Chief Technology Officer

Kuala Lumpur Permanent RM1 - RM11
  • Opportunity to lead and direct Technology and Digital Transformation
  • Well known and established business in industry of Essential Services

About Our Client

Our client is a well known and established business in an industry classified as Essential Services. They are a trusted familiar household brandname and well regarded as a market leader in the industry. With presence across multiple countries, they have successfully built a strong footprint of commercial presence (both physical and digital) and sustainably scale up their business and operational/technological capabilities with the backing and support of a strong holding company and investor partnerships. As part of the expansion strategy, leadership in both Technology delivery (internally and externally), and operational capabilities remain core pillars of business success. They are now looking for a high calibre CTO to provide overall leadership, strategic, operational and technological directions to build an even more robust regional technology talents and subfunctions.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the CEO, with matrix reporting to Group CTO and working in partnership with the Board, investors, founding team members and senior leadership team, the CTO will play an instrumental role for bringing strategic Technology and Digital leadership to the organization by developing and driving the technology and digital vision of the company as the overall Technology/Digital leader in their industry.

  • As a member of the core senior leadership team, the CTO is expected to be a strategic business partner and contributor, understanding key business drivers and building effective relationships throughout the organization.
  • Oversee and direct the company's technological and digital strategy, capabilities, initiatives/efforts, operations and delivery plus scaleability for growth, and ultimately ROI
  • Develop a differentiated approach to End User Experience, Customer Experience, Data Analytics, Automation and other relevant technologies that gives a competitive advantage, including integration with existing systems/platforms, Project Management aside from BAU business partnership / service delivery mandate
  • Technology and Digital ambassador of the group in elevating the role of the Technology division in improving IT function effectiveness and effectiveness in achieving organizational objectives (Vendor Management, Methods and Standards, Performance, Framework / Policies / Procedures)
  • Advise all divisions of the business to adopt, utilise and leverage on Technology and Digital capabilities in a profitable manner, including the holders of the ROI, asset, profit and loss accountabilities
  • Development, tracking and management of annual IT budgets, including capital investments
  • Training, coaching, learning & development for progression of divisional staff members

The Successful Applicant

  • The leadership team and board is looking for a CTO with solid technical background, but with a bias for commercial execution and strategic mindset.
  • Overall experience must include executive leadership roles demonstrating a strong and successful track record of Technology and Digital transformation/innovation, design, development, execution and implementation with change leadership focus and orientation
  • Aside from keeping ahead with current technological trends and familiarity with a variety of business concepts, the CTO must possess strong general problem solving skills with the ability to interpret and communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders (ranging from temporary staff to Board level, across a wide range of functions/verticals).
  • Sound understanding of interconnected systems and the cost, performance, and strategic implications of making digital/technological investment decisions)

What's on Offer

  • Opportunity to lead and direct Technology and Digital Transformation
  • Leadership role in a conglomerate with strong investor backing
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Job summary

CIO & IT Leadership
CIO & IT Leadership Subsector
Technology Media & Telecoms
Kuala Lumpur
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Elaine Kong
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