Job description

Head of IT

  • Location

    Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Technology & Change

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60k - 70k per year

  • Contact:

    Faye Wyard

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0161 9148499

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


A Head of IT is required for one of the country’s biggest and most successful retailers in the UK.

Founded over a century ago they have grown from strength to strength and require a focussed, passionate and experienced Head of IT with the overall purpose to deliver highly efficient technical platforms to ensure a secure environment within which the business can deliver maximum performance and drive the next level of success.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver IT targets and key performance indicators
  • Research, develop and contribute to the company technology strategy, ensuring IT objectives are aligned to the overall aims of the business
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify initiatives and implement agreed actions that increase operational efficiency, through system integrations, process improvements and automation.
  • Continually assess and analyse technical & system performance, identifying key areas of improvement
  • Ensure all systems are designed & built to deliver maximum performance and security
  • Ensure all e-commerce platforms & tools are fully optimised for search engines and users
  • Ensure all system developments deliver cost effective and efficient solutions
  • Liaise and manage third party IT suppliers

The ideal Head of IT will possess the following experience:

  • Experience with e-commerce tools;
  • Knowledge and ability to replatform if required
  • Solid SQL database skill and experience
  • Experience with Magento is preferred

In return for you experience the company is offering a salary £65,000 plus package.

To apply for the position please forward an updated CV to: fayew@forwardrole.com .

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