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Head of IT Strategy and Portfolio Management

Who we are and what we do

Hachette IT work alongside all Hachette UK’s publishing divisions and our Hachette UK Distribution business to achieve our mission to be the publisher of choice for all people through the books we publish and our actions as a company. Making it easy for everyone, everywhere, to access new worlds – of learning, entertainment and opportunity.

What you’ll be doing

Within Hachette IT you will be asked to design and deliver the governance processes required to ensure the IT Portfolio of technologies, partners, innovation and projects (including acquisitions) are delivered in line with the Hachette UK IT strategy and IT 3 year Business Plan. The role will be a member of the IT Leadership Team and responsible for the execution of the Group IT strategy and development of the division. As a member of the ITLT they will play a major role in fostering an inclusive, positive and productive culture and working climate.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an excellent leader, possessing the ability to motivate, re-energise and inspire teams. You must demonstrate trustworthiness, integrity and honesty and have the ability to accept feedback from others positively.

An understanding of all IT functions is ideal and experience in step-changing a governance process within a technology or other service delivery function preferred.

What we offer
Along with a competitive salary and benefits package, this is a great opportunity to contribute to the Group IT strategy and development of the division. You will be joining a focused and friendly team and will have opportunity to attend publishing events.

Our Commitment
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

Salary: £65,000-72,000 with annual pay review each year and discretionary bonus scheme.

Closing date: 23rd July 2019

Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to: Hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.