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Denis Bayliss

Branch Manager Phone: 02476 309090

Sector Focus: IT
Disciplines: Development | ERP | Support | Business Intelligence | Testing | IT Management

I am a Recruitment Specialist with over 26 years experience. I manage the ASC IT Recruitment Division, where we focus on providing innovative recruitment solutions to selected customers across the UK. 

My experienced team of consultants specialise in selected vertical markets - focusing all of their time and effort building their expertise in these areas. 

 

 
 
 
 

DENIS BAYLISS JOBS

 
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Infrastructure Architect

Technical Architect required by my client, a global supplier of services to the public sector.

Benefits include: competitive salary, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme (matched up to 6%), training & development opportunities, and as a valued employee you will have access to a world of exclusive discounts and privileges including Childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme, Mobile Phone discounts, Merlin Attractions and more!

Reporting into the Solution Manager Lead you will be responsible for:

  • Producing IT infrastructure architecture
  • Ensuring that the respective components support the overall solution needs/business requirements
  • Typically work on a broad range of medium sized projects, from inception to in-life
  • Support senior colleagues with more complex design solutions.

About You:

If you are an experienced consultant with advancing knowledge in the field of infrastructure architecture then we would like to talk to you, we ask only that

In addition to this you will be accountable for the IT infrastructure integrity within an IT solution context, whilst managing design dependencies and impacts of change.

  • You have demonstrable experience as a IT Infrastructure Architect
  • If you have previously produced architectural designs for infrastructure solutions
  • You have a recognised relevant certification such as BCS Certificate in Enterprise & Solution Architecture, TOGAF 8/9, etc.

Any additional knowledge/experience of industry recognised certifications VCDX, CCIE, NetApp NCDA, etc would be an advantage though not mandatory.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Systems Support Analyst

benefits, pension, negotiable

Systems Support Analyst required for my client a Midlands based, award winning Legal 500 firm of solicitors.

The support analyst is required to provide 1st and 2nd line support across the IT Desktop and Infrastructure environment alongside providing systems support to the in house bespoke legal software.

You will be required to learn the scripting tools associated with my client's Case Management Software to provide on-going support and training internally.

Duties will include -

  • Programming and scripting using software developed externally by a bespoke software house offering integrated case management and accounts solutions for solicitors
  • Evaluating and implementing projects to integrate other third party software with the existing systems
  • Developing client facing solutions as the need arises
  • Liaising with software suppliers to develop new solutions or solve problems
  • Supporting users on a range of software and hardware issues
  • Supporting the IT network manager
  • Working with the IT database administrator to enhance the use of the systems and the user experience
  • Training new and existing users
  • Dealing with IT aspects of the firms archiving
  • Health and safety IT assessment

The successful candidate will need experience with

  • Learning and using new programming/scripting languages
  • Multi-tasking within a small IT team
  • Prioritising and completing projects and tasks to deadlines
  • Liaising effectively with third party software suppliers and with users

This is a great opportunity to take on a role that is not limited in its scope, the only limit is your own experience and ability to learn new skills.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Supply Chain & Procurement. We also recruit for Business Support roles & Executive level positions. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Hosting Services Manager

Car, Pension, Benefits, bonus

Hosting Standards Services Manager required for my client a FTSE 250 international service.

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits including company car, life insurance and a 6% matched pension, this company provide the support, development and opportunity for you to progress your career with leading technologies and client focused services standards.

The Hosting Standard Service Manager is responsible for

Planning, launch and day-to-day management of the Hosting standard service. This includes managing the Hosting service throughout the Standard Service Lifecycle, gathering and prioritising business and customer requirements, defining the Hosting standard service vision, and working closely with Operations, Solutions and Partners to deliver business winning services.

This role encompasses numerous activities from tactical to statistical roles and acts as a cross-functional link; bridging gaps within the business and IT between various functions and departments, most prominently between Operations, Solutions and Contract teams.

