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IT Director

Employer
Directorbank
Location
London (Greater) (GB) / WFH hybrid
Salary
Six figure base, bonus, share / equity
Closing date
12 Jul 2022
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THE BUSINESS

Our client is a high growth Professional Services / Consulting company HQ'd in London and with offices in the US and Asia.  Currently employing 120 people globally and expanding rapidly, the company enjoyed a record year in 2021/22 with significant double digit growth and a doubling of its EBITDA.  With significant growth expected to continue over the next 3-5 years, our client is now investing heavily in its technology to ensure they have a competitive advantage over their competitors.  As part of this investment, Directorbank is leading the search for a high calibre, high energy IT Director to lead this investment in its technology infrastructure. The candidate must be highly commercial, personable and enjoy working in a high paced, collegiate environment.


THE ROLE

The IT Director will be accountable for all aspects of the company’s technology operations, platforms and infrastructure.  This is a senior role and accordingly you will be a member of the Senior Management Team. As with other senior staff, this role in the business is ‘hands on’ and will oversee management of a small team.  The responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Review the current IT strategy, including infrastructure, hardware, software, VC platforms and third party suppliers
  • Execute the agreed IT strategy across global offices to ensure consistency, efficiency, reliability and innovation;
  • Ensure the resilience and scalability of technology globally;
  • Build a data / Business Intelligence platform for all users; 
  • Lead a comprehensive data strategy across all departments of the business; 
  • Provide first class support to the users of the IT systems when required;
  • Lead the procurement processes for selecting all third-party technology partners;
  • Integrate IT systems to enable the seamless sharing of information between all departments;
  • Project manage the introduction of any new systems to minimise the risk of disruption to the commercial output of the business;
  • Lead innovation by reviewing new technologies such as AI, ML etc. which would provide the business with a competitive advantage;
  • Develop and maintain the company website;
  • Ensure IT Security is first class and there are no security breaches;
  • Provide Management Information, Business Intelligence and analytics to the SMT & Board when required;
  • Ensure compliance with GDPR at all times.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The candidate will:

  • Be an experienced senior technology executive, preferably as an IT Director or equivalent;
  • Be a proven ITD in a Professional Services, Consulting, Business Services, Technology or Financial Services business;
  • Preferably have experience of working in a SME (£10m to £250m revenues);
  • Have proven experience of designing and executing IT strategies;
  • Have in depth data experience;
  • Be highly experienced with hardware, software, security and connectivity solutions;
  • Have worked in a multi-site business, including hybrid working models;
  • Have managed third party IT relationships effectively;
  • Preferably have international experience;
  • Have strong project management skills;
  • Manage the IT budget effectively and ensure RoI is tracked and achieved;
  • Have proven transformational change experience;
  • Have a progressive outlook and keen interest in emerging technologies.

At an interpersonal level, the following characteristics are sought:

  • Possess the personal stature and gravitas to gain the confidence of a broad range of key stakeholders in a fast-moving environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Collegiate style;
  • Proven leadership ability;
  • Self-motivated;
  • Energy and dynamism;
  • Ability to set and manage priorities;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities;

Company

Directorbank is a key resource for the private equity sector adding value throughout the investment cycle with executive search, pre-deal support and networking opportunities. Nearly 3,000 of the UK's most successful directors who want to take part in private equity deals are registered with the business. Directorbank is retained by more than 80 leading private equity houses in the UK and Europe and they have  access to these directors. Due to the quality of our candidate register, Directorbank has become the UK's fastest growing provider of executive, non-executive and interim directors to corporate entities undergoing change or transition.

* A leading source of Chairman, NEDs, CEOs and FDs * Executive search services * Specialist interim practice * Dedicated international practice

London Office: Amadeus House, 27b Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DP T: 020 7255 7940

Leeds Office: 2 Bond Court, Leeds LS1 2JZ T: 0113 297 8000

Frankfurt Office: Freiherr-vom-Stein Strasse 7, D-60323 Frankfurt am Main

Find Us
Website
Telephone
0113 297 8000
Location
2 Bond Court
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 2JZ
GB
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