CONFIDENTIAL Chief Information Officer

  • Salary: ¬£six figure + executive benefits
  • Job ID: 164978
  • Category: IT

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Newcastle Upon Tyne, £six figure + executive benefits

NRG Executive has been retained to recruit a CIO for a major B to C multi-channel retailer business supplying the UK market.


The organisation has recently merged with a large competitor. A key part of the CIO role will be to lead the technical transformation of the organisation into a group structure while continuing to support the wider growth of the company.

Leadership and soft skills:


  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities with a strong strategic and business mindset

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills in context of change and transformation.

  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal abilities and relationship building skills.

  • Experience of working in a large, multi-site, multi channel business with a corporate management culture.

  • Strong stakeholder management and team leadership experience.

  • Extensive experience of managing a series of transformation projects.



  • Strong technical ability:


  • Experience of the Retail/Digital sectors.

  • Experience of high volume sales and E-Commerce.

  • Familiar with accessing the customer digitally.

  • Bringing new product and offers to market quickly.

  • Experience of operating in a high tempo, customer service driven business led by real time MI and pricing.


  • Proven experience as CIO/CTO or similar managerial role.

  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure within a context of Digital B to C

  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation /digital transformation.

  • Background in transformation of IT functions, department or programs.

  • Strong knowledge of Security of information infrastructure, systems, governance and controls.

  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting.




  • Interviews pre-Christmas.

  • Start date Quarter 1 or 2 2018.


The role is being recruited on a retained basis by NRG, please apply via e-mail in the first instance to;