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Posted on 2013-06-18
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Hi All,

I've been offered a new role working for a retailer. They are growing exponentially and have asked me to come into the business and be responsible for 'future systems'. This involves identifying the business requirements, sourcing the system and being responsible for running the implementation. There's so many aspects to the role that I'm not sure what my job title should be. Any of you have any suggestions?

Cheers
Craig
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by:jools
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"Senior Vice President of all things beginning with F"
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by:Michael Worsham
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Chief Bottle Washer :)
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by:jools
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by:Rich Weissler
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I wouldn't get too caught up in the title.  How formal is the retailer's culture?  I've worked in organizations (paid telephone tech support) where some of the IT folks had titles like 'Resident Guru' and 'Tech Wizard'.
Depending on the scope of the role, and the size of the organization, and your peers in the organization, you might be Chief Information Officer, or Directory of Information Systems, or VP for Information Technology.  Systems Manager, or Tech Manager, or IT Manager are all also possibilities.  If you take the title of Network Manager, or System Administrator, don't be surprised if the organization hires someone to manage you.. but that might not be a bad thing if you aren't ready to step into the higher managerial roles when the company reaches critical mass.
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by:jools
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sorry :-(
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by:Duncan Roe
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How about CIO? Or is that taken?
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by:btan
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Passion and interest drive long term. "Future System" does not easily get buy in and be prepared to challenge and convince why "Future" and why "System"...it sounds to be a social media or analytics type of job. Key is what is your baseline to start off a new opportunities - running ard, talking to pple, getting team and solicit R&D, building networks and partnership, enhance branding or finding more opportunities. One thing is how "ready" is this system - ppl do not get buy in with "cloudy" or "going to be ready" or "coming soon" systems. Will the company to have "show and tell" or you be the one or the team.

Looks to me quite iffy but as enterprising becoz it is differentiator from other sales job. Find out more and balance the Show and Tell part. The $$ can be minimal or title does not matters at this stage :)
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by:eeRoot
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IT Projects Manager or Senior Systems Developer
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by:OOsorio
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CTO - Chief Technical Officer or IT Director
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Duncan Roe earned 167 total points
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Wikipedia says CIO is Chief Information Officer. It lists a number of possibilities for CTO including Chief Technology Officer but looks unsuitable for a retail organization:
A chief technology officer or chief technical officer (CTO) is an executive-level position in a company or other entity whose occupant is focused on scientific and technological issues within an organization.
The role became prominent with the ascent of the information technology (IT) industry, but has since become prevalent in technology-based industries of all types (e.g. biotechnology, energy, etc.).
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by:Duncan Roe
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CIO actually looks to be your ideal choice. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_information_officer
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by:craiginsight
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Thanks all. I think I'm going to go for IT Procurement and Project Manager. I'm reporting into the COO so, CTO/CIO wouldn't be appropriate.

Thanks to all for your input!

Cheers
Craig
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