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Chief Information Officer

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 by Rackspace

Not Specified, PR
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
The Chief Information Officer will lead the development and implementation of an innovative vision for all global information technology initiatives, aligning them with the company's strategic goals and business objectives. The CIO is responsible for all aspects of the company's information technology functions; including Corporate IT Operations and Software Development.. The CIO will lead the planning and deployment of enterprise IT systems in support of company operations in order to ensure the highest level of effectiveness with business processes, internal and external constituents experiences, cost effectiveness, business continuity and the ongoing achievement of the company's objectives. It is they critical maintain and develop business partnerships that are key to the organizations success, while rallying the IT team. The primary objectives for the role are to: * Enhance employee productivity (through use of technology) * Leverage technology to enhance (digitize) the customer experience * Enhance and rationalize back-office applications to support our client's high growth The Person The ideal candidate will fill a visible, strategic, and high-impact leadership role within the organization. He/she will have significant depth in technology and business domains and will have a proven track record of developing a bold strategic agenda, merger & acquisition integration, driving the IT strategy and building a high-performance team to deliver results which are consistent with business objectives. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership skills that leverage the capabilities of peers, business partners, associates and customers. He/she will provide a high-energy, enthusiastic and passionate dimension to the IT function and to the entire organization. To be successful, the CIO must collaborate closely with Executive Leadership Team peers and the Board of Directors to ensure the seamless deployment of all enterprise IT applications and supporting infrastructure necessary to achieve current and future business objectives. Key areas of focus for this role: * Core/traditional IT leadership and vision - infrastructure, application development, security, compliance, etc. * Energize the vision for digital transformation. * Acquisition integration - not just IT systems but business processes, workflows, etc. * Business continuity - identify all the key business processes and unify the organization on a single platform. * Security - an initiative with strict needs as the company sells into multinational markets. * The company's solutions selling into IT, customer-facing skills and experiences are pivotal to growth. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Develop strategic plans and implement the objectives of the information technology needs of the company to ensure the IT capabilities are responsive to the needs of the company's growth and objectives. * Lead a global IT team of approximately 500 (including contingent workforce) in a fast paced, dynamic environment. * Provide vision to develop and establish IT operating policies and approaches for a complex computing environment encompassing networking infrastructure, Cloud based applications, mobile applications and business computing platforms. * Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced within the company. * Assess new computing technologies to determine potential value for the company. * Evaluate overall operations of computing and information technology functions and recommend enhancements. * Provide vision, guidance and counsel to executive leadership on strategic systems conversions and integrations in support of business goals and objectives. * Prepare enterprise objectives and budgets to facilitate the orderly and efficient capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information. * Review and approve major contracts for computing and information technology services and equipment. * Ensure the security / compliance of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment. * Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing systems and software packages. * Establish company infrastructure to support and guide individual divisions/departments/sites in computing and information technology efforts. * Attract, develop and train a strong IT organization in support of business objectives; drive a culture of performance and accountability within the IT department. * Business value: Measure against revenue growth, cost reduction, and cost avoidance. Create a common taxonomy of tailored metrics around these three areas. * Improve customer and brand experience while working collaboratively with the CMO. * Velocity & Quality of idea-to-offer cycle: with increasing change in business models and shifts in technology; speed becomes priority * Average hours to close tickets by type: Continue to provide Fanatical Support® to internal employees * 15 years + experience in IT executive leadership positions * BS/BA Technology/Engineering required , advanced degree desired * Visionary leadership and broad knowledge of technology including network infrastructure, Cloud-based applications, security, compliance, and business/ERP applications * Experience successfully leading multiple complex systems integrations projects. * Demonstrated ability to inspire a team through exemplary people leadership and ability to successfully plan, delegate and execute large, complex IT initiatives. * Must have strong client facing experience. * Excellent communications including presentation, verbal, written.

Reference: 614506065

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