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VP Tech / CTO - Threads (London Based)

Chalhoub Group
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23 Nov 2023

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We are seeking a strategic VP of Technology to guide our Product & Tech team, leading product innovation while harmonising it with our CEO & senior leaders through close collaboration, translating business challenges into futuristic, scalable technology solutions

As our VP of Technology, you will be a leader with a substantial background in team management and product management methodologies. You should have a knack for aligning product and engineering visions with overarching business objectives, grounded in a comprehensive understanding of agile and lean methodologies, and current engineering practices, tools, and trends. Your analytical, data-driven decision-making style, paired with adept resource and budget management skills, will be central to this role.

Your responsibilities include nurturing and developing our engineering and product talent, working in cross-functional teams. As a vital liaison between the technical and business divisions, you will foster close partnerships with the commercial and exec teams, endorsing growth through a tech-enabled approach.

The role requires experience in at least one startup/scaleup environment, or proven expertise in elevating a 1.0 tech situation to a 2.0 status, managing complex transitional phases hands-on. Ready to build rather than consult, we envision you at the helm, steering Threads to new pinnacles through a pivotal, integrative role where technology harmoniously serves business and user needs.

Progression at Threads means so much to us and we know it means a lot to you too! We are working on creating a new career pathway for this role but in the meantime, check out our progression paths across the business here to get familiar with how we like to develop our employees!

We regret that we are not open to fully remote applications right now, this role is london based and 4-5 days a week in the head office, but what we can offer is a flexible working approach which can be discussed per role and a host of team cultural activities and treats in our office.

You Will:

- Collaborate closely with the CEO and senior leaders to translate business objectives into innovative, scalable technology solutions

- Lead and nurture the Product, Tech and data team, fostering talent and overseeing cross-functional teams in a remote work environment

- Harmonise product and engineering visions with the company's overarching business strategies, grounded in agile and lean methodologies

- Serve as a vital liaison between technical and business divisions, building close partnerships with commercial and executive teams to facilitate growth through a tech-enabled approach

- Utilise your analytical skills to make data-driven decisions, leveraging adept resource and budget management skills to steer the department effectively

- Oversee complex tech transitions hands-on, guiding the evolution from 1.0 tech environments to more advanced 2.0 scenarios, and managing the complexities inherent in such transitions

- Drive Threads to new heights, playing a pivotal role in ensuring technology not only meets functional requirements but harmoniously serves business and user needs

You Have:

- Substantial experience in team management, particularly remote teams, nurturing a cooperative and productive work environment

- A rich background in product management methodologies and a proven ability to align product and engineering objectives seamlessly with business goals

- Deep understanding of agile and lean methodologies, backed with knowledge of the latest engineering practices, tools, and trends

- Analytical mindset and a track record of making data-driven decisions, steering strategies effectively with sound resource and budget management

- Experience in a startup/scaleup environment or a demonstrated ability in managing transitions from a 1.0 to a 2.0 tech scenario, understanding the intricacies involved

- A builder's mentality, ready to get hands-on rather than assume a consultative role, with a focus on steering Threads to greater achievements through integrated technology solutions that serve both business and user needs

Department TECH


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