Group Information Technology Director
The Group at a glance\r\n\r\nEstablished in 1981 with a single store in Bury, in the North West of England, JD Sports Fashion Plc is the leading retailer and distributor of branded sportswear and fashionwear.\r\n\r\nFollowing the recent acquisition of the trade and assets of the Blacks business, the Group now has over 800 stores across a number of retail fascias in four countries and is proud of the fact that it provides its customers with the latest products from the very best brands. JD, Size?, Scotts, Blacks, Millets, Tessuti, Cloggs, Ark, Kooga, Kukri, Chausport, Champion and Sprinter.\r\n\r\nOur culture\r\n\r\nWe inspire our people to reach for higher levels of performance. To achieve these standards, we only recruit the best! All employees are highly skilled, self motivated and in constant pursuit of perfection. Opportunities to progress arise quickly for those people with the right qualities and ambition.\r\n\r\nWe encourage our people to constantly seek ways to improve our business. This means challenging the way we merchandise, sell and manage the business, being creative and forward thinking in suggesting alternative solutions. Problems are solved and opportunities seized by people from all levels of the organisation, working together.\r\n\r\nJD Sports Fashion plc Head Office is based in Bury, Lancashire but we also have various offices across the UK.
Results-driven IT professional with expertise in utilising strategic and cost effective technology in alignment with corporate goals. Strong record of success in creating robust IT architectures and infrastructures. Proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while managing costs and risks. Dynamic management career with strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team-building and project management skills. Recruit, develop, motivate and retain staff, structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings. •IT Strategy and Execution •Group IT Systems •Team Building & Leadership •Process Improvement •Technology Architecture & Integration •Organisation Staff Development •Member of Oracle DW Global Leaders •Information Architecture •New Product & Technology Launch •Vendor & Contract Negotiations •European IT Delivery •Supply Chain Integration •Oracle Retail implementation lead