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IT Manager

With 43 years of continued growth, Flanagan Flooring is a major supplier of flooring products within Ireland and Scotland always going above and beyond for our customers.

At our family business, customers are at the core of everything we do. By empowering our staff to achieve their personal best every day we give our customers the most compelling service, selection, and value.

As IT Manager based at our site in Saintfield, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of our IT systems and infrastructure enabling us to deliver outstanding customer experiences.

Key responsibilities: ​​

IT Infrastructure Management

  • Oversee the management and maintenance of our IT infrastructure, including servers, network equipment, and workstations.

  • Ensure the availability, security, and performance of our systems, implementing necessary upgrades and improvements as required.

  • Monitor system backups and disaster recovery processes to ensure business continuity.

Help Desk support and trouble shooting.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for IT support requests from employees, addressing and resolving issues in a timely manner.

  • Trouble shoot hardware, software, and network problems, providing technical expertise and guidance to users.

  • Collaborate with external suppliers and service providers to resolve complex technical issues.

Systems Integration and Optimisation

  • Identify opportunities to optimise and streamline business processes through effective use of IT systems.

  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to identify and implement system integrations and enhancements.

  • Stay up to date with emerging technologies and assess their potential benefits and applicability to our organisation.

Data management and security

  • Over see data management activities, including data base administration, data backups, data integrity checks.

  • Implement and enforce security protocols and best practices to protect sensitive company and customer data.

  • Conduct periodic security audits and assessments to identify and address vulnerabilities.

IT Management

  • Lead and manage IT projects, from planning and resource allocation to implementation and evaluation.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define project requirements, deliverables, and timelines.

  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.


Our ideal person: 

As you work alongside your colleagues here at Flanagan’s we are looking for you to be positive, resourceful, dedicated, honest and caring. Your IT knowledge and experience will include the following:

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information technology, or a related field.

  • Proven experience as an IT manager in a similar IT leadership role within a distribution or logistics environment.

  • Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure including networks, servers, storage, and cloud technologies.

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting hardware, software, and network issues.

  • Experience with ERP systems, warehouse management systems and inventory management software.

  • Familiarity with industry specific applications for flooring industry would be advantageous.

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Proactive problem-solving abilities and a customer-focused mindset.

  • Knowledge of data management and security best practices.

Hours of work: 9.00 am - 5.15 pm Monday to Friday

As a market leading family business, we really value our people and offer a friendly working environment, along with other benefits including Monday – Friday dayshift work pattern, free car parking, and company pension scheme.

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