Harrison Scott Associates

Group Technology Director

United Kingdom
£Six Figure Basic, Significant OTE, Porsche Panamera Company Car plus Executive Benefits
05 Nov 2018
05 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

We are working with a leading packaging manufacturer to appoint a high calibre Group Technology Director.

The Company:

Operating in over 30 countries, this company works with some of the world’s biggest brands, continuously growing their size and increasing their footprint around the world. They are constantly looking for better ways of doing things and lead the way in packaging innovation. They strive for finding the brightest new ideas to continually improve design, innovation and entrepreneurship. For employees, they have developed industry-leading work practices to help them excel by driving and developing their careers and rewarding and retaining them in the organisation.

Role Overview:

This role is responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of a world class global technology architecture and digital enterprise service environment. This includes partnering with the broader technology team at country, regional and global level to help define and implement enterprise and regional technology strategy and standards.

Key Accountabilities:

Strategy & Planning: 
Partner with functional and technical leaders to identify and plan capabilities necessary to meet short and long-term business needs 
Develop and execute strategic plans in support of key objectives in a timely and fiscally responsible manner 
Inform and drive strategic alignment and partnership with functional and technical peers and leaders 
Connect the dots across multiple levels and related functions to understand the entirety of the business
Evaluate research and market analysis, meet with third party vendors, and maintain knowledge of industry innovations and technology platforms to inform strategy 
Establish and nurture strategic vendor relationships; influence vendors to align to domain, portfolio, and enterprise strategic objectives 
Drive growth for the business by applying technical and domain expertise to provide thought leadership and translate vision into action 
Delivery & Execution: 
Define and communicate value propositions, success metrics, and outcomes 
Document, review and ensure that all quality and change control standards are met 
Develop, plan, and implement sustainable, repeatable, and reliable processes; oversee process improvement 
Drive operational excellence to create internal customer satisfaction and meet operational metrics while prioritising external customer needs 
Provide leadership, mentoring, and coaching to direct reports 
Manage and coordinate strategic direction for staff 
Attract, retains, develop, and motivate top talent 
Review individual development plans and providing performance feedback

Proficient in leading at a Senior Manager level or above within a fast-paced, multi-division, national company 
Confident in defining, communicating, and driving value propositions, success metrics, and outcomes 
Capable of shaping, aligning, and guiding execution of strategic direction for a domain or significant portfolio segment 
Aptitude for communicating, influencing, and developing relationships with functional and technical leaders, with high-level vendor partners, and across all levels in the organization 
Ability to select and lead strategic vendor relationships or act as the primary point of contact for strategic partnerships 
Accomplished in managing and developing direct reports with their own span of control 
Qualified to utilise deep market and industry knowledge for a related portfolio segment or domain to achieve strategic objectives




Harrison Scott is the largest recruitment company in the UK in print, packaging and paper. For access to exclusive vacancies, visit our website: www.harrison-scott.com

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