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Group Head, Information Technology Job Nigeria

Group Head, Information Technology Job in Nigeria

A client of the PWC  office in Nigeria has announced a need for a Group Head in Information Technology. According to the release from PWC the client is an emerging conglomerate with strong presence  in the oil and gas sector that aims to grow a diversified business portfolio.

Ref: M 09 - Group Head, Information Technology

The primary focus of this role is to support and drive operational efficiencies through full and effective implementation of the information management systems, maximum automation of business processes and ensuring availability/ functionality of the IS infrastructure in support of the Group's business operations.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Develops and ensures effective implementation of strategic information technology plan of the Group in line with business and operational needs
  • Develops and implements approved information technology and management systems policy, establishing the operating guidelines, procedures, and standards of performance to ensure the department meets or exceeds the Group's information systems needs and objectives
  • Prepare annual operating plans and budgets for the IT function (managed directly) and the use of IT within the wider business (managed indirectly).
  • Manages the delivery of seamless IT services to users across the group in line with business requirements and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Develops and maintains Service Level Agreements performance against agreed standards
  • Develops (or procures) and coordinates the delivery IT solutions to the Group's business in accordance with agreed priorities, plans and standards
  • Initiates and supervises the implementation of major IT Development projects
  • Provides guidance and monitors the progressive development of user capabