Global Head of IT

My client is a young and exciting disruptive brand working within the food and drink industry, whose growth has been global and is progressing with lightning speed. Their product is award winningg and the business has been built around the passion of their team. This is a business which prides itself on reaching the highest standards, this is a high performance culture- they offer their staff incredible, tailored training and a career path as unique as their product. They are now looking for a Global Head of IT to take charge of their technology vision, as they continue along their path to world domination.

In essence, this role will be aligning the business growth with the infrastructure required to ensure success and high performance as the business scales. This will require a hybrid of solid technical skills but also sound business knowledge. In addition Be prepared to be challenged every day, drive a world class technology initiative but also be super hands on with the day to day delivery to coach, mentor and manage a great team of IT geeks.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As part of the executive leadership team, you will identify innovative technology-related opportunities for delivering the company’s services by understanding technology trends and applying them to our business.
  • Work with other departments to use new technologies to streamline company policies and rules.
  • Oversee IT budgets, conduct research to improve the technological assets of a company.
  • Develop and direct all networking safeguards to protect sensitive internal and external information; Develop and implement all internal communication systems.
  • Plan and implement proper tech usage policies for employees.
  • Identify competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of a company.
  • Be responsible for recruitment and retention efforts of the engineering team, streamlining production operations, and advocating for innovative ideas, high production and individuals on the team
  • Provide market expertise to the sales organization in the company while helping build relationships with potential customers.
  •  Provide a face for the company’s technical vision through speaking opportunities, conferences, media activities etc.
  • Utilise social media and online marketing strategies to build a strong online presence and work with the marketing team to develop strategies and plan community-related efforts.

Skills/ Experience

  • Advanced technical knowledge, incl. knowledge of programming languages and platforms
  •  Exposure to an ERP system such as SAP
  • Proven track record as a Team Builder and significant experience of leading and developing a start-up with high impact growth
  • Deep tech industry knowledge

If you are a Global IT Manager with determination, desire and ambition to do the very best and are looking for your next opportunity, get in touch.

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