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IT Director

We are looking for an IT Director, who wants to work for a high-tech manufacturing/engineering, multi-site business with very strong focus on IT security. The IT Director reports directly to the CEO and works closely with the directors of business units to ensure that IT Services, IT Infrastructure and Information Systems are robust, reliable, secure and fulfil current and future business needs. The IT Director will lead 4 teams: IT infrastructure team, SAP/ERP team, application team and IT security team. IT is located in Jülich and Almelo. Services are delivered to 5 sites (Germany, France, the Netherlands, UK and US). Currently the IT team consists of +/- 25 people and will grow to +/- 60 people.


This role might suit an experienced IT Director looking for a new role or someone looking to step up into a bigger role and organisation.


What will you do

  • Ensure that IT delivers a robust, reliable, secure and cost effective Information and Communication Technology Services, applications and infrastructure.
  • Maintain/develop the SAP/ERP landscape and other applications to support business processes.
  • Translate Information Security requirements and output of risk assessments into IT Security ‎control measures and ensure implementation of these measures.
  • Analyse business requirements of business units to determine its technology and information needs.
  • Provide expertise and advice at the most senior level on IT policy and strategy.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practise, implementing solutions as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement SLAs and reporting monthly performance to Site Directors.
  • Lead/motivate your team. Providing line management, coaching and support to Team Leaders.
  • Ensure effective people management systems in place, deliver training and progression opportunities, ‎manage business succession needs.
  • Prepare and manage IT budgets, agreed with CEO/CFO each year, ensuring they deliver value, ‎cover risks and are not breached.


Your profile

  • >10 years experience with >3 years in a senior IT leadership role including leading multi-disciplinary IT teams.
  • Strong knowledge of group wide SAP/ERP systems. Experience within industry is beneficial.
  • Proven ability to engage constructively with colleagues at all levels across different business units.
  • Ability to build a team, manage staff, supervise and mentor.
  • Experienced and capable of leading implementation and transformative initiatives on a global scale.
  • A good team player with a hands-on approach, and adaptable to new challenges.
  • Willingness to travel (5-10%); fluent in English.


How to apply

Interested? Send your application and CV (closing date 1 September 2022) to Candidates from all ETC sites and external are invited to apply.