What you need to know
Our client based in Co. Longford with other manufacturing sites in Ireland and UK are looking to recruit a Head of Information Systems. This job will be based at their Longford site.
They are one of the leaders in their field of expertise expanding rapidly over the past few years.
They are keen to hire a Head of Information Systems to oversee the IS/IT strategy and ensure all infrastructure and systems necessary to support the group’s operations across Ireland and UK. This job will manage and lead IT teams ensuring the delivery of best-in-class service.
This is a Permanent role, with an attractive package on offer
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Key responsibilities include:
Set objectives and strategies for the IS/IT department
Select and implement suitable technologies to improve business operations using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premises solutions as appropriate
Ensure the security of the entire information stack including hosting, network, servers and storage, backup, end user devices and applications
Select and manage appropriate IT suppliers and partners
Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans
Oversee the IT technological infrastructure in the organisation and ensure optimal performance
Plan the implementation of new solutions and provide guidance to the IT team and managed service partners and other staff within the organisation
Prepare annual budget for the IT department including budgeting purchases of IT equipment and software
Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
Analyse the costs, value, and risks of information technology to advise the board on suggested actions
What are we looking for?
BSc/BA in information technology, computer science, engineering, or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred
Proven experience as a Head of IS or similar managerial role
Excellent knowledge of IS / IT systems and infrastructure
Experience in strategic planning and execution
Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
Knowledge of IT hardware and software and cloud solutions and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations
Experience with implementation of information technology integrations in a large division/company
Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting, and business operations
Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
A strong strategic and business mindset
Excellent organisational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
Breda Dooley, Matrix Recruitment on 090 6490485 or 0874057840.
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