IT Director

£70,000 to £80,000 pa

West Sussex | Permanent Full-Time

Our client is an amazing UK success story. The company is an award-winning design and manufacturer for global retail customers, experiencing rapid expansion and has recently achieved a prestigious Sunday Times UK Fast Track 100 listing for export growth companies.

Project Management Recruitment

IT Director

£70,000 to £80,000 pa

West Sussex | Permanent Full-Time

Ref: PS3616

As the IT Director you will analyse the current IT landscape and provide strategic direction for future systems improvements/developments. The ideal IT Director needs to have strong management and influencing skills, be articulate and demonstrate credibility across the organisation. An IT Director coming from a strong Retail and/or Logistics background is a must.

Role and responsibilities

As the IT Director, your responsibilities will include:

• Core skills and the ability to analyse the current IT landscape, whilst providing suggestions for future improvements are a key requirement for this role and initially, they are looking for someone to objectively assess the systems requirements and scope out a systems strategy in line with our growth plans.
• This is a standalone role working in an environment where you will be the technical expert and will be relied upon to provide the business with recommendations and solutions.
• This person, therefore, needs to have strong management and influencing skills, be articulate and demonstrate credibility across the board.
• Architecture and infrastructure planning of current ERP system to link different parts of the business
• Creative an efficient and cohesive technical business structure to support continued global growth
• Strategic technical road mapping

Skill set

The right IT Director should have the following technical skills:

• Qualified in an architecture discipline
• Exposure to a mid-tier ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics Navision a distinct advantage but not a pre-requisite)
• Exposure to in-house bespoke programming would be an advantage
• Experience in a fast growing Global Supply Chain Company would be an advantage
• Previous management of bespoke programming environment would be beneficial
• Some knowledge/experience of Global Supply Chain and/or Global Retail sector would be ideal
• Knowledge of systems development process, project management, and third-party vendor relationship management
• IT architecture, design and systems road-mapping
• Strong industry and business understanding
• Vendor selection and management skills
• Technical planning and costing

Personal Attributes/ Behavioural Skills:
• Assimilates, evaluates, adapts and makes the best use of new information
• Strong analysis and decision-making skills
• Personal effectiveness, confidence, and resilience, with an ability to influence colleagues at peer level as well as more senior levels
• Experience of operating with a high level of autonomy and the ability to manage input from others to ensure delivery to agreed timescales
• Strong sense of ownership and ability to follow tasks through to completion
• Fortitude and tenacity to operate successfully in a creative and fast paced environment

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To apply for this job, please fill out the form below. To find out more information about the IT Director job, email Philip or call

020 7183 7145

quoting the reference PS3616.

Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd

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Philip specialises in: Director Levels Roles in SaaS Sales, Media Sales, Agency Sales, Business Development, Account Management in addition to C-Levels positions.

07957 210 008
020 7183 7145
philip.shepherd@opilio.co.uk

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