IT Lifecycle Manager

Posted 04 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe Keenan
Expiry date 05 August 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

 We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better. We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work. Why not come join us?


IT Lifecycle Manager @Greencore

As the IT Lifecycle Manager, you will oversee the entire lifecycle of all IT managed products and services within the organisation including: planning, procurement, implementation, maintenance, and eventual retirement or replacement of IT hardware and software.


What you’ll be doing

  • Manage adherence to our patching policies for all IT services, coordinating with stakeholders to ensure regular and successful patching occurs with minimal disruption
  • Ensure there are end-of-life strategies in place for all IT assets, including legacy systems and outdated hardware assets and software solutions. This will include coordinating with all IT teams to plan for the retirement or replacement of IT assets, ensuring minimal disruption to business operations
  • Maintain accurate documentation of all managed IT assets, configurations, and associated procedures for their lifecycle. This includes preparing regular reports and presentations for senior management e.g. current patch, version, security posture and EoL status
  • Drive the procurement process for technology products and services in line with our lifecycle roadmap. Collaborate with procurement teams to ensure cost-effectiveness and budget control/planning
  • Collaborate with IT Delivery or coordinate IT Operations to own and implement any change activity triggered by lifecycle management or where IT is the “customer”. This includes scoping, structuring, and driving change through our IT process, even if ultimately delivered outside of IT Operations
  • Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities associated with technology assets and develop mitigation strategies to safeguard against cybersecurity threats, data breaches, and compliance violations. Stay abreast of regulatory requirements and industry best practices to ensure adherence to standards and regulations

What we’re looking for  

  • Experience in IT lifecycle management, IT project management, or related roles * Good understanding of IT infrastructure, cloud computing, networking, and cybersecurity principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, with a track record of driving results and managing complex projects from inception to completion
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to evaluate technology trends, assess business needs, and make data-driven decisions 
  • Certifications such as ITIL, PRINCE or PMP are desirable.

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits

  • Holidays

  • Pension up to 8% matched

  • Company share save scheme

  • Greencore Qualifications

  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

  • Access to a full Wellbeing Centre platform


Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on-the-job training and development opportunities to further your career.