CIO/Director of IT Strategy, Staffing

Chicago, IL 60606

Employment Type: Full-time Industry: Chief Information Officer Job Number: 6436

Job Description

Chief Information Officer, Head of Technology Strategy, Staffing - Chicago 

10+ Years Staffing Industry Experience, Leading IT and Technology Transformation 

Our client is a privately held, rapidly growing staffing firm seeking an innovative change agent to lead their technology strategy.  The CIO will have a proven track record of supporting growing organizations, identifying IT needs and be a strategic leader to support continued growth while creating a technology roadmap to continue modernization of systems supporting both the internal team and external clients to implement standards and best practices. 

What you will do:
  • Partner with key stakeholders to develop a vision, strategy, and implementation priorities for IT infrastructure, new technologies and services to support a high growth company while meeting the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Create and customize technology systems for optimized performance, including developing and documenting systems and processes for effective utilization.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key technology vendors, solution integrators, and strategic advisors to ensure strong relationships throughout all phases of the vendor and project lifecycles.
  • Collaborate with multiple internal teams and third-party vendors to plan, design, and execute projects that support organizational goals.
  • Ensure technology processes comply with all requirements, laws, and regulations.
  • Establish, communicate, and enforce clear IT guidelines and policies (e.g., user access, security, support, device configuration, etc.) based on industry best practices.
  • Ensure the continual functioning, security and privacy of critical operations, systems and applications, to include the development of an effective disaster recovery plan.

What you need:
  • 10+ years of proven experience in an IT leadership role within a large staffing organization.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational change management at VP or Director level.
  • Successful implementation and enhancement of critical systems.
  • Proven ability to effectively direct multiple projects with competing resources and deadlines.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with end users and stakeholders.
  • Ability to be a “big picture” thinker while also being an effective “hands-on” practitioner.
  • Experience supporting a high volume, growing workforce.

What you’ll get:
  • Competitive benefits and perks like paid gym membership and the opportunity to participate in their phantom stock plan.
  • A leadership team ready, willing and able to invest in technology and growth.
  • A voice in the selection of technology systems and a seat at the table.

This is a critical hire for our client! For immediate consideration, please email us today!

Job Number 6436

Additional Information

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