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- New IT Director opening with leading MNC
- Large team leadership with great career development opporunity
About Our Client
Our client is a leading International Education Group, with fast expansion plan in China region.
Technology Leadership: Serve as the primary technology leader for business unit within Greater China. Own technology strategy and execution across all technology aspects affecting our business and learning center operations.
●Develop a close partnership with business leadership and cross-functional business teams, providing singular points of contact for key business functions & processes.
●Scope and deliver technology programs that align to business objectives.
●Establish and optimize technology roadmaps aligned to local needs of the business and with Pearson core platforms.
●Identify, introduce and establish support for new technologies to meet business needs
●Be held accountable for all business applications while proactively identifying opportunities to simplify and optimize the technology stack.
●Influence global Pearson shared service teams to ensure proper support and alignment to local business needs.
●Ensure proper governance procedures are followed and optimized where necessary.
●Establish functional operating and program budget, manage progress towards budgetary targets, and establish plans to meet savings objectives.
●Provide direct leadership and career development of technology team members
●Promote positive team dynamics through coaching, mentorship, and constant communication to reinforce the continued alignment to business priorities.
eCommerce and Commercial Technology Leadership: Provide leadership for technology platforms and services related to establishing and developing growth opportunities through online commercial channels.
●Work across functions to develop and align on business objectives and operational targets of our eCommerce business.
●Provide strategic leadership of the technology platforms aimed at attracting, fulfilling, and servicing customers through our online offerings.
●Support the development of a scalable and robust technology architecture that will ensure proper integration and data flows across our key systems.
●Influence the direction of product development based on local market knowledge and data-driven insights.
●Ensure full operational stability of key customer-facing systems
●Develop and mentor team members with proper expertise of commercial systems
●Play a leading role in the establishment and management of operational activities of the eCommerce program (eg steering committee, change board, etc)
●Establish and develop partnerships with agencies and platform partners that can contribute towards business objectives.
●Liaise with Pearson shared technology teams and core platforms to ensure proper architecture, security, and support standards are met.
●Provide insight into technology trends that will help sustain and improve customer experience.
●Understand the global corporate ecommerce strategy and develop synergies with global platforms when sensible.
The Successful Applicant
●Minimum 15 year's experience in IT industry, preferably in a multi-national company
●Minimum 10 years IT leadership and cross-functional people/team management experience
●Minimum 5 years' experience with eCommerce and commercial systems in China with direct and demonstrable implementation and management experience on relevant China online marketplaces.
●Experience as an IT leader in a retail environment or education industry, strongly preferred
●Outstanding leadership and team management skill with a proven track record of demonstrated leadership capabilities and behavior
●Strong oral (English & Mandarin) and written presentation skills
●Good organizational and time management skills (highly self-directed and able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing challenges, issues, ambiguities, and contradictions)
●Financial and budgeting knowledge and experience
●ITIL and Project management knowledge
●A team player who can also work independently
●Possesses an entrepreneurial mindset who can bring new ideas to the table and demonstrate well thought out plans to execute them if appropriate
●Self-motivated and self-management skills
What's on Offer
- Top International brand with expansion plan
- Large team leadership
- Great company culture and great career development opportunity