Chief Information Officer – Munster

Chief Information Officer – Munster

Our client is a global leader in the manufacture of consumer products in the B2B sector.  Head-quartered in Cork it has a number of manufacturing and commercial operations in Europe, the Americas and in Asia. With significant growth over recent years and with ambitious investment plans ahead the Group is creating a new position – Chief information Officer.  The appointee will be one of a number of critical appointments which will ensure the business is well positioned to successfully deliver the strategic plan.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as part of the senior leadership team, the CIO will be a key contributor to the company’s strategy and planning process and will be responsible both for IT operations and for technology and digital innovation. It will be critical for the CIO to build strong and productive relationships with all business unit leaders, acting as a true partner and making IT a business enabler.

The CIO will be accountable for defining and delivering IT strategy and capabilities across the group. This includes data analytics and business intelligence, development and support, infrastructure, security and technical services.  The appointee will be responsible for giving oversight and direction to IT and business leaders on strategy, standards, and opportunities for shared services and economies of scale.

This is a key appointment and the ideal candidate will have experience as a senior leader in a fast-paced international business.  As this is a newly created position the CIO will have an appetite to build on the expertise and commitment that exists across the team, supporting its involvement in developing future business capabilities for the Group.

The successful candidate will possess Senior IT leadership experience in an organisation of comparable scale and complexity and will have the leadership capabilities and characteristics to successfully manage and enhance the IT function.

 

To explore this opportunity further in confidence, please contact John Glenny on jglenny@merc.ie or +353 1 206 6700.