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Global Chief Information Officer - Engine Group

Engine is comprised of best-in-class specialist companies across a multitude of marketing discipline across multiple channels. Engine is a new breed of marketing services network. We are more than a holding company - we are a culture and an approach. The current businesses that comprise Engine Group include market research, creative and marketing services, and digital content production employing over 2,200 people in 9 main offices worldwide

The Global CIO is responsible for executing the global technology strategy, including IT operations, infrastructure and applications, that support and enable business strategies across Engine Groups' companies worldwide. Though Engine Group companies currently operate autonomously due to non-integrated acquisitions, the immediate opportunity is to integrate IT operations and implement shared services to improve IT service delivery and reduce costs. The CIO will plan and execute the IT consolidation strategy across all Engine group companies. The future-state IT shared services portfolio includes hosting, systems and network infrastructure, technology architecture to support business applications, IT security and compliance, and all aspects of IT operations including vendor management, asset management, IT procurement and charge-back.


+ Works with senior IT leaders to plan and execute IT transformation, from the current regional model to a global shared service model, including restructuring the IT organization and consolidating and converging IT infrastructure and operations,

+ Build a new globally focused IT culture that values cross-team collaboration and operational excellence, with emphasis on standard processes and service delivery.

+ Partner with Engine's senior business and financial leadership team to enable business strategy through cost-effective, optimized global IT service delivery.

+ Provide direction and support to the global Engine IT team through the shared service transformation, and ensure alignment between IT service delivery and Engine's business goals.

+ Monitor IT trends, innovations and best practices inside and outside of the company and share relevant information with key internal stakeholders.

+ Recent successful experience leading IT shared service transformation initiatives, specifically in the areas of IT reorganization into shared services, consolidating/converging siloed or regional IT infrastructure (hosting, systems, networks), standardizing IT operations including vendor consolidation, IT procurement, and ITSM process standardization, across a global IT organization.

+ Minimum of 10 years of experience managing, cross-functional, global teams and/or projects, and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders.

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience building and leading a sizeable high-performance organization with a track record of driving business value.

Desired Characteristics:

+ Must be flexible, and have a creative approach to business, with demonstrated track record of aligning IT objectives and programs to enterprise objectives and strategies.

+ Strong sense of urgency and commitment, as well as sound business sense with a strategic, conceptual and operational orientation.

+ A highly service-orientated approach with a track record of improving service levels and client satisfaction.

+ Significant experience advising senior executives and business line leadership on all technology related issues.

+ Exceptional influencing skills and preferred experience working across many areas and levels of an organization.

+ Excellent relationships with key vendors and other relevant industry contacts.

+ Highly collaborative; professionally self-aware; able to and interested in interacting with employees at all levels; embody integrity; and represent and inspire the highest ethical standards.

+ Careful listener with the confidence to make crisp and tough decisions about difficult issues; natural propensity to make others feel that their view points and perspectives are adequately considered; great judge of talent and a superb role model for future leaders; ability to retain, develop and attract best-in-class talent from inside and outside the organization.

+ Passion for and interest in the advertising, media and entertainment industry highly desired.

+ Bachelors' degree in a related field preferred, and an advanced degree is a plus.

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