Key Accountabilities

  • Determines business needs and performance expectations by working with the IT Business Partners, the business and specifying the external research needed to obtain market information.
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future Standard Service lines by reviewing specifications and requirements with the Standard Service Technical Lead, appraising new service ideas and/or service variant changes.
  • Assesses external market competition by comparing the ITS Standard Service to competitor/external provider service. This comparison should include, functional, technical, service and cost comparisons.
  • Provides source data for Standard service communications by defining Service Catalogue entries, communications plan and adoption information.
  • Increases adoption of the Standard Service by working with Solutions and the IT Directors in the business to develop adoption and variation strategies.
  • Monitors Standard Service achievement of Service level targets, working with the Standard Service - Service Lead, Operational Teams and Service Management to understand issues, resolve problems and improve performance. Linked to this the Standard Service Manager is responsible for consumer satisfaction with the service, actively addressing any poor customer satisfaction issues tactically and systemically.
  • Collates Standard service consumption data by calling on contracts with Solutions and Service Leads, evaluating opportunities to assist the contracts further and addressing concerns or issues of existing users.

Experience required:

The Standard Service Manager must have had proven working experience of about 3-5 years in product/standard service management, experience in enterprise application, functional development and cost forecasting, or consultancy in these fields. The Standard Service Manager would be ideal if they additionally have a proven track record in successfully managing an IT product/service all through its lifecycle.

  • Financial Management: The Standard Service Manager must have a track record in budgeting, forecasting and managing a budget (up to £10m), with the financial acumen to understand TCO, unit costing, cash-flow
  • Service Management: The Standard Service Manager needs to understand ITIL and SIAM to a functional level, to be able to deliver and manage the standard service within these frameworks.
  • Technical Knowledge: Whilst knowledge of a broad spectrum of IT technologies and services is extremely beneficial, the Standard Service Manager must have detailed knowledge and experience of the service they are responsible for.
  • Hosting knowledge: The Standard Service manager will have a detailed knowledge of the Hosting market, including but not limited to: Managed hosting, on-site hosting, colocation hosting, cloud based hosting (public and private), compute and storage environments, Secure hosting, G-Cloud Services and associated management tools to optimise performance.

Due to the nature of this role only those candidate who currently hold or have previously held or are eligible for UK SC Clearance can be considered for this opportunity

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Supply Chain & Procurement. We also recruit for Business Support roles & Executive level positions. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Denis Bayliss

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Sales Manager

£35000 - £40000 per annum Plus Commission/Bonus Structure

I am looking for a Sales Manager or Sales Leader for client of mine who specialise in the provision of software solutions

Excellent salary and commission scheme

As part of the senior management team and taking a holistic perspective to manage issues; actively promoting best practice throughout the company; including the general running, setting targets, minimising risks, maximising opportunities, achieving the department targets and seeking to positively influence the progression and growth of the team by leading from the front

Sales Manager Role:

Responsible for managing the sales function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to company's operating profit and increases the value added to the company.

  • Develop and maintain and understanding of my clients software solutions
  • Keep up-to-date with competitors' activities and initiatives alongside customer trends
  • Manage the sales team to identify opportunities to maximise sales productivity
  • Pro-actively follow up on agreed actions and activities within sales team
  • Work with your sales team to achieve team KPI's
  • Sales team one-to-ones, coaching and feedback sessions, training and development activity
  • Lead, motivate, communicate with, develop, appraise and performance manage staff to ensure they are fully motivated to achieve best performance to meet the company's needs
  • Identify where individuals need additional support and provide appropriate interventions
  • Inspire Sales team and colleagues to adopt the right behaviours so that the customer experience is always exceptional and professional
  • Continue to grow and develop the outbound sales team

This is a great chance for a successful sales person to further develop their leadership skills in helping to further develop and grow this successful team and business.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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Denis Bayliss

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Hosting Services Architect

bonus, car, pension

Hosting Service Architect required for my client a FTSE 250 international service.

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits including company car, life insurance and a 6% matched pension, this company provide the support, development and opportunity for you to progress your career with leading technologies and client focussed services standards.

