Head of IT

Posted 22 June by Sopra Steria Recruitment Easy Apply

Head of IT



(Rail Industry or Construction industry experience needed)

Sopra Steria Recruitmentare seeking an experienced Head of IT to join a major client in Reading. As member of the IT Leadership Team, this role has overall responsibility for a wide remit to bring about significant change through technology in the relevant area or Directorate(s).

Key Accountabilities

Stakeholder, Resource and General Management

  • Provide strategic direction to the relevant IT teams in support of area or Directorate(s) business goals and broader Company outcomes.
  • Acts as the lead IT representative for the location or Directorate
  • Manage key relationships, in particular with key programme stakeholders and secure commitment on actions from across the area or Directorate(s) leadership and project teams.
  • Optimise all managed assets (hardware, software, protection of intellectual property, licenses, warranties etc) by minimising operating costs, improving investment decisions and capitalising on potential opportunities.

Development and Delivery of Roadmap(s)

  • Overall responsibility for roadmap development including business analysis where the advice given and decisions made will have a measurable impact on the profitability or effectiveness of the relevant area or Diretorate(s).
  • Embed the methodology, tools and processes around programme and project initiation and management, application development lifecycle management and effective transition to support.
  • Overall responsibility for the delivery of a number of large and high profile projects, enabled by IT, as outlined in the relevant roadmap(s).

Accountability and Financial Dimensions

  • Leadership of a team comprising between 20 and 150 people combining a mixture of internal staff, contract and third party resources.
  • Budgetary responsibility for up to £50M of annualised projects expenditure.
  • Decision making authority for the allocation of vendor, supplier or 3rd party resources and award of individual contracts up to a value of £50M.

Experience Required

  • General management experience within a complex IT environment including management of the performance of multi-disciplinary IT teams throughout the entire system development lifecycle.
  • An understanding of the safety and environmental aspects of large multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Experience of leading multi-million pound programmes of work, demonstrating knowledge of the entire end-to-end project lifecycle, business change and organisational strategic and commercial needs.
  • Experience selecting, monitoring and managing vendors, suppliers and 3rd party resource providers across complex IT programmes.

Reference: 35458658

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