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(NEW) CTO E-Commerce/Travel Industry

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Our Client in one of  leaders in the online travel industry. The board members of this enterprise have successfully launched numerous travel enterprises. Their vision is to become the leader for air travel and associated services in the market.

Their management and staff believe in TEAM “Together Everything Achieves More” work and management believes that their employees are the strongest asset of their organization.  Having this said, you’ll have a supportive team on your side.

They are looking for an effective TEAM-leader as their CTO someone who shares and is able to achieve that vision of drastically increasing their business success as well as their current team of talented professionals as needed.  Background in the airline or travel industry is important, as is  e-commerce experience, and since success depends heavily on leadership qualities, personality is the key for this position!

Position Summary:
The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the company.  The CTO works with Executive Management to grow the company through the use of technological resources. Using an active and practical approach, the CTO will direct all employees in IT and IO departments to attain the company’s strategic goals established in the company’s strategic plan.

Responsibilities/Duties:

    •    Establish the company’s technical vision and lead all aspects of the company’s technological development.
    •    Directs the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth.
    •    Work in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as marketing, production and operations as an advisor of technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
    •    Align the IT vision with the overall business strategy of the organization,
    •    Provide leadership to department heads to supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
    •    Conducts research and case studies on leading edge technologies and make determinations on the probability of implementation.
    •    Acts as a good steward of company resources and ensure control of IT and IO departmental budgets.

Education and Experience:
    •    BS in related field and at least 15 years experience in the Information Technology arena, at least 10 years management and strategic experience in this field or MBA/MS in related filed with 10 years experience, 7 of which must be managerial and strategic.
    •    Must have experience in e-commerce
    •    Extremely strong preference for experience in the Travel Industry.

Abilities:
    •    Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff.
    •    Ability to think and act strategically and proactively.
    •    Strong writing and presentation skills.


Apply for this position. Please include your resume and Cover Letter if applicable. Thank you!

  

 

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