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 E-Commerce / Online Trading (Multi Channel)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14476
Location:
London
Salary:
£700 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Green Park is excited to be partnering a household retail brand with their continued development by adding strength within their digital offering by appoint an Interim Head of E-Commerce / Online Trading. This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercial established e-commerce / online trading specialist to come in and add value to this rapidly growing organisation.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of E-Commerce / Online Trading (Multi Channel) role will maximise the commercial potential of our client’s e-commerce sales channel by achieving sales and profit budgets through commercial understanding of the product, customers and internal capabilities. You will need to translate the Multi-Channel vision into clear goals and objectives for the online trading team by leading all Online Trading & Planning activities and manage the online critical path calendar. You will need to maximise margin while growing sales and customer recruitment by effectively managing markdown and promotional events with the senior management team. This role will deputise the E-Commerce Director when required and lead and develop the online trading team with clear succession plans.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of E-Commerce / Online Trading (Multi Channel) will need to be a well-established commercial e-commerce / online trading specialist with a proven track record in household brands, whether that’s retail, fashion, wider consumer. You will need to approachable with strong management skills and though this is an interim assignment, you would be expected to resonate the company ethos from day one.  

Director of Finance & Resources
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
KA14396
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

The Client
Our client is a major UK charity.

The Role
In order to keep making a difference each and every day, our client is undergoing a major transformation focusing on social action and volunteering programmes. The organisation is determined to remain relevant and responsive during these challenging times, which means growing its influence, impact and fundraising capability, while implementing increasingly effective, efficient business systems and sound infrastructure. None of its beneficiaries should be left behind. The Director of Finance & Resources will play an instrumental role in taking them to the next exciting stage of its journey as a highly respected social action charity with strong governance and known for the quality of its voice and action. Leading the finance, HR and property functions, as well as outsourced IT, the Director of Finance & Resources will be essential for future growth and development. With proven ability to operate at strategic level, you will ensure a sound control environment, drive performance, and enable the charity to adapt to current and future challenges through modernised business systems and improved knowledge management.

The Candidate
The Director of Finance & Resources role reports to the Chief Executive and is accountable to trustees. You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills and an understanding of the charity context. You will be an accomplished communicator, and be able to draw on direct experience of proactively driving organisational impact.

Selection Process
Interested candidates can apply with a CV below or for a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on csv@green-park.co.uk or on 020 7399 3993.To find out more about the role or selection process, please visit our microsite by clicking the link below: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/csv

Interim Delivery Programme Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14593
Location:
North West
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client requires an Interim Programme Manager to deliver a raft of projects across a number of technology areas. These will include a number of application and infrastructure projects. The challenges will sit around the tough delivery times to complete the projects in amongst other change going on within the business.

The Interim Manager
The Interim Programme Manager will possess solid experience of delivery - which must be obvious within your CV - and possess the ability to manage multiple stakeholders and remain calm in a time of change. You will also possess: • strong experience of financial services IT change • in-depth delivery experience of apps and infrastructure projects • an aptitude that enables you to see beyond the task at hand • consideration of the wider business implications • strong interpersonal skills

Interim Head of IT Build & Test
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14575
Location:
North West
Salary:
£700 - £800 per day
Duration:
3 - 6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation who are looking for an interim Head of IT Build & Test.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Head of IT Build & Test role will involve leading and directing all design and testing activities to ensure that:

  • these are the right conditions for the bank
  • all end to end testing activities including UAT are completed
  • all risks are managed before go live

You will also:

  • Lead the identification of solution options and design for applications
  • Work with the external suppliers to ensure best value is obtained and the correct solution
  • Ensuring adherence to all standards
  • Oversee creation, maintenance and compliance of the testing strategy for the change portfolio

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of IT Build & Test will have:

  • Experience in a financial services environment and having completed a similar role
  • Experience of analysing, designing, developing, testing and implementing It solutions
  • Experience of managing and leading multidisciplinary teams including 3rd party suppliers
  • Directed end to end testing for a similar organisation
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence at all levels  
Interim Chief Marketing Officer – Digital
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14522
Location:
London
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering an exciting, rapidly growing retail / consumer organisation through their continued journey and growth by appointing an Interim Chief Marketing Officer to take control of the entire marketing function.

The Interim Assignment

This role will be pivotal in driving organisation marketing decisions predominantly within an e-commerce / digital environment however may involve offline traditional marketing from time to time.

Your remit will consist of having end to end marketing control – online / offline. You will have a prominent view of spend control to analyse and display return on investment.

This will include pay per click, channel advertising, brand planning, brand management and achieving the targeted measures of marketing and online promotion. It would also be beneficial for you to have experience in offline channel marketing through media.

The Interim Manager

You will need to be an established Chief Marketing Officer with thorough online / digital / e-commerce exposure within a large retail / consumer organisation, whether this is from pure play or high-street with a large online trading platform we will consider both profiles.

Interim Chief of Staff / Deputy CIO
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14574
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client is looking for a proven and capable interim Deputy CIO / Chief of Staff to support the CIO. This is a pivotal role for an interim IT director / CIO to have a major impact on a changing organisation. The role will involve the following: • Deputising for the CIO • Commercial management of the third party providers • Creating a challenging plan for IT that focuses on cost, service targets, and delivery • Looking at the TOM and implementing the new model • Producing high quality documents and reports for the Board and Exec • Developing a comms plan across IT

The Interim Manager
The Interim Chief of Staff / Deputy CIO will possess the following attributes: • Financial Services experience • Experience as a CIO or Chief of staff to a CIO • Solid staff management • Ability to challenge the status quo • Strong interpersonal skills to be able to influence positive outcomes • Be available at short notice

Interim Head of Management & Control
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
PH14574
Location:
North West
Salary:
£800 - £900 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client is a financial services organisation who is looking for an important and key hire into their technology function.

