Director IT

100k - 150k per annum
Regio Twente
Kienbaum Executive Search


  • Leading international manufacturer of advanced industrial products, with revenues > EUR 250 million
  • Lead European IT activities, develop and implement IT strategy
  • Be a business partner to the Board and the business
  • People Management: 50+ employees on several sites in Europe 

For one of our clients, a specialized manufacturer of advanced industrial products we are looking for a Director IT. You will be responsible for supporting the company with IT to maximise its benefits to the business. The Director IT we are looking for will be in charge of team of about 50 people and will be part of the MT. You will directly report to the CFO.

Twente region, Netherlands. Some international travel to Germany and UK is required.  
Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • Develop and implement IT strategies associated plans in order to support the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Develop and maintain the company wide project management methodology, based on industry standards.
  • Develop, maintain and review IT processes (ITIL) in partnership with the business process owners to meet the agreed objectives and business needs.
  • Manage and review projects at all levels, with particular responsibility for IT projects with a high business impact.
  • In partnership with MT members, identify areas of potential business development.
  • Be responsible for the management of IT and IT security/systems risks.
  • Lead the IT department and ensure that staff is aligned with company’s vision, mission, values and strategic priorities.
  • Work professionally within the MT to deliver and ensure buy-in to the company’s strategic priorities.
  • Ensure the continued, uninterrupted operation of the global IT infrastructure required for the company’s services.
  • Plan and manage the departmental budget and the IT capital expenditure program.
  • Implement a continuous measurement, review, audit and benchmarking process to monitor the security, capacity and performance of systems.
  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders, including key customers, providing advice and support and monitoring technical developments within their arenas. 

Profile of the ideal candidate 

Master degree level in Computer Science or a related field 

  • Minimum of 10+ years experience in IT, preferably in an internationally operating company.
  • Experienced in ERP/MES environments
  • A proven track record of driving and defining complex IT strategies.
  • Budgetary experience of € 10mn+.
  • Experience of managing multiple IT disciplines i.e. software development, technical support, systems architecture etc.
  • A broad understanding of computer systems, applications and operating systems, including SAP, BI, MES, Unix/Oracle, Network LAN/WAN, IT-Security.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Dutch and English is a must. Additional knowledge of German and/or French is considered a plus.
  • Professional know-how of management methodologies and techniques.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Well developed leadership and people management skills. 

If you are interested please send your resume in English and in Word-format with the form below. For more information please contact Laura Boege at Kienbaum at telephone +31 (0)20 697 1410.  

Deze procedure is gesloten (10-09-2010).

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