Service Design & Transition Lead at Datamatics, London, £Contract Rate

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  • London, UK
  • Oct 13, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Service Design & Transition Lead


A passionate and driven individual to manage the Service Design and Transition of new services and changes as part of a large transformation programme delivering into live operation in a controlled and risk assess manner.

The role will be working within one or more workstreams in preparing new and changing services for implementation, and for effective handover into service operation with associated service products. The role will be required to work with Project teams, Operations, and multiple vendors to receive new and changing services into service operation and minimise disruption to the business.


  • Working in an ITIL environment particularly in Service Design and Transition processes and roles, along with ITIL Service Transition life cycle, principles, processes, functions, and activities.
  • Ensures early engagement with project teams, so that they understand and plan for what is required to transition Services into the live environment
  • Manages the assessment of the potential impact of a new or changed service into the live service environment and the communication of the risks and issues to support teams
  • Undertake Service Design activities for projects with an impact to the service organisation, support team capabilities, structures or capacity
  • Facilitate workshops to define clear roles & responsibilities between Business Support and IT Support, with an outcome of people and process impact to the BAU operating model
  • Apply best practice and experience to develop and tailor the service design and transition activities on per project basis
  • Producing Service Models, SLAs, Warranty/ELS, Service Definition and cost models.
  • Support the creation of RFP responses and quotations for the service design and transition activities and ongoing operational support.
  • Develop and manage service transition plans and status updates for the activities and deliverables required
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of transition activities internal technical resource, 3rd party suppliers, account team members and client stakeholders
  • Develop appropriate service and support models for the level of change planned and budgeted for within agreed delivery schedule
  • Provide Single Point of Contact to the project for delivering service transition activities and adhere to relevant escalation process
  • Define appropriate level of Service Acceptance Criteria and maintain responsibility for ensuring criteria is met before Go Live
  • Deliver Service Transition activities within time and budget constraints, meeting the required level of quality and other Key Performance Indicators
  • Review the outcomes of the Service Transition Project to determine any corrective actions that could be taken to improve future delivery in terms of cost, quality and customer satisfaction


  • Significant experience gained in an IT service management/delivery organisation ideally
  • Experience of project delivery in all aspects of the Transition Lifecycle Management for the introduction of new changing services and application development
  • Experience in managing deliverables via 3rd party vendors in a high profile and/or technically innovative enterprise solution
  • Practical knowledge and application of ITIL (v3) service management processes
  • Experience of working in outsourced service provision
  • Customer focused with a passion and drive for customer satisfaction and delivering business value.
  • Build effective relationships and results orientation
  • Proven ability to make customer-oriented decisions
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to all levels
  • Comfortable to challenge and be challenged and manage conflict
  • Good interpersonal skills that enable working relationships to be developed at all levels across the business
  • Commercial focus and awareness