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 Head of Digital and E-Commerce
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14730
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is excited to be partnering a global fashion house renowned on the high street.  We will be helping their digital business to continue to be at the forefront of .com with the addition of an Interim Head of Digital and E-Commerce.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Digital and E-Commerce will be reporting into the VP of Digital and E-Commerce with dotted lines into the VP of Marketing.  As the lead within digital and e-commerce, you will have ownership and management of multiple .com sites. You will be responsible for driving sales and profitability by improving conversion rate, increase average order size and improving user experience across multi-channels. You will manage the .com structure, navigation, performance and functionality for the UK site as well as their international standalone sites. You’ll own and drive the testing strategy and plan.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Head of Digital and E-Commerce will need to be a proven digital / e-commerce expert who has strong experience of launching and running international (localised) websites and directed an e-commerce roadmap for their business. You will need to approachable with strong management / stakeholder skills and though this is an interim assignment, you would be expected to resonate the company ethos from day one. Retail exposure is a minimum and candidates with heavy fashion exposure will be given preference in long / shortlist. 

Interim E-Commerce / Multi-Channel Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14692
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering a renowned international high street fashion retailer through an exciting next stage, within their global business e-commerce programme.

The Interim Assignment
The interim e-commerce / multi-channel director will assist with a re-platforming /design & build of a new retail website whilst creating a culture of profitability, sales growth and cross functional process management. You will need to develop and implement strategies that deliver sustainable and profitable digital sales growth whilst leading and managing the development of annual and seasonal plans that support the successful achievement of digital commercial business goals. You will work with the Group Digital Director to develop buying, pricing and activation briefs and manage interactions with cross-channel internal and external partners related to digital commerce (performance metrics, training, integration, etc.). You will need to develop the online retailer’s criteria and collaborate with the wholesale team for its implementation as well as the definition of the country wholesale.com blueprints. This includes managing the fulfilment, call centre, omni channel order management partners and digital commerce budgets.

Candidate description
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned e-commerce / multi channel director.  You will need 5-10 years of digital commerce experience, ideally within a fashion pure player or omni channel iconic fashion brand. We need to see proven experience driving organizational culture that focuses on customer satisfaction and profitability, by continuously improving services, processes, systems and collaborative capabilities. If you have not got previous digital experience within pure player or omni channel iconic retail / fashion business we regrettably will not be able to pursue your application. 

Chief Information / IT Officer (CIO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14684
Location:
East of England
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a council in the East of England.

The Role 
The purpose of the CIO is to:

•   Provide vision, strategic direction and leadership in the development and delivery of the Council’s Information Technology (IT) systems and service capabilities.
•   Lead the development and implementation of the IT Strategy to ensure the Council has the information, digital capabilities and technology systems that it requires to deliver current services and achieve its strategic ambitions.
•   Responsible for ensuring the Council governs its data and digital intelligence appropriately to facilitate the provision of excellent customer services and effective use of information and technology resources.

Person Specification
The successful CIO will possess extensive experience of having advised at Director/ CEO level including advice on strategy, future of IT function, reducing cost/improving performance, best practice and best in-class processes. With a broad knowledge of core infrastructure, technical services, information systems and trends in the technology market place, you will demonstrates strong leadership with flair, credibility and a passion for promoting and supporting business transformation. 

Interim Head of Performance and Information Management (Children and Adult Services)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14685
Location:
London
Salary:
£450 - £500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is looking to hire an interim Head of Performance and Information Management for Children’s Services.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of Performance and Information Management will support the Strategic Directors for Children and Young People and for Adults Services and their Management Teams to drive continuous improvement across all the Departments’ activities through the development and management of the Departments’ performance framework and processes to ensure service performance can be challenged and tested. The primary role is to: 1. Lead the development of performance and management information in the Department, with particular emphasis on managers’ use and understanding of the information in relation to policy development, decision-making, budget planning, operational delivery and effectiveness. 2. Ensure the Department meets all its statutory, regulatory, partnership and Council information reporting requirements, including external and internal quality and audit standards. In addition: 1. Support and advise the Executive Director and Management Team in regularly reviewing, assessing and improving performance across all the Department’s activities, through developing and leading a service which delivers the following: •   The analysis, presentation and understanding of needs data, linking data across partners as appropriate •   Collection, reporting, presentation and analysis of high quality children’s and adults services data, meeting timetables for statutory returns •   the scrutiny, analysis and interpretation of performance data, trends and comparative benchmarking information; •   making a contribution to safeguarding of children and young people through excellent recording and tracking plus high standards of data management •   monitoring the outcomes of service provision, including equalities; •   identifying potential performance challenges, related causes and any wider implications at an early stage; •   undertaking in-depth reviews, as commissioned by the Strategic Directors and Management Team; •   keeping abreast of relevant good practice and performance across the public, private, voluntary and community sectors; •   leading or supporting the development and implementation of departmental improvement projects and programmes. 2. Lead the development and operation of the Department’s performance management systems and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose, including Frameworki. 3. Lead on the collection and analysis of schools data and support to schools in data use and data systems.

