Head of Enterprise Digital Solutions

Job Locations UK-Nantwich
Job ID
Information Technology
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
IT Director
Remote Office

Business Overview

Genus is a FTSE 250 company headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With around $600 million in revenue, with approximately 3,000 employees worldwide.

Genus is a global market leader in bovine and porcine genetic improvement. Genus helps its customers worldwide in the dairy, beef, and porcine supply chains. Genus’ vision of “pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world” is supported by its core values to be customer-centric, results-driven, pioneering, people-focused and responsible.

Role Overview

Genus’s Digital Strategy is one of five key business strategies. At the heart of Genus’s Digital Strategy is an ambition to have consistent best practices globally for our customer engagement, production, supply chain, finance, procurement, and HR processes. Genus is the global leader in the dairy, beef, and pork genetics industry. As Genus transitions to digital in this industry, we aim to be the best at it, providing a consistent customer experience from the world’s leading digitally enabled businesses.

Genus is looking for a Head of Enterprise Digital Solutions to lead the modernisation of our suite of custom applications, develop and coach a highly experienced team, and accelerate business value delivery from our custom digital solutions.

To be successful in this role, you will have a record of leveraging technology to deliver business value, an ability to communicate strategic technical concepts at an executive level and be a trusted voice at the decision-making table.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deep understanding of application development, the associated lifecycle, and the peripheral technologies that can be leveraged including, but not limited to, .Net Framework, Azure, Azure SQL, Common Data Service, Power Apps, Azure Logic Apps, Azure Machine Learning, etc
  • Lead a team to refactor, rearchitect, and modernise a catalogue of legacy applications in areas such as extensions/modifications, data conversion, environment provisioning and application integration
  • Provide technical leadership and support to our product owners and business leads during backlog refinement turning business problems into technical designs for our optimisation and business-as-usual workstreams
  • Ensures that the technical requirements tie back to business requirements and performance goals and that the technical direction is consistent with Genus's long-term IT strategy
  • Drive best practices within our development team 
  • Provide leadership and support through our team's continuous improvement processes, with specific responsibilities streamlining our DevOps tools and processes


  • 3+ Years in technical or solution architect role
  • 5+ years’ experience of Full Lifecycle of application development projects
  • Experience working
    • with Microsoft Visual Studio, Lifecycle Services and Azure architecture
    • within an Agile / Lean Kanban environment
  • Strong knowledge and expertise in DevOps Solution delivery and strategy


  • Flexible working
  • Work from home (Remote)
  • A competitive salary
  • Yearly bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Share Incentive Plan (SIP)
  • Enhanced company pension, company sick pay and parental leave policies
  • Investment in Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Casual dress code
  • Company events
  • Longlist of benefits including store discounts, referral programme, cycle-to-work scheme and more

Job Title: Head of Enterprise Digital Solutions | Location: Remote | Salary: Competitive | Bonus: Yearly | 

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.


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