The duties of this Lead Cloud IT Service Manager Specialist will be to provide oversight or leadership of ITIL based IT Service Manager processes for UKG Cloud & Hosted environments. He/she will develop and/or assist in the design and implementation of true ITIL based IT Service Manager processes as assigned by the Cloud IT Service Manager. The primary focus areas are on Incident and Problem Management disciplines, along with Change Management support. The IT Service Manager will also partner with the other service and/or service functions to co-relate root causes and metrics.
• Lead Incident Management processes including incident bridges, and post incident follow ups
• Incident & Problem Management: provide technical analysis of major incidents to uncover underlying problems in UKG Cloud environments. Ensures that accurate root cause and trend analysis are determined
• Lead problem review sessions and coordinates major problem resolutions to root cause, ensuring all incidents are logged and relevant parties involved. Ensures incident and problem resolution
• Communication: Communicates with and coordinates activities with Senior Management, Change Management, Incident Management, and Customer/Clients
• Change Management: Receives, assess, facilitate approval and overall end to end change management process to ensure only approved changes are deployed into UKG's Cloud production environment. Provide post change deployment analysis to ensure change request went as planned
• Resource Management: May lead/mentor one or more teams of ITSM specialists. Motivates, develops, and manages performance of individuals and teams
• Analyze incident, change, and problem records to determine any trends
• Produces regular and ad hoc management reports in a timely manner and monitors tickets in Service Desk or Service Cloud as appropriate
• Significant Incident Management/response experience, preferably 10+ years in a SaaS/Cloud company
• BS/BA degree in Business, Information Systems or Computer Science or related discipline and/or a minimum of 10 years related work experience
• ITIL Foundation certified; ITIL Intermediate Certifications are a plus
• Proven ability to work well cross-functionally at various levels up through executives, as well as influence and manage without direct authority
• An ability to assess the severity and priority of multiple incoming inquiries from management, customers and internal employees
• Demonstrated capacity to lead under pressure, make decisions in ambiguous situations, and drive cross group consensus in short periods
• Experience managing a team of people toward a common outcome
• Proven ability to understand complex business issues and align communications strategies and outcomes accordingly
• Sound problem identification, judgment, resolution and decision-making skills
• Incident Commander understanding/experience a strong plus
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