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Head Of Architecture

Forsyth Barnes: Executive Search Firm | FT1000 Fastest Growing Businesses in Europe!
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14 Jun 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Title: Head of IT Strategy & Planning

Salary: Up to £120,000 + 15% Bonus and benefits

Location: London

Sector: Sports & Entertainment


Forsyth Barnes are supporting an extremely exciting sports organisation through a very large technology transformation. As a business, they deliver substantial events within a multi-site environment including corporate, hospitality and general admissions. The IT department provides systems and infrastructure including ticketing, health & safety, event management and data collation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategic lead too design and implement all architecture and technology standards for all applications with continual upgrades.
  • Promote and define technology opportunities which will enhance the business and event management.
  • Development of IT roadmaps, investment plans and collaborations in line with the annual budget, hitting all financial targets and projects.
  • Lead on the technology project portfolio including prioritisation, planning and resource allocation. Working alongside other senior management to develop and engineer systems and infrastructure following project initiation.
  • Utilise data analysis and insights to inform and develop emerging technologies across sports, events and corporate IT.

Key Requirements:
  • Proven experience delivering across core strategy disciplines such as IT Operations, sourcing, digital transformations, enterprise architecture, service architecture and emerging technologies.
  • Experience defining enterprise architecture strategy and processes supporting IT projects and business requirements.
  • Over 8 years experience as a senior leader, managing and motivating effective teams. Also identifying gaps for future talent, recruiting and training new members of staff.
  • Experience engaging with new suppliers onshore and offshore, respectively.
  • Ability to demonstrate previous examples of deploying strategy, planning and change process into an organisation.
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