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James Skinner

Digital IT Operations Manager @ Dyson

Director of Digital Technology at Specsavers

Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Ranked #873 out of 17,460 for Digital IT Operations Manager in United States

James Skinner's Work Experience


Digital IT Operations Manager

December 2014 to Present

Mr B & Friends

Client Services Director

April 2013 to December 2014

Bath, United Kingdom


Managing Director

November 2009 to July 2012

James Skinner's Education

University of Bath

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Electrical and Electronics Engineering

1994 to 1995

Brighton College

1989 to 1994

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Joining the rapidly growing Dyson business to work on a range of digital projects.

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About James Skinner

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I'm an experienced digital technologist with a 17-year track record working with a variety of brands on digital projects ranging from £10k to £1m+. I have an entrepreneurial approach, looking for simple ways to achieve goals efficiently. I'm passionate about engagement, and how that engagement can produce real benefits for brands and consumers. I have an eye for excellent people and have built strong teams across a wide range of specialities - from project management to development and customer support. I've worked with a huge range of organisations - Charities like British Heart Foundation, Samaritans UK, National Autistic Society and Sustrans; Publishers including Centaur, Haymarket, Euromoney and William Reed; Professional Bodies such as IoD, The Law Society and Institute of Financial Planning; Tech businesses including SSE Telecoms and Six Degrees Group; National and International brands including BAESystems, BBC, Learndirect, National Grid, S4C. AGCO Corporation, Greenergy, Raytheon and General Motors; Sports brands including Bath Rugby, UKActive and Bristol Sport; Specialties: Social media, community management, internal communications, technical strategy development, user experience insight, team developmentDigital IT Operations Manager @ Joining the rapidly growing Dyson business to work on a range of digital projects. From December 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Client Services Director @ Mr B and Friends is a growing brand, creative and digital agency where brand thinkers, digital strategists, designers, art directors, media producers, copywriters and developers help clients develop more meaningful relationships with their customers through brand, creative and the digital channels. I lead our client services team in building amazing relationships with our clients, focusing on developing our customer experience proposition, positioning the agency as a strategic partner, introducing financial scrutiny to the agency and developing the people within the team. I'm also responsible for our digital output, from digital strategy, audience segmentation and content strategy through to responsive web design, front-end development, CMS implementation, app development, film production and e-learning. From April 2013 to December 2014 (1 year 9 months) Bath, United KingdomManaging Director @ Having joined SiftGroups as a pre-sales consultant, I became its first MD in 2009 having progressed through the business in a variety of roles. The appointment of MDs to the three Sift business units represented a significant change in the management structure of the companies, with full P&L responsibility falling to the MD role. We were rapidly becoming the largest Drupal development agency outside London, but our strategic and creative offerings needed significant attention. In the Autumn of 2010 I brought in a Creative Director, Head of UX, Senior Project Manager, Head of Technical and Charity-focused Account Director, all previously at Enable Interactive, and with them around £250k of revenue in 2010. Improving our UX and Creative skillset gave us access to organisations that were previously out of reach - Natural History Museum, Sustrans, Samaritans, Parkinsons UK, Louis Vuitton, Virgin Media, Caravan Club, ss Great Britain and many others. Our UX offering differed from other agencies in that it was embedded throughout the delivery process, a structure which other agencies now identify as a key way to maintain quality and customer satisfaction. From November 2009 to July 2012 (2 years 9 months) Chief Operating Officer @ As COO I took responsibility for the sales and marketing effort alongside the rest of the business which by now was moving rapidly towards becoming a digital agency rather than a software and development business. From October 2008 to November 2009 (1 year 2 months) Head of Professional Services @ I moved into the role of Head of Professional Services in 2006, picking up responsibility for delivery of websites on Sift's Content, Community and Commerce platform. In late 2007 I played a significant role in Sift's move to Open Source software, which saw the adoption of the Drupal community and CMS platform. From December 2006 to October 2008 (1 year 11 months) Pre-Sales Consultant @ I joined Sift as a Pre-Sales Consultant to support the sales, marketing and consultancy teams with technical input. I also undertook a consultative role with key clients, developing specifications for community and professional networking sites and troubleshooting difficult projects. In December 2007, I took on responsibility for Sift's delivery and techical support teams. From October 2005 to December 2006 (1 year 3 months) Technical Director @ Infinno expanded upon the digital side of the Midwest Technology business, establishing a US and UK presence and setting up offshore data conversion and digitisation, software technical support call centre and medical transcription business in The Philippines. From March 2003 to October 2005 (2 years 8 months) Technical Manager @ Midwest Technologies built digital document delivery solutions, online parts ordering systems and websites, predominantly in the aerospace industry, but also in the Public Sector, manufacturing and power generation. Originally a pure technical publication subcontracting business, I was part of the move into digital delivery of parts and maintenance documentation, initially via CD-ROM and later online. I sold and project managed solutions for Raytheon Aircraft Company, National Grid, AGCO Corporation, WIltshire County Council and Lister Petter. I was part of an MBO of Midwest Technologies, and became Technical Director of Infinno. From February 1996 to March 2003 (7 years 2 months) Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Electrical and Electronics Engineering @ University of Bath From 1994 to 1995 Brighton College From 1989 to 1994 James Skinner is skilled in: Internal Communications, Social Media, Business Strategy, Digital Strategy, E-commerce, Digital Media, Community Management, User Experience, CMS, Information Architecture, Community Sites, Drupal, Content Management, Account Management, Web Content Management

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