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Head of IT

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 25/04/2018
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
In light of Our Client's growing Automotive business, we are exclusively recruiting for a Head of IT to join a growing Automotive business to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4.

We are looking for an experienced Head of IT to oversee the setup and use of Information technology (IT) and business systems from scratch. The Head of IT will be in charge of all information technology strategy and systems required to support the organization's start of business and unique objectives and goals (create communications, sales & distribution channels, setup business & manufacturing systems).

The goal is to ensure that information technology is fully integrated throughout the business sections and adds the maximum value to the company so as to facilitate the success of business and provides a sustainable platform for future growth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Set complete global strategy for IT
- Plan and set up IT team from scratch
- Plan, select, implement, organize and oversee IT & business systems, technological infrastructure and all business intelligence tools (for example computer hardware and software, operating systems, ERP systems, communications, software applications, data
processing, and security systems), in order to ensure that the solutions delivered meet the current and future business needs
- Liaise with and facilitate across all business functions to create an IT infrastructure fit for the 21st century
- Provide guidance to future IT professionals and other staff within the organization
- Plan, implement, organize and oversee all IT-related projects
- Plan, implement, organize and oversee efficient internal processes and tools in order to guarantee effective communication, maximize productivity and keep the organization starting and running efficiently
- Work closely with all other departments and stakeholders
- Align company systems, tools and processes to the strategy of our clients business.
- Plan, implement, select, organize and oversee all suitable technology to streamline all internal and external operations and help optimize strategic benefits with regards to future growth requirements
- Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
- Analyse cost, value and risk of information technology to advise management and suggest actions
- Owner of IT security requirements
- Review and approve contracts for computing and information technology services and equipment
- Ensure IT compliance for future possible certification

The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's biggest manufacturing companies, and in a new departure, they are now seeking to add world-class Automotive expertise to support the manufacture of a new, uncompromising 4x4 coming to market by the end of 2020. The creation of this new 4x4 will honour the spirit of traditional rugged off-roading, whilst offering a step change in build quality and reliability and meeting the safety and environmental considerations of the present day - a significant challenge, and

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Strong leadership and business-oriented mindset
- Excellent strategic and pragmatic operational skills in day to day business
- Board proven
- Proven experience as Senior IT Lead or similar IT Managerial role in manufacturing company in automotive sector for several years would be beneficial
- Excellent knowledge of IT systems, integration and infrastructure
-A technical background and clear understanding of the underlying technologies
- Experience with designing/developing/integrating IT systems and planning IT implementation
- Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
- Demonstrable analytical and problem-solving capabilities
- Effective communication - both technically, and non-technically with the ability to translate between the two
- Business fluent in English - German speaker would be advantageous

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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