Head of Digital Transformation

  • Salary:
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-Time
  • Location: Derbyshire
  • Reference: 211850362
  • Date: 5 days ago

The Head of Digital Transformation will be integral to the above and will work as a trusted expert, partnering our leadership teams across several functional areas including Commercial, Finance and our direct to store delivery business (DTS) to identify and oversee the delivery of IT solutions that both drive and improve business performance.  This role will also be an integral part of our IT leadership team contributing towards both the creation and execution of our overall IT strategy.  

Key accountabilities will include:  

Proactively identify and promote opportunities to the relevant leadership teams where IT solutions and services can support them to achieve the strategic business objectives
Act as the conduit between the operational business and the IT function to develop the technology roadmap to deliver value that is aligned to the overall objectives of the group
Shape demand from the business, anticipate operational needs and proactively identifying opportunities where technology and IT services can add real value to business performance
Facilitate the development, deployment and monitoring of IT services and solutions within a given business area
Steer the delivery of business change programmes, ensuring there is full engagement to new ways of working so that the benefits realisation plans are fully achievedJob DescriptionYou may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. With annual revenues of £1.5b and employing c. 11,500 colleagues across 16 manufacturing sites, we supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

IT at Greencore is a fully embedded function meaning we can drive the roadmaps and add real value from within.  Our agenda, which is core to Greencore’s overall strategy, includes innovation and insight which we feel will underpin Greencore’s growth, support our operational excellence programmes and bring us closer to our customers and consumers.  We are starting to use IoT, video analytics, process automation mobile apps and virtual reality to further differentiate ourselves with our customers.  There is real opportunity for the right candidate to explore new ideas and make a real difference.

What we’re looking for
Demonstrable track record of working in a similar role ideally within a consumer goods organisation or from a consulting background looking to move client side
Strong experience of working as an IT partner to senior leadership teams to the extent of being imbedded and regularly taking part in business planning/future planning sessions  
Significant track record of translating business need into value adding IT solutions
Ability to demonstrate sound practical knowledge of external market developments and how these can add value into an FMCG environment
Proven track record of managing within an integrated portfolio and directing delivery of a shared/outsourced service provision
Experience in facilitating business engagement and change management in the context of IT programmesWhat you’ll get in return
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform 

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.


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