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IT Director | CIO | Gourock | Permanent | up to £120K + benefits

Your New Company

I am proud to have partnered with Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) to find their next IT Director.

Calmac Ferries is a leading ferries and port operations business in Scotland, with 1,800 employees and a turnover exceeding £250 million (2022/2023). They operate 34 ferries across 29 routes and 50 ports, serving 5 million passengers and 1 million cars annually.

Calmac is at the forefront of digital transformation in the maritime industry, embracing a "Cloud first" strategy and prioritising customer-centric digital solutions.

Calmac is renowned for its strong team ethos, commitment to employee development, and significant community impact. It upholds core values that emphasise bravery, community, and prioritising people, fostering a dynamic and rewarding work environment. The company’s extensive network and role in Scotland’s transport infrastructure offers employees a unique opportunity to contribute to the region’s connectivity and growth.

Your New Role

As the IT Director, you will lead the IT department, comprising around 35 permanent staff. Your primary responsibility will be to provide visionary leadership in realising a business-aligned, scalable IT estate that delivers synergies, cost efficiencies, and high-performing, resilient systems.

You will spearhead the execution of Calmac’s Digital and Data strategies, playing a pivotal role in the company's Transition Programme. This includes overseeing key initiatives centred on Finance, HR, and Asset Management systems solutions. Furthermore, you will drive digital excellence across the organisation, fostering a culture of innovation and embracing the "art of the possible" in IT.

What You'll Need to Succeed

- You will need to have previous proven leadership experience in managing an IT function, setting clear objectives, priorities, and effectively managing performance.

- Expertise in leading digital initiatives, modernising IT operating models, and embracing a cloud-first service approach with a focus on customer and staff experience, and value generation.

- A track record as a technology-led driver of change and continuous improvement across all business functions.

- Excellent communication skills, enabling effective engagement with diverse stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.

- Demonstrable success in leading significant IT transformational change projects.

- Relevant professional qualifications, such as MIET, MAPM, MBCS, or SOCITM.

- Certification or experience in Enterprise Architecture, Solutions, IT Operations, and Continuous Improvement.

- Expertise in reservations and ticketing technologies (preferred), modern corporate services (Cloud ERP), and Modern Workplace technology and methods.

- A commercial, innovative, and effective approach to IT business development and operational improvement.

- Experience in leading design thinking, hack days, and improvement activities to drive digital change.

What You'll Get in Return

You’ll have the opportunity to shape the digital future of a leading maritime organisation. You'll work with a talented and dedicated team and positively influence and foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. In addition to a competitive compensation package, you’ll enjoy a supportive and collaborative working environment that values your expertise and leadership.

- Basic salary up to £120,000

- Car allowance £799.17 per month

- World-class pension scheme

- 4 x salary death benefit

- BUPA private health care for self and family

- 37 days holiday per year, inclusive of public holidays

- Unlimited personal travel on CalMac network for self and dependants

- Agile working policy allowing 2-3 days per week from home

What You Need to Do Now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.

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