Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

Chief Digital Officer

Farmlands Co-operative Society Limited

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Applications Close - End of Day: 21-08-2017


New Zealand

Work type:

·                Leadership of business transformation

·                Christchurch, New Zealand

This is a remarkable opportunity to be at the heart of the digital transformation of one of New Zealand’s largest farm input businesses.  Farmlands is a major contributor to the wealth of the primary sector economy and offers a diverse range of rurally-focused services and solutions.  Their business comprises over 80 stores across New Zealand, as well as nutrition, fuel, lubricants, grain and seed, real estate and horticulture services.

This is a critical role in the transformation of the organisation’s digital capability, which in turn will deliver growth and expand the customer experience. The Chief Digital Officer will lead the digital strategy across the organisation and will drive the organisation to become more data-enabled in decision making and creating actionable insights.  As a member of Farmlands’ leadership team, you will shape strategy and map digital capability to strategic priorities.

Key to this role will be leading the migration of organisational data to an integrated Dynamics 365 application on a Microsoft Azure platform, whilst maintaining the integrity of the existing system.  The digital transformation programme is expected to take approximately 30 months, after which the focus will move to continuous improvement in the evaluation and utilisation of information as a strategic asset.

 Applicants will display the following attributes:

 ·                Proven ability to design and lead digital transformation within a large customer-focused organisation.

·                Exceptional leadership skills with operational, commercial and strategic knowledge.

·                An understanding of Microsoft Dynamics AX programme design, review, independent QA and rescue.

·                Proven ability to articulate the benefits of IT at governance level.

·                The desire to lead a journey that will be challenging, stimulating, demanding and rewarding.

For an experienced people-leader who can navigate complex and far-reaching digital strategy, this role offers an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in the transformation and ongoing growth of one of New Zealand’s larger companies. Christchurch is a city where change and innovation have been embraced, creating a strong economy and a wide variety of lifestyle opportunities.

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Confidential enquiries can be made to Graham Ewing or Lynell Bell of EQI Global on +64 3 377 7793 or email at  Applications for this role close on Monday 21 August 2017. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

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