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Manager, Service Desk & Support

IT Operations and Infrastructure | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Cadent powers the evolution of TV brand advertising. We provide marketers, agencies, operators, and media owners with data-driven solutions for buying and selling TV advertising. By connecting brands with opportunities across national inventory sources—cable, broadcast, and digital media—our technology improves efficiencies and boosts the results of linear, addressable, and cross-screen campaigns. 

Right now we are looking for an exceptional Service Desk & Support Manager to join our Cadent Team. This role will be responsible for:

Managing the Service Desk and dealing with internal/external customer inquiries and incidents. Managing the performance of Level 1 & 2 services & support to employees and corporate users and ensure that service levels are achieved. Ensuring that user expectations are met or exceeded. Responsible for ensuring that staff are meeting and exceeding expectations in regard to performance, meeting defined metrics/benchmarks, and that standards and processes are followed, and protocol observed to provide effective customer service and meet requirements through an ITIL framework. Ensuring incidents are logged accurately and timely and passed to second line support teams to manage ticket systems, and handle user communications for service alerts and maintenance.  

What You Will Do:

  • Day-to-day Management of First line technical service desk to respond to internal user incidents and queries via email and phone
  • Monitor through internal monitoring systems including Solarwinds, Datadog and AppDynamics
  • ServiceNow is the ITSM tool of choice for Cadent and the ideal candidate will be an expert in it!
  • Maintain ongoing communication of incident updates to users provided by 2nd and 3rd line support teams
    Ticket management of Incidents, Problems Change and New Requests
  • Maintenance schedules through the maintenance calendar and tasks
  • Direct line management of a team of up to 10 including permanent and outsourced staff.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the incidents, problems, change and requests. 
  • Manage and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues become the incident manager in major incidents. Act as escalation point for all incidents and requests. 
  • Develop and mature phone & email ticket escalation processes to ensure free flowing escalation and information within the organization. 
  • Determine root cause of issues and communicate appropriately to internal and external customers.
  • Manage process for communicating outage/emergency activities to the organization. 
  • Manage vendor relationships as it depends on daily operational needs. 
  • Keep confidential all applicant, client, and verification and company proprietary information.
  • Provide data and reporting of trends to Management and others in ad-hoc, weekly, monthly and as needed. Will drive Ticket and develop strategies for improvement. 
  • Work to make Service Desk the single source of service delivery channel for the company. 
  • Monitor and manage phone & email queue (participating in escalated calls as needed).
  • Train, coach and mentor Service Desk Analysts and Technical Engineers including career development. Oversee staff activities. Builds/obtains (from other departments) training material for support staff. As needed, schedule employees working times and provide backup support.
  • Ensure that customers receive timely updates on incidents.
  • Maintain a calendar of maintenance requests on the network, data centers, exchanges and internal changes and ensure communication to customers with the appropriate information.  
  • Maintain the incident ticket database, ensuring incidents are set to the correct priority, state and are within SLA for response and resolution.
  • Maintain ticket updates with accurate notes on current status
  • Escalate to 2nd and 3rd line support teams, inform senior management teams of P1/P2 incidents
  • Engage with third parties to provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for third party services
  • Document internal time lines for resolved incidents where a RCA is required.

Your Skills:

  • Proven track record as a Technical Service Desk Manager
  • Experience running Change Management and a Change Advisory Board
  • Expertise in ServiceNow
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to multitask across multiple incidents
  • Understanding of SLAs and OLAs
  • Ability to follow process and procedures accurately and without fail

If the leading edge of media technology is the place you want to be, please contact us today and let’s start the conversation!

/CADENT/ is an EOE M/F/D/V. We do not work with 3rd Party Staffing Agencies.