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Title:  IT Director, Russia

Job ID:  52549
Country:  Russian Fed.
City:  Moscow
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Moscow, MOW, RU, 123456


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.

But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com


IT Director, Russia 


Global applicants are welcome.

Department: Information Technology

Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Role: Permanent




We are currently looking for an experienced and passionate IT professional who will become the IT Director and will lead the IT team and contribute to digital transformation of Russian market and success of the IT Organization.


The objective of this position is to advise the local management teams on IT strategy and the development of IT, aligning with their respective strategic business plans and recommending, implementing, and supporting relevant technologies. Address IT issues with business leads, provide consultancy on solutions, ensure delivery of effective IT services such as end user computing, technical infrastructure, innovative tools, and applications standardization, and assure the integrity of Russian Market applications, systems and interfaces.

This is a strategic leadership role that is key for the successful business operations of the Russian Market. IT Director will lead and manage his/her team IT staff across Russian market, and in the execution of identified projects, whilst ensuring that day-to-day operations continue to run effectively and efficiently.

If you have a strong leadership background that can challenge the infrastructure and application landscape, as well as the know-how to drive a multinational corporation towards effective results, then this position is for you!




Business Relationship Management:

  • IT Director develops the IT strategy to support the Russian Market's mission and core objectives by working with the Senior Business Management teams in the locations for which they are responsible to fully understand their business plans.
  • Assess and advise leaders in the on technologies and/or IT services available to support the delivery of their business plans.
  • He/she is responsible to lead and oversee all IT related matters and provide effective communication to all parties involved.

Business Transformation Management:

  • Accountable for overseeing all IT related projects in the Russian Market, directly for pure technology projects (upgrades), co-lead business projects with high technology dependency (e.g. e-commerce) and quality control of global IT projects deployed to the market (e.g. SAP, TME, Network upgrades). 
  • Identify systems to support Business Processes and improve current solutions, ensuring they deliver to requirements and are cost effective in alignment with IT strategy and the Application Portfolio. 

IT Vision & Strategy: Support the development of JTI's IT Vision and Strategy by providing input on Russian Market requirements and priorities. 
IT Governance: Full ownership of respective IT budgets in Russian Market. Responsible for planning of the AP/SP and LE processes and delivering financial commitments with clarity on how budget is used to run existing services, the cost of transformation/change and efficiency gained by the changes.  Optimize, control and reduce costs when possible to improve Cluster/Market efficiency and profitability.
Security, Business Continuity & Compliance: IT Director, Russia is the main single point of contact for all IT related matters and has full accountability for IT DRP as part of Business Continuity Plan, Application Governance, J-Sox and Audit review. Also, IT Director is responsible for Personal Data Protection (PDP).
People Leadership: Lead and develop IT team of 25 + people in fully embracing the Company's vision, mission and values. 
Service Delivery Management: IT Director, Russia lead ensures the company's business community is provided with appropriate support and training/development in business systems, software and hardware in order to make effective and efficient usage of systems and resources and enable users to achieve business goals. These solutions may be internally or externally provided.




  • University Degree in Computer or Technical Science or strong IT background (additional business education is a plus).
  • 8+ years’ experience in the IT discipline with 5+ years of those years in IT management (including people management) 
  • Preferred background employment experience would be in multinational companies.
  • Good working knowledge of business and related processes in FMCG industry.
  • English - Fluent (essential)


Functional skills:

  • Proven leadership skills with business acumen to build strong business relationships at various levels of the organization, and with rich coaching background.
  • Proven project management skills.  
  • Good financial and budgetary understanding
  • Excellent knowledge of IT technology, infrastructure and business applications which is standard within JTI, such as Microsoft solutions, local and wide area network, telecommunication, ERP & CRM business process analysis.
  • Strong understanding and awareness of JTI policies and processes and ability to leverage them in a timely and simple way.
  • IT performance management

Personal profile:

  • Proven people management skills and understanding of virtual teams, leveraging skills and resources across a dynamic, cross-location environment.  
  • Ability to drive for win-win solutions, to articulate thoughts and to motivate disparate parties to work to a common goal.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Outstanding analytical skills.
  • Ability to innovate and think outside the box.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing business environment and priorities.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.

  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

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