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Service Transition Managerat CDW Careers (UK)

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06 Jan 2022
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.


Project managing the on boarding of new or significantly changed Managed Services from point of Service Design, to handover in to live Operational Service Delivery.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide effective and efficient handover from the Service Design phase
  • Deliver all Service Transition Projects in line with CDW best practice methodology (managing risk, providing governance, quality assurance, issue resolution, reporting) , where the successful implementation of new service is the primary goal
  • Deliver customer and internal Service Delivery satisfaction via effective and efficient Service Transition project delivery
  • Ensure effective communication to all stakeholders (external and internal) through the lifecycle of the transition
  • To interface with current incumbent suppliers exiting the customer or current internal support teams, involving agreement, planning, timelines and expectation of deliverables
  • Ensure strict commercial change control to manage deviations  from baselined Service Design
  • Adhere to relevant escalation processes to manage transition risks and issues
  • Manage the expenditure within the Service Transition, ensuring all costs and times are recorded against products and services delivered
  • Ensure Transition SOR is billed to recover transition revenues
  • Effectively manage and update all stakeholders, incorporating all project work-streams
  • Ensure products are delivered within the Service Transition on time and meet the required level of quality
  • Ensure accurate contract entry and configuration on each Service Transition
  • Review the outcomes of the Service Transition Project to determine any corrective actions that could be taken to improve future delivery in terms of cost, quality and customer satisfaction
  • Provide a period of early life support and escalation during the service infancy period
  • Provide an effective handover gate to Service Operations and Service Management Delivery
  • Assist with tender responses for Bid Management for services relating to your assigned Services tower
  • Build good working relations with all areas of Service Delivery


What you need to succeed:


  • ITIL v3 Foundation
  • Prince 2 Foundation & Practitioner
  • Technical certifications are desirable
  • Experience of running a variety of small, medium and large Managed Service Transitions desirable
  • Previous experience of IT Managed Services Transition/take on is desirable
  • Experience in a Service Delivery or Technical based role
  • Experience and capability to manage multiple projects autonomously
  • Commercial experience in the management of projects to budgetary constraints and where effective commercial change control has been incorporated
  • Proven people management skills
  • Ideally, an understanding of all of the Service Delivery departmental operations, systems, processes and structure
  • Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge - Word, Excel, Outlook, Visio


Nice to have:

  • Excellent organisational, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong project management understanding
  • Passionate, professional, with a proactive attitude at all times
  • Good understanding of the service offerings, and the ability to translate this both formally and informally
  • Confidence to liaise with customers and internal colleagues on a one-to-one basis
  • Proactive thinking
  • Perform to high standards whilst working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Balanced decision making


Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 


What you can expect from us:  Culture, coworkers, careers.

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.


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