Chief Information Officer (CIO)

250k - 350k per annum
The Netherlands
Michael Page International

Our client is a large international organisation for which the quality, performance and security of its IT services are crucial to its performance. The Support Division therefore includes a large IT department with around 300 permanent staff.
Following a recent strategic IT study, a series of business transformation projects are planned based on an IT roadmap. IT will be a key enabler in ensuring their success. To co-ordinate their technical implementation and ensure IT continuity, our client is looking for an internationally seasoned Chief Information Officer (CIO).

The CIO will operate with the following main objectives:

  • Delivering IT support and products to implement the IT roadmap projects. This will include:
  • Laying down a clear IT roadmap for supporting the business-change projects, and ensuring that IT delivers that support.
  • Ensuring that IT contributes actively to the projects' business cases.
  • Reporting to top management, especially the senior manager responsible for the roadmap, on all IT related issues.

Modernising and transforming IT working methods to make the department fit for the future whilst ensuring service continuity:

  • Transforming IT into a value-creating unit for the business by optimising its current management.
  • Ensuring that IT's work is organised so as to optimise delivery - also for the existing portfolio of projects - whilst maintaining IT operations and service levels.
  • Ensuring optimum use of IT resources.
  • Working to optimise business-IT alignment, and ensuring that the IT architecture and infrastructure support the business needs and the services required.

Ensuring the continuity of IT services for the business by:

  • Ensuring the stability, performance and security of the current environment
  • Maintaining service levels of the legacy systems, "business-as-usual" projects and other activities (e.g. maintenance)
  • Guaranteeing service continuity during the technical transition to the new environment.

Ideal candidate profile

  • Results- and service-oriented, with the ability to take decisions, express objectives and needs clearly, and get results from his staff
  • Ability to manage large projects successfully in a complex environment
  • Proven managerial and motivational capabilities, ability to lead a large unit and deal with organisational change, sensitivity to cultural diversity
  • Very good command of the technical field, especially the use of technology to move the business forward
  • Strong communication skills, with both business and technical teams
  • Ability to understand and adapt to a public-service environment.
  • Proven track record of IT leadership in changing environments
  • Successful delivery of large and complex programmes
  • Experience of managing multiple suppliers
  • Proven ability to select and shape teams to achieve specific objectives
  • Successful experience in a multicultural environment.

Minimum qualifications

  • Diploma of completed studies at university level
  • Proficient language skills in English, French and/or German.


€ 250-300K


You can apply to this position by using the link below.
For further information please contact: Ferdy Lachman +31 (0) 20 5789444

This search procedure has been closed (29-07-2011).

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