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IT Support Technician (Winchester, UK)

Job Name

Technician, IT Operations (Winchester, UK)


United Kingdom




Information Technology

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Jez Campbell

About the role

As an IT Support Technician (Technician, IT Operations) based in Winchester you are the first IT point of contact for Bacardi end-users. You will provide 1st level support with responsibility for customer care, incident management and technical support on computer workstations and peripherals, on all IT Operations areas – network, collaboration tools, end-user computing. You provide immediate resolution whenever possible and you will link with 2nd /3rd  level of support whenever required, follow-up and loop back with the internal customer/user.

Depending on your scope you will support across headquarters, manufacturing plants, sales and distribution. You are also responsible for overall monitoring and maintenance of the IT infrastructure to ensure availability to all users, including installing operating systems, applications software and hardware in accordance with IT standards, policies and procedures.

In this role, flexibility is key – you may be part and participate in out-of-hours on call presence and also cover to other sites on an ad-hoc basis either on site or remotely. This role has a high impact on the employees’ ability to work efficiently therefore also on the reputation, image and credibility of both IT and the company.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Impeccable Support to the Bacardi users on network, end users computing and collaboration tools
  • Operation and management of the Service desk
  • Provide 1st and/or 2nd level technical support to all customers/users either by telephone or on-site, supporting
  • PC based hardware, operating systems and applications
  • Provide basic 2nd  level diagnostics, before escalating to the 2nd  or 3rd  level technicians. Know when to escalate incidents to the next support level
  • Maintain accurate records of contacts and history of incidents, using latest internal tools
  • Identify incidents and resolve to prevent re-occurrence. Maintain the on-line knowledge base of frequent questions and the appropriate response for each
  • Maintain the data backup/restore for Bacardi IT systems
  • Manage administration of starters/leavers/movers including equipment roll-out, replacement and data access
  • Responsible for account administration on some local applications
  • When necessary, submit incidents and problems to external supplier technical support and coordinate repairs/implement recommended solutions
  • Guarantee the network connectivity to all employees working in your site/plant/.. Maintain logs related to network functions as well as maintenance and repairs records Maintain the local server room infrastructure (whenever in your scope)
  • Support any local Business meetings
  • Support VIP when required

Measures of success

  • SLA (Service Level Agreements) are reached on Support Operations in your scope
  • Reduction of the number of tickets per quarter

Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be:
  • Ability to communicate to end-users, ability to explain technology, very good communication skills, ability to deal with customers at all levels, face-to-face and on the phone
  • Understanding of hardware and software systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological trends, data security and disaster recovery systems and procedures
  • Understanding of IT governance and operations, IT controls (privacy, security) 
  • Understand the impact of technology on the business processes/results (example – impact of one minute server outage on the production of bottles)
  • Experience in running Helpdesk/support to end-users, incident management, 
  • Problem solving, root cause analysis capabilities
  • Be organized and able to prioritize workloads in a fast-pace, high pressure environment
  • Proficiency in English language skills

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.