McCann Worldgroup is a leading global marketing solutions network with over 20,000 employees united across 100+ countries by a single vision: To help brands earn a meaningful role in people’s lives. The network is comprised of a number of specialist agencies including McCann, MRM, Momentum, McCann Health and CRAFT. We’re now recruiting for a Head of European Technology for the EMEA region.
The Head of European Technology is responsible for improving the overall central Global Technology practice. You’ll be overseeing Technology projects, programs and operations across our continental Europe operations, ensuring these are in line with our Global IT strategy and enable our agencies to deliver on their objectives. Specifically this will involve:
Partner with with senior management & disciplines within the McCann Worldgroup technology team to devise and implement a multi-year IT strategy and roadmap.
Provide ongoing coaching, mentoring and development to technology staff throughout the region.
Champion and lead development and adherence to the IT project management lifecycles.
Establish sound management processes and set the strategic direction to deliver projects and services efficiently and effectively.
Provide the cultural environment to develop, deliver and drive improvements in new capabilities, standards, and ways of working in the organization.
Partner with security and compliance with implementing SOX/ISO controls and managing against them. You will have oversight responsibility for compliance audits for each regional location and strict adherence to Standard Policies and Procedures
Who you will be:
As Regional Director for Head of European Technology, you’ll live and breathe our shared McCann Worldgroup values of Bravery, Integrity and Generosity. Additionally, you’ll be able to demonstrate:
Proven experience working in IT Operations, including overseeing multi-sited IT teams, within a global matrixed organisation. Experience within the Marketing & Advertising industry would be advantageous.
In depth knowledge of SOX, GDPR and various Security industry-standard controls.
Exceptional leadership and management skills with a proven track record building teams.
Experience leading medium to large-scale integration projects and teams.
Sound understanding of computer systems, infrastructure, security, telecommunications (VoIP), collaboration/AV, storage systems, & cloud infrastructure.