Global CIO/CTO - Global Travel Organisation

Talent Point Ltd
London, South East
£200000 - £250000 per annum + 50% BONUS AND BENEFITS
16 May 2019
21 May 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Global CIO/CTO - Global Travel Organisation

My customer is currently looking to employ a new Group CTO/CIO to run a team in excess of 250 people. The business itself turns over in excess of £1 Billion and has more than 10 different B2C and B2B brands. They are a business who grows through acquisition. The company is embarking on a global technology transformation and will also go through a rebranding process so experience in either is very desirable.

Some of the the main challenges in this role are software engineering focused so a background in software is key. The teams are predominantly based in London but also in Manchester, New York and Singapore, There will be some travel internationally, predominantly to Manchester and Singapore

The role in question interacts in-between the business's and centralised IT so having a really good understanding of Product is also important. It is not only a commercially focused role but also in charge of delivery for over 10 business's.

The company employ an agile methodology and would also expect the CTO/CIO to have a good grasp in this area too having an interest in Scrum, continuous integration and Test Driven Development. We will consider VP's of software engineering that are looking to take the step up as long as they have looked after teams of over 100 people

The plans for the company are to invest the new funding in expansion around the UK and internationally. In order to do this they will be build out and restructure the IT Team, re-platforming their white label product.

They will expect you to be comfortable defining and owning a key pillar of the business and of course dealing at Board level.

The right applicant will think in first principle's make career decisions based on passion and
company mission and have experience building something special from a standing start.

Knowledge and Experience:
* 5+ years' experience as a Vice President/CTO/CIO level in an IT operation
* Knowledge, understanding and demonstrable experience in B2B & B2C ecommerce
* Experience of working in Travel is highly desireable but not essential.
* Ability to work in a fast paced high energy environment
* Experience in strategic planning and execution
* Considerable knowledge of business theory, business processes, management and budgeting
* Experience with systems design and development from business requirements analysis through to day-to-day management
* Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems
* Proven experience in IT planning, organisation, and development
* In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT
* Strong understanding of human resource management principles, Practices, and procedures

This is truly amazing and if you don't speak to me about this role I am sure it would be a mistake!!

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