Director of IT / Head of IT

Executive Resource Group
West Midlands
£90000 - £92000 per annum
13 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Director of IT / Head of IT Database Teams (BI Business intelligence & Data Analytics) - West Midlands £92,000 DOE Car/Allowance and other Excellent Benefits I seek a IT Director / Head of IT for an established organisation that are known for being dynamic, rapidly growing, career and changing, that also works to make its employees the best they can be, and most importantly create a working environment that brings the best out of its people. This organisation are going through an impressive growing phase as it starts to accelerate the use of latest technologies and this outfit are always looking to stay ahead of their competitors while working with a wide range of Blue Chip Clients. Your role will be responsible for the quality and technical approach taken by a team of 28 reports, and improve the quality of service it delivers internally and externally. This will include advising and managing a development strategy for the team to meet the company's goals and objectives. Responsible for the IT Division with Reports including 5 functional heads of department ranging across development that includes Business Intelligence Development Managers, Data Analytics, Database Administrators, Project managers /Business analysts with your time being spent evenly across each. Key areas of Responsibility: To plan for team growth considering the blend/level of skills required within team To assist in resourcing decisions To review project progress and overview of the performance of all individuals in team To keep up to date with the latest software development technologies and methodologies Within Business Intelligence To facilitate technology and methodology decision making throughout team, including standardisation of system architecture, source control and deployment processes The ideal applicant will have experience of following IT developments and ideally come from a BI (Business Intelligence), Data Analytics or Development background. Working closely with line managers to ensure projects are running smoothly and on time and budget. In addition to sufficient technical understanding and skills, they are looking for someone who is an excellent forward-thinking leader and manager, who can persuade non-technical people of the benefits and risks of different courses of action, and who has an understanding of, and interest in, the business of research and of product development. The overall objective of the IT Director / Head of IT is to drive both IT strategy and day to day operational IT services provision, ensuring that the staff and Appointed Representatives have suitable technical resources, applications and support to achieve their objectives (on site and remotely) effectively, securely, and with a competitive and innovative edge compared with other Financial Services Companies. All of this is to be achieved within an agreed annual IT budget. The ideal candidate for this role will be a strong leader or business professional that understands the fundamentals of management, ideally from a Technical background and can apply these skills to a number of different types of projects. In return the organisation are paying c £92,000 Car/Allowance and other Excellent I can be called on 0121 272 7679 to discuss and interview slots are happening next week. This job was originally posted as