Group Head of IT
Information Technology
General Information
 Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, IT or equivalent (Master/MBA is a plus)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (preferably in Core Infrastructure) and ITIL practitioner are a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in the IT field, with minimum 3 years as Head of IT, preferably in a big regional company
  • Excellent communication skills with good command of English
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Strong planning and decision making skills
  • Management of Windows infrastructure
  • Virtualization (Hyper-v / vmware)
  • Network security – Network access control
  • IT risk assessment
  • Exposure to international ERP systems (exposure to ERP Implementation is a plus)
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently

Job Description:

  • Lead, develop and implement IT initiatives that enable the Company to compete more vigorously and more profitably in a constantly changing and demanding marketplace
  • Translates the company vision into IT systems and procedures, articulating this critical link to the company stakeholders including the Executive Team, IT staff and employees
  • Manage, motivate, and develop all staff within the IT group Ensure the organizational Structure is appropriate for supporting the company current and future business needs
  • Be viewed as a critical voice among the Operating Team, driving cross-functional collaboration through the IT team
  • Participate actively with the Operating Team to ensure our systems environment addresses the needs of the business
  • Ensure effective management of staff and resources promoting team building and collaborative working to deliver the corporate plan
  • Oversee analysis and evaluation of staffing requirements to fulfill business requirements including directing the evaluation of make vs. buy decisions as they relate to outsourcing vs. in-house provisioning and identifying and developing strategic partnerships with key IT suppliers, licenses and contracts, vendors and consultant organizations
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Develop an IT strategy which identifies the future direction of the use of technology within the organization to drive efficiencies
  • Translate business needs into system solutions making maximum use of available tools while ensuring longer term
  • Lead and coordinate development of our infrastructure to ensure key business strategies and processes are supported by systems that enable growth and flexibility
  • Develop plans and budgets in light of internal work needs and operating units’ approved projects
  • Handle annual budget, ensure cost effectiveness report on expenditure
  • Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
  • Ensure availability of necessary application systems to support business and operation needs
  • Develop IT policies and procedures on a basis for ensuring consistency in standards and leveraging of common systems
  • Establish and measure IT performance relative to cost, value creation and customer satisfaction in the key areas of operating systems, telecommunications, network management and desktop support
  • Lead and coordinate selection, installation, operation, support, and maintenance of our information technology infrastructure (i.e. operating systems, networks, telecommunications, hardware, and peripherals)
  • Optimize our return on our IT investment by acquiring cost-justified IT components, as measured by performance, support availability, price, upgrade-ability, and future industry trends
  • Protect the company and its operations against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capability, and poor service levels
  • Set office automation standards within the company and oversee acquisition, deployment, and support of office support systems
  • Ensure the IT infrastructure is successfully exploited to achieve continuous improvement and competitive advantage by identifying needs and, developing and providing appropriate training and support for all users
  • Cooperate with operating units in conceptualizing, developing, and launching technology based products and services
  • Oversee all technology operations (e.g. network security) and evaluate them according to established goals
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
  • Identify solutions and opportunities to improve organizational performance. Evaluate customer’s requirements, prepare and present proposals, design and deliver solutions to meet customer’s objectives
  • Purchase efficient and cost effective technological equipment and software
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management
  • Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy
  • Audit systems and assess their outcomes
  • Preserve assets, information security and control structures
Company: Expertise Recruitment
Job Type: Information Technology
Location Hazmiyeh
Date Posted: Nov 30, 2018
Salary: Unspecified
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