IT Director Automotive - Relocation to Kuwait

Recruiter
Coburg Banks Limited
Location
Derbyshire, East Midlands
Salary
£85,000 per annum
Posted
03 Feb 2019
Closes
23 Feb 2019
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Technology
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Job Title: IT Director Automotive - Relocation to Kuwait

Location: Kuwait

Salary: £85,000 - £90,000 + Housing + Car Allowance

This world class organisation, based in Kuwait is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for an established IT Director that is looking to take their career to the next level and live the ultimate 5 Star lifestyle. You must love all things Automotive and be an expert in this sector and have a passion for succeeding and delivering impressive strategic solutions within an extremely fast paced prestigious business.

The Role:

This is an extremely exciting time to be involved in one of the most successful automotive groups which is embracing technology to maximize its commercial advantage on a large international scale. Based in the heart of Middle East the main focus of this position is to assess current IT systems and introduce innovative technology solutions to improve the customer's journey and overall experience. You will be the custodian of overall systems architecture and standards throughout various environments such as service centres, showrooms, and customization hubs. You will also provide on the ground leadership and promote connectedness for all IT in Automotive sector. You will work closely with the business to ensure successful delivery of major projects - speed and quality of innovative solutions.

The Candidate:

  • At least 10 years' experience in a Multinational Automotive Organization
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrable Program/Project delivery
  • Knowledge of innovative technology solutions in automotive dealership
  • Proven ability to drive technical and solution designs
  • Must have hands on implementation experience of various automotive dealership management applications including Drive, Kerridge and other DMS.
  • Ability to understand Data Modelling & Application Architecture
  • Exposure to Magento and other latest E-Commerce IT Frameworks
  • Experience in managing multi-million-dollar expense cost centers and IT capital investment budgets
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Benchmark leading automotive IT market trends and evaluate new technology systems, applications and approaches, prepare businesses cases with recommendations for the adoption of new technology.
  • Drive the use and performance of all IT applications (and IT architecture) within automotive
  • Lead Digital Transformation (process automation, mobility, analytics, IOT)
  • Introduce innovative solutions to improve customer's journey and overall experience
  • Implement, maintain and enhance dealership management solution
  • Improve the productivity of the development team and the stability and continuous improvement of systems reliability and performance.
  • Drive efficiencies through technology for the automotive business with a focus on automation
  • Develop and enhance business data and insight via the strong analytics
  • Efficient systems and IT application change, upgrade and enhancement
  • Evaluate technology options and provide realistic, cost effective long term recommendations.
  • Plan and implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans

Benefits:

  • Competitive TAX FREE Basic Salary
  • Accommodation Allowance
  • Car Allowance
  • Flight Tickets
  • Medical Insurance

To be applicable for this role you MUST have extensive experience in the Automotive sector as an established IT Director ideally within an International environment.

Coburg Banks IT specialise in recruiting in a variety of areas including: Development, IT Support, Programme and Project Management, Business Analysts and Testing as well as mid to senior level IT appointments. We would welcome the opportunity of helping you in your career, so please send a copy of your CV to us