Director, Innovation & Digitalisation
- London / Hybrid
- c. £100,000 + Bonus + Benefits
Our client is an FTSE 100 company based in central London. The business is highly acquisitive and performing very well across the Group, with significant share price accretion over the last few years. They have grown to become one of the largest and most reputable service providers in its industry, with impressive international operations.
Reporting directly to the divisional MD, we are currently searching for a Director level individual to investigate ways to accelerate growth by developing new technology-led service offerings and key innovation projects. As a key member of the leadership team, the Director will have full ownership of digitalisation and innovation across the division, providing leadership and driving technology and innovation for the financial growth in a sustainable manner. This is a highly strategic and forward-thinking role requiring an experienced and seasoned leader to act as a business partner and commercial sounding board to the MD, to drive innovative ideas to grow the business for its core products base and capitalise on the wider Group service offerings to drive margin accretive growth.
The successful candidate is likely to have around 5-10 years’ experience in a top tier Strategy Consulting firm or Investment Bank. To be successful, you will need to be excellent at evaluating complex business models and making recommendations to senior decision makers. Experience evaluating technology-based innovation solutions, including potential providers, will also be crucial in this hire. Key areas of interest include big data, data analytics, blockchain, AI, Machine Learning and Internet of Things. You will be a strategic thinker, someone of sound judgement, bring the right level of confidence and can run with projects independently. You will need to be persuasive but have the highest levels of integrity with the ability to influence at a variety of levels.
Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for over 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed organisations, private equity backed businesses and privately-owned companies. We recruit across all sectors and have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.