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IT Manager

  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • County Durham
  • 40000


IT Manager

County Durham

Salary £40,000 – £50,000

Our client is a hugely innovative food manufacturing business who are currently enjoying a massive period of growth and change. As a result they have an immediate requirement for an experienced IT Manager who can join their business and help implement IT strategy whilst still remaining hands-on.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all IT Functions of the company, having knowledge of industry best practices and ensuring the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of client computer systems, servers and data security systems.


Key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Supervising daily network and server infrastructure operations
  • Aligning IT infrastructure with current and future business requirements and goals
  • Evaluating risk, developing network recovery and backup processes
  • Managing IT budgets, forecast, handling cash flow and enforcing cost-effectiveness
  • Assessing and purchasing new and replacement hardware and ensuring inventory / asset tagging of all items
  • Ensuring that IT activities are within the limits of applicable laws, codes and regulations including GDPR
  • Testing, troubleshooting and adjusting information systems to operate effectively
  • Implementing security of the network, data and its storage and communication system
  • Lead vendor relationships and ensure they are delivering to SLA’s
  • Support in workflow evaluation and improvement and
  • Lead planned ERP implementation / upgrades from an IT perspective
  • Ensure all processes and procedures are fully documented
  • Manage onsite printers, copiers, scanners
  • Work alongside Factory Management to ensure IT efficiencies maximised in production


  • Results driven
  • Ideally an Information Technology related degree (or equivalent)
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience working within either manufacturing or FMCG
  • Experience with Sage 200
  • Commercially astute
  • Solution focused
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Strong written and verbal communication / presentation skills.



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