Information Technology

While Technology has traditionally been viewed as a technical entity, that perception is changing as companies recognise the opportunity to build competitive advantage through best in class functions.

Rapidly advancing technology offers the chance to streamline and improve processes, operations and communications, yet it’s ultimately people who deliver the vision, create the strategy, and provide energy and impetus needed to create and embed change.

Even for senior technology positions, we understand that technical competencies and experience must be matched with the stakeholder management skills and the right culture fit to succeed in your environment.

Green Park provides flexible, fast-moving executive search and interim management services, focusing on identifying and attracting executives who are fully assessed and pre-qualified applying our bespoke assessments, underpinned by our ISO 9001:2000 resourcing methodology.

Clients value our inside knowledge and deep understanding of the complexity and challenges of the dynamic Technology space, which helps us to swiftly and accurately identify and attract the individuals within our network who will deliver the most value in the shortest possible time.

When you work with Green Park, you’ll work with experienced senior consultants with a robust working knowledge and understanding of the technical elements of technology roles, balanced with a deep understanding of business challenges, strategies and opportunities.

Information technology roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • IT Director
  • Head of IT
  • IT Manager
  • Head of Digital
  • IT Programme Director
  • Head of Technology
  • IT Architect

Track Record

Interim IT Project Manager – Risk
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14831
Location:
North West
Salary:
£600 - £900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering with a financial service institution who is going through significant IT transformation that impacts the whole organisation.  The client is looking for a capable and experienced Interim IT project/programme manager to work within the risk function looking at the project from a risk perspective.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim IT Project Manager role will involve on the IT projects within risk. These will sit across AML, reg risk and outsourcing, managing a mix of projects across different areas of IT risk.  You will be working as part of broader community on a number of projects and ensuring adequate involvement on the risk projects around transformation.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Project Manager must be able to display the following experience:

•   Have worked in the IT department and moved into Risk
•   Worked with outsourced solutions and the inherent risks associated with this activity
•   Solid project management experience
•   Strong stakeholder experience as you will be dealing with the Board and their reports Experience in Financial services and risk will be ESSENTIAL in this role. It would be preferable if you are immediately available on or a short notice period.

Interim Head of Direct & E-Commerce
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14810
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 - £850 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client Description
Green Park are looking for an Interim Head of Direct & E-Commerce to work for one of the UK’s leading insurance companies, to lead the build of its e-commerce capability and deliver growth for its affinity partners and direct to consumer business channels.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Direct & E-Commerce will report to the CMO and responsibilities will include:

•   Developing a market leading e-commerce capability, that supports and enables the rapid and profitable development of the Direct to Consumer business.
•   Producing and executing a long-term, customer focused business plan that drives delivery through the available resources of the business
•   Identification and implementation of e-commerce technologies/capabilities that will further enable the business to deliver its corporate objectives
•   Establishing the brand as a reputable service provider within its chosen markets
•   Work with the business to identify and launch new market leading propositions

This is an exciting opportunity who likes to launch new products and revenue streams.

The Interim Manager
The successful candidate will be a well-rounded commercial Marketer who is able to display:

•   Strong leadership experience from within the Insurance sector
•   Strong knowledge in developing and implementing e commerce/digital model
•   Direct to consumer market experience  

Interim Head of Payments Strategy and Architecture
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JR14818
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Green Park are looking for an Interim Head of Payments Strategy and Architecture to develop and implement a group wide payments strategy for a leading financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Payments Strategy and Architecture will be responsible for:

•   Formulating and delivering a group wide payments strategy
•   Developing and owning the architectural strategy
•   Managing the change pipeline and working with key stakeholders to deliver transformation and necessary developments
•   Responding to developments in the UK payments services as well as ensuring that the team maintain the skills and knowledge to assure delivery of innovations and requirements

The Interim Manager
The successful Head of Payments Strategy and Architecture must be able to demonstrate the following:

•   Extensive experience of the UK payments industry and the complexities of external payment schemes
•   A track record of developing architectural and process driven strategies
•   Have highly developed leadership, negotiating and influencing skills

Interim Head of IT (Financial Services)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH14757
Location:
London
Salary:
£600+ per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a fast-growing SaaS technology company which provides services to the retail banking sector.

The Interim Assignment
Our client requires an Interim Head of IT to manage a small development team and liaise with major retail banking clients to ensure a specific project is delivered on time and to the clients’ needs - and then manage Phase 2 which will be modifications as required.

The Interim Manager
The team is using Ruby on Rails so experience in this is mandatory, and the ideal candidate will have worked within retail banking before.

