Posted on: 31 August 2022

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Global Head of Information Technology & Operations Technology




CEO, CFO & Heads of different production departments

Client Heads of Functions

Relevant Steering Committees

Site management teams

Business Systems Management Team including Regional Business Systems Coordinators

Key End Users Network across all Client locations

Externally mother company, Consultants, Suppliers, Internal & External Auditors


As the Global Head of IT & OT you will be responsible to:

Develop, agree and communicate the strategic direction for Business Systems and Operational Systems, with a clear focus on delivering business value.

Develop the enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected

Lead the Group Information Security Steering Committee to ensure the security policies and risks are addressed globally

Serve as the executive sponsor for digital process innovation, map digitisation strategy in support of business strategic outcomes

Drive global business process improvement, through the pragmatic application of broad business experience to business systems design. Be seen as an effective and sought after change agent and provide leadership for business change to deliver business improvement.

Lead the global Business Systems team, Operational Technology teams and external service providers to deliver high levels of IT/OT performance and availability across the client.

Instil a strong customer focus and client values orientation across the global business systems team to deliver a high level of end user satisfaction.

Proactively identify and manage IT risks and ensure compliance with audit requirements and IT policies.

Strategically educate key business stakeholders with regards to the application of current technology trends for business benefit.

The position reports to the Chief Financial Officer


Responsible for analysing digital and operational technologies for the benefit of the company

Improve existing business process and implement programs to realize that benefit or improvement.

Responsible for delivery of IT/OT approved project initiatives aligned to overall business strategy and vision

Optimise the mix of inhouse and outsourced resources to achieve strategic and cost goals

Co-ordinate IT, OT and security functions across the group

Negotiate and maintain cost effective and value-for-money license and system maintenance agreements

Deliver capital planning and allocation outcomes in support of group strategic outcomes


Essential skills:

Tertiary qualifications in Information Systems or other related field;

Master’s degree

Experience supporting a global organisation with remote sites in different time zones and cultures

Minimum of 15 years in progressive management roles in IT Operations and Infrastructure

Experience with ERP implementations and OT environments

Experience with data centre, servers, Intel servers, WAN, Cloud solutions, telecoms, telephony and VOIP desired

Minimum 5 years’ experience managing globally distributed IT landscape greater than 3000 users

Ability to engage and manage off-shore supplier/s

Sound knowledge and Experience with the SAP enterprise management system


Sound understanding and knowledge base of the mining / process manufacturing sector or a similar heavy industrial environment

Information security and risk management exposure in similar industry types

Experience with core systems like SAP SF, Ariba and the Foxboro / Siemens / Yokagawa


Michael Siep +31(0)20-3337629

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