Head of Technology
Fresh Direct - Bicester

Job reference: 15223

Location: Fresh Direct - Bicester

Closing date: Not specified

Department: IT

Hours per week: 40

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to really make an impact, operating at a senior level to define and implement the Business Technology strategy for our business. This is a newly created role, a key part of our approach to strengthening our offering to our customers and our bold growth plans.

Scope of the role:

Reporting to the UK Group CIO, this role will be the Business Technology business partner representing the entirety of Business Technology to the senior team within the businesses.

The leader of Business Technology within the Group, operating in a highly matrixed environment but displaying total ownership, irrespective of whether a particular aspect of the Business Technology service is provided directly or through a shared service or 3rd party.

Fresh Direct Group is an autonomous operating division of a large and complex global organisation, Sysco Foodservice who are the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products into the food service industry

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of technology within the Fresh Direct Group. This will include strategy definition, project delivery and ensuring live services are suitably managed and maintained
  • Leading a direct team of c6-10 colleagues and an indirect team (shared services) of c20-30
  • Business Partner to the Fresh Direct Group, working closely with the CEO, MD and Directors
  • Key project delivery (Agile and Waterfall) as agreed as part of the strategy implementation

Key Attributes:

  • Demonstrates significant experience operating in fast moving, dynamic, complex and ambiguous businesses
  • Highly attuned interpersonal, relationship and communication skills are essential
  • Self-assured and commercial, confident in making decisions and bringing key stakeholders and team along with the direction of travel
  • Thrives operating in a fast paced, challenging, open environment where success is achieved through individual delivery combined with an exceptional ability for teamwork
  • Good grasp of technology across a broad range of areas including applications, databases, servers and networks

We have a passion for excellence and for individuals that are keen to drive their future success with fresh thinking and solid work ethics. In return we offer a competitive salary and staff benefits, with the chance to develop a career within Fresh Direct and the wider Sysco Group.

Our Core Values: Integrity, Inclusiveness, Excellence, Teamwork, Responsibility

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Fresh Direct Group uses a third party to undertake a number of checks. Any offer of employment made by Fresh Direct Group would be conditional upon receiving a satisfactory; reference, identity document(s) and basic DBS certificate