The Interim Manager
It is critical that candidates applying for this role have previously run this same function within a Local Authority Children’s Services Directorate. We will not be able to accept applications from candidates who do not meet the above criteria due to the high risk nature of the work. 

Interim Head of Digital
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH8814
Location:
North West
Salary:
£550 - £600 per day

The Client
Our client is a major UK consumer company.

The Interim Assignment
Our client has a number of initiatives that will be running over the coming period that will be purely around digital offerings and other initiatives where digital will be impacted. As such, there is a need for an experienced interim Head of Digital to help drive through these initiatives and manage a small team.

Key initiatives include:

• Re-launching the website to make it more interactive and fresh - the Interim Head of Digital will “own” the website.
• Working on a new online interactive service
• Building a communications strategy around digital
• Targeted communications
• Managing a team of four

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Digital must have worked on similar programmes within a large organisation. Candidates should be a Director / Head of level Marketing / IT / eCommerce expert. 

Interim MS Dynamics AX Solution Architect
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14656
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£700 - £800 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering an established pan-European consumer business through an exciting next stage of their technology journey and creating a team to handle a Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation.

The Interim Assignment
The Dynamics AX Technical Solution Architects will be responsible for managing all technical aspects during the full lifecycle of the Dynamics AX implementation. This includes pre-sales, solution engineering, project estimation, business requirement analysis, functional design, technical design and on-going activities related to build and deployment phases of the project. This person will have a strong overall knowledge of both the functional and technical aspects of Microsoft Dynamics AX. Responsibilities: • Works closely with Programme Director to ensure that all deadlines related to technical aspects of the Dynamics AX implementation are either met or exceeded. • Developing customizations for pre-sales activities • Working closely with the infrastructure team to build hardware sizing requirements • Support or execution of data migrations into a Dynamics AX environment using the Microsoft Data Migration Framework or other technologies. • Communicate project deadlines to the Technical Consulting director and ensure that resources are scheduled to meet these deadlines. • Work closely with the functional team to create requirements documents that will be used by developers for customizing Dynamics AX. • Support developers as questions or issues arise. • Communicate development guidelines to both internal and external development resources • Monitor development activities to ensure development guidelines are being followed • Document customer environment specifications • Communicate Dynamics AX implementation environment methodology • Build and/or copy new Dynamics AX environments as needed throughout the project • Engage the project team and end-users to architect and develop Microsoft Dynamics AX gap/fit solutions.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned interim / contract / freelance MS Dynamics AX Solution Architect with change experience to see such an implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. You will need to have proven experience within Microsoft Dynamics AX as well as Coda, ideally multi-site multi-country experience would be highly advantageous. Regretably, we will not be able to consider applications without MS Dynamics AX Implementation exposure with 2012+ Dynamics AX

Director of Digital Commerce
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR14673
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
€130,000 per annum

The Client
Our client is an international fashion company that designs clothes and accessories for men, women and children. The company’s collections and accessories are sold in over 250 owned retail stores, department stores, chain stores, specialist stores and nearly 300 franchise stores. They are on a mission to define and implement a truly global omni-channel vision with a clear 3 year roadmap.

The Role
Reporting to the Global VP, Digital and CRM, the Director of Digital Commerce will support the brand turnaround through their repositioning and drive sales by strengthening the relationship with their consumers. This will be accomplished through the formulation and implementation of a global digital platform, translating into a seamless brand and shopping experience; an integrated digital commercial strategy; a robust and cost-effective digital consumer value proposition and an integrated digital Go-to-Market process to ensure flawless execution. You will create a culture of profitability, sales growth and cross-functional process management. Additionally, you will lead and manage the development of the annual and seasonal plans that support the successful achievement of the digital commercial business goals.

