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IT & Systems Lead

In response to continued growth and expansion, The ANIFPO Group, (incorporating ANIFPO, Sea Source Processing and Sea Source Offshore, and other group undertakings) wish to appoint an IT & Systems Lead to progress the implementation and development of management systems, technical systems and bespoke reporting and monitoring systems, across the business group.


Located at our office in Kilkeel, the Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation (ANIFPO) has been providing a range of services to Northern Irish fishermen since 1984. Our speciality is in the areas of: quota management, representation and, increasingly marketing.


Sea Source processing competes in market for the best fresh produce, processing and distributing seafood products in Kilkeel before shipping worldwide. As a growing business automation and quality control are critical aspects of our operations.


Sea Source Offshore provide unique and advanced ‘at-sea’ asset management for major international energy and infrastructure projects; reporting on detailed vessel deployment, crew compliance, built environment and geophysical behaviours.

The IT & Systems Lead will play a critical role in guiding, developing and supporting the group’s IT Strategy. Your role will be to increase customer satisfaction and operational performance through improved efficiency, effectiveness and profitability across the group by successfully identifying and implementing key IT projects.

This is a new post to meet the growing requirements of SaaS implementation, developing CRM and financial costing systems, and providing data recording and analysis tools to operational managers.

The group has critical operational systems to implement that will require key reviews of infrastructure, cloud storage, software development and operational platforms.

The Role

  • Defining and implementing the corporate IT strategy; including IT Security and Business Continuity
  • Scoping and tendering for technical infrastructure managed services that deliver on the company’s IT strategy
  • Management of IT & Systems delivery and improvements; managing process improvement
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with IT Managed Service Providers; specifically, key suppliers providing managed IT services on critical infrastructure and business applications
  • Develop plans and schedules for implementation of major IT systems changes
  • Accountable for developing and managing business continuity process, and ongoing operational business improvements
  • Ensure compliance with relevant Data Security protocols, and support Data Protection legislation
  • Ensure understanding, compliance and adherence to business and regulatory environment
  • Working closely with the Operations teams and supporting the Management team, the IT & Systems Lead will have the:

  • Ability to lead, manage and develop successful IT and project teams within critical deadlines and budgets
  • Experience in an IT/ project management role, with a working knowledge of recognised management techniques/PMBOK principles
  • Experience with developing and executing tenders for managed IT service contracts and Service Level Agreement management
  • Ability to identify, define and deliver technical requirements for infrastructure, security, backup, networking and telecoms
  • Knowledge of risk management and issue management principles.
  • Experience of implementation and/or management of financial/billing systems
  • Experience of Windows 10 migration
  • The ideal person will be degree qualified, with post graduate experience of multiple IT systems, scenarios and implementation projects. Effective verbal and written communication skills for the role are critical, as well as effective planning and organisational skills and an ability to use own initiative and identify problems and solutions. They will have an ability to analyse, interpret and present complex statistical information from a range of systems/sources.

    Application deadline, end of business, 5pm, 16th October 2020

    Applications by CV and covering letter

    Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Monday to Friday
  • Experience:

  • IT Systems: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)
  • Work remotely:

  • No
  • Only candidates can apply for this job.

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