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Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Full Time |1 position |Senior Leadership Team

Job Purpose

Define and lead the digital transformation change initiatives, provide leadership to the global technology team, deliver and run a world-class ‘digital first’ product set and enterprise tools.

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The Role

The CTO will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, but will also need to be a hands-on individual involved in the day-to-day detail of the technology team's activities.  Key responsibilities are:

  • Member of the senior leadership team involved in company-wide decision making
  • Define and drive the group’s technology vision – digital first
  • Shape, articulate and execute the group’s technology strategy and digital transformation program
  • Make architecture decisions to ensure the delivery of stable and scalable products
  • Responsible for data management create networking safeguards that prevent security breaches and keep client information confidential.
  • Define and apply a structured architecture framework and approach to technology transformation
  • Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantage
  • Develop and extend test driven development focused environment
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and stakeholders
  • Liaise with external service providers in order to maintain successful commercial relationships as well as consistent approach to technology deployment
  • Attract and mentor talented developers
  • Manage and build positive team dynamics with globally dispersed teams
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Skills and Competencies

Must-haves

We need someone who can quickly make an impact:

  • Hands-on experience in a variety of technology role(s)
  • Strong experience in cloud architecture and building digital products from early stage though to scaling stable services
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Highly organised; strong planning, prioritisation and time management skills are essential
  • Good understanding of product management and ability to work closely across multiple functions and technical disciplines
  • Significant demonstrable experience across digital technologies
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Up to date with the latest trends and best practices in technology
  • Highly proficient user of MS Office suite
  • Excellent communication skills: face to face, video, email, telephone - you've got the lot
  • Great interpersonal skills to build collaborative, respectful relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Attention to detail a must

Further Information

VSN Group has a vision “to see the challenges of global food production eradicated through the effective application of data, analytics and technology”.   With a reputation and heritage stretching back over 20 years as one of the world’s foremost providers of statistical software to the biosciences, we are now on a transformation journey to become a fully digitised ‘Software-as-a-Service’ vendor.  In addition we wish to exploit technology as we bring the VSN Group businesses together to operate as a single, fully integrated global business with shared values of flexibility, collaboration, growth and respect.

We’re always on the look-out for like-minded individuals to join and become an integral part of our global team.  Do you share our ambition, are you motivated by meaningful work that is genuinely able to change the lives of people around the world, and are you a self-starter who would rather be on the pitch playing than on the side-lines watching?  If so, you could be just the sort of person we’re looking for.

How to apply:

Please send your CV with a short covering note to explain why you think we should invite you for an interview to: careers@vsni.co.uk

Strictly no agencies, thank you.

Nice to haves

We're particularly keen to her from candidates who can also demonstrate the following

  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience in a technology leadership role, ideally within a B2B environment
  • Experience leading change programs across a globally dispersed team
  • Experience of Agile development
  • Experience working across different time zones with dispersed team members
  • Mother tongue either Thai or English, and fluent in the other as a second language
  • Creative thinker who sees the opportunity before the problem, able to inspire others.
  • Critical thinker - asking questions, validating and generally being curious must be second nature to you
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Benefits

For the right candidate the following is on offer:

  • Competitive package based on experience and location
  • Medical insurance
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working (home / office) and hours
  • Potential for international travel
To apply please send your CV with a short note explaining why you think we should select you for interview to careers@vsni.co.uk
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