VP of Infrastructure

Sweden Permanent £140,000 - £170,000
  • Global organisation undertaking a huge technology transformation agenda
  • Innovative and people orientated business with vision, investment and purpose

About Our Client

We are partnering with a global business that prides itself on being highly collaborative, diverse and people-orientated. Diversity and Inclusion is very close to their hearts and are embedded in their values and in our vision. They believe in creating a work environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, supported and appreciated, no matter who they are or where they come from. They are passionate about ensuring their employees can be themselves 100% of the time, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race or religion.

They provide a rewarding and stimulating working environment with real career development opportunities in an organisation that operates in 30+ countries with 100's of sites and worldwide e-commerce and digital platforms. As the consumer world evolves, they are on track with their transformation to become more affordable, accessible, and sustainable, ready to meet customer needs in more channels in more ways.

They have taken big steps towards new omnichannel capabilities and are continuing to push forward to take this to the next level for their customers and employees and accelerate expansion into new regions.

They are looking for people who share their positive attitudes and values.

Job Description

As the VP of Infrastructure, you will be involved in the following:

  • Responsible for setting and driving execution of the strategic agenda for Technology Services within Digital Technology
  • Lead a total team of over a 1,000 and a €Multi-million budget
  • Collaborate with Engineering Managers in the Digital Technology organization to define and run a strategy and roadmap of change that both drives business performance and technical progression in terms of modern technology practices, security and architecture
  • Proactively enable the transformation of engineering, building a high level of capability comprising internal and external colleague and 3rd party vendors
  • Lead a senior leadership team that oversees the people, processes and technologies within the Technology Services organization to ensure they deliver outcomes that support the goals of the business
  • Accountable for the operational activities and daily running of all the infrastructure technology stack, services and environments, ensuring that they meet the defined Service Level Agreements
  • Represent the business externally and act as a key internal leader in driving the Digital Agenda
  • Maximize the use and profit potential of business-owned data centres
  • Enable the engineering agenda of best practices and continuous delivery/ integration benchmarking against industry peers
  • Lead and own initiatives/movements in creating a modern digital foundation to support speed, growth and flexibility
  • Identify cross-functional dependencies beyond their area and remove blockers when needed across engineering, design, and product management

The Successful Applicant

  • The successful VP of Infrastructure is passionate about delivering high-quality technology services now and for the future. You will be an excellent people leader with a high level of transformation experience that has been delivered through people, technology, and processes.

  • You will be enthused by joining a global organisation that is highly collaborative, has an international outlook with high values around people, customers, sustainable commercial growth, environment, and society.

  • You will have a successful track record of leading and motivating a large technology-focused organisation with an excellent understanding of software engineering principles and the application of this within a retailer or aligned environment. You will have proven knowledge of and ability to transform and optimise a globally distributed Service Desk function and how to commercially leverage private, hybrid, and public cloud/service delivery

  • Your leadership style will be collaborative, inspire, unleash entrepreneurial spirit, building strong relationships at the team, peer, and c-suite level to lead effective transformation.

  • Your previous experience and skills will also include:
    • Experience in running large multi-disciplined technology/engineering teams, including leading teams across multiple locations
    • Driven significant technology transformational change in large, fast-moving organisations
    • A high performing track record of progressive and diverse experience as a software engineer and/or software architecture
    • Strong documented leadership skills
    • Proven knowledge and ability to transform and optimise processes and behaviours
    • Experience working with DevOps concepts, tools, and ways of working as a part of agile software development
    • Experience in decommissioning large infrastructure components on which many systems are dependent

What's on Offer

Competitive basic and package and comprehensive relocation package to Sweden.

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