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Service Operations Manager - Product
Luton, United Kingdom
Digital & Technology
Dependent on Local Contract
TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. The Technology Product Domain is a global team within TUI technology responsible for multiple technical disciplines. We are a multi-disciplinary team of experts across Architecture, Engineering, DevOps and Agile Delivery providing services across the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.
At TUI we’re ambitious to become the leader in technology within the travel industry and to achieve this we are looking to build a capable, creative team who want to be a part of accomplishing that goal.
We never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business. We recognise the power of digital and the massive contribution this brings to creating a truly unique and differentiated customer experience.
We’re looking for a skilled and experienced Service Operations Manager to ensure that the quality of IT services meets the needs of our business, taking accountability for ensuring platform/service stability and rapid incident response and for continuous improvement in the overall operational maturity.
How you will make an impact as a Service Operations Manager
There are many ways for you to get involved:
As a Service Operations Manager, you are accountable for managing major incidents across your Domain including coordination of all teams and capabilities required to resolve the incident. As the Service Operations Manager for Product you will provide 24/7 service and support of our infrastructure, software and applications across the domain and markets.
You will be responsible for incident and problem management, including being part of an on-call rota for out of business hours major incident management. You will collaborate closely with other Service Operations Managers across TUI to coordinate cross-domain incident response. You will be responsible for issuing timely and accurate communications in these situations to stakeholders, business teams, other domains and business partners whilst enabling the relevant delivery teams to maintain full ownership of incident resolution.
You will be working collaboratively with your colleagues in the Service Operations Management community within and across domains and with stakeholders in the wider business to cover each other and continuously raise the maturity and efficiency of inter-domain service operations capabilities.
You will work closely with all stakeholders to review and report on operational performance, SLAs and KPIs. Being passionate about operational excellence and service performance, with a strong DevSecOps mindset and focus on customer outcomes and experience, you will effectively engage with teams, develop a good understanding of their context and the challenges. You will drive continuous improvement of teams’ operational performance and stability of their services. In collaboration with the SRE and DevSecOps community, you will contribute to the operational management strategy for services within and across domains, leading (where applicable) strategic initiatives and embedding a culture of continuous improvement.
You will use your excellent operational, facilitation and coordination skills as well as your internal network to ensure all domains have an effective operational and incident management capability. You will enable and champion a service culture that includes on-going service improvements relating to quality and end user satisfaction. For this you will support the definition and agreement of operational SLAs and KPIs for all services within domains as well as the design and implementation of service models for new services and products, including transition activities.
You will track major and recurring problems and ensure root cause analysis to happen and appropriate actions are taken as a result.
You will have a solid technical understanding of the application landscape, the corresponding business functionality and data flows in your remit. You will be well connected with key SMEs, teams and technology stakeholders to be able to maintain awareness of key changes originating from the domains’ delivery teams and to assist during incident response as required.
You never come across as preachy or dogmatic, but you are always clear and vocal about what you believe in. You always drive for technical excellence, ownership and self-organisation at team level.
You love to learn and acquire new skills and you enjoy teaching others. You are not afraid to get stuck in and work directly with teams – you hate being in an ivory tower.
What you will bring to TUI as a Service Operations Manager
- There is more than one way to the perfect fit – here are some of the ideal things:
- Experience of building and developing an existing Service Operations function
- ITILv4 or equivalent service management experience at scale
- Strong communication skills with a proven track record of engaging senior technology and business stakeholders
- Strong experience in problem, change and incident management in an agile context
- Familiarity with ITIL Application Support (specifically Service Life Cycle) and experience of implementing these principles in product specific support
- Understanding of / experience with DevSecOps ways of working and SRE practices
- Aspiring to a culture of service excellence: always putting the customer, our colleagues and our business at the centre of everything
- Experience of establishing, implementing and maintaining KPIs/ SLAs across multiple teams
- Experience quantifying and analysing performance of operational and incident management processes and data
- Hands on experience delivering/supporting enterprise-scale digital cloud services
- Experience implementing and improving processes and procedures
- Passionate about continuous improvement
- Strong problem-solving skills coupled with good collaboration
- Open minded, inquisitive, life-long learner
- Security is part of everyone’s job. At TUI, we practice secure behaviours first in everything we do.
TUI and you
- Competitive salary
- Pension scheme, life assurance and options to buy shares
- Generous holiday entitlement & holiday discounts
- Forward thinking ways of working
- TUI time off, purchase of additional holiday entitlement
- Excellent rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers
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