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CIO, Chief Information Officer

  • Job reference: 28590
  • Location: Leeds
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Executive Leadership
  • Salary: £1 per annum + Exec Salary + LTIP + Car + Bonus

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Role: CIO, Chief Information Officer.

Location: Leeds - travel as required

Package: Exec Package (inclusive of LTIP, Bonus & Car)

La Fosse have been retained by a Global Market Leader to appoint a Board level CIO to take ownership of their Technology Strategy & Investment, with the aim to help scale effectively through the use of modern, cutting edge technology.

The organisation's objectives are to ensure they have scalable and robust technology platforms and infrastructure in place to enhance the growth capability for the organisation and its subsidiary's.

The successful CIO will be an influential technology leader who has the ability to challenge conventional ways of working with strong technical ability. The ideal would be someone who has come from a Technical Development / Architecture route and has progressed to a seasoned Technology Leader who has held responsibility for Technical decisions within a complex organisation.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead all core IT activity across Technology and Infrastructure
  • Build extremely strong relationships with key Stakeholders across various domains
  • Leadership of existing internal team and any relevant 3rd party relationships and drive efficiency & increased capability
  • Help determine best cloud solutions for Group & other Technology investment
  • Own relationships with Managed Service Providers and take ownership of all core IT areas
  • Assessment of shared service Data Solutions

Candidate Profile:

  • Great commercial understanding - you must have the ability to work with the business leaders to understand the business direction, take accountability for driving the technology and drive the team to build technology solutions which will enable future growth.
  • A Technology leader with broad knowledge across all areas of technology.
  • Ability to manage teams within a matrix environment
  • An Influential leader who can make difficult decisions & keep teams engaged
  • Ability to think big and challenge conventional ways of working
  • Strong technical capability - someone who understands the detail, ideally an ex developer / tester at some stage within their career
  • Ability to coach and upskill technology teams

La Fosse have been retained on this position and will be shortlisting on Friday 9th. Please apply for a confidential conversation.

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