Head of Information and Systems Technology

Pure Recruitment
From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
11 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Head of Information and Systems Technology Gloucestershire £55-60k Job Purpose: •To ensure that the IS and Technology team has adequate and relevant resources, skills and structure in place in order to meet the needs of the business now and in the future. •To provide effective day to day management of the team, ensuring that all processes and policies are fit for purpose and best practice are employed •To ensure that the technology employed delivers to client requirements and supports development of the longer term technology strategy •To act as a key member of the Leadership team, ensuring that IS and T is represented at a senior level, as well as input into the general day to day running of the business. Key Responsibilities •Act as technical lead on all pitches/tenders •Act as technical consultant to proactively propose improvements to existing solutions given client changing requirements/business strategies •Act as technical consultant to react to client requirements given their on-going business strategies •Input into company IS & T long term strategy •Ensure department produce comprehensive documentation of all programs and systems •Oversee technical department schedule and resource allocation (managing through conflicts where necessary) to ensure that all outputs are delivered to specification, on time and on budget •Ensure that adequate processes are put into place to deliver seamless delivery of all system and technical solutions. Be the lead on all resolving any issues relating to system or technology failures. •Manage IS & T suppliers ensuring that all licences, software and hardware is sourced and managed on the best possible commercial terms •Support the IS and T Director in development of annual department budgets •Undertake annual appraisals, including training needs identification and goal setting for direct reports. •Communicate technical designs, data problems •Undertake technical projects as and when required •Take the lead on ensuring that IS & T policies (Security (firewall, network etc), Disaster recovery, Compliance) are up to date and fit for purpose •Manage all aspects of the IS and T infrastructure ensuring that it meets the needs of the business. Includes elements such as Server, Network maintenance and Power maintenance, back-up procedures, Cloud servers, disk capacity, • Pro-actively review existing processes and procedures and identify improvements. E.g. Suppression files, B2B De-duplication, Foreign address management etc •Act as a key member of the Senior Management Team Experience •At least 10 years experience developing databases, data integration and API processes, preferably in a Direct Marketing environment. •Previous use of the following software packages. oMySQL – Must have oMS SQL server – Must have oKognitio - desirable oPerl - Desirable oExcel – Must have oApteco – Desirable oEmail Broadcast platforms – Desirable oQlickview/QlickSense – Desirable •Demonstrable experience in leading a team of at least 10 technically based members •Experience of project management methodologies. PRINCE2 would be advantageous •Working knowledge or direct experience of developing integrated solutions using marketing automaton platforms e.g. Adobe, IBM Marketing cloud, Oracle marketing cloud etc. •At least 3 years as head of department in a marketing agency or similar •Experience of being part of pitch/tender team and leading development of Technical solutions •A sound understanding of the digital landscape and how digital data can be integrated to support insight and drive marketing communications •Budget development and management •Experience if using email broadcast platforms and basic website build technologies •Experience of working to board level This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66861238