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Chief Information 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 CIO Job Description

The CIO has a crucial and central role in spearheading the implementation of the technological infrastructure essential for successfully sharing information across the organization/company. Their responsibilities encompass effective management of IT systems, safeguarding data security, ensure the organization possesses the requisite digital tools and platforms to robustly support all transformational initiatives. 


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive information and technology strategy that aligns with the business goals, leveraging emerging technologies and innovative approaches to drive growth. 
  • Establish IT governance processes to ensure effective project prioritization and resource allocation. 
  • Create and implement digital policies, protocols, and standards to facilitate seamless integration of technologies, data sharing, and cybersecurity best practices. 
  • Collaborate with upper management and senior IT personnel to formulate a digital transformation budget, focusing on investments in technologies and tools that accelerate the company's digital journey. 
  • Ensuring alignment of IT department strategies and processes with company-wide objectives, ensuring proper support for organisational goals. 
  • Establish data management practices to ensure data quality, accessibility, and security. 
  • Enable data-driven decision-making by providing analytics and insights to relevant stakeholders. 
  • Oversee relationships with external IT vendors and service providers. 


  • Minimum requirement of a Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or Information Technology. 
  • Extensive experience of at least 8 years in the administration of information systems and technology, with progressively higher levels of responsibility over time. 
  • Proven track record of successful IT leadership and strategy development in a complex organization. 
  • Strong understanding of digital technologies, cloud computing, and emerging IT trends. 
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments. 
  • Experience in managing international IT teams and projects. 


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

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