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emap part of Metropolis International Group is a business-to-business media group with over 40 brands across various sectors. The role of Application Support Analyst will be to cover the following elements:

Act as first/second line support for all incoming cases/tickets relating to all business applications, closing tickets where possible or triaging and assigning to appropriate teams or vendor.
Act as first/second line support for all incoming cases/tickets relating to the custom in-house developed WordPress platform, closing tickets where possible or triaging and assigning to appropriate teams.
Support the wider Metropolis/emap team by researching solutions, providing test support and feedback on proposed changes.
Stakeholder management of both internal teams and external vendors

Key responsibilities:

Act as the first line of communication between the business users and all technology teams, ensuring timely allocation and completion of cases.
Monitor all incoming tickets/cases for agreed solutions
Take ownership of tickets/cases that do not require development effort from other teams or vendors.
Take ownership of tickets/cases that do require development, further investigation, and monitor to conclusion with the relevant team.
Become a subject matter expert on best practice use of ESPs and email marketing and promote this to the business (e.g. recency rules, A/B testing etc).
Lead on new initiatives relating to email marketing activities.
Proactively monitor email marketing activities and provide recommendations to improve deliverability.
Train other members of the Application Support team on supporting the ESP.
Close those tickets via appropriate action within agreed SLA and approval process.
Provide updates to the wider team during regular stand ups including summary of new cases and potential SLA breaches
Work closely with the technology teams to prioritise incoming cases appropriately and to provide case feedback where relevant.
Training and support of staff in using applications, particularly for the ESP (Adobe Campaign)
Analysis and diagnosis of application errors
Problem resolution in both the long and short term
Input in the design and development of existing and new applications
Road testing and implementation of new applications.
Run a set of regular routines as agreed with Head of Application Services to include but not exhaustive to.
Ensure all leavers have been deactivated in a timely fashion on all systems
Ensure all users have appropriate access/permissions on all systems
Monitor Data quality and completeness against agreed measures
Security updates on business applications
Regular maintenance and upgrades on business applications including full testing
Create and maintain reports and dashboards
Support larger development projects being undertaken as required
Proactively develop own knowledge of business systems

Skills and experience:

Experience in a media / publishing environment would be desirable
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
Knowledge of CMS platforms and CRM systems
A minimum of 3 years’ experience with email marketing tools (such as Adobe Campaign)
Good understanding of email marketing activities and processes
Basic knowledge of HTML
Troubleshooting experience
Basic knowledge of Service Desk solutions preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
The ability to relay technical information to non-technical users and elicit clients’ needs
Customer service skills
Problem-solving ability
Analytical skills
Experience working with standard business applications

Core competencies:

Ability to manage workload efficiently
Relationship building with business users, technology teams and vendors
Customer Service oriented
Team working, collaboration and co-operation
Commercial awareness and customer focus
Attention to detail
Patience and understanding
The ability to work independently but also as a part of a team
A proactive attitude
Ability to work to deadlines and give realistic estimates
Willingness to learn.

Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group, together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell)
Health plan
Life insurance cover
Cycle to work scheme.
Discounted gym memberships
Retail discount vouchers
Private virtual GP access
Income Protection and more

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