This technical lead must have the following experience:

  • 5 years hosting services experience
  • 3 years IT architecture design experience
  • TOGAF aligned services

About the role

The Hosting Standard Service - Technical Lead is responsible for the overall architecture, high level design and engineering configuration of the Hosting Standard Service, working with suppliers and operational teams to continually review the technology currency and deployments to assure fit for purpose and performance.

This role works from concept (from the business), developing the service High level technical solution through the introduction process, gathering and prioritizing business and customer functional and performance requirements and working closely with Operations, Service Management and Partners to deliver business winning services.

You will develop the Hosting Standard Service technical design by working with the Hosting Standard Service Manager, IT Directors and the business to gather functional and performance requirements, determining technical specifications, identifying financial costs to the Hosting Standard Service Manager and supporting the time-integrated plans for Hosting Standard Service introduction. The Hosting Standard Service - technical Lead also ensures that the service functionality and adoption efforts support the businesses overall strategy and goals.

About you

  • Working experience of at least 10 years in IT Architecture Design, working within a TOGAF aligned Organisation, with a demonstrable track record in defining, High-Level architecting and developing configuration deployment designs for enterprise scale infrastructure and application, including cost forecasting, or consultancy in these fields.
  • Experience of working within TOGAF aligned processes to a detailed level, to be able to deliver and manage the architectural designs within these frameworks.
  • An Industry recognized architectural certification such as BCS Certificate in Enterprise & Solution Architecture or TOGAF 8/9.
  • Industry recognised architectural certifications in their respective areas of domain expertise e.g. Networking CCIE, Hosting, VCDX, Microsoft MCSE. The Technical Lead should have strong understanding of ITIL/SIAM Service Management standards (as a minimum ISO 20000, ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001).
  • A detailed knowledge of the Hosting market, including but not limited to: Managed hosting, on-site hosting, colocation hosting, cloud based hosting (public and private), compute and storage environments, Secure hosting, G-Cloud Services and associated management tools to optimise performance. ITS currently uses Hosting from SunGard, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Vodafone and others as well as specific support services from Microland.
  • Must be able to develop long term roadmaps for the service to ensure that it keeps current with the market, sufficiently flexible to move with changing business need and an innovative thinker that can identify opportunities to deploy new technologies or re-use existing technologies in differentiating ways.

Due to the nature of this role only those candidate who currently hold or have previously held or are eligible for UK SC Clearance can be considered for this opportunity

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your CV on file to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections is a leading recruitment business specialising within areas of Engineering & Manufacturing, IT and Supply Chain & Procurement. We also recruit for Business Support roles & Executive level positions. We operate as an Employment Business or an Employment Agency for all temporary and permanent roles respectively.

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Denis Bayliss

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Data / Reporting Analyst

£23000 - £28000 per annum Benefits

Data analyst / reporting analyst require for my client a West Midlands based financial organisation.

My client is looking to add to their established Data Management & BI Insights teams with data analysts with a genuine passion for the numbers and data, you must love extracting, compiling & analysing data.

As a Data Analyst, you'll be a key member of the Management Information Centre of Excellence in the Finance Department. The data you handle will help support the entire business.

You'll get to work with, and understand the processes enterprise wide at all levels and you'll become an SME in data management, giving you a valuable, highly transferable skill set.

As a Financial Data Analyst - Reporting you will be responsible for:

  • Driving a culture of using information rather than data in finance. Through the provision of information and training people on best practices
  • Developing and maintaining the Data Asset Inventory for the business, identifying processes and data owners.
  • Extracting, compiling and analysing complex data sets to help identify data quality issues
  • Assist with ad hoc project work within the wider finance function.
  • Manage a strong relationship with various functions, working together to deliver evolving data needs

This is a role for someone who wants to progress with their use of data and their ability to extract, compile and create output that is of great use to the business. Communication skills are key as is a passion for data.All candidates must have knowledge or an understanding of Power BI, Data Modelling, IBM Stack, Scripts.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

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