Strategic Technology Investment Manager job with Primark

Our Technology teams are right at the heart of what we do. Surrounded by some of the best Technology Specialists in the industry, you’ll bring your own ideas to the business – helping to shape the experience of our customers as part of a forward-thinking team.

As the Strategic Tech Investment Manager, you will be a key member of the Technology team, responsible for providing strategic guidance, counsel and direction to the Technology Function on all technology investments. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Product Officer, you will play a critical role in shaping and implementing how Technology manages technology investment and benefits realisation.

You will be a key pillar to the Technology Portfolio team, working closely with the Lean Portfolio, Portfolio Performance & Delivery team and senior leaders both within the technology teams and the wider business. You will provide commercially pragmatic advice on a broad spectrum of technology investment matters and will influence strategic and operational decision-making across Technology.

What You’ll Get
The world is changing and it’s important we support our colleagues. People are at the heart of what we do at Primark so it’s essential we provide the right environment for you to perform at your best. That’s why we offer benefits that put you first.

Some of our benefits are:

  • 27 days of leave, plus bank holidays and if you want, you can buy 5 more.
  • Flexible Working, the opportunity for an early Friday finish, and a subsidized cafeteria.
  • Primark Perks – Discounts with some local partner businesses to our offices

What You’ll Do:
In your role, you’ll collaborate with different people across a range of skill sets. Here’s a flavor of your day-to-day:

  • Develop, own and refresh a 3-5 year rolling tech portfolio investment plan working with the technology strategy team and feeding into quarterly and annual planning, collaborating with all relevant teams within technology and the wider business, in particular Finance and Transformation teams.
  • Translate critical technology programs, opportunities and challenges into business outcomes and present to senior stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinate business stakeholders to support cross-functional projects and programs.
  • Ensure major program alignment with the technology strategy office, transformation and wider strategic objectives.
  • Collaborate closely with Transformation Hub to ensure technology investment aligns with wider business strategy and represent technology interests as part of the governance design process.
  • Supporting the development of robust compelling business cases for strategic and transformational programs and ensuring appropriate levels of scrutiny have been applied and continuously challenging the teams to optimize solutions.
  • Act as a lead commercial advisor for some of the key strategic initiatives within technology providing support and challenge in equal measure on where technology spend should be invested.

What You’ll Bring
Here at Primark, we want everyone to feel valued – so please bring your authentic self to work, of course with some other key experience and abilities for this role in particular:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related field.
  • Proven experience in technology investment management, venture capital, private equity, or corporate development.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to assess opportunities and risks from both a commercial and technical perspective.
  • Must be capable of applying a rigorous commercial interpretation without compromising the business.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritize matters while meeting deadlines with minimal oversight and guidance
  • Self-motivated with the ability to be comfortable in an agile role
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize work schedule and work within agreed timescales

Ready? Good – because we can’t wait to see what you can offer. You’ll be joining a team of diverse, passionate, and talented individuals where you’ll truly belong, collaborating on projects that will shape the future of our industry. If you’re excited about this role but don’t meet all the criteria, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or another one, and our recruitment team Can determine where your skills may fit in at Primark.

Apply to be part of our future and we’ll help you develop yours.

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