The Person
With experience in digital commerce - preferably in a fashion pure-player or iconic omni-channel fashion brand - you will be forward thinking, seeking out problems and opportunities for change and you will be able to deliver solutions with a proven track record of success. With experience of driving results through cross-functional collaboration, you will be dedicated to exceed performance expectations. For further information, please contact William Richards at Green Park on 020 7399 4300.

Interim IT / ICT Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14655
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary dependant on experience
Duration:
9 months +

The Client
Our client is a central government affiliated organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim IT Director will be responsible for bringing together the work of a range of local and national stakeholders to put in place a coordinated strategy and programme plan and drive its delivery. The aspiration is to design and build a ‘centre of excellence’ in ICT that can provide an ‘intelligent customer’ function on behalf of key stakeholders. Putting in place a delivery model for a long-term central capability will need to achieved in parallel to driving the delivery of a number of small projects to demonstrate benefits and test business models.

The Interim Manager
The Interim IT Director will be a high-performing Director with a proven track record in the delivery of complex change management programmes, ideally in the context of the use of technology to meet customer needs in complex markets. An individual with the imagination, standing and drive to establish a new company, develop reliable revenues, reduce the cost of IT and help deliver the technology services that a modern workforce needs. The Interim IT Director will have experience of an arms-length public body which they can combine with commercial expertise to bring entrepreneurship and innovation to the IT market. The Director will need experience in start-up companies, have demonstrable skills at overcoming the risks of failure and have the acumen to head off problems early and ensure a viable marketing strategy and business plan. You will be in a senior position with responsibility for meeting financial and other performance targets and have the ability to engage successfully with senior officials and other senior partners at the highest level both nationally and locally. 

Interim Transformation Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14681
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1200 per day
Duration:
18 months

Client description
Green Park is partnering a renowned high street retailer through an exciting international brand / repositioning journey by appointing an Interim Transformation Lead to act as the conduit between the turnaround / implementation business improvement teams and the wider international business, board and private equity house.

Assignment description
The Interim Transformation Lead will be pivotal in driving organisational commercial change and decisions while assisting the business improvement team in delivering implementations within finance and technology. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team. In addition, you be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article in partnership with the business improvement team.

Candidate description
The Interim Transformation Lead will need to have proven experience with handling business change, specifically within a retail / fashion / apparel orientated environment. Our client’s store network is 300+ so this will be an incredibly hands on assignment and will involve European travel. This is an opportunity for an established, seasoned Interim board-level executive. 

Interim CRM Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14683
Location:
North West
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a business going through a period of change which is looking for an Interim CRM Manager to work with the business in a developing capacity. The

Interim Assignment
The Interim CRM Manager will provide expert support in delivering the capabilities (IS infrastructure and campaign execution tools) required to support both the analysis of customer behaviour and core Direct Marketing Campaigns. Working alongside the Senior Database & Campaign Insight Manager to scope, shape and maintain capabilities in line with agreed business needs & to develop direct customer communications to deliver positive ROI.

The Interim Manager
The Interim CRM Manager will be a proven marketing and campaign insights professional with in-depth experience of working within this area of marketing and MUST have experience of Affinium. However, the client is flexible on sector background. The Interim CRM Manager MUST possess: •   Knowledge of Affinium Campaign Management Software •   Strong knowledge of Relational databases & other campaign management tools •   Expert knowledge of working with large, complex datasets & marketing leading analysis / query tools – e.g. SAS/SQL •   Deep understanding of technical platforms and capabilities in the market •   Proven track record of using analysis methodologies and managing infrastructure projects •   Ability to set performance agenda, manage workflow with limited resources •   Excellent planning skills •   Understanding of key economic drivers within Financial Services •   Must be an expert in systems and tools required to support an in-house insight team •   Excellent working understanding of customer data stores, analytical techniques and external data sources •   Experience in 3rd party supplier management including working with SLAs and business partner models •   Ability to quickly and confidently build relationships with marketing and IT & key operational stakeholders and collaborate with them 

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