IT Director - Amazing Growing Company

Job Title: IT Director - Amazing Growing Company
Job Reference: TL/50289

Location: Hertford
Job Type: Permanent

Salary:
£100000 - £120000 per annum, Benefits: + 30% Bonus + Strong Benefits
Sector: IT

Posted 10 days ago

IT Director, Up to £120,000 + £20,000 Bonus + Benefits = £140,000, ASAP Start, Hertford Area with some remote working, Strong Company with huge growth ahead

Overview of the IT Director:

Due to the company's continued growth and expansion, we are looking to appoint an IT Director that can lead a small IT team (4) as well as develop a technology strategy to take the group into the future.

The business is on an exciting journey of growth, currently the group has @180 employees.  Due to the strong and ambitious growth plans of the business we are looking for a Operational & Strategic IT Director to help shape, grow and strategise its technology to ensure that its fit for purpose and in a world class state, now and for the future.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who has both strong technical knowledge and experience as well as great leadership capabilities. The successful candidate will literally help shape and lead how this business will stay at the forefront of technology in an ever changing and fast paced business environment.

The Group IT Director will report directly to the CFO and group board on all ongoing technology related projects as well as being responsible for the overall technology strategy including all in house and 3rd party providers.

Duties of the IT DirectorThe Role & Responsibilities:

Develop and deliver a coherent IT strategy, build upon current platforms and technology roadmap for continued growth, and enable the company’s long term strategic plans by maximising the potential of existing business systems and capitalising on new technology and digital opportunities that add real value, realise significant benefit and keep the business ahead of the competitive curve.

Engage key stakeholders across the business and work closely with the senior management team and with the Executive to inspire IT, process and behavioural change, which will unlock both efficiency's and market potential.

Help drive commercial opportunities and create business value through greater systems integration, data flow & MI visibility, as well as process improvement.

Develop and deliver effective data and business intelligence capability which supports strategic decision making.

Help define and prioritise new phases to the ERP & business systems/application roadmap to deliver a future estate which is seen as an enabler supporting company performance and driving strategic growth.

Leverage change management, project management, and similar disciplines to align key constituents, establish plan, manage initiative execution, and achieve desired results.

Ensure investment in IT is identified and supported by appropriate and robust business cases that captures lifecycle costs, benefits and risk.

Provide proactive business and technology direction in the identification of technology trends and opportunities for innovation that are most relevant to the company’s evolving needs.

Own information security, technology risk management and drive compliance with all regulatory requirements including GDPR.

Support and potentially conduct due diligence of potential acquisitions and integrate new acquisitions into the company's current systems and processes.

Manage outsource service delivery relationships with responsibility for all IT contracts and licences, ensuring robust and positive third-party working partnership.
 
Whats in your DNA?

Previous experience as IT Director or Head of IT managing end to end IT, ideally in a successful scale-up organisation.

Excellent track record of IT Change & Transformation (people, processes and systems), driving business performance and underpinning significant growth and business maturation.

Knowledge of “what good looks like” through exposure to best practice corporate environments balanced with experience gained in smaller entrepreneurial organisations.

Must be able to develop strategic thought leadership, build roadmaps and design blueprints, proactively driving the art of the possible, whilst focused on execution and hands on delivery, rolling sleeves up to get the job done in a lean environment, “flexing muscles” at both ends of the spectrum.

Natural leader, strong relationship builder, collaborator and influencer with the clout and credibility to engage and build trust at Exec level as well as the ability to build effective networks at every level across the organisation.

Innovative and forward looking with ability to challenge the status quo and influence as appropriate to enable change and have a real positive impact on a business.

Self-motivated and ambitious, wants to make a difference in a dynamic environment.

A strong communicator who is able to deliver arguments in a clear and logical manner, synthesizing the detail and able to relay technical data to a non-technical audience.

Managed multiple, high-profile projects from proposal to adoption, and evidence effective prioritisation and benefits realisation.

An excellent range of technical skills gained across a wide range of systems and environments, with the breadth of IT understanding required to deliver in smaller teams.

A high degree of pragmatism, sense of urgency, resourcefulness, flexibility and the ability to get things done.

Evidence of proactively advising on business and technology strategic matters, including identifying market or technology innovation.

Down-to-earth, low ego, enthusiastic, and with a good sense of humour.

 
Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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