Technology, Transformation & Digital

Release Cut Over Manager

Job Title: Release Cut Over Manager
Contract Type: Contracting Solutions
REF: 128017
Contact Details: Nikhil Maharaj
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Job Published: 24 days ago

Release/Cut-Over Manager
Auckland Based - Contract Role 

About the role:

The Release/Cut-Over Manager is essential for ensuring a smooth transition to new IT systems, adeptly managing risks and dependencies. Your role is critical in minimizing disruptions, maintaining operational continuity, and leading post-transition support to resolve any issues. You will secure the project's success and the organization's ongoing productivity. 

What you’ll do:

  • Develop and maintain a detailed cut-over plan based on the project scope and identified dependencies, ensuring all aspects of cut-over are accounted for and documented.
  • Prepare and execute run sheets for migration and switch-over activities, coordinating with relevant teams to ensure a smooth transition during cut-over periods.
  • Compile and manage all necessary documents and artifacts required for the 'Good-2-Go' approvals, ensuring compliance with organizational standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with project managers, technical teams, change management team, and business stakeholders to ensure cut-over activities align with overall project timelines and objectives.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of cut-over activities, identifying and mitigating risks, and resolving issues that may impact the cut-over process.

Managing Risk / Health & Safety:

  • Ensure legislative and policy compliance and assist in promoting a safe culture.
  • Attend all risk / health & safety training required for your role to keep yourself safe.
  • Identify causes of loss or risk and take immediate and appropriate action to minimize.
  • Proactively identify and report injuries, illnesses, or incidents (including hazards) that may cause harm.

What you’ll bring:


  • Proven experience in IT project management, specifically in cut-over planning and execution.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and quality.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing environments.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and software development life cycle (SDLC).


  • A tertiary qualification in Engineering/Technology and/or Business/Commerce is desirable.

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