A results-driven, successful Director, with a proven track record in successful enterprise system delivery, business transformation and driving continuous improvement. Extensive experience of building and maintaining corporate infrastructures, for both government departments and the retail sector, in the UK and overseas. Wide-ranging experience at Board and Executive levels in large and small organisations, with a history of
A results-driven, successful Director, with a proven track record in successful enterprise system delivery, business transformation and driving continuous improvement. Extensive experience of building and maintaining corporate infrastructures, for both government departments and the retail sector, in the UK and overseas. Wide-ranging experience at Board and Executive levels in large and small organisations, with a history of achieving results through excellent influencing skills, strong leadership and mentoring and the proven ability to work across functional boundaries. A highly effective manager who encourages accountability and excellent customer service from team members. A tough commercial negotiator, always focused on achieving performance targets and reducing costs. Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic planning abilities.
Specialties: Strong leader, good management skills, contract negotiation, strong project management and change management skills, corporate experience and solid understanding of the IT environment. PMP and Prince2 Certified.
IT Director & Head of Business Transformation @ From January 2013 to Present (3 years) Guildford, United KingdomHead of Professional Services @ Part of the leadership team in a leading software house / solutions provider for the Government, Banking and corporate sector of Cyprus and Greece. Responsible for Government department projects and systems including the management of complete software solutions from analysis, design and development to implementation.
Head of the Business Applications department, managing a large team providing enterprise ERP and CRM solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics Navision and Infor Sun Systems. From March 2007 to December 2012 (5 years 10 months) IT Director (UK) @ Responsible for all IT functions across the UK for a rapidly expanding Supermarket. With 7 Regional Distribution Centres, over 400 stores nationwide, eight satellite offices and Headquarters.
Controlling all internal systems, all IT users, project management, system installations and maintenance and working in line to deliver solutions to meet company strategic requirements.
Managing teams of 50 plus IT Professionals at Lidl Supermarkets Head Office in the UK.
Interaction with all levels of management and board members across the organisation, forming a solid foundation for business requirements.
Preparing and controlling the IT Department budget through negotiation and tendering of corporate buying agreements and service level agreements. Able to fully control project and department budgets in excess of €10 million.
Strategically advising Board Directors Enterprise IT architectures and solutions.
Responsible for training and mentoring all IT Personnel from Graduates to Senior Management. From March 1997 to February 2007 (10 years) Business Analyst @ Analysing complex insurance business systems, working closely with clients to ensure a detailed understanding of the existing environment to enable a smooth migration to Sherwood’s software
solutions. From June 1996 to March 1997 (10 months)
MBA, Master Business Administration @ University of Liverpool From 2001 to 2003 Bsc Hons, Business Information Technology @ Southampton Solent University From 1993 to 1996 St John Rigby From 1984 to 1993 Andreas Efstathiou is skilled in: Management, Project Management, Change Management, Strategy, IT Strategy, ERP, Contract Negotiation, Team Management, CRM, Business Analysis, Team Leadership, Leadership, Enterprise Software, Project Planning, Strategic Leadership
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