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VP Technology Consultant

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: London
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 29/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91420

VP Technology Consultant- London / Kingston- 6 months.

The client is seeking a VP Technology consultant with global accountability for all infrastructure and service delivery. Reporting to the Group CIO, the successful candidate will be a core member of the IT leadership team and responsible for the design and execution of the Technology Services strategy.

Specifically, the remit of the VP Technology Services includes the following:

  • Data Centres
  • Infrastructure & Networks
  • End User Computing
  • Identity & Access Platforms
  • IT Help Desk
  • Employee Experience

The leadership team is in agreement to move as much to the cloud as possible, improving agility, cost, security and use by DevOps. Ultimately, the goal is to get to a supported estate with little to no security risk. The successful candidate will drive the migration to public cloud, simplifying the on premise environment and getting the organisation off of high cost infrastructure. S/he will be the expert and advisor related to what moves and when.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will bring significant technology leadership experience, with specific expertise around infrastructure and service delivery. S/he will have experience working in complex and matrixed companies of relevant scope and scale. S/he will bring a global mindset, and a point of view on what other world class organisations are doing around technology services.

The successful candidate will be action orientated and commercial in nature. S/he will possess strong influencing skills, with the ability to establish credibility and relationships across the function and the business. S/he will have strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire and bring people along on a journey. Given the relationship of Technology Services to key themes and initiatives at Unilever - such as Cybersecurity, Employee Experience and Sustainability - the successful candidate should have strong communication skills, gravitas and impact.

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