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CTO / IT Operations Director, Government Sector

  • Reference: 84653
  • Date Added: 26th September 2017
  • Sector: IT
  • Region: London
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £100k - £130k

Job description:

My client is a leading multi-national technology and services solutions provider, with an immediate requirement to hire a CTO / IT Operations Director.
This position is a key role in the Government Sector Executive Team, and will have full delivery accountability and will be expected to drive through offshore delivery as appropriate. The business revenue is c £200m and employees c1000 employees in the UK plus resources in India.

The Government sector has a range of high profile critical customers, providing them with both digital solutions to transform their business as well infrastructure management and business process services. A key element of the role is to manage a range of legacy of services as well as drive for future digital transformation business.

The successful CTO / IT Operations Director, Government Sector, will be responsible for:
1.Management of the cost budget and overall operational activities to support the expected financial performance of the Sector. Seeking continuous innovation and opportunities for automation to drive improvement in overall Sector profitability
2.Keeping abreast of the technology market in terms of emerging technologies and tools. Setting the standards and methods required across the sector and ensuring that these are effective. This includes looking at potential technology partners and opportunities for wrap around services
3.Establish and run an operating model where primary accountability and empowerment for delivery sits with Delivery Manager in each account - such that the overarching Operational function provides appropriate oversight, but requires limited intervention in day-to-day delivery and can therefore spend more time looking forward and supporting the execution of Sector strategy
4.Ensure effective delivery governance across projects and services to enable the Sector management team to react to the potential risks and issues
5.Actively participate in the account planning, business development activities and sales campaigns to demonstrate delivery capability to clients
6.Own all delivery sign-off across the Sector

The successful CTO / IT Operations Director will need to have a strong track record within IT Services, BPS and digital transformation, working with Government Departments to drive change in the Public Sector
*Demonstrated experience in influencing and developing operational management strategies plus an appreciation of the complexities of customer acquisition and retention
*Familiar with Consulting models and a consulting led approach to business development
*Used to working within international and matrix organisations
*My client is looking for someone with a very strong track record of delivery, the type of person that would immediately look to launch new initiatives to save money, improve operational excellence, drive continuous improvement in a complex matrix organisation
*Will have had accountability for the Technology and Operations in a similar sized business
*Strong general management capabilities with strengths in technology, operational management and people leadership - managing teams of 200+

This is a truly exceptional opportunity and the successful candidate, will have strong personal drive and will want to use this position as a key step in their overall career plan. It is essential that you'll be a strong leader as well as a credible ambassador for the company.

For a confidential career discussion, please forward your CV to

Volaris Exec is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Volaris Exec are a Senior Appointments consultancy specialising in placing managerial, leadership & executive roles on both a contract and permanent basis. The key functional areas we cover are Technology, Operations, Finance & Commercial Management, Project & Programme Management, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Engineering. We operate across many dynamic industry sectors including Software & Technology, Digital & Online, Insurance, Banking, Cards & Payments, Mobile & Telecommunications, Retail & eCommerce, Leisure & Tourism, and Engineering.

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