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Computer Recruitment Services - Business Service Acceptance Manager Banking

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Nk349 Business Service Acceptance Manager Banking, Brussels




  • The “Service Acceptance Manager” role is open within the Service Acceptance team.
  • Service Acceptance is a team in the Corporate Technology Division that is the entry point into the division for any project : the SAM (Service Acceptance Manager) identifies the teams that need to be involved, and ensures the proper definition, planning and coordination of the tasks that need to be done within Corporate Technology. But even more importantly is the service that the SAM renders to CT itself : Guardian of production.
  • Through regular checks, whether at each stage of the project the Production Acceptance Criteria are met, the SAM ensures that changes delivered into production are of sufficient quality to preserve production stability.




1) Manage and communicate in CT the impact of IT projects on technology and production environment:

  • Act as first entry point in CT for IT projects to ensure all technology domains and production impacts are properly included
  • deliver the CT part of the project Business Case to ensure technology and production impacts are fully defined, appropriately costed and a proper risk assessment is performed
  • Ensure overall project leading role in CT for these developments (deliverables follow-up and sign-off, planning, dependencies, status meetings 


2) Ensure compliance with system architecture standards and production acceptance criteria:

  • Coordinate the delivery of the high-level technical design, in co-ordination with Adm taking into account the impact of non-functional requirements (« -ities » like availability, capacity, scalability)
  • Identify technology impact in terms of new/changed frameworks, the need for new tools or system software versions, the need of new or impacted services.
  • Validate high-level design with subject matter experts in Systems Engineering and IT Security Architecture, obtain sign-off
  • Document and maintain the current production architecture (physical mapping of applications on servers, dynamic view of transaction flows)
  • Define production acceptance criteria in collaboration with Production Services and Production Integration
  • Assess and document the impacts of the IT project on the production architecture.
  • Validate compliance with Production acceptance criteria in collaboration with Production Services and Production Integration  


3) Guardian for optimizing Total Cost of Ownership for infrastructure changes:

  • Define the optimal and least costly IT infra to implement a project, meeting the longer-term CT and domain cost reduction strategies. Includes initial project budgeting and evaluating infra capital and operational expenditure impacts of various design options and project decisions.
  • periodically follow-up during project execution to ensure project benefits for running cost reductions are tracked, achieved, and reported relative to changing conditions or assumptions.



  • Required Skills:
    • You should have practical experience in project/programme leading, as well a good overall technical expertise in a complex environment as used in the bank (involving IBM Mainframe, Tandem, Unix, Windows, and advanced networking and Storage).
    • You have deep knowledge of Cobit5 and are used to operational process. 
    • You can plan, control and monitor the CT project definition and execution. This includes managing the scope, the budget, the scheduling of activities, the quality of the deliverables, the risks and issues that the project could encounter. 
    • You manage teams and relationships with various divisions, entities and service partners. 
  • This requires strong interpersonal skills: 
    • Excellent communication skills (listening, writing, and presenting) at all levels, from staff members to Senior management level
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Customer focused and process oriented
    • Ability to deal with conflicting priorities
    • Sensitive to production stability and support issues
    • Understanding of the Euroclear business
    • Understanding of Euroclear production services and CT's organization
    • Flexible
    • Ready to travel from time to time.
    • Rigorous, structured
    • Assertive, with good negotiation skills 
  • You must be an EU national to apply for this role.



  • Reference: Nk349
  • Location: Brussels
  • Rate: 575-600 euros per day
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Language: English

Beschrijving bedrijf

CRS is a specialist recruitment business providing resource solutions to the Financial Markets. With its focused teams of specialist recruitment consultants, we supply permanent and contract personnel at all levels. Our market expertise and established procedures have positioned us as the specialist of choice with many blue chip organisations. With a proven track record in Financial Markets we have been expanding into related specialist market sectors including Energy Trading, the Utility and Telco sectors. Our established client base includes Preferred Supplier status with major corporations throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

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