I am an experienced IT professional who was leading a small team in my previous company. I joined a new company a few months back. My manager & most team members are completely new to IT, and there are very few IT engineers (with little IT experience) in the team.
My previous company had a strong IT team with lots of experience, but this new company is basically product-based & inexperienced(IT-wise) people within the company are grouped to form a new IT team with a few experienced IT professionals hired from outside.
My new manager has divided the work into small pieces and is giving each person a small piece of work and ask me to only work on that. When ever I come up with overall project methodology or give ideas, he is indifferent and asks me to only work on the small piece he has given me(which will only last two weeks), thus limiting my scope & influence in the project. Also he is not supportive of me overall.
My problem is that the role he is trying to assign to me is a step down from my role in the previous company, where I "architected" the solution and led the team as well to do hands-on work along with other team members.
How can I convince him without causing any problems to give me the lead role where I architect the solution & coordinate with other team members, and report to my manager regularly like the role I was doing in my previous company?
I hinted my intention indirectly few times but I now want to setting up a 1-1 to convince him.
Edit: I was technically hired in a team lead role but this team has been formed very recently.
I was told during hiring that when the team expands in strength I will be given a team lead responsibility, but it was not specified when that would happen.
The problem here is more on how to convince an unsupportive manager & get into a team lead role quickly without causing problems.