Job title: Chief Technology Officer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Job published: 2024-06-19
Job ID: 33331
Contact name: Richard Padget
Phone number: +441617147120
Contact email:

Job Description

Chief Technology Officer – CTO – York


#TeamCandour are working exclusively with a thriving retail leader to source their Chief Technology Officer – CTO – to work out of their head offices in the beautiful City of York.

With responsibility for a growing team of 40 technology professionals, you will be at the forefront of their projected next round of growth off the back of record breaking revenue over the last 12 months.


The role:

A strategic and people-focussed leader, experienced in high-growth environments, is required to drive through a raft of technological advancements including the updating & automation of legacy systems.

You will be expected to define a strategy, articulate a vision, and engage a rapidly expanding team of

including multiple development squads. You will be given the trust, autonomy, and investment to succeed.

This key role is the most senior Technical Officer in the business and is crucial to future success. You will sit on the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for developing and maintaining a systems estate that delivers organisational objectives, as well as helping to direct the wider business’ strategy.

You will report directly to the ambitious Managing Director and have responsibility

for a System team that includes:

IT Operations, Data, Software Development and System Modernisation teams.


Key responsibilities:

• Develop and lead our long-term technical strategy to help deliver our company goals

• Provide inspirational leadership, support, and guidance to the team, motivating them to hit

delivery deadlines and communicating progress in the appropriate senior forums

• Improving departmental productivity through effective prioritisation, and the use of automation

and LLMs

• Lead the Heads of Departments managing development, infrastructure, data management and

support teams

• Help identify and define business improvement, cost-reduction, and growth opportunities

through technical innovation

• Deliver business-wide technical improvements

• Ensure C-Suite/board level stakeholder engagement


Ideal candidate:

• Experience working as an IT Director / Head of IT (ideally with a matrix structure) at C[1]Suite/board level, with a history of delivering significant commercial competitive advantage

• Experience leading large, multi-team IT functions ideally within an established business who

have undertaken a modernisation programme

• A proven track record of motivating technical teams to deliver outperformance, including the

deployment of productivity tools and automation

• Evidence of delivering business improvement through technical change and innovation

• Excellent team leadership capabilities and familiarity with the Agile development framework

• Positive, engaging, inclusive attitude and management style

• Significant experience working within a Retail and/or family business


Obviously with a role at this level there is more to the role than the above so if you’re curious and want to go through the full details, reach out anytime and we can arrange a confidential call.

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