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Senior IT Manager (IT Business Partner) - Finance

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Information Technology
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

Pioneering technology takes more than just inventive engineers. At Dyson, we take a problem-solving approach to everything we do. And across our support teams, we’re proud to be different. And importantly, we support change to maintain our rapid growth.

About the team

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them.  In the same way that Dyson engineers’ better technology to solve problems others ignore, Global IT transforms the way Dyson does business through world class and pioneering IT services and systems.

Our IT team provides modern solutions that help to remove complexity and drive efficiency as our business changes and grows. The way we function is constantly evolving and becoming more digital, with an ever-increasing number of new platforms and tools available.

About the role

Our Corporate Functions team deliver world-class IT business partnering, product management and delivery services to Dyson’s corporate functions. 

As a key part of this team, and reporting to an IT Director, you’ll be the Senior IT Business Partner for our global Finance function. You'll be defining and delivering a large-scale, multi-year technology roadmap that transforms Finance, in line with Dyson’s growth and company blueprint.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing overall IT business partnership and product ownership (DevOps) to all aspects of Dyson’s Global Finance function.
  • Providing secure and sustainable IT service delivery and continuity underpinned by operational excellence to the Global Finance function.
  • Working closely with the Finance leadership team to drive their Digital Transformation agenda by clearly articulating and defining business needs and benefits (value realization), through well-documented Business Cases.
  • Developing required IT Digital and technology transformation strategy roadmaps (multi-year roadmaps with clear business vision and value).
  • Maximizing the value of related IT investment made in Group Finance - effectively stimulate, shape, manage and realize the business demand for IT investment.
  • Operationally own (maturing to delivery DevSecOps) global Finance platforms and solutions ensuring we drive for exceptional IT service delivery and continuity.
  • Providing Digital and Technology insights on external technology trends, benchmarking, and innovation and how these can be leveraged to drive business growth and new operating models.
  • Overseeing the management of service transition activities such as service introduction and service acceptance of new capabilities for platforms in scope, providing guidance to Product Managers.
  • Leading and conducting regular Service Reviews, ensuring alignment and updates on status of key programs, roadmaps, benefits case, knowledge sharing, operations etc.

About you

You’ll have a proven background in transforming digital landscapes within a global, Finance function, the ability to set strategic direction for IT business partnering services aligned to Finance stakeholders and in-depth understanding of core Finance processes and procedures.

With your previous experience in a similar Finance Service Management/ Business Partnering / Relationship Management role in a large, complex organisation you’ll have excellent IT third party management skills and previous experience with vendor and contract management.

Other key requirements include:

  • Experience of defining a transformational agenda in a similar-sized organisation, owning product roadmaps and strategy across multiple and often interdependent product areas.
  • Agile working – capable of leading and coaching teams in Agile and Lean practices, with the ability to determine the right approach for the team to take, evaluating this throughout the full product lifecycle.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability interact effectively with key business stakeholders up to C-suite level. 
  • Strong leadership qualities and the ability manage teams across the globe in a complex, matrix environment.
  • A natural problem solver with a strong budget planning and management skillset.
  • Experience of presenting to senior stakeholders, building business cases and evidencing ROI.
  • Knowledge/experience of the SAP ERP landscape and industry best practices will be an advantage
  • Knowledge/experience of Onestream and Facton will be an advantage.

This role will be based on site at our state-of-the-art technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Benefits

Financial

  • Performance-related bonus scheme 
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Lifestyle

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon
  • 27 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)
  • Ability to purchase additional holidays
  • Free parking on-site (excluding Bristol)
  • On-site hair salon, sports centre and gym – all free
  • Free lunch and free, (unlimited) hot drinks and fruit
  • Free on-site Lifestyle Assist service (concierge)
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

Health & Wellbeing

  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Assessments
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free GP service (both on-site and digital)
  • Free gym, fitness classes and wellbeing centre on-site
  • Fertility treatment and menopause support


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.