R.T. Lane Recruitment

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the IT function and execution of the IS / IT strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for devising the group’s IS / IT strategy and ensure that all infrastructure and systems necessary to support its operations as well as manage the IT teams across Ireland and the UK. The successful candidate must have a successful track record in leading IT teams and ensuring the delivery of best-in-class IS / IT services. There is a requirement to frequently travel in Ireland and the UK as part of this role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Set objectives and strategies for the IS/IT department.
  • Select and implement suitable technologies to improve business operations using public cloud, private cloud or on premise solutions as appropriate
  • Ensure the security of the entire information stack including hosting, network, servers and storage, backup, end user devices and applications
  • Select and manage appropriate IT suppliers and partners
  • Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.
  • Oversee the IT technological infrastructure in the organisation and ensure optimal performance
  • Plan the implementation of new solutions and provide guidance to the IT team and managed service partners and other staff within the organisation
  • Prepare annual budget for the IT department including budgeting purchases of IT equipment and software
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise the board on suggested actions

Candidate Profile

  • Proven experience as a Head of IS or similar managerial role
  • Excellent knowledge of IS / IT systems and infrastructure
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of IT hardware and software and cloud solutions and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations.
  • Experience with implementation of information technology integrations in a large division/company.
  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • BSc/BA in information technology, computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred

Call Zhana on 086 392 5518 for details or email zhana@rtlanerecruitment.ie

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