Head of Business Systems in J. Murphy & Sons Limited at Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Website J. Murphy & Sons Limited

This listing is about J Murphy Sons Limited in Warrington, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Head of Business Systems – Golborne

Due to continued growth and investment into group functions J.Murphy & Sons has created a new and exciting opportunity for a Head of Business Systems to join the team based at Golborne.

As the Head of Business Systems within Murphy you will be responsible for both back and front office systems, ensuring close partnership with the IT Leadership team, in particular the Head of IT Business Solutions in the control and improvement the IT Business Systems, their application, enhancement and successful utilisation within the business. You will ensure that all services are managed within their budget and attuned to the wider IT Strategy as directed by the IT Director. This role will offer you variety from day one with the ongoing planning, designing, implementation, operating, maintaining and improvement of Murphy’s Business Systems.

You will be a natural people leader by providing encouragement and support to team managers and wider IT team members, whilst helping to build and maintain relationships of key stakeholders across the business.

What you will be doing

  • Technical ownership of the Murphy applications including: Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations, Dynamics CRM, Syrinx Plant System, Success Factors, Donseed Aurora and Intelligo Megapay.
  • Leading the management and development of the Murphy Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations solution and the associated services, providing the primary engagement with senior stakeholders.
  • Managing all aspects of Business Systems, performance, supply and demand management and service lifecycle checks controls and balances
  • Managing an off-shore third party Dynamics 365 support team, maximising the business benefits.
  • Develop the Framework including all reporting of KPI’s and trends to IT department and others as required i.e. weekly, monthly, ad-hoc, which will form part of the Head of IT Services reporting pack to the business
  • Develop strategies for effecting business change and transformation to existing and new business services, supporting both the IT Strategy and the wider Murphy Growth strategy
  • With the Line of Business Applications support team Manager agree process for Operational Acceptance of new services and incremental change alike and fold into the Application Support Framework
  • Manage all partner and 3rd party vendor relationships relating to Business systems, including Microsoft, Annata, SAP, Edenhouse, Oracle, Autodesk, Bentley, Causeway and act as a secondary point of relationship management to the IT Director.
  • Develop & review surveys attuned to Business Applications, their use and success. Keeping confidential all applicant, client, and verification and company proprietary information.
  • Define and own the Knowledge Management of Business Systems and fold into the wider Service Management Knowledge Management function
  • Own and Develop the Service Catalogue entries pertaining to Business Systems, detailing systems, tools and services alike within the Business Systems estate with support from the Head of IT Services
  • Undertake regular reviews of licensing (entitlement vs. usage) and highlight any findings to support procurement and auditing
  • Establishes a culture of continuous service improvement within the IT Business Systems team, challenging the status quo, in a positive and effective manner.

Who we are looking for

  • Leading ERP, Payroll & HR systems management in a project centric business.
  • Demonstrable history of leading the management of IT business systems and delivering business value in a large enterprise.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft business applications and their implementation within the business including Dynamics 365 F&O and & Office 365. Experience of effectively managing third party off-shore service providers.
  • Good communication and engagement skills, with extensive experience of managing senior stakeholders.


  • Experience of transforming ERP, People Systems and other construction oriented Applications and services
  • Construction sector experience.
  • Experience in managing SAP Successfactors

About Murphy

  • Charity is at the heart of Murphy values; you will receive 2 days leave per year to donate your time to a charity of your choosing. Many teams choose to support a charity together to positively impact our communities.
  • Access to Murphy Wellbeing: you will have access to a host of online tools, mental health trained colleagues, and if needs be external professional support because we understand that work and life offers challenges that sometimes need a little extra support.
  • Murphy is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture, making Murphy a great place to work where we can all thrive. You can get involved in numerous events and even join our committee dedicated to continuously nurturing Murphy’s inclusive culture.

If you think Murphy is the place to help you thrive in a great team dedicated to delivery and engineering excellence, and want to work in an inclusive team culture that rewards performance and drives personal development, then get in touch.

What you’ll get in return

  • Dedicated and continued investment in your professional development.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays with the option to buy an additional 2 days holiday each year
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Above market rate contributory pension scheme
  • Other benefits if applicable
  • Other Murphy benefits include retail discounts and cashback, discounted gym memberships, cycle to work scheme etc

We’re proud to have become the latest employer to #BantheBoxUK and reduce barriers to employment for people with criminal records. Employers often ask candidates about criminal convictions at the initial stage of a job application. If so, people with convictions are often excluded from roles for which they may be qualified and capable of doing.

By signing up to @Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign, we have committed to:

Removing the tick box from our job application forms that asks about criminal convictions

Considering applicants’ skills, experience, and ability to do the job before asking about criminal convictions

Ensuring that the circumstances of any convictions are fairly assessed before a decision is made

Company: J. Murphy & Sons Limited

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Job Location: Warrington, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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