Chief Technology Officer

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Closing Date
Friday 23 August 2019

Salary: Competitive and depending on experience (includes bonus + senior level benefits)

Location: Flexible with regular UK/European travel (on average 2 times a month)


Part of the TAKKT group, BiGDUG, along with Equip4Work, Mydisplays, XXL Horeca and Certeo, form part of Newport… a market leading European b2b E-Commerce Group with ambitious growth plans. To help achieve these plans, Newport are looking for a Chief Technology Officer to review, develop and enhance our technology capabilities.

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What you’ll be doing  


Reporting to the Managing Director of Newport, you will be responsible in assisting the Group and its companies by developing and implementing our technology.

As a E-Commerce group, web is king and your first priority is looking at our platforms across the Group with a view to making changes….whatever they may be!

You will lead on a number of projects, both big and small, and in the short term you will be expected to be both hands on and strategic. You will be software developing (literally) as well as looking at our future architecture.

Assembling a team of developers will also be on the agenda over time once you have shaped the technology agenda across the group and have a clear road map of what needs to be done and when.



A bit about you...


You will have a strong background in software development (PHP etc), architecture and solid project management experience.

An expert in your field, you keep up to date with the latest trends in technology and are passionate about all things tech. The idea of working at pace in an entrepreneurial environment excites you as does the blend of tactical vs strategic.

You may have implemented an international platform in an E-Commerce environment before and will be familiar with software solutions such as Magento or Spryker.

Fluent in English (German speaking is an added bonus), you can be based anywhere however flexible to travel at short notice and be based in our Gloucester offices approx. 2-3 days a week.




What’s in it for you


We want you to love working for us and be as passionate about what we do and where we are going.  You will also get the opportunity to travel and grow your career in a digitally led international group which means the possible opportunities for further development are endless!

We are offering a competitive salary with the potential to earn great bonus, a contributory pension scheme and 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays).