Head of Technology
Constanter Philanthropy Services (CPS) professionally supports and enables all of the philanthropic organisations founded by the Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs to maximise their impact in service of the common good. CPS does this through providing high-quality, fit-for-purpose operational support in the areas of HR, IT, Finance, Risk, Legal, Tax, Insurances, Facilities, Travel, Procurement, Security, Project Management, and Reporting. CPS dedicates most of its work to the support of Porticus and Laudes Foundation.
CPS is a global organisation, built on the premise of strong collaboration and striving for professional excellence together. The work we do makes a real difference, so we dedicate the best of our skills and knowledge to it, striving to make a positive contribution every day.
We foster a culture of trust and engage purposefully and professionally in a spirit of mutual respect. By working together, we believe we can achieve more than we could individually, helping one another to grow and live up to our potential. By joining our team, you will work with and learn from the best in their fields every day, and in turn contribute your knowledge and talents to delivering high-quality solutions to the philanthropies we serve. In doing so, you have the opportunity to impact our philanthropic work globally, supporting us in our mission to be a Force for Good both in what we do and how we do it.
The Head of Technology is responsible for leading Constanter’s Technology team (9 FTE) and ensuring all IT services run smoothly and are cost-effective across Constanter (350 FTE). Integral part of this job is setting the roadmap towards a future-proof technology landscape across Constanter’s central functions and the small regional offices that are located globally. The Head of Technology works closely with the different support functions within Constanter, as well as with the philanthropic organisations and Constanter’s Investment Office to ensure delivery of business value.
Key responsibilities are:
Overall responsibility for leadership, control and decision making of the Technology team.
Builds, mentors and motivates the Technology team (9 FTE). Leads the team with integrity and creates a working environment where team members feel included, valued, and supported. Creates excitement around shared team and Constanter objectives.
Defines a multi-year strategy that addresses all elements of the technology roadmap, translating business vision and digital transformation objectives into technology initiatives. Translates the IT strategy into the various aspects: architecture, portfolio, data analytics and security.
Aligns priorities, expectations and incentives between business & technology.
Leads the planning for the technology organization and the execution of the IT vision and strategy.
Supports business to identify, vet and apply emerging technologies to the business roadmap.
Ensures a technology & architectural roadmap that supports the demands of the IT organisation and those of the business.
Develops and manages the IT operating and capital budget required to implement the business and IT strategy at optimal cost.
Sets the sourcing strategy and defines investment decisions to ensure alignment of the overall business goals.
A bachelor's degree, for example in computer science or information management
Minimum of 10 years relevant working experience in the technology domain and digital transformation
Broad experience with leadership roles in medium to small organizations
Understanding of and experience working in digital ecosystems
Experience with change management and creating a bridge between the business and technology
Agile, Lean, ITIL
Key competencies are:
Leadership: Directing and guiding employees in the performance of their jobs; employing management styles and methods which are tailored to the employee/team and situation in question
Coaching: Directing and guiding an employee in the performance of his/her job; adapting coaching style to employee and situation so that the employee can develop optimally
Market orientation: Demonstrating that one is well informed about market and technological developments
Customer orientation: Investigating customer wishes and needs and acting accordingly; anticipating customer needs; giving high priority to service and customer satisfaction
Networking: Constructing relationships and networks which are useful in achieving objectives; making effective use of informal networks to get things done
Organizational sensitivity: Recognizing the effects and results of one's own decisions or activities on other parts of the organization; recognizing the interests of other parts of one's organization
Teamwork: Contributing actively to a joint result or solution to a problem, even when such teamwork concerns a matter which is not of immediate personal interest
Behavioural flexibility: Modifying one's behaviour to reach a set goal when problems or opportunities arise
Work standards: Setting high standards regarding one's own work and acting accordingly; showing dissatisfaction with merely average performance
Integrity: Upholding generally accepted social and ethical standards in job-related activities
Results orientation: Actively focused on achieving results and objectives; ready to take action in case of disappointing results