IT Managers are responsible for implementing and maintaining the IT infrastructure, alongside managing technical information and systems within an organisation.
IT Managers will also oversee the development and maintenance of the IT strategic plan; this includes setting budgets, priorities, time scales, expectations, procedures and performance targets. The role of an IT Manager will include establishing priorities between the IT and other departments, to assess the most effective allocation of resources, creating the most efficient and cost-effective systems to reach the organisation’s aims and objectives.
The client and stakeholder relationship must be maintained by regularly updating on progress and developments. There are a variety of skills that are needed for this role, to make a versatile and efficient manager. Excellent communication is a necessity as contact between employees, clients and individuals with minimal technical language is required. IT Managers must be highly organised, with thoughtful decision-making and the ability to work with complex IT systems. A mix of business and IT experience is essential, along with a degree within a relevant subject.