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Head of Information Systems

  • Sector: IT
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  • Job Ref: 21638

We are working with one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers of timber frame homes and roof structures whose clients range from Private Individuals to the most prestigious national building and construction companies. They are looking to hire a Head of Information Systems to join their team based in Longford.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the IT function and execution of the IS/IT strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for devising the group's IS/IT strategy and ensure that all infrastructure and systems are necessary to support its operations as well as manage the IT teams across Ireland and the UK.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Set objectives and strategies for the IS/IT department.

  • Select and implement suitable technologies to improve business operations using public cloud, private cloud, or on-premise solutions as appropriate.

  • Ensure the security of the entire information stack including hosting, network, servers and storage, backup, end-user devices, and applications.

  • Select and manage appropriate IT suppliers and partners.

  • Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all backup and disaster recovery procedures and plans.

  • Oversee the IT technological infrastructure in the organisation and ensure optimal performance.

  • Plan the implementation of new solutions provide guidance to the IT team and manages service partners and other staff within the organisation.

  • Prepare annual budget for the IT department including budgeting purchases of IT equipment and software.

  • Analyse the costs, value, and risks of information technology to advise the board on suggested actions.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 Years as a Head of IT or similar managerial role.

  • Third Level Qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field.

  • Excellent knowledge of IS/IT Systems and Infrastructure.

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution. 

  • Strong knowledge of IT Hardware and software and cloud solutions and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of Information Technology Operations.

  • Background in designing/developing IT Systems and planning IT implementation. 


If you would like more information on this role you can contact Paul Dunican

(090) 641 7022