Activity : Corporate
Contract Type : Permanent Contract, local
Location : International, Benelux
We are looking for an experienced IT Director to oversee all IT (Information Technology) functions in our Benelux area. You will be in charge of a team of two and manage the company’s technology operations and the guarantee the smooth implementation and running of new IT systems and policies.
Due to the size of the Benelux structure and the nature of the role, you will be working collaboratively with all Fashion, Fragrance & Beauty, Watch & Fine Jewelry and Corporate experts.
You will report hierarchically to the Managing Director, be a member of the Steering Committee, and have a dotted line to the Europe CIO.
Position based in Brussels. Travels expected outside Benelux (15%).
Work will generally be performed using computer equipment in an indoor office or boutique environment. Setup or maintenance of some peripheral equipment may require work in areas such as data rooms or wiring closets with restricted room or movement.
May be required to assist in moving computers and associated equipment within or between buildings.
Your main responsibilities are :
Oversee all technology operations (e.g. network security) and evaluate them according to established goals
Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
Purchase efficient and cost effective technological equipment and software
Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management
Plan, develop and implement the IT budget; report on expenditure
Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts
Coordinate IT managers and supervise computer scientists, technicians and other professionals to provide guidance
Attend vendor meetings for IT matters (EDI )
Liaise with European Expert Teams; be the first point of contact on IT matters locally
Follow-up on all IT Projects (ERP, applications );
Manage crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
Collaborate with other functional areas, such as sales, marketing, supply chain and finance;
Key Competencies and skills
Proven experience as IT Director or similar role
Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware / software), networks etc.
Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX / Hyperion / YourCegid Retail Solutions
Experience in controlling information technology budget
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding communication abilities
BSc / BA in computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc / MA will be a plus
Dutch, French, English