Head of IT
About the role
To develop, plan and direct an effective Information Technology strategy that supports the wider business priorities, through managing and developing IT applications, systems and infrastructure across all areas and activities and providing guidance on related matters where required in order to ensure the IT department operates efficiently and within defined budgets and timelines. whilst ensuring full contribution of resources to service delivery and performance within the IT department.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT with preferably a Master’s degree in a scientific, technology or related discipline.
• 8 – 10 years in IT, with a minimum of 3 years in managerial/ supervisory role.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
-Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage people effectively and understand highly technical concepts from a very wide to a very narrow spectrum.
-Communicate effectively to all levels and to continually ensure that internal and external stakeholder relationships are managed professionally.
-Ability to translate highly complex and technical concepts in a non-technical manner depending on the audience.
-Ability to plan and direct an enterprise-wide technical systems infrastructure and understand how that works interdependently and how it will evolve and change through time.
-Highly competent in financial budgeting, procurement, contract and agreement negotiations, vendor relationships, outsourcing arrangements, project a