Head of IT EMEA

Head of IT

Ref: 1519Tuesday 14 May 2024

£90-110k, plus 20% bonus & car allowance

£90,000- £110,000 p/a, plus bonus and fantastic benefits! 

Do you have experience leading global IT teams across development & infrastructure? Would you like to shape the IT strategy of a global FMCG business, helping 4000+ staff, and millions of customers in the process? If so, Net Talent have got a great opportunity for you.

Our client is a global leader in their field, driving innovation across food production. With headquarters in the USA and a widespread presence, they're pioneers in their industry. 

Based in Edinburgh (Hybrid Working Model, majority office working to begin with), you'll be at the forefront of our client's European and African operations. Reporting to the Group IT Director in the USA, you'll lead IT initiatives, ensuring seamless alignment with evolving business needs. This role would be ideal for a Software Development Manager in a Global organisation, or an IT Leader with a wide remit, covering IT development & infrastructure.


Key Responsibilities:

Leading a team of 30 IT staff spread across EMEA, this role will have a massive part to play in shaping the IT strategy of this business. They have lots of innovative projects planned including a large ERP migration & implementation, a large-scale infrastructure build project, and furthering their Azure cloud migration. A background within the Microsoft stack would be beneficial, while this role will be hands-off and strategic. 

Ideally, this business is looking for an adept IT leader with a remit covering software development and IT infrastructure, keeping up to speed with the latest trends and implementing them to improve operational efficiency within their IT team and the wider organisation. Your remit will cover IT strategy, software development, as well as IT infrastructure, security, risk and governance. 

They are looking for someone who is able to ensure that IT services are efficient, reliable, accessible, secure, and cost-effective. Additionally, you should have the ability to develop and manage IT business continuity, risk management, and cyber security arrangements, as well as overseeing the internal and external development of solutions, servicing multiple business units with varying needs.



  • Established experience in a similar Senior IT Leadership role, adept at managing teams and IT functions. This role will be leading a team of 22 developers globally, and responsible for further aspects of IT infrastructure/strategy/security/risk. 
  • ESSENTIAL - Expertise in in-house software applications design, architecture, development, and maintenance. This role will not be hands on, but does require a knowledge of these areas within software engineering. The software development team are .NET focused and are looking to modernise their legacy technology.
  • Proficient in on-premise and cloud-hosted environments for optimal architecture and security. This organisation plans on furthering their Azure migration and a large ERP change project in the coming years.


In return, this business are offering a fantastic salary and package, including 20% bonus and a car allowance. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with some global, innovative projects, shaping the IT strategy for a fantastic business and helping millions of customers in the process.

Interested? Hit apply or get in touch with Euan at Net Talent on 0131 270 6624 / ewilson@nettalent.net for more information.