A listed internationally renowned group within the energy and business services sector, is now seeking to appoint a new Group Chief Information Officer (CIO).
This is an executive committee status role with the present incumbent being a company director. Within the business, the CIO function is both mature and extremely well-regarded, and it has also been the recipient of numerous industry CIO awards in recognition of their innovation and adoption of specific RPA technologies. Please note that specific energy or business services sector experience is NOT a critical requirement; more relevant will be a record of having held a Group CIO position in an international multi-billion turnover group that operates in a complex regulatory environment.
As the Group CIO and an executive committee member, reporting to the CEO, you will be working with the board to deliver an innovative and collaborative technological vision across the business. Within your remit will be the leadership of the IT function together with enterprise technology strategy, with total personnel under the Group CIO totalling 900 of both on-shore and off-shore. At the time of writing, the business has completed the first stage of an overwhelmingly complex group-wide transformation. The second stage of the programme will continue as it pertains largely to IT, but as the incoming Group CIO, you will have the opportunity to re-formulate the strategy and operating model so as to enhance delivery and reduce business risk liability. As such, IT programme management and project delivery must be totally overhauled. Spend in this area with regard to external consultancies and delivery as part of the ongoing strategy is under review; the focus going forward will be on leading IT transformation from within the business and establishing capability in this area accordingly.
Additionally, as the Group CIO, your role will encompass further development of the existing e-commerce platform for customer payments, ensuring the customer experience is positive and customer-business interactions proceed without impediment. The business has in the last 12 months made several sizable international acquisitions and although the integration process has been ongoing, further consolidation of activity is required. In the next 12 months, several major vendor contracts are up for renewal. Together with Head of procurement, it is desirable that multi-million-pound cost savings may be realised as part of a programme for greater centralisation, especially in light of the acquisitions. With a cloud-driven strategy, a determination to upskill the CIO function further and the application of appropriate technology and processes, the Group CIO will complete the next stages of the business-wide transformation programme