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Director, Technology Strategy & Enterprise Delivery

Technology Services | Hybrid in Melbourne, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

Often described as the biggest Australian business you have never heard of, IDP is an ASX top 100 listed organisation and we are truly global, with 80% of our 6,000 team members based outside of Australia.   We have operations in over 50 countries and we are a pioneer in the education services sector; having connected international students with their international study dreams for over 50 years.

Our core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand, our globally used and recognised IELTS (English-language testing) and IDP Connect which provides our University & Institutional partners with unparalleled access to student insights and engagement

We are continuing to grow and our Group Technology function is at the forefront of this growth, particularly in supporting our mission to build the world's leading platform and connected community.  We are innovators, driven by the needs of our customers and our digital capability is proving to be our leading edge as we guide students along their journey to achieve their lifelong learning and career aspirations.   

In this newly created position of Director, Technology Strategy & Enterprise Delivery, you will play an important role in anticipating, planning and directing IDP’s Technology Strategy aligned to our overarching vision and strategy.  You will also partner closely with our different businesses globally to achieve transformational ways of working focused on improving the speed, efficiency and agility of our delivery practices.  Reporting the CIO, this will include;

  • Ensuring an innovative and robust digital and technology capability to support our Group Strategy and vision.
  • Continuously evolving IDP’s understanding of present and emerging opportunities, issues and risks
  • Establishing and growing our technology strategic planning capability including an IT roadmap and alignment         across digital, regional and infrastructure domains.
  • Developing sound and compelling business cases and ensuring the return on our IT investment is maximised
  • Partnering with the Enterprise Architecture function in providing standards and selection criteria for solutions           across the entire application and infrastructure landscape.
  • Leading the implementation and optimisation of the Enterprise Portfolio Governance Framework and for                   ensuring the right controls, standards and processes are in place for program delivery excellence
  • Providing a single point of contact into IDP’s strategic technology capability

 A bit about you

This is a senior role within our organisation and should appeal to an accomplished Leader with diverse/cross functional experience within large, multi-national and complex organisations.    Specifically we are looking for someone with;

  • Extensive prior experience in Technology/Digital strategy at a group level with additional broadly applied                experience in a combination of divisional, domain or delivery management roles – ideally in transforming                 delivery models
  • Proven experience working with senior business stakeholders at Executive, Board and Senior Management             levels to achieve successful business outcomes.
  • Proven commercial acumen including planning, finance, management & negotiation of 3rd party supply                   arrangement, budgeting and capex/opex management.
  • Mastery of leadership and change management skills; ability to influence and expertly navigate complex &               heavily matrixed corporate environments
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business or Information Technology, post graduate studies and applied experience in          using Agile ways of working.

Why join us

Be part of our story; we have evolved over the last 50 years and our future is about growth and continuing to expand our global presence.   We truly are a diverse organisation with team members in practically every corner of the globe.   We will support you to create meaningful and rewarding experiences, grow your career with purpose, and celebrate as a global team. 

I'm interested, what do I do next?

For more information please contact Kathy Head on +61418494015 or jump right in by hitting the apply button now.