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Category: Desktop Administration & Support Job Type: Contract
Job ID Number: 10494 City/State: Richmond    VA
Job Title: Desktop Manager
Job Description: Location: Richmond, VA / Contract.

Client is seeking a Desktop Support Manager that will be responsible for providing oversight of multiple support areas to provide delivery of the highest standard of customer service for all users of a Windows based, cross-domain enterprise solution, operating in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.

Local candidates strongly preferred.
Must be available for face to face, NO skype, NO exceptions.

Skills Needed:
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, or related technology fields required.

  • 4 years of experience in IT helpdesk management or desktop management required.

  • 8 years of experience in expert level knowledge of computer hardware, including laptops, desktops and peripherals (PC & MAC) required.

  • 4 years of experience in isolation and troubleshooting of hardware and software for desktop systems required.

  • 6 years of experience in extensive application support experience with MS Office, O365, Outlook, SharePoint, Lync. etc required.

  • 4 years of experience in working knowledge of a range of computer diagnostic utilities required.

  • 4 years of experience in senior engineering support for desktop design and implementation required.

Description:
  • This position is responsible for the coordination, implementation and management of overall desktop functions, including related supervisory responsibilities for managing support staff.

  • In addition to oversight of desktop operations, this position is responsible for mentoring and training staff, meeting deadlines, working with other departmental / service area managers and identifying opportunities to create and communicate processes that improve user experience and measure performance.

  • Proactively identifies mediums for ensuring that daily, weekly, and monthly statistics, status reports, and other reporting requests are maintained and available as requested.

  • Identifies trends from reporting to determine solutions to trends or problem areas that may need to be addressed.

  • Maintain a high level of desktop customer focus by prioritizing issues and communicating appropriately with external and internal customers.

  • Work with existing reporting and analytics tools to monitor desktop team performance, identify and address areas of potential performance issues and monitor key performance indicators.

  • Identify and report to end user services IT Manager recurring incidents to spot trends and potential problem sources.

  • Develop cross-team and cross-departmental expertise necessary to effectively respond to issues.

  • Perform periodic review and evaluation of all employees, managing necessary performance issues, training requirements, as necessary for the development of individual resources as a team.

  • Develop and document process and procedural enhancements and assist other departments as needed for continuous process and service improvement manage escalated incidents and resolve the incidents working with desktop services team to capture details in knowledge base articles for future reference.

  • Ensure the desktop team maintains a high level of responsiveness, communication, professionalism, and overall staff knowledge.

  • Manage, monitor and report on the services and service levels required to support and deliver an exceptional Desktop environment.

  • Maintain current knowledge on new and updates to existing products, as well as third-party OS and devices.

  • Ensure the desktop staff is appropriately skilled and trained to deliver excellent technical support and customer service.

  • Ensure customer service excellence by monitoring tickets and reviewing customer feedback.

  • Establish working schedules, manage time off to ensure appropriate coverage for operating workloads and task allocations in accordance with contractual requirements.

  • Develop an understanding of how the IT Services that currently exist can be uniquely applied to the customer base.

  • Develop an understanding of the unique technology requirements that exist within the business unit(s) advocating for solutions and enhancements that meet the need of the business.

  • IT helpdesk or desktop management: 4 years.

  • Have excellent organizational, project management and problem-solving skills.

  • Experienced in formulating and implementing procedures for improved service levels.

  • Must have provided senior engineering support for desktop design and implementation.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or related field.

  • 8+ years’ experience in desktop and server technology.

  • 4-6 years’ experience managing and developing a high performing desktop team.

  • Exceptional customer service skills.

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Knowledge of computer hardware, including laptops, desktops and peripherals (PC & Mac).

  • Ability to prioritize effectively and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Coordinate the isolation and troubleshooting of hardware and software for desktop systems.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building and listening.

  • Extensive application support experience with MS Office, O365, Outlook, SharePoint, Lync etc.

  • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of computing issues as required.

  • Ability to absorb information quickly and retain this knowledge for future reference.

  • Working knowledge of a range of computer diagnostic utilities.

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

  • Highly self-motivated with an attention to detail.

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Strong documentation skills.

Education:
  • College diploma or university degree, technical degree from trade school in the field of computer science.

  • 8 + years equivalent work experience in customer service with 3 + years being in a management role.

For expedited response, please contact Karunish at 804-673-5100 x 37
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