Incident and Problem Manager

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Job Reference: selfridges/TP/17/695
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 37.5
Closing Date: 25/03/2019
Job Category: IT
Region / Division: Leicester - Lakeside House
Location: Leicester

Job Introduction

To surprise, amaze and amuse our customers and make everyone feel welcome by making, telling and sharing stories. To be the facilitator and hold overall responsibility for the incident and problem management processes. Working as part of the Service Desk management team, develop and improve policies and processes around incidents and problems, ensuring they are well defined, followed and reviewed. Striving to ensure that service stability is maintained through following best practice processes. 

Know The Role

To help build and then maintain the incident and problem management processes and ensure this is kept up to date. Support the Major Incident Management process by ensuring service is restored asap and incident management processes are adhered to, then ensuring any problems identified are logged and followed through. This position will also be leading a team of Senior Service Desk Analysts and Service Desk Analysts. Being part of the IS Service Delivery team and always looking to ensure the service delivered is of world class standard.

The Service Desk management team is made up of Service Desk manager, Change Manager and two Incident and Problem Managers.

Know What We're Looking For


  • Deliver an extraordinary experience for all customers
  • Make, tell and share stories
  • Consult and coach stakeholders in incident and problem management processes
  • Champion the business value and policies for the incident and problem management
  • Be able to relate IT incidents into business language so users are aware and able to relate
  • Build successful relationships and be able to influence and ensure support from stakeholders

Decision Making

  • Analyse the data and information to make considered decisions
  • Be able to prioritise based on impact and also the business requirements
  • Be able to foresee and plan around incidents using trend analysis
  • Improve the Incident management process via enabling the team to followed KEDB to restore service for known problems
  • Identify trends and patterns and build these into continually improving the incident and problem processes

Planning and Organisation

  • Be able to manage your teams workload in order to achieve objectives
  • Be able to tackle and resolve unforeseen challenges using the resources available
  • Ensure your team is resourced correctly at all times to support and deliver against objectives and SLAs
  • Bring new and improved ways of working into the team
  • Keep up to date with the industry trends, to ensure we are delivering against the latest standards
  • Build and develop succession planning within the team

People Management

  • Offer and show respect in the work environment
  • Follow health and safety procedures and security procedures
  • Carry out 1-2-1 meetings with your team, and support your team via the PDP process
  • Performance management of your team in line with our guidelines and tools available
  • Respond in a positive and constructive manner to ideas and suggestions
  • Encourage active participation and cooperation amongst your team
  • Actively work to develop your own competencies and seek training opportunities to drive your own progression



About The Company

We are a shop run on imagination: a place where the world’s most covetable brands combine with the most extraordinary spectacles, events and ideas for an experience like no other.

We have challenged the rules of retail from day one, whilst demonstrating our unwavering commitment to sustainability.  In 2016, we were the first to be awarded with recognition for the ‘World’s Best Sustainability Campaign by a Department Store’ at the IGDS Global Department Store Summit, in-line with its focus on buying better and inspiring change. We are also recognised as the Best Department Store in the World (2010, 2012, 2014 & 2018) underlining our place at the forefront of retail. In 2018 we were recognised as a LinkedIn Top Company to work for.

Our vision is to be the destination for the most extraordinary customer experience, and our people are central to us achieving this.  As an employer we are committed to making Selfridges an exciting, inspiring and fun place to work