IT Director - UK&I - Director of IT and Projects

Northamptonshire Permanent
  • Solution Design, Applications Portfolio, Application Support, Data management
  • We are looking for someone with superior stakeholder engagement skills

About Our Client

A global organisation in the Logistics Sector. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to help shape the direction of Technology in the UK and have significant influence. A very rare opportunity.

This role would suit someone from a Project/Programme and Change background. The role is more strategic rather than technically focused.

Job Description

IT Director - UK&I - Director of IT and Projects role

Main accountabilities to include but not be limited to:

  • Be at the forefront of innovation to ensure delivery of Best in Class solutions.
  • Work closely with stakeholders (UK&I Executive Committee , Sales, Operations) to ensure alignment with strategy, branding, functional plans, revenue objectives, and user needs
  • Work in partnership with Line of Business communities to drive best practices and tool commonalities
  • Ensure continuous improvement of all IT policies and procedures
  • To champion the delivery of a 1st Class IT experience to our customers and colleagues
  • Programme Management of UK&I projects and delivery
  • Drive projects and tasks to completion through teams, regardless of changing conditions, by proactively identifying potential roadblocks and collaborating with peers from business, operations, and engineering partners
  • Develop and measure key performance indicators to meet the needs of the business
  • To support the on-going development of the Applications Portfolio ensuring the best solutions are available to our customers and operations both now and in the future
  • In tight collaboration with Global/EU Product teams, drive Application rationalisation and system commonalities across the area of responsibility
  • Ensure the IT function contributes to business changes, proactively supporting new business implementations and Operational improvements
  • Actively participate in Customer tender process - putting the digital innovation at the heart of the Value add proposed to our customers
  • Work closely with Procurement and other IT functions in the Group to ensure the best service is provided within budget at all times
  • Road map planning and budget management
  • Responsible for the development of direct reports
  • Report / Dashboard the activity/ projects of your team

Team Size & Budget:

15+ plus contractors and Offshore development team

Circa £10m budget

The successful IT Director will work with a range of internal senior stakeholders, customers, external providers, , EU colleagues.

The Successful Applicant

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; report findings and requirements into easy-to-understand analyses
  • Proven ability to deliver automated, scalable analytics and operating systems in a fast-paced and cross-functional environment while managing multiple projects and responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and get along with diverse personalities internally and externally
  • Extreme attention to detail that drives one to self-audit work and understand complex systems
  • Comfortable in different roles, sometimes supporting, sometimes leading and has the ability to "roll up their sleeves" and jump in if needed, along with managing
  • You will be of graduate calibre, able to demonstrate experience in a similar role
  • Experience within the Logistics Industry ideal but not essential - fast moving commercial sectors also considered
  • Practised in managing complex IT projects
  • Experience ideally gained in a large EU/Global multi -site environment
  • Experience of managing multi-skilled teams
  • Mastering the concepts of Agile will be expected.

What's on Offer

  • Excellent salary - circa £120,000-£130,000 basic
  • Generous Bonus
  • Car/Car Allowance
  • Holiday
  • Pension
  • Benefits Package

Due to the high volume of applications, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

Russell Livesey
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CIO & IT Leadership
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