Group Director of Engineering - Powering eCom Globally

Hybrid Working / London HQ

Job summary

Recruitment Revolution
Excellent Base Salary Plus Full Company Benefits Package
Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Are you ready to lead our 1000+ engineers and take ownership of our engineering structure, transformation and culture?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an accomplished technology Engineering Director to join a global eCommerce thought-leader, powering $20bn online revenue annually for our clients.

Sounds like a good fit? Read on…

Role Info:

Group Director of Engineering
Hybrid Working / London HQ
Excellent Base Salary
 Plus Full Company Benefits Package

Head-Count: 4200+ Globally
Full Time - Permanent
 Reporting to: CEO

Culture: Listening, In It Together, Creative Bravery, Positivity
 Company: Global Ecommerce Consultancy – part of a wider group covering 55 operational centres across 34 countries

Your Background: Leading and Managing Multinational Engineering Teams, Reviewing and Improving Processes, Creating and Improving Team Culture

Who we are:

We are a global Commerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to help our ambitious clients grow through Commerce solutions. We inspire people to shop online through digital solutions, driving growth for world-leading brands and retailers.

Part Tech Company, part Creative agency and part Consultancy we provide end to end capabilities at a global scale that deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience.

Together we create inspirational and shopper journeys that enable our clients to transact more digitally. It’s why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as The Coca-Cola Company, EY, Bosch, Unilever, Ford, DFS, Mercedes-Benz, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Shell and Tiffany & Co (just to name a few).

Our reputation is based on our people, and we believe we have some of the best in the business.

As our business grows internationally, we’re looking for new people to join us on our journey to inspire and take a key role in shaping some of the best commerce solutions, services, and websites in the world.

Your next role:

This is a Board level role across the Group that consists of operations in the UK, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, China and South Africa. This role will lead and organise best practice Engineering teams across these locations. You will be a highly skilled change practitioner with the ability to work with the Leads across the regions to create the best working environment and structure for over 1000 engineers and world class delivery teams.

You will ensure that our engineers across EMEA and beyond find the company to be a great place to work and make sure they feel connected and part of our group delivery capability as well as members of their local team.

You will work with the engineering leads and country leads in all our group locations to find new, improved ways to deliver engineering at scale across geographic boundaries and time zones. You will bring and develop your own ideas but must be open to listening to alternate viewpoints and where necessary adjusting your approach.

Key responsibilities:

+ Running a team of engineering management leaders across the group covering all specialties, technologies, and locations
+ Managing, supporting and delivering group business objectives
+ Developing relationships with wider teams to create an atmosphere of close collaboration
+ Ensuring we have the right skill sets in the right locations
+ Owning, creating, updating and amplifying the core Engineering Strategy of the group
+ Driving a consistent set of engineering standards throughout the group
 + Collaborating and combining our practices and ways of working sufficiently to allow us to deliver projects with teams sourced from across the group

About you:

+ Experience of running engineering teams at scale with an associated P&L
+ Experience of managing multinational, distributed teams
+ The strategic vision to create, change and develop a growing engineering practice
+ Experience of reviewing, recommending and creating organisational change across a geographically dispersed organisation
+ Experience of working within and agency or consultancy environment
+ Ideally experience of working within client pitches and RFI/RFP scenarios
+ Experience of at communicating ideas and concepts in a persuasive but sensitive manner to technical and non-technical audiences
+ Understanding of cultural sensitivities and ways of working
+ Ability to create a cohesive team culture with remote colleagues
+ Ability to travel as needed to deliver your initiatives
+ Ability to lead and inspire a diverse team across EMEA and beyond
+ Knowledge of market trends and client needs to ensure the engineering team is fit purpose
 + Excellent communication skills, both written and in person

The Fun Bits:

Alongside the opportunity to work with some of the most exciting brands around the world, we’ll also prioritise your career development and help you grow your skills. We’ll empower you to make a difference, allow you to be yourself, and respect who you are.

We offer a great benefits package including hybrid working that works for everyone, a discretionary bonus scheme, training opportunities, competitive pension, medical insurance, life assurance, social events, opportunities to buy and sell holidays, family friendly policies, discounts with hundreds of retailers and much more!

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to our Hiring Team

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