• IT Business Partner/ IT Director

    Location AU-Sydney
    Job ID
    Information Services (IS)
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Your role as an IT Business Partner/ IT Director will be to raise the profile of the services we deliver internally. Working closely with management, you will provide clear advice and recommendations across all teams in IT. Being the IT leader you will champion IT by collaborating with managers throughout Sage, building effective relationships and understanding our business at a level of detail.  You will build and prioritise IT strategies, plans & roadmaps for your business area, setting out the agenda for change.


    • Building Relationships: establish & nurture highly effective relationships and partnerships with senior business & IT leaders and their teams to enable effective collaboration and communications between IT and the Business.
    • Understanding the Business Needs: understand the strategic and tactical business objectives that feed into the IT strategy and roadmap of work.
    •  Own success and drive expected outcomes: work with IT leaders to build jointly established high quality business cases that are value driven with clear measures of success to support investment & prioritisation decisions. You will also initiate and give ongoing support for projects, giving direction, guidance and alignment of the IT Strategy through Programme and Governance meetings ensuring capability roadmaps are realised and measure the business value of IT investments to ensure satisfaction and ROI is delivered.
    • Proactively innovate: work as part of the leadership team to share future business strategies, challenges and knowledge and proactively identify technology innovations that align with forward-looking business needs/priorities.
    • Provide IT Service engagement and support: Report to the business areas IT service performance such as resource utilisation, financial and cost data, value, availability performance, IT-driven improvements/process innovation, and service and support summaries.


    • Significant experience in IT, Consulting experience or Programme Management – ideally in a global FTSE 100 organization or similar. A background working with global virtual teams desired. Hands on experience with both traditional as well as Agile delivery methods
    • Outstanding leadership skills and experience building and leading programmes through change
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate and present complex information concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Talent in building relationships across the organization and in influencing IT direction
    • Ability to drive change in organizations and rally others behind an agenda
    • Strong understanding of and significant experience in defining and implementing technology solutions and processes in a complex or federated environment.
    • Proven ability to develop and communicate an IT strategy incorporating multiple methods of documenting and presenting strategy to the supporting business.

    Company Information

    Our Story

    Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


    Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

    It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

    In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


    An innovator today and tomorrow     

    Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

    We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


    Inventing the future 

    We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

    Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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