Interim IT Desktop Applications Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14521
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for an Interim IT Programme Manager with heavy IT delivery experience to set up and run a desktop application portfolio. You will take responsibility for a number of projects across an IT portfolio that will have dependencies across a wide reach within the organisation. You will: • apply and deliver all Programme Management disciplines to ensure synchronicity of work-streams • provide direct quality assurance and governance across multiple countries for all agreed elements of the programmes • have overall responsibility / accountability for the projects and initiatives • act as the key owner and coordinator of communication and stakeholder management milestones • shape and manage the overall Programme Plan(s) for all work streams, associated systems and process dependencies in the business, as well as aspects of change management activities required for the success of this Programme • own the quality and success measures of the programme, and be directly responsible for Quality Assurance of all workstreams, including the systems replacement stream.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Programme Manager will possess the following attributes: • experience of working on Desktop Application IT programmes • experience of working in a Retail Banking environment • experience of running complex international programmes • exceptional interpersonal skills to manage a challenging stakeholder community • experience of running multidisciplinary teams • Must be immediately available 

Interim Head of IT
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14824
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client Description
Green Park is partnering a Financial Services organisation who are looking for an Interim Head of IT for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of IT will be pivotal in acting as a bridge between the business and technology function, while also:

•   Building effective strategic relationships with the Executive Director(s) and their leadership teams
•   Influencing and shaping strategic business plans
•   Providing specialist technology insights in order to build competitive advantage and to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the business
•   Delivering technology production performance and outcomes for the business area
•   Designing and delivering all technology related change for the business area by utilising resources from across the organisation and external suppliers.
•   Ensuring all solutions are delivered in accordance with the business needs to time, cost and quality criteria
•   Proving effective input to the annual planning cycle of IT strategy and plans to ensuring that all IT opportunities available are taken into account

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT will have experience of working within technology at a senior level and managing a senior stakeholder group through a period of change. The successful candidate will possess the following:

•   Previous experience in a CIO or Head of IT role
•   Experience of driving IT performance within a business
•   Previous experience of working in the Financial Services sector

Interim IT Network Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH24714
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for an Interim IT Programme Manager with heavy IT delivery experience to set up and run a network portfolio. You will take responsibility for a number of projects across an IT portfolio that will have dependencies across a wide reach within the organisation. You will: • apply and deliver all Programme Management disciplines to ensure synchronicity of work-streams • provide direct quality assurance and governance across multiple countries for all agreed elements of the programmes • have overall responsibility / accountability for the projects and initiatives • act as the key owner and coordinator of communication and stakeholder management milestones • shape and manage the overall Programme Plan(s) for all work streams, associated systems and process dependencies in the business, as well as aspects of change management activities required for the success of this Programme • own the quality and success measures of the programme, and be directly responsible for Quality Assurance of all workstreams, including the systems replacement stream.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim IT Programme Manager will possess the following attributes: • experience of working on Desktop Application IT programmes • experience of working in a Retail Banking environment • experience of running complex international programmes • exceptional interpersonal skills to manage a challenging stakeholder community • experience of running multidisciplinary teams • Must be immediately available

Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14628
Location:
North West
Salary:
£900 - £1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a large financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure will be accountable for delivering the Infrastructure and Operational IT services required in order for the business to deliver against goals. Reporting to the CIO, you will be responsible for:

• Providing strategic direction for the infrastructure function, utilising current knowledge and visions for infrastructure technology, systems and standards
• Lead the day to day provision of infrastructure and operational services by providing managerial and technical oversight and delivery expertise across all elements of the IT estate
• Drive compliance with IT standards and controls across the IT estate
• Manage relationships with key technology products and service providers for infrastructure delivery
• Effectively communicate complex IT issues to executive management and takes actions to resolves these issues
• Effective input to the annual planning cycle of IT strategy and plans ensuring that the business and IT strategies and plans take into account IT opportunities available

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT Architecture / Infrastructure will have a proven track record within infrastructure and will also have a consulting or third-party background. 

Interim Service Design Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN/14704
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a public sector-facing, private organisation that following a successful bid for the management of a new service is looking to hire a transformation led Interim Service Design Lead as part of the programme.

The Assignment
The Interim Service Design Lead will plan and deliver new services using proven project management and design tools and will manage multiple design streams simultaneously to deliver the overall Target Operating Model. This will include a consolidated back office, a new Contact Service Centre, new processes and procedures for Case management and interventions, the creation of a streamlined community payback organization and the design of a new leadership structures. They will also be responsible alongside the ICT Team Lead and other functional team leads to co-design the implementation of new technology, tools and estate configuration to support the new organization design and processes.  This will also include designing new interfaces with key partners.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Service Design Lead will have experience in leading teams to define Target Operating Models, design detailed processes and operational procedures, design organisational changes, specify IT requirements, manage training design and development and will have experience of costing new services and models. The successful candidate will also possess knowledge of modelling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques, will have designed delivering services against commercial requirements and have strong team management skills. Preference will be given to candidates that have strong situational analysis and decision making abilities coupled with experience of designing, planning and deploying both business and IT change.

Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH/14719
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 - £1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is currently looking for an Interim Head of IT strategy and Architecture for a period of 6 months. The position will be accountable for delivering the IT services required in order for the business to deliver against goals.

The Interim Assignment
Reporting to the CIO, the Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture will be responsible for:

• Ensuring IT enabled programmes and projects are aligned with the defined IT strategy and IT principles
• Quality assuring IT architectural coverage
• Ensuring quality and governance approval of architecture and design artefacts
• Ensuring architectural designs and other architecture artefacts are coherent, consistent and collectively provide fit-for-purpose, integrated end-to-end solutions • Reviewing the IT strategy against industry patterns and trends
• Ensuring all RCSA actions are complete
• Management of 3rd party suppliers for the provision of specific architectural services
• Developing IT strategy and architecture direction
• Implementing and leading architecture governance
• Building and leading large architecture capabilities
• Consulting and influencing to Exec levels and delivery leadership

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT Strategy and Architecture should have experience of the above and working in large organisations within the Retail and Finance sectors.

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