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EMEA IT Director

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
up to £150,000 (DOE)
Closing date
3 Jul 2024
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Role: EMEA IT Director

Location: Cheltenham

Clearance Type: A minimum of SC

Salary: Up to £150,000 + package


One of Searchability NS&D's Defence & Space clients has an immediate requirement for an Information Technology (IT) Director to lead their Information Technology and CIO team supporting their EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).


The IT Director will be responsible and accountable for leading IT, program security, and service delivery in partnership with CIO Service Lines and Global Operations.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Enable program execution, program security, and business capture Improve user productivity and experience
  • Deliver value to industry and EMEA Region business partners
  • Develop talent and enable the CIO culture
  • Manage risk


The IT Director will establish and maintain effective internal stakeholder relationships to foster an in-depth understanding of business requirements, lead and develop transformational strategies /concepts, and implement change to create and drive capabilities that enable business requirements.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Shaping and leading digital transformation and digital maturity initiatives at scale, working with operational businesses and functions to develop strategies for delivery of EMEA-wide tooling underpinning customer deliveries
  • Develop the enterprise architecture required to support the EMEA region and lead the delivery and operational execution of underpinning infrastructure, tools, and processes to support CIO strategic demand planning
  • Develop and obtain approval for annual CIO projects and budget plans to support Long Range Strategic Planning (LRSP)
  • CIO governance and compliance for all sites in the EMEA Region
  • Managing day-to-day CIO activities across the EMEA Region


Essential qualifications:

  • National Security or Defence sector experience is essential.
  • Experience leading diverse functional or program teams driving outcomes and achieving results, including leading with Agile and / or SAFE methodologies, and leading aspects of digital transformation
  • Experience managing a portfolio of diverse and complex IT projects - including classified and unclassified
  • Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgement/decision-making skills and risk management, as well as strong business and technical acumen
  • Excellent organisational, verbal, and written communications skills, as well as program management, strategy, analytical, planning, and presentation skills are required
  • Management experience and skills, or other comparable leadership positions, to include management of offsite and matrixed personnel, and employee development
  • UK Citizenship required
  • 25% travel required


Note: You must be able to gain and maintain the highest level of UK Government security clearance or relevant UK Government security clearance in line with this role (SC)

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