Director, Global Technology Strategy

Industry:
Hotels Clubs and Spas
Department:
General Management/ GM
Level:
Top Management
Location:
Americas North and South
Salary Description:
Competitive
Posted:
06-Dec-16
Recruiter:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Job Ref:
R116605

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Do you see yourself as the Director, Global Technology Strategy for the Global Technology team?

What's your passion? Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

Our Corporate Global Technology office, based in Atlanta, Georgia , is currently seeking a Director, Global Technology Strategy . This role, as a member of Global Technology strategy team, will work closely with the VP Technology Strategy, the various program management offices across the regions and the Strategic Portfolio Management team , and business function heads to provide thought leadership, execution support, and strategic analyses for the company as part of global IHG's financial ambition of delivering superior total shareholder returns.

This will be a tremendous opportunity to use your IT strategy background to influence a leading and large scale global enterprise, to develop strategic plans and prioritized road-maps jointly with the business to support IHG's success over the next 10 years. You will work closely with the VP of Technology Strategy and other Senior leaders to develop long term technology strategy plans. This will require relationship building at the highest levels of the organization and ability to articulate risk, business, financial, technical and performance planning and measurement.

You will ensure IT strategy is tightly aligned with the business strategy, help ensure technology strategy is clearly defined and communicated, and be responsible for reports and presentations on strategic projects and initiatives. You will partner with Global Solutions Delivery, Global Infrastructure Operations, and Security to understand technology challenges, imperatives, and objectives in order to consult across the organization to develop strategic plans that are most appropriately targeted to provide the greatest impact to the organization. The role will be responsible for leading new technology research efforts, building and managing relationships with external partners in the areas of new and cutting edge technologies, and partnering with third parties to analyze and assess emerging technologies.

In addition, you will work across the technology organization to develop presentations that clearly articulate the accomplishments against the strategic plans, highlighting the value that has been delivered to IHG as a result of executing the largest, most impactful strategies.

This is a newly created position so you will have the opportunity to craft the function and make an impact in this visible role. Excellent opportunity for career development and growth in a world class organization. This is a direct hire role in Atlanta. We highly prefer consulting experience and exposure to start up companies and venture capital backed companies.

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Salary range: Base plus potential bonus<br><br> Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Strategy, Finance or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. MBA preferred. 8+ years work experience in strategy, consultancy, or finance, or 5-8 years corporate level experience with exposure to a broad range of strategy issues. Post-degree qualification and previous travel industry experience is strongly preferred.

Interpersonal and Technical Skills and Knowledge -
Demonstrated ability to assess and understand a variety of internal and external economic and financial issues with impact to the business, to analyze data and forecast future business trends, and to develop strategic plans based on business needs and market assessments. Proven rigorous strategic thinking through an ability to analyze markets, performance data, and complex business issues and draw insight/conclusions (balancing need for both traditional outputs with unconventional thinking and innovation). Demonstrated project management experience in organizing, planning and executing high value projects from conception through implementation across a variety of stakeholders and functions. Strong interpersonal skills required to build relationships across business units for collaboration, data requests, and joint analysis. Strong consultative and facilitation skills to lead senior executive planning sessions. Solid financial modeling/analysis (DCF, NPV, accounting) and basic finance principles. Understanding of hotel industry dynamics and economics. Familiarity of external data sources and ability to use them effectively to reach key conclusions.

Other Information - Must be able to travel required as needed or requested by global strategy team (10-20%)

Additional Information - Prefer to have candidates with McKinsey, Bain or BCD experience.

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program . Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG by clicking "Apply Online".

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
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Contact: HR Department

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