IT Director Digital Platforms

The Company

Our client is a global top retailer having in-store and online robust operations in Romania.

The Role:

The IT Director Digital Platforms (ITDP) leads the IT department that is the technology partner of the e-commerce Director to enable business transformation through delivering the right technology at speed, efficient cost and scaling.

The position is based in Bucharest and reports to the Country CIO (Romania). ITDP currently leads a team of 30+ IT Project Managers, IT Analysts, IT Architects and other IT professionals either in-house or provided by partners/vendors/integrators.

Main responsibilities:

  • Technology Partner of the e-Commerce Director
  • Work closely with Business to align technology & roadmaps with business strategy/needs
  • Lead a team of internal & external IT resources/Technology partners to deliver the best customer experience while ensuring with high quality technology
  • The ITDP will enable business transformation through delivering the right technology at speed, efficient cost and scaling
    • He/she should have a technology background, be able to understand technology trends, create the tech strategy aligned with Business strategy & deliver against it:
      • Expertise particularly in Web and Apps technology
      • Change leader
      • Omnichannel
      • Front/Backend: spot on and choosing battles/ technology & tools
    • The ITDP should continue to build a performant IT Team, manage the budget and manage the technology partners
    • He/she should work closely with the rest of IT Team, ensuring tech consistency, safety and stability
    • Disciplined but also curious and willing to keep the pace of an innovative organization focused on customer experience
    • Keep an eye on trends and come with new ideas, proposals to enable the business
    • Review current architecture
    • Good knowledge of:
      • Platforms integration
      • Product info management
      • Digital assets management
    • Efficient selection of vendors
    • Focus on Web and Apps technology environment

 Main Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in Technology, +5 years in a similar role
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field
  • Experienced in leading Technical teams consisting of project managers, analysts, architects
  • Experience in working with Agile
  • Experienced in delivering e-Commerce, mobile apps, integration layers, order management systems, warehouse management systems, social technology, CRM, Marketing automation and analytics
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Experience with implementing a micro service-based architecture. Experience with Magento, Mulesoft, Salesforce, cloud technology is considered an advantage
  • Very strong in managing technology delivery vendors

If you are a senior IT manager seeking the next level challenge, this role might be for you if you have experience in managing teams and Business Growth, efficiency and productivity (Speed vs Cost vs Scalability), seeking proactively and relentlessly opportunities and solutions for delivering excellence of complex projects with agility are critical success factors.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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