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Head of IT - Business Planning

Job Title: Head of IT - Business Planning
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Contact Name: Barty Isola
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Head of IS Business Planning


80 - 90k Base + Bonus + Car Allowance

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of an organisation that counts 25% of the UK's population as daily customers! With significant multi-million pound funding set aside for investment this is a company that is committed to building on its strong customer base to improve its services.

As Head of IS Business Planning you would be responsible for transforming and managing the IS portfolio to maximise the value provided to the business.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Selecting and guiding the implementation of IS portfolio capability (people skills, tools, processes, models, data quality)
  • Working with business owners to ensure effective management of strategic investments - looking for options to drive optimisation
  • Compliance of IT investments with internal and external accounting procedures
  • Achieving the improvement target for IS value for the client
  • Maintaining and communicating the organisation's IS investment strategy in line with internal and external reporting needs
  • Providing a supply side capability that allows the balanced matching of investment demand and IS supply
  • Providing direction for assigned transformation programmes led by Business Planning
  • Achievement of agreed transformation improvements
  • Builds the IS investment capability with the BU SLT
  • Own and maintain the departmental planning process including portfolio management
  • Management of overall IS Strategy and Business Plan
  • Working with the Commercial team to ensure appropriate IS contracting, contract management and performance, and supplier performance
  • Ensuring effective financial management across the department, including charging and reporting - Management of budgetary processes for CAPEX and OPEX
  • Accountability of IS compliance - all audit and risk activities and reporting
  • Accountability for the of continuous improvement framework including monitoring and reporting of realised benefits
  • Co-ordination of communications for IS across the business utilising Internal Communications capability
  • Co-ordination of people development strategy


  • Experience with a high level of IS portfolio management and business planning
  • An excellent track record of customer relationship and stakeholder/account management
  • A background of IT solution design, development and operations in a multi-vendor outsource/offshore environment is essential
  • Experience with complex data analysis, synthesis and modelling
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related IT subject
  • Very strong knowledge of wholesale business areas in group services i.e. Asset Management, Work Management, Customer service, supported by IT Solutions, for example Web/Mobile, SAP, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics

If you take pride in yourself for being able to make a real difference to deliver excellent customer service and this opportunity is of interest please contact Barty Isola at or on 0207 014 0230.

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