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Head of Information Systems - £Exc + Bens & Bonus

Our client, a highly regarded Asset Manager with circa $40Bil of Asset Under Management is looking for an experienced manager to lead a small team of Systems Analysts and take responsibility for the firm’s full suite of Information Systems. This is a hands-on role where you will influence systems strategy, change initiatives, budgets and manage third party relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintain, develop and deliver the Information Systems strategy, budget and annual change programme.

  • Overall responsibility for application design, development, modification, support and maintenance; and for overall systems architecture, design and upkeep, including data and database security considerations as appropriate.

  • Work closely with business users to define functional and technical requirements for all Information Systems and applications to ensure all business needs are fully met.

  • Responsible for negotiating, co-ordinating and administering the procurement of Information Systems and IT consultancy services, and the ongoing management of the relationship and delivery of services from those providers.

  • Accountable for the maintenance and support of all Information Systems to ensure their integrity, availability and performance. This includes the testing and implementation of appropriate software patches and upgrades, and supporting all business users in their use of software applications.

  • Oversee and/or manage all change (from minor change to major projects) across all Information Systems using appropriate methodologies and best practises in line with the firms change procedures.

  • Lead and develop the Information Systems team, conducting performance appraisals and setting clear objectives, and ensuring that adequate day to day oversight and direction is always present.

  • Ensure that key person risk continues to be managed and reduced across the board.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience leading technology and change functions within asset management.

  • Successful track record of delivering strategic and tactical change across multiple functions.

  • Track record of successfully managing third party relationships.

  • Sound knowledge of wider regulatory obligations and experience of developing and implementing operations strategies.

  • Proven experience managing, coaching and developing teams. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Proven ability of working to tight deadlines, through an ability to prioritise and manage workloads.

  • Ability to identify when issues should be escalated. Strong control and risk awareness.

  • Highest level of professionalism, confidentiality, discretion and judgement.

  • Impeccable ethical standards.

  • Good network and knowledge of industry trends and developments.

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Alex Brown on 020 7847 8878 or email

Ref: AB723693

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