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Director of IT and Projects

  • Location

    England

  • Job Function:

    Executive Search

  • Sector:

    Information Technology

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £90000.00 - £120000.00 per annum + + car, bonus, pension & benefits

  • Contact:

    Del Demehry

  • Contact email:

    del.demehry@ea-first.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH828_1652707563

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-14

  • Consultant:

    Del Demehry

The Head of IT / Director of IT & Projects will provide vision, leadership, and management to this fast growth Logistics organisation. This will include strategy, applications portfolio & support support, Data management, Budgets, KPIs and managing 3rd Party vendors working closely with them. As a board memeber, the Head of IT will be strongly involved in designing the local IT strategy, and actively participating in business growth and transformation projects

Our client is a highly reputable Logistics organisation who have witnessed vast growth over the years. They are a team that is made up of superior, digital- savvy leaders who are trying to change the industry through Technology.

If you are someone that is similar and motivated to guide such an organisation through this ever- changing marketplace then this could be the ideal role for you.

The Head of IT / Director of IT & Projects will:

  • Be at the forefront of innovation to ensure delivery of best in class solutions
  • Work closely with stakeholders including Exec Committee , Sales, Operations etc to ensure alignment with strategy, branding, functional plans, revenue objectives, and user needs
  • 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
  • Develop and measure KPIs 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
  • Road map planning and budget management
  • Responsible for the development of direct reports

The ideal Head of IT / Director of IT & Projects will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • You will be of graduate calibre, able to demonstrate experience in a similar role
  • Experience within the Logistics Industry
  • Practised in managing complex IT projects, preferably in a logistics environment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Salary of circa £90,000 - £110,000 + excellent benfits

Hybrid working

EA First Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency for this permanent vacancy.