The Interim Assignment
This is a central supporting function within IT and has broad responsibility including deputising for the CIO at times, with responsibility for: • governance in relation to reporting and meetings • preparing papers for Bank Exec, Board and external regulators • budget control and management • working with HR on people engagement and plans • ownership and implementation of the operating model

The Interim Manager
The Interim Head of Management & Control must have experience of working in an IT function but does not need to be an in depth specialist. They need to be able to create processes and frameworks for governance approach, co-ordinating and validating information but also be able to promptly identify issues and resolve them. They need to be able to articulately write the reports for the various forums. Excellent interpersonal skills will be required to perform this role effectively and be able to influence and win over peers and the Exec. 

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Retail Fashion Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14609
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1400 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering an established pan-European retailer through an exciting next stage on their journey and growth by appointing an Interim CIO - Retail Fashion Specialist to take control of a system implementation and upgrade across 300 stores, multi-country.

The Interim Assignment
This role will be pivotal in driving organisational technology decisions while delivering a bulky system implementation / upgrade predominantly within a Microsoft dynamics environment. However, it will involve a raft of legacy systems. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team and be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article. It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and involve European travel. In addition to this implementation and upgrade, you will also have oversight of the technology functions. You will be responsible for providing professional guidance on all aspects of IT operations to the IT management team whilst reporting measured information to the business on the status of all operational issues in a format appropriate to the audience.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim CIO with change and retail fashion experience to see such an implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. You will need to have proven experience within Microsoft dynamics as well as large multi-site fashion retailers, ideally multi-country.

*** We will not consider applications without multi-site retail exposure within a medium sized enterprise. ***

Interim Commercial Trading Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14279
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 per day
Duration:
6 months

Green Park has been exclusively instructed to assist one of the UK’s leading retail groups through an exciting journey of change within their portfolio of brands. The client is already a market leader throughout multiple brands within their portfolio however they have noticed that they are still missing a core potential customer that their current portfolio doesn’t perfectly cater for, with this in mind instead of diluting one of their established brands they are embarking on the creation of a new brand to take on this challenge. Green Park has been asked to source an Interim Commercial Trading Director to join this team and help launch the brand over the coming 6 months to a year. The role will handle the initial brand launch in the coming months before then growing the brand throughout the European markets. We require an established Interim Commercial Trading Director with a thorough background throughout buying, merchandising and e-commerce within a general merchandise environment to take on this challenge. You will need to be proven within digital / e-commerce marketing channels with a good understanding of PPC, SEO, Display, CRM etc in addition experience within European markets would be beneficial. May I stress this is a general merchandise role covering apparel, home ware, electronics, DIY etc a luxury brands / fashion or beauty background would not be suffice. Only applicants that meet the above criteria and in particular have proven merchandising experience will be considered for this role.

Interim Senior Pricing Analyst
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
SS14422
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive
Duration:
12 months

The Client

Our client is a private healthcare protection provider looking for a senior pricing analyst for a 12 month contract.

The Role

The pricing team is responsible for the development and delivery of all pricing to meet the commercial requirements.

The interim Senior Pricing Analyst’s key responsibilities are to:

• Develop and price new products and opportunities to deliver the membership growth and profit targets of the business.

• Design, develop and deliver new and improved pricing policies and solutions to ensure that business continues to grow profitably.

• Price new and existing products using various pricing/statistical models to understand underlying data trends and risks drivers to so the business objectives are achieved.

• Provide expertise regarding pricing issues to the business

These tasks relate to business administered in both UK and Denmark so the job holder will need to understand the different operating models, product propositions and risk drivers of the two sites.

The interim Senior Pricing Analyst will be accountable for:

• Analysing the risk of new products and propositions and recommended appropriate pricing to deliver the commercial targets

• Developing new and improved methodologies for pricing of current and new books of business

• Ensuring that products are appropriately priced for different propositions and markets taking into account the different dynamics of markets and different commercial targets.

• Communicating the results of their work, both verbally and written, with own manager, senior members of marketing and strategy

• Clearly present and explain Pricing techniques/methods to the business

• Provide support to the business in explaining pricing decisions to customers

• Work closely with Pricing Development Specialist to introduce new and improved pricing methodologies

• Mentoring of Pricing Analysts to help with their development and overall increase the skills and knowledge within the team

The interim Senior Pricing Analyst will be expected to work with senior members of the management team and be able to clearly present pricing principles and influence people across the business. They will need to be able to produce pricing reports for the BILT / Project Steering Committees to support the pricing recommendations.

The interim Senior Pricing Analyst will need to be aware of the many local regulations governing the setting of prices and ensure that new propositions are priced in accordance with these regulations.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Senior Pricing Analyst will possess the following qualifications, training & experience:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent – preferably with a degree in Actuarial Sciences or Mathematics/Statistics

• Affinity with numbers and ability to quickly spot patterns

• Experience of pricing within Insurance market – preferably PMI

• Expert understanding of different pricing models and techniques

• Strong business awareness and understanding of the Insurance market.

• Good commercial understanding

• Experience using and creating databases – SAS, Access, etc

• Knowledge of the International PMI market specifically (including knowledge on competitors, products, pricing methods, etc.)

• Knowledge of pricing systems, e.g. Emblem,

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