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Director of IT

  • Job reference: 31884
  • Location: West End
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Other
  • Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + package and bonus

Director of IT - London based - £100k - £120k plus package

We are currently exclusively engaged with a best-in-class Global specialist Marketing and Advertising organisation based in London. This organisation is in the early phases of transforming their IT from a regional-only management model to a global shared services function.

Due to this restructure, they are looking for a technically hands on and strategically focused Director of IT to manage, lead and develop their technology function and team. The Director of IT will work closely with the Global IT Management team to plan, coordinate, direct, and design all service and operational activities, as well as provide ownership, direction, and support for IT and business applications that enhance mission-critical business operations.

Overview:

  • Participate in strategic and operational governance processes in partnership with the UK business units
  • Collaborate with division/department heads to enhance efficiencies within their areas through technological support
  • Provide input into and lead the IT strategy and objectives for the UK hub in line with global objectives
  • Achieve business goals by prioritising IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organisation
  • Develop, track, and control the UK IT annual operating and capital budgets and support the global budgeting process
  • Manage the roles and responsibilities of regional service delivery and support reporting in the Director; delegate duties as needed to ensure coverage
  • Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of the service delivery function, SLAs, standard operating procedures and IT processes/workflows, and monitoring of IT system's capacity and performance
  • Lead the improvement of services and processes in alignment with global IT and as needed to support the UK hub
  • Support alignment of processes and procedures across the global IT organisation
  • Coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in the field of computer science or business
  • Experience managing and/or directing an IT operation, particularly at group level
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution. Advertising industry experience an
  • Substantial exposure to data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organisation and development
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles
  • Superior understanding of the organisation 's goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems

If you feel this opportunity would be a strong fit for your experience and you would be interested to discuss the role in more depth, please submit your CV for review.

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