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IT Director

  • Job reference: 36568
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Start date: Not specified
  • Contact: Not specified
  • Sector: Technology Leadership
  • Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum + Benefits

IT Director - £90,000 to £110,000 - London

A leading FMCG business are looking for an IT Director to build and transform their IT Team. This role would suit someone with an FMCG background, with good, Senior Business Partnering experience.

The Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the CIO and based in London the role will be responsible for:


  • Establish and build long-term relationships with senior customer representatives
  • Develop and deliver a service to meet the needs of the business
  • Create and identify opportunities for providing technology and services to the customer organisation
  • Promote technology and services at a high level to our customers and encourage the development of new technology to meet future needs
  • Takes full responsibility for the level of customer satisfaction, at regular intervals or after each significant delivery of product or service
  • Facilitates customers involvement in the continuous improvement of the products and services
  • Initiates investigation and development of innovative methods of exploiting IT assets, to the benefit of organisation and the community
  • Manage initiatives to standardise processes & IT Builds across the business
  • Hiring and recruiting high potential, high performing staff
  • Work closely with Vendors Product teams to maintain a strategic awareness of and influence the direction of the Roadmaps of our selected technologies.
  • Develop, grow and maintain effective working partnerships with Vendors, suppliers and all service providers
  • Maintain a view of future technologies that would enhance, simply or delight our Customers and shareholders
  • Establish a collaborative relationship with your local IT organisation leads during times of significant change as the technologies are being deployed.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • FMCG background
  • Strong Business Partnering experience
  • Experience in building and implementing a new IT function
  • A strong communicator with the ability to pull out and summarise information and tailor communication style and content for a variety of audiences. Comfortable and confident presenting to executives.
  • Work with minimal direction and promotes an open flow of information so that all concerned are well informed.
  • Excellent communication and senior stakeholder management skills.
  • Understands the importance of effective communication and influencing skills within teams, vendors, suppliers, stakeholders and leadership teams.
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills including: coaching, developing a diverse work force, instilling commitment to quality and excellence, encouraging collaboration, promoting the flow of information among all participants, demonstrating adeptness at conflict resolution and providing clear direction on how to meet goals.
  • Appreciation of the challenges faced with a greenfield site, with the mindset required for successful outcome.
  • Significant experience of supplier management.
  • Significant experience in Global IT , strategy and/or planning
  • Previous experience in an IT Global organisation
  • Preferably, a Certified Project Management (PMP) or PRINCE/2 Professional
  • High proficiency in MS Office including MS Project

This role is a fantastic opportunity to work with a global brand and within a business that is passionate about personal development. There is a strong preference for candidates that have an IT Business Partnering background, with strong experience working in an FMCG brand.

If you feel like role would be a strong match for your skill set, please submit your CV.

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