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Network Manager/Head of Network

Level:
Manager
Job Term:
Contract/Interim
Location:
London
Position/Type:
Legal IT/Systems
Salary Description:
Market related
Posted:
07/07/2017
Recruiter:
Information Technology Services
Job Ref:
216/72/CM

Network Manager/Head of Networks-SAP

6 Month Contract

Network Manager/Head of Networks required by a global Law firm to partner with global IT functions including Service Management, CTO, InfoSec, Controls, Procurement and Supplier management to be accountable for the strategy, change and operational management of all of NRF's network services.

Key responsibilities:

- Define the long-term network strategy and establish the roadmaps and funding to ensure the IT network operates cost-effectively to meet current and forecast future business needs in terms of capacity, performance, quality, efficiency and functionality.

- Operate the firm's global and regional network services to ensure seamless service delivery to meet business and IT service needs. Focus on delivery of Global Services including Global Practice Management Service (GPMS on SAP)

- Oversee management of all Network issues including direct management of Global Major Incidents and associated problems. Assure management of regional issues through regional network and service delivery leads.

- Develop and manage technical partners and vendors to ensure on-time best practice and cost effective services to our end users and ensure contractual agreements across the global network are in place (including corporate and regulatory compliance).

- Accountable for the transformation of regional designed networks to a Common Global Network (CGN) for all of the firms locations and services by adopting a single, integrated design, leveraging vendor technology and capabilities.

Skills and Experience

- Extensive senior IT management experience in IT service Network operations with emphasis on globally distributed teams, matrix and supply chain management

- Experience of transforming regional network architectures into highly available, scalable and low latency global network architecture to cost effectively support operations and growth

- Strong supplier selection and management including transition and transformation

- Proven experience with system capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices

- Strong planning, communications and stakeholder management skills

- Proven experience and success with WAN, LAN (and preferably WLAN and Virtualization) design and implementation

- In-depth technical knowledge of WAN, LAN, firewall and Network Visibility products such as Checkpoint, Cisco, HP, Riverbed, Solarwinds and similar products. Cisco certification preferred.

- Advanced knowledge of traditional network protocols/technologies - OSPF, HSRP/VRRP, IPv6, Spanning Tree, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, SNMP, TACACS+, AnyConnect, MPLS etc.

- Working knowledge of next generation network designs including SDN and NFV architectures

- Experience of large scale infrastructure change, business change, integration or merger an advantage

Network Manager/Head of Networks-SAP

Closing Date:
05/08/2017

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