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Wallingford, Oxfordshire
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Did you see us in the news recently? When artist David Shrigley needed to source 6,000 copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code for an art project there was only one place he could go – our leading bookseller brand – AwesomeBooks. With 25,000 books shipped daily it’s no wonder we need best-in-class technology solutions and expert leadership


Do you have extensive experience across the IT/Tech spectrum – software, ecom and inhouse systems infrastructure?
Do you come from a Software Development background?
Are you a hands-on team captain where leadership and productivity management comes as second nature?
Are you looking for a new challenge with a suitability focussed global business?

If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

Role Info:

Director of IT
Wallingford , Oxfordshire / 2 Days Working from Home (Tues/Weds mandatory in office)
£75,000 – £100,000
Company: Sustainability Focussed eCommerce Distribution

Your Background / Skills: Computer Science / IT, Technical Software Development, Team Leadership / Management, Budgeting, Problem Solving, Excellent Communication
Your Teams: Offshore Development Team plus external Apps team

About us:

We are a rapidly growing privately owned business, with its core focus on the online retail of books, media and technology products to customers across the globe. Our principle points of sale are marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay etc. where third party suppliers are encouraged to advertise their products and make them available to the customer bases of those brands. In addition to third party marketplaces, we operate a number of our own retail brands/websites.

The company has grown since its inception in 2005 and now employs over 200 staff in three separate countries, shipping 25,000+ items per day to customers across the globe. The company is globally one of the top 10 largest third-party sellers on both Amazon and eBay.

To continue with this story of growth and success, we require sharp, enterprising talent to help it thrive in the world of online retail which is constantly changing and where standards and expectations from the customer are continually climbing. If you think you have a passion for the cut and thrust of online retail and you like the idea of being given the responsibility to continue our tremendous growth then this might just be the company for you!

Some of our brands:

+ A direct to customer (D2C) product buyback brand.
+ A direct to customer media product sales brand.
+ A technology solutions provider.

The Director of IT Opportunity:

As the Director of IT, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our IT strategy and ensuring the seamless operation of our technology infrastructure. You will be responsible for leading a team of skilled IT professionals, managing key projects, and implementing IT best practices.

You will be joining at a time of business growth and will be part of the transformation of the organisation to achieve operational and cultural excellence in everything where IT plays a pivotal role. This opportunity will be best suited to a hands-on IT leader, happy initially investing time in the detail whilst concurrently (and increasingly over time) operating at senior management team level.

Key Responsibilities:

Your primary responsibilities will cover a range of elements including:

+ Strategic Leadership
+ Team Management
+ Infrastructure / Governance / Risk Management
+ Project Oversight
+ Vendor and Budget Management

About you:

+ Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field (or equivalent experience)
+ Working experience in technical software development and management ( ideally 7+ years) as well as significant experience (ideally 5+ years) working in a Head of IT department or role
+ Familiarity with KPIs and OKRs, and experience in implementing and tracking them
+ Excellent knowledge of cloud computing, business intelligence, ITIL, Agile and DevOps
+ In depth knowledge and experience of cybersecurity, risk, and operations management
+ Experience in SQL DB management
+ Excellent communication and listening skills
+ Strong budgeting and financial management skills
+ Demonstrable track record in negotiation and complex problem-solving skills
+ Ability to lead change management and handle changing priorities
+ Ability to think about the future direction and strategy whilst implementing quick wins and delivering business value in a cost effective and agile manner

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Leadership Team

Your Previous Experience / Background Might Include:
IT Director, Head of IT, IT Manager, IT Operations Director, IT Infrastructure Director.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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