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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/07/2019

Head Of IT Digital Solutions - Digital Business Partner

Rickmansworth, UK
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COMPANY: RUSHWORTH ASSOCIATES LIMITED

JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: Competitive package to include bonus, car /car allowance & benefits

A Fortune 500 company, our client is one of the world's major project development and construction groups. The UK business is a leading contractor in Building & Building Services, Infrastructure & Infrastructure Services, Utilities and Cementation. An ethical, inclusive, value driven and people focused company; the UK had revenues of £1.94bn in 2018,  employing c5,700 people. Global revenues in 2018 were c£14.2bn. Working collaboratively with customers, partners and the supply chain, the company makes a positive difference to society.

IT, an important, enabling function at the heart of the company is aligning IT & Digital Services to more closely support the Business Units, assisting them in meeting technology needs and business demand. New roles as Digital Business Partners have emerged to join the IT Leadership Team, working as a strategic point of contact and providing lines of engagement from IT to senior business stakeholders.

As a Digital Business Partner you’ll be responsible for building strong relationships with IT and Digital teams, serving as a trusted advisor and strategic interface with senior stakeholders in assigned business units and functional areas. Representing the needs and vision of the wider business into IT, you’ll facilitate the development of digital strategies, manage demand and governance processes, ensuring delivery.

Responsibilities will include;

  • identifying digital and technology enabled innovation opportunities and ensuring Business Units have an aligned target architecture and data strategy,
  • engaging and building relationships with your key stakeholders in the Business Units, establishing the value that best application of technology brings for operational efficiency;
  • developing business cases, high level requirements and concept scoping, working with Digital & IT teams to facilitate responses, ensuring two way effective communication,
  • assisting with budget planning, highlighting risks and issues and advising on Policy, Security & Governance.

An interesting, challenging and evolving role for either a Head of IT, SME or Senior Business Partner, you’ll have a full understanding of business strategies and have created IT & Digital portfolios, able to influence internally and externally, including partners, to ensure an optimal service. It is an ideal time to join the company to progress your career at a senior level.

Of graduate calibre with a degree and/or business qualifications to include ITIL, BRMP, TOGAF, PRINCE2 & Agile, you should have;

  • significant IT & Digital experience, from a Business partnering or Head of IT role, in a large programme environment.
  • A broad technical background in IT infrastructure, architecture, applications & services, experience of ERP & Design Systems, key technologies; Windows, Networking, Storage, Security & Cloud.
  • Experience of determining need, developing business cases, navigating governance and delivery of services against a business strategy.
  • Knowledge of a highly regulated environment is important, with broad Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry experience and possibly BIM, a preference.
  • Excellent commercial skills are a must along with financial knowledge for forecasting and budgeting and management of multiple projects will be important, with the ability to view the business as a whole.

A proven record of leading and motivating people is required, along with the ability to achieve through others. Judgement with integrity combined with a level of gravitas, sound communication, commercial and presentation skills will enable a contribution at executive level. Committed to service quality and continuous improvement you’ll be collaborative, analytical and systematic. Above all, a keen interest in market trends and the evangelism and delivery of new technologies is important.

Preferably, you should be living within a commutable distance of either London or Nr. Rickmansworth.

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