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Head of IT Operations

  • Job reference: 24294
  • Location: Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Infrastructure & Cloud Services
  • Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Package

Head of IT Operations - Yorkshire - £70,000 - £90,000 + Package

La Fosse are partnered exclusively with a UK business which is the largest and most technologically advanced in their sector, to appoint a Head of IT Operations reporting directly in to the COO. The Head of IT Operations will be accountable for leading, supporting and managing the IT Services and IT infrastructure teams (circa 60 people). The incoming individual will inherit a modernised and stable IT Services and Operations environment, however there are four key areas where you will be tasked with making a strategic impact over and above operations IT performance; Cloud Strategy, Deployment/DevOps, Security and Workforce Technology.

The business operate in the Data, Content, Betting and Media, therefore individuals with IT Operations leadership experience in these customer centric industries will be of real interest. These services are delivered 24 hours a day globally, therefore experience in a follow the sun operation will be advantageous.

This is an extremely exciting technology-led business which is at the pinnacle of their industry. This position will hold real autonomy in how innovative technologies can be utilised to drive the business forward. Please note that there will be frequent travel to London.

The Ideal Individual:

  • A Technology leader with experience leading IT Operations and Data within a relevant industry (Media, betting, Data, through to new challenger banks and retail.)
  • Evidencable experience utilising cloud technologies for business benefit.
  • Experience being accountable for a robust information security strategy, ideally within an environment which manages a significant amount of confidential data.
  • Accountability for IT Service & Operations including Data Centres, Business IT Platforms, Network & Telephony environments.
  • Proven experience managing and developing a large internal IT Operations, Service and Data team.
  • Experience managing significant 3rd party supplier relationships, from selection through to operational performance management.
  • Ability to manage, motivate and engage staff successfully to deliver professional, high quality information technology solutions as part of a customer focused service.

Please submit your profile in advance of a more detailed discussion with Joseph Bourton who is managing the search.

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