The implementation of a comprehensive IT system throughout a large company is a massive undertaking that requires a highly skilled and specialized team behind it. Programmers, developers, hardware technicians, project managers, help desk workers and the managers overseeing the individual elements of the project all add up to a significant portion of a company’s workforce, and they need to be led strategically by someone on the board whose responsibility is solely with them. That person is the IT director.
The IT director creates an IT strategy from the board’s overarching strategy and projections, and works closely with his or her immediate IT managers to ensure the project is delivered. As a board member, he or she may have some access to the company purse to ensure complex IT projects are adequately resourced, but keeping a lid on costs is always a key responsibility; IT budgets spiralling out of control is a common story in business and the public sector.
At board level, an IT director could have little experience in dealing with information technology, but will build a team of managers to oversee the work. However, if you have experience of managing IT projects to a senior level, you could be the ideal candidate for many companies whose boards rely on the IT director’s expertise and counsel to inform them of the opportunities and limitations of the technology.
Primarily, your job as IT director is to oversee the delivery of either single IT projects or an ongoing series of projects as designated by the board, and your success will be judged on your performance in delivering projects on time and on budget. This can be a highly responsible job, often at the cutting edge of technology, and managing budgets can be difficult. However, with successful implementation, the rewards can be great.
Cast UK only recruits at managerial and director level, and because we recruit only in a small range of sectors, we can offer a specialized service to clients looking for IT directors. The partnerships we have formed with some companies means they barely need in-house recruitment consultants, such is the trust they place in Cast UK to deliver.If you are an IT director looking for an excellent package, or
an IT manager with designs on taking your skills to the very top of a company, call us today on 0333 121 3345 because we might just know of a company looking for an IT director who fits your profile.
As one of the UK’s largest cities, Manchester has long been an important location in Britain’s industrial and economic pursuits - and here at Cast UK, we can help you find IT Director vacancies in this thriving metropolis.
By the 1500s, the city was known for its textile markets and wool trade. As canals were built over the next 200 years and cotton overtook wool as the material of choice, Manchester continued to grow in importance and population. During the 1800s with the birth of the Industrial Revolution, the city became a pivotal point in the British economy.
Today, it’s said that Manchester has been reborn, becoming a centre of culture and media. Indeed, with the BBC’s move to the north, it’s generally agreed that Manchester is the second city of the UK (although Birmingham may disagree). In addition to the BBC, Granada Television - an ITV franchise - is situated in the city and so is The Guardian newspaper’s head office.
Of course, there are plenty of other big employers operating out of Manchester as it is a major hub for finance, banking, insurance and logistics industries. Some of the big names in business operating out of Manchester are Thomas Cook, McVitie’s, Kellogg’s, Google and Stagecoach.
If you’re looking for procurement jobs in Manchester, logistics or supply chain management, the team at Cast UK can help you find IT Director positions that match your skills and qualifications.
Our team of industry experts includes regional specialists who can offer advice on the vacancies and job market in the location of your choice and provide the assistance you require to take the next step in your career.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit IT Director candidates within Manchester or source a new IT Director job in Manchester then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
£25000 - £30000 per annum
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