Director, Infrastructure and end-user IT

Accountor Group is building a brand new IT Function to support the group’s growth. Therefore, we are now looking for hard-core talents with hunger, views and skills to build a totally novel IT capabilities to support business growth. Every team member will have their own area of responsibility that they will define a strategy and create and implement new practices for. 

At Accountor we do not settle with average. Instead, we are looking for brave forerunners that are looking ahead into the future. If you consider yourself as such a person and in addition have strong project management skills, experience in global IT-infrastructure and End-user IT, excellent co-operation and network management skills, you might be the person we are looking for to the position

DIRECTOR, INFRASTRUCTURE AND END-USER IT 

Your main area of responsibility will be global IT-infrastructure and End-user IT. Your goal is to create a strategy for infrastructure, cloud computing and IT operations and implement it to enable a sustainable growth and profitability and create a business-oriented culture driven by continual service improvement techniques. You know you have succeeded when a productive IT Infrastructure and office IT environment have been created, internal resources and external vendors are used efficiently and IT infrastructure has been delivered according to the budget with associated SLA. You will report to the Group CIO.

You will co-operate daily both with your team members from the Group IT function and with different stakeholders inside the Group and external service providers. An important part of your job is change management – you will influence and consult different stakeholders in matters concerning IT-infrastructure and operations to reach your targets. You will co-operate closely with the top management and support them in making better decisions concerning issues related to IT-infrastructure. Your tasks will for example include managing the expenditure budget for Infrastructure and End-user IT, assessment of external and internal technology capabilities required to achieve desired competitive positioning and providing direction on what emerging technologies, governance processes and performance metrics should be taken into use to ensure IT capabilities respond to the business’s needs. You will work in a dynamic environment and lead several projects simultaneously under strict timelines.

To be successful in this position we see that you need to have:

  • Ability to manage networks, remote workers and change
  • Strong IT-project management skills
  • Master’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline or the equivalent combination of training and experience required
  • Excellent understanding of IT infrastructure, cloud computing, principles, theories and concepts to be able to develop and deliver innovative, novel and advanced infrastructure solutions
  • Experience of strategic planning, productivity and process improvement, budget and resource management
  • Experience of working with internal and external auditors to ensure definition and compliance with IT controls
  • Previous experience in Agile and LEAN methods is seen as an advantage
  • Fluent Finnish and English, knowing other Scandinavian languages is an advantage

So why should you join our new Group IT team? In this position you get to both create something new and implement it in practice. At Accountor Group you will also be part of a dynamic, international scale up company with high ambitions and passion for results.

Your office will be located in the Group management office in the Helsinki area. The work requires occasional traveling to Accountor’s country offices (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and Netherlands).

Please apply by sending your CV and application via the link below latest December 18 2017.

For more information please contact Group CIO, Matti Malinen, tel. +358 40 544 9556. Matti will be best available 12:00-15:00.

Do you want to know more and meet some of the people you would be working with? Please watch this video and learn more about the job!

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