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Sample chief digital officer job description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader who has a proven track record of digital transformation. The ideal candidate will have the ability to influence at every level, imparting their digital knowledge and skills in a constructive, empowering, and collaborative way. Working closely with the CEO and CTO, the chief digital officer will be a driving force in our organization’s digital transformation.

Objectives of this role

  • Drive digital innovation and serve as a change agent throughout the organization
  • Set and implement digital strategy by working with cross-functional partners to map and transition analog processes to digital ones
  • Be an evangelist, championing the use of digital technology and practices to engender a digital mindset from the top down
  • Ensure collaboration, knowledge sharing, and digital best practices among partners and colleagues to help establish a robust digital ecosystem
  • Measure ROI for digital projects, fine-tuning approaches as needed to ensure that we’re investing in the appropriate tools and resources


  • Develop a clear and compelling digital strategy for the company’s future
  • Ensure that digital initiatives are fully integrated with the strategic-planning process, including leadership commitment and resource allocation
  • Work with teams across the business to generate innovative digital solutions for products, services, processes, customer experiences, marketing channels, and business models
  • Own and monitor the digital-innovation project portfolio
  • Build, manage, and continue to grow a digital-innovation ecosystem, both internal and external
  • Identify new tools (AI, digital, CRM) that can support and enhance our solutions
  • Work closely with Human Resources to attract and retain top talent, and to build digital capabilities across the company

Required skills and qualifications

  • Five to seven years of experience in a similar role designing and launching digital platforms
  • Proven leadership of successful digital transformation projects
  • Understanding of core business processes and their associated technical solutions
  • An innovative and disruptive mindset, constantly looking forward
  • Experience in managing and leading a digital team
  • Proven skills for influencing and collaborating with coworkers

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Advanced degree in business, technology, or engineering
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