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Director of Applications, Data & Digital Job Introduction

Director of Applications, Data & Digital

As the Director of Applications, Data & Digitalwithin ITat Sodexo, you’ll be responsible for implementing and realising the strategy and roadmaps for one of our key IT functions. You will be delivering the technical elements of a major data and digital transformation is critical for our business as we push our strategic growth ambitions. You’ll work together with the wider IT Leadership Team to drive improvements to our application data and digital landscape, as well as mature our product portfolio, to support Sodexo as a tech-enabled business.

What you’ll do:

  • Set the vision & technical strategy for our application estate and data & digital products to align to Sodexo’s global strategy, ensuring our business growth ambitions are supported into the future
  • Drive a large-scale transformation designing and building our operating model to encompass data and digital into our application portfolio, enabling Sodexo to become a more product-led business
  • Enthusiastically support innovation in this area to drive best value for the business and incorporate new technology developments e.g. AI, automation, datafication etc.
  • Manage multiple teams in this space, driving industry standards, innovation, coaching and developing colleagues to deliver fantastic services and support the wider business
  • Acting as a trusted supplier with the business working with them to understand how IT can better partner with the business
  • Conduct rationalisation of our legacy estate to focus on new development of our data and business capabilities to become application agnostic, as well as establish transversal processes, frameworks, methods and tools to drive synergies and integration

What you bring:

  • Proven experience leading application, digital & data functions, especially designing and delivering technical transformations in this space
  • Strong capability to navigate large, complex organisations in the professional services industry, ideally retail, facilities management or food services
  • Experience of rationalisation of a large estate, whilst promoting the innovative use of digital & data products to the wider business
  • Experience outsourcing capabilities in a commercial way to enhance cost efficiencies whilst still maintaining responsive, high-calibre delivery
  • The ability to achieve UK security vetting is a requirement of this role

What we offer:

Market Rate Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus + Excellent benefits package

Working with Sodexo is more than a job; it’s a chance to be part of something greater. You’ll belong in a company and team that values you for you; you’ll act with purpose and have an impact through your everyday actions; and you’ll be able to thrive in your own way. In addition, we offer:

  • Flexible, dynamic and inclusive work environment
  • Fantastic benefits package
  • Access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Countless opportunities to grow within the company

About Sodexo

At Sodexo, our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. As the global leader in services that improve the Quality of Life, we operate in 55 countries, serving over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of On-Site Food and FM Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services

Ready to be part of something greater? Apply today!

Salary Competitive Salary + Car Allowance + Bonus + Great Benefits

Frequency Annual

Job Reference SDX/TP/010346/IST

Contract Type Permanent – Full Time

Closing Date 01 January, 2024

Job Category Information Systems and Technology

Business Unit UK Tech and Services

Location Remote with some travel to Sodexo offices, United Kingdom

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