Location: Letchmore Heath, Hertfordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 30 September 2020
Salary: Competitive salary + car allowance + excellent benefits
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer
IGD is the food and consumer goods industry’s research body, a hub of best practice and thought leadership. Through our charitable activities we bring people and companies together to train and educate employees and deliver public benefit. This work is supported by our trading company, which supplies the world's food and grocery businesses with first-class insight.
Those that flourish at IGD are looking for something a bit different. A career with us offers you a unique opportunity to work across the food and consumer goods industry, to engage with industry leaders and government, to use your knowledge to share best practice, and to make a real impact.
Our people come from a variety of backgrounds and that’s what makes your time with us so special. We are made up of everyone from scientists to sales people, shopper specialists to economists, and we all learn from each other. Whether in commercial, charity or support roles, what unites us is our passion for the food and consumer goods industry and the way we approach what we do.
If you enjoy bringing people together, have a strong sense of what is right and always hold yourself to high standards, IGD is full of people who share your values. We’ve built a culture based on teamwork, integrity and excellence and these core values underpin everything we do.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
IGD is looking for a Director of Technology to lead the technology function. Technology plays a critical role in IGD, supporting ~150 staff, maintaining and enhancing the company websites and customer subscription portals, and delivering value through efficient business systems and applications. The role requires strong leadership of a skilled and specialist team, the energy to drive and motivate for change and the experience to be able to translate requirements into high quality services and products. Working across both the Charity and Trading business the role gives the opportunity to work with a range of modern technologies and talented colleagues, and the autonomy to have a real impact on the success of the organisation.
AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
What you’ll need to succeed
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Forward looking you will have strong communications skills and recognise that Technology works best when you have a collaborative and motivated team. You enjoy analysing situations and solving problems. You recognise the value in thinking out of the box to design innovative solutions, and as a leader strive to foster situations where others can excel at this. You lead from the front with clear expectations and honest and timely feedback. You delegate, empower, coach, train, motivate and inspire to continuously move your team forward. You represent the technology function, demonstrating high levels of customer service, and strong relationships with key stakeholders enabling you to continuously maximise opportunities for Technology to further IGD’s goals. As a passionate technologist you are aware of external trends and opportunities allowing you to bring in the best to serve the organisation’s needs.
Note - Due to a high volume of applications, this advert might close before the displayed closing date. It is therefore recommended that you apply promptly.