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Lead Service Delivery Manager

 Location: UK - Leeds, UK - Cust. Site ENG | Job-ID: 207156 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: Customer Success & Service Delivery

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Customer Delivery Lead - Bradford


As Delivery Lead you will be accountable for leading and managing service and change delivery for an account, a group of accounts or for a significant area of service within one of our larger accounts.

You will lead a team, both directly and through matrix management. You will operate an effective governance model to make sure that your services deliver what we have promised to our customer and to our organisation.  This means meeting service levels, meeting financial targets and supporting our Group Services colleague to grow the business and drive overall customer satisfaction, through the delivery of service excellence.


You’ll probably have a small team of direct reports, and a larger number of Computacenter and partner employees to manage within the matrix.  You’ll make sure that they all understand their role within the customer and are appropriately engaged, motivated and led.


  • You’ll be part of the Delivery Leadership team, either in your own right or reporting into a Senior Delivery Lead or Delivery Director.
  • You’ll have clear areas of accountability and will be given appropriate autonomy to lead the areas of the service that you are responsible for.
  • You’ll also form part of a wider community of Delivery Lead’s and will have the opportunity to actively contribute to wider in-country Delivery initiatives.
  • You’re likely to have a role within the customer’s day to day Delivery leadership.  Depending on the customer you may have a seat at their operational or strategic table.  You may need to work as part of a virtual leadership team with other suppliers.


What you’ll do

1.            Delivery Leadership Management

  • Lead and manage the delivery of run and change services to deliver what we’ve promised our customer and our own organisation.
  • Constantly drive us to do better for our customer and our own organisation. 
  • Objectively manage performance of our internal and partner delivery teams.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of our performance, what it means to our customer’s business, and what we’re doing to improve.
  • Look to continually improve both the efficiency & effectiveness of delivery processes and services, adding value that is relevant to the customer throughout the contract lifecycle.
  • Identify risks in service delivery, assess commercial implications and take measures to eliminate risk or avoid risks

2.            Change Delivery Management

  • It’s likely that you’ll have a role leading change for our customers.  Sometimes this will be relatively simple in-life service change, sometimes in supporting out Group Services colleagues it will be pulling the Computacenter organisation together to deliver more complex change. In carrying out these duties, you will demonstrate awareness of relevant project management approaches.
  • You’ll use your contacts and insight to identify new ways in which Computacenter can add value to our customers. 

3.            Business Management

  • You’ll work with the Snr Delivery Lead/Delivery Director as well as Group Services and other colleagues, as appropriate, to support the account strategy and to ensure that Computacenter presents itself as a single, joined-up team to the customer.
  • You’ll make sure that colleagues in our delivery functions, and our partners who deliver to the customer, understand the strategy, the customers’ business and our place in that business.
  • You’ll contribute to and deliver against a communications plan, both customer-facing & internal, ensuring clear & consistent messaging both verbally & in written form across various media.

4.            Contract Management

  • You’ll support Group Services in the development, negotiation and agreement of contract changes within the Customer account
  • You’ll support the management of the contract schedules that relate to your scope of service.  You’ll ensure compliance and manage exceptions.

5.            Financial Management

  • You’ll manage the finances of your account or assigned services to ensure accurate forecasting and cost management to achieve or exceed financial baselines.
  • You’ll support Group Services, where appropriate of costing for services in Presales

6.            Relationship Management

  • You’ll work with the Service Director/Lead and account team to define and support the engagement strategy with the customer and other stakeholders
  • You are likely to be the primary interface to one or more senior stakeholders within the customer organisation.  You’ll ensure that you maintain a positive and constructive relationship to the benefit of both organisations.

7.            People Management

  • Perform all Line Management responsibilities for all Direct Reports.  Ensure that your team, direct and virtual, is appropriately motivated and engaged and that individual performance is managed.
  • Support the people strategy for the account, including capacity and succession planning, people and capability development and talent identification and retention
  • Support the communications strategy in support of the account and employee engagement strategies.

What you’ll need

  • You’ll be an experienced practitioner in IT Service Management. 
  • You’re likely trained in ITIL, possibly to Expert status.
  • You’ll know that it’s not all about ITIL.  You’ll be able to show that you understand how IT services fit in a customers’ business and how we as a service provider can add value.


How you’ll be measured:

  • You’ll have clear targets which will be set and discussed regularly.  These are likely to include objective measures of Customer Satisfaction, delivery quality and financial performance.

Other details

Country: UK

Location: Customer site, with 3-4 days in Bradford

Hours: 37.5 Role Type: Permanent


About us

With over 20,000 employees across the globe, we work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology, and helping our customers to source, transform and manage their technology infrastructure in over 70 countries. We deliver digital technology to some of the world’s greatest organisations, driving digital transformation, enabling people and their business. 

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