners to meet.

What makes this role unique?

This is an embedded business role which seeks to drive enhancements to business performance by acting as a challenging and informed customer of our Digital delivery partners, and deliverer of your colleagues’ business requirements for digital changes.

What will this role involve?

You will be responsible for leading the development of business cases to enhance resilience and performance of market systems to support the business.

You will establish and lead approaches to identify, clarify, prioritise and document business requirements and longer-term application and service road maps underpinning business delivery needs.

You will build and develop relationships with delivery partners and business leads to establish technical solutions, costs and benefits whilst ensuring digital partners have established effective design, delivery and testing plans.

You will own a range of initiatives to improve overall delivery of core operations and wider business performance.

The role will also involve the management of a team of business focused digital professionals to deliver against all agreed goals.

What are we looking for?

This role requires an effective understanding of information systems and data transfer operations and a track record of managing multiple stakeholders and delivery partners to deliver projects and their associated business goals and benefits. We are looking for a candidate who is comfortable being responsible for both digital and business outcomes for any project and is as comfortable initiating and developing a business case for change as they are ensuring definition and delivery of detailed requirements.

Thames Water information and salary details

The role is based at our offices in Reading offering a salary of up to 70,000 dependent upon experience. Our competitive salary and package include a competitive bonus, car allowance, private healthcare and an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year. Industry leading pension scheme. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.

Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 26/04/2019.