CIO / IT Director - London
CTOs /IT Directors: Entrepreneurial CTOs & IT Directors are required to work closely with CEOs and Managing Directors of SME sized businesses (£5m-£50m) across London, providing strategic and practical IT advice to ambitious fast-growth companies and externally-backed start-ups.
This is a ‘Portfolio Career' opportunity for an experienced IT Directors / CTO seeking to work closely with a number of SME clients, working 12-15 days per month (exact days to suit) at client sites within the London or from home.
The candidate will join a fast growing collegiate IT Consultancy and serve their clients, working relatively independently but with the full support of the Regional Director and team of fellow IT professionals.
Excited by the entrepreneurial, passionate world of SMEs, and fast-growth start-ups, IT Directors should be capable of:
Quickly understanding businesses and creating IT strategies relevant to SME CEOs
Providing direction to IT teams whether they are in-house or outsourced
Helping drive business growth through change and innovation
Project management and post-project benefits realisation
Developing and enhancing communications between IT teams, suppliers and your clients
Working across the entire IT spectrum including infrastructure, business systems and online.
The CTO / IT Director should be enthusiastic with a positive consultancy style approach and relish the challenge of working on a range of strategic and operational IT issues in growing businesses.
The ability to be assertive, compelling, and handle SME CEOs and Managing Directors with tact is essential.
Most of the work involves providing clients with an embedded IT Director a few days a month including ad-hoc projects.
Applicants will need to develop client accounts and become embedded in their business.
This consultancy is often hired by referral, so it is essential that you can quickly create and maintain successful relationships with clients.
Skills & Experience:
Proven (15+ years) senior IT Director, CTO or CIO level experience within the enterprise/corporate space
Experience of leading and managing all sectors of IT
Experience in a variety of industry sectors
Board level working, meetings, presentations and discussions
Outsourcing and supplier management
Budget and cost management
Empathy with the challenges facing MDs of fast-growth SMEs and start-ups
Previous experience consulting within the SME sector (desirable)
This is an exciting opportunity for IT Directors seeking a change of working lifestyle.
Portfolio Careers are growing as they offer exciting and challenging work in a friendly close-knit team, without much of the uncertainty and loneliness of interim or contract work.
Importantly, although most of the work will be found for the applicant.
Applicants must be able to self-fund their move into a portfolio career and have a willingness to get involved in finding new clients as it may take several months to become deployed to your desired fee earning level.
This role will suit IT Directors living in Greater London looking to continue working in their local area.
If you are passionate about helping businesses to flourish and would like to explore a portfolio career, as an IT Director with the leading portfolio based IT Director consultancy in the UK, please apply now.
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