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Head of Technology Shared Services UK

Job Introduction

Technology at Bauer drives the business forward and enables it to grow and prosper.  The UK Technology team support both the Publishing and Audio Businesses as well as contributing to Group Technology services, the team are on a transformation journey to utilise the latest tools, technologies, product and services – that will ensure we enable it’s businesses to achieve their strategic goals

As the Head of Shared technology Services for the UK you will be part of, and work with both the UK leadership team and the group technology leadership team.  The UK has both a Publishing Business and an Audio Business each with their own dedicated technology teams, but both businesses benefit from shared technology services supporting all of the UK operations, these include Infrastructure and Operations, Finance and HR technology support along with technology procurement, project and programme management and license and asset management.

Role Responsibility

  • You will lead a team of talented and dedicated technology, procurement and project staff delivering services to both the publishing and audio business in the UK
  • You will be the key point of contact for resources based in the UK that deliver products and services which support the group technology functions
  • You will help prioritise and manage the competing and at times conflicting requirements of the Publishing and Audio business for the shared technology teams, being a key contact for the business leaders in the UK
  • You will own and manage the budgets for the team, setting direction and creating plans for the future that meet the business requirements
  • With 4 direct reports and a department of circa 60 people, you will lead the team, ensuring that the day to day services and products meet the needs of the business

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience and skills of leading a technology team being a key business contact with the ability to turn business strategy into technology delivery plans.
  • The ability to manage competing requirments providing clarity and prioritisation for the team 
  • Experience of deliverring robust, reliable, secure and cost effective operational services that support a 24x7 business
  • The ability to develop talent plans to ensure the team embrace new technology products and services.

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

Bauer Global Technology, sets the strategy for the Bauer companies within the group, It co-ordinates major investments and change programmes, bringing the company on a journey from a highly federated set of autonomous and independent companies to an operation that maximises the opportunity of working at scale across the group – through knowledge sharing, collaboration and centres of excellence. The Technology group has a wide range of knowledge and experience from publishing and printing, to radio broadcasting, and the full range of Enterprise IT systems and services and digital customer facing services.
The Technology group is distributed across the globe but has significant presence in Germany (headquarters), Poland and the United Kingdom, with additional operations in 12 territories.
Bauer Technology group is a highly matrix managed organisation, often having dual reporting lines to Group functions and business leadership structures within each territory.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

InclusivityWe encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


For more information about Bauer Media UK please check out our Website https://www.bauermedia.co.uk/


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