IT Manager, Harrogate, United Kingdom


We are a member company of The Smithers Group, trusted providers of innovative solutions. Smithers Viscient performs environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries. Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. Smithers Viscient is a leader delivering trusted testing services.

Offerings include environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, honeybee and pollinator testing, avian toxicology, residue, analytical, and product chemistry, and regulatory risk assessment.  Contact us to apply or to learn more about a career at Smithers Viscient. 

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IT Manager, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Posted: 30 January 2018

Smithers Viscient has provided environmental and consumer safety testing and regulatory services to our clients worldwide for over 45 years. We take pride in our scientific excellence and our commitment to customer service. We are a member company of The Smithers Group, trusted providers of innovative solutions.
We actively encourage career development and passionately support those who want to pursue and develop within the Smithers family.  We have numerous examples of progression throughout the business and within some of our global businesses are proud that the average length of service amongst employees is a minimum of 10 years.

Job description:

We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced  IT Manager who is looking to grow their systems or development experience.
In the role of IT Manager some of your duties will include:

•             Lead IT operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects and
               organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
•             Establish IT partner relationships with operating departments and other support groups.
•             Benchmark, analyses, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and
              growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
•             Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget
•             Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture,
              security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
•             Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of
              all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, mobile devices 
              and other peripherals.
•             Oversee provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
•             Monitor, troubleshoot, and upgrade the Microsoft Windows based application and SQL
              database systems, including customer relations and laboratory management systems.
•             Gains proficiency in provision of IT support for validation projects of new and current  
              information systems.  
The person

Experience with networking and data security protocols and systems such as HP ProCurve and Sonic Wall firewalls. Strong technical knowledge of Windows Active Directory, Windows servers, operating systems and networking hardware & related systems.

Experience in IT infrastructure support, maintenance & systems development. Strong understanding of project management principles.  Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Desired experience with virtual desktop and server technologies.

Experience highly desired with laboratory based computing environments along with GLP, GAMP 5 or other laboratory related compliance frameworks.

Knowledge or willingness to learn the support & maintenance of validated, information systems, (Laura, calibration Manager, Empower, Gen5, Analyst, Xcalibur, Chromeleon Provantis etc)

To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter including salary expectations to: Helen Blakey, HR Business Partner, Smithers Viscient

Closing date for applications: 18th June, 2018.
Smithers Viscient is an equal opportunities employer