IT Applications Lead, Glasgow

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of 1,361,586 children who today will receive a Mary’s Meal. We offer more than a job, we offer the opportunity to support our movement in a dynamic, inclusive and values driven environment with a real focus on personal development.

We are delighted to be recruiting for an IT Applications Lead to take on the development and delivery of all aspects of the IT Applications strategy across the global Mary’s Meals family.

Reporting to our Director of IT and based in our office in Glasgow, you will identify and implement improvement opportunities across the global organisation via strategically planned partnerships with each function to agree process and technical solutions.

With exceptional communication skills, you will provide strong leadership of the IT Applications function and our software partners. The ability to effectively manage multiple projects, priorities and a variety of stakeholders are key to success in this challenging role.

Key duties:

  • Vendor and partner management
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Use formal business analysis and process improvement techniques to review current IT and business processes to gain efficiencies
  • Application integrations and deployments
  • Lead, inspire and develop the IT Applications team – including evolving the team’s capabilities to meet the needs of a fast growing, international organisation
  • Develop the IT Applications components of the annual IT budget for approval, and perform regular reviews and forecasts, ensuring we fully leverage sector specific pricing and licensing
  • Define, develop and implement the annually updated roadmap of IT applications projects required to ensure successful achievement of the strategy, ensuring successful, timely and financially viable project execution.

This exciting opportunity and will suit a proactive IT leader who is comfortable partnering with all areas of a global organisation, possesses a strong desire for continuous improvement and is confident in switching between strategy and practical hands-on delivery when required.  Whilst not a frequent requirement, you may be required to occasionally travel to Mary’s Meals programme or national affiliate countries.

Mary’s Meals is a values driven organisation, we believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us. In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter in support of your application, detailing why you want to work for Mary's Meals and why you are interested in this role to: jobs.MMI@marysmeals.org​

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