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Chief Digital Officer Job Description

We have crafted a series of job description examples for a variety of digital roles.

Very often, in-house recruiters and HR departments ask us to help them write their job descriptions, and since this aspect of our recruitment service is very useful to them, we’ve realised that this could be useful to others too, so we have provided a list of job descriptions here.

With more than 20 years of experience in digital and technology recruitment and having placed thousands of candidates in Ireland and across Europe, we understand the value of a compelling job description, so we hope that these examples will help you in your search for a digital or technology professional; please feel free to use and edit to as per your specific needs and preferences.

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Example of a Chief Digital Officer Job Description

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO), has a mission to drive the digital transformation of a company or organisation, aligning all stakeholders' interests and making sure the transformation occurs. The CDO will lead the strategic implementation of technology and digital initiatives to enhance the competitiveness of the business and deliver exceptional value to the customers/users. 

It is a crucial role especially for big organisations with legacy systems and business that have not yet moved to the digital channels or systems. 


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive digital transformation strategy aligned with the overall business objectives. 
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and digital disruption in the industry and enhance existing solutions. 
  • Implement relevant technologies to streamline operations and enhance customer experiences. 
  • Establish data analytics and insights as a core component of decision-making processes. 
  • Utilise data to drive operational efficiency and optimize customer interactions. 
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and implement effective digital marketing strategies. 
  • Enhance customer engagement through personalized digital experiences. 
  • Discover novel AI, digital, and CRM tools that can bolster and optimise current digital strategies.  


  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of successful digital transformation in a complex organisation.  
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and drive successful digital transformation initiatives. 
  • Relevant experience in managing mid to large sized digital teams. 
  • Profound comprehension of essential business processes and their respective technical remedies. 
  • Deep understanding of digital technologies, data analytics, and their business applications. 
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills, with the ability to drive change and innovation. 
  • Experience in digital marketing and customer-centric strategies. 
  • Previous experience in managing and supervising a digital team. 


  • Competitive salary and benefits package. 
  • Flexible working arrangements (Hybrid, Remote, Office). 
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth. 

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If you are looking for other roles in digital, you can check the Head of Digital Job Description, Digital Project Manager Job Description or Digital Account Manager Job Description.

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