Service Desk Manager – London

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Job description

This role will best suit a talented people-orientated professional, with experience of leading technical service desk engineers (1st – 3rd Line Support Engineers) to deliver an outstanding customer experience. Reporting to the Head of Managed Services, you will be responsible for leading the London based team and collaborate with the service desk leaders in Kuala Lumpur, to ensure smooth delivery of the global 24/7 service desk operations.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have previous, hand-on experience of building cohesive teams, inspiring, motivating and developing engineers at different levels, improving service desk metrics that drive the results.

The salary for this role is set between £50,000- £55,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits and flexible working opportunities. You will required to be on-site 3 days/week at the Holborn offices.

Responsibilities:

Team Leadership

  • Lead, motivate and empower the team to deliver the best-in-class service, aligned with ITIL best practice
  • Coach, mentor, and manage the team’s development, performance, and wellbeing
  • Drive a customer-obsessed culture and foster client relationships
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning and innovation
  • Assess the team’s capabilities and identify areas of improvement
  • Work with other teams to ensure cross-functional collaboration
  • Promote the service desk as a core business asset to senior management

Operations and Service Delivery

  • Assess and evolve service desk KPIs and ticket management.
  • Allocate tickets effectively among the teams.
  • Escalate client queries and resolve them efficiently.
  • Review and improve existing service desk operational practices and processes.
  • Identify and address client growth opportunities with the sales team.
  • Report on client health and service desk performance
  • Perfect the customer journey and enable continuous improvement of customer service.
  • Inform and advise senior management on service desk issues and concerns and provide data-driven suggestions for improvement.

Skills Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of hands-on experience
  • Previous solid experience of managing service desk operations, preferably in an MSP environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT service management principles and practices, such as ITIL
  • Experience of successful management and development of teams within a customer services business
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Credible and an inspiring leader
  • Positive with ability to motivate people.
  • Team orientated – understands the success is built through people.
  • A customer-centric and service-oriented mindset
  • A natural problem solver.

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