Job Title

Senior Director, IT Innovation, Strategy & Planning

Location: USA - ILL

Position: Permanent

Salary: USD 275000.00 per annum

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Job Description

Title: Senior Director, IT Innovation, Strategy & Planning      
Salary: Up to $250,000 + Bonus, Benefits and LTIP's      
Location: Chicago (Hybrid working)    
Sector: Retail      
This is a great opportunity to work within an organization who truly cares about their consumer and providing the best service, with technology underpinning every strategic implementation. We are looking to bring in a strategic leader to strategize, manage and roll out various technology programmes, globally.    
You will work as the POC to align development, implement strategies and champion early innovation ideas to form the technology roadmap moving forwards. This includes working with key stakeholders across Data & Analytics, Product, Enterprise Architecture and Cloud CoE to establish an overall programme strategy and manage roll out across the business globally.    
Key Responsibilities:    
Work closely with the CTO and entire Technology enterprise, including Product and Data to bring a balance of strategy and execution at the highest quality.
Provide influential discussions and lead on the introduction of new innovative technology programmes and operating models within Engineering, Data Analytics, Cloud, Architecture and Platforms.
Develop strategies which mitigate exposure and reduce risks across the technology portfolio, including issue/risk resolution.
Oversee execution and development of short to long strategic plans within product innovation.
Review policies and procedures by the CTO organization and ensure they are compliant, in line with PMO Corporate.
Direct operational investment for strategies and oversee all governance to meet the business needs.

Key Requirements:  
Proven experience and capabilities to not only educate other key stakeholders regarding Technology but ensure the strategic vision is met to truly bring value to the department.  
Executive mindset to stand up for the wider digital/technology innovation roadmap and ability to influence others across the business enterprise.
Ideally, previous experience working within the Retail, Ecommerce or Healthcare industries previously and a consumer centric mindset.
Experience working across multi-disciplined teams including, Data & Analytics, Product Engineering, Architecture and Systems/Platforms.   
Great communication and an executive presence to instil influence and control for the benefit of the business needs and growth.

Benefits package range:
Health, dental and vision, 401k, life insurance, Health and wellness program, employee perks and discounts, transportation, child care and more.

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