IT Director / Head of IT (Infrastructure / Business Systems)

£80k - 100k per year + Benefits
17 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Internationally renowned software and publishing business produces high value digital content that has delighted millions of users and sports enthusiasts for over 30 years. Now a listed company, the shareholders are looking at an exciting array of opportunities that involve Virtual and Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Online Subscription Services.

Employing 700 in the UK, your IT team is responsible for business systems implementation / management (HR / Finance / ERP) and Network Infrastructure, Service Delivery and IT Operations. You will also be responsible for technology that underpins the product but NOT for any product development.

As IT Director you will have a multi million pound IT budget and also be responsible governance, security, disaster recovery and GDPR, alongside core Network Operations and Business Continuity. In addition you will ensure that business systems and infrastructure is in line with the ambitions and strategic direction of the products, this will include ‘Change Management’. With so many product developers and senior stakeholders all with extremely high standards and big demands strong stakeholder management experience is critical.

Given the meticulous nature of the product development and culture, we are looking for an IT Director or Head of IT used to working in an environment focused on continuous improvement, for example Engineering, Software, Motorsport or similar. Someone who is happy with managing IT operations by getting close to the business and users and providing strong and consistent leadership team at all levels.

Any experience of implementing ISO or BS standards / ITIL or formal frameworks and quality standards would be great interest.

Role comes with excellent basic salary and benefits with packages up to £100,000. For a confidential, no obligation discussion please contact Simon Bucknell at EMBS, connect via Linkedin or drop me a line. Alternatively apply and I’ll give you feedback on your application quickly!