Head of IT

Head of IT

Edinburgh | £80,000 - £100,000 | Permanent

Published: 01.05.24 Ref: BBBH47019_1714596849

IT Director required for a global and established food and science company.

The company:

They have offices globally and are the world leader in their field. With your office based just to the west of Edinburgh, the company are headquartered in the US and this role will report to the CIO over there. The US is 80% of their target market, however you will be responsible for IT across Europe and Africa and will have a close working relationship with the CIO and ultimately the US team.

Across IT you will have around 4,000 global users amongst a much larger organisation, and there are offices across Africa and Europe that you will service. Although this will be your focus, you will have a global remit as well as occasional travel required to these sites.

This role would suit someone from a similar industry, the likes of FMCG, Drinks industry or even a business with R&D facilities (as this company does). The role will be largely office based, with the majority of your time required in office. As well as a competitive salary, the role also offers a 20% annual bonus, car allowance and pension.

The role:

With a user base of 4,000 globally, you will have around 28 IT staff under your remit. The team are mainly UK based, with a few scattered across Europe. The team includes (but is not limited to): Helpdesk, Infrastructure, Software Development, ERP and Machine Learning. It is an incredibly diverse and varied team and there is certainly no need for you to have specialisms in all of these areas.

The business utilize a combination of legacy systems as well as Machine Learning technologies. This is due to the R&D team and developing cutting edge ideas. The company are additionally currently developing a new ERP system and building in-house - one of the big projects you will embark on. You will also manage the teams providing design, architecture, development and maintenance of in-house developed software applications along with the architecture, availability, and security of the on-premise and hosted environments they use. An IT Manager with more of a software background may also be helpful in this capacity.

Key skills required:

** A number of years in a similar Head of IT/IT Director role across a global business

** Ideally worked in an FMCG, R&D, Drinks, Manufacturing type environment

** Strong background in the likes of Infrastructure, Application Support, Cyber Security, ERP or software development

** Having managed teams of 20+

** Able to ensure IT services are efficient, reliable, accessible, secure, and cost-effective

** Ability to Develop and manage IT business continuity, risk management, and cyber security arrangements

** Able to oversee the internal and external development of solutions servicing multiple business units with varying needs

If this role is of interest to you, please apply or get in touch with Hamish at Cathcart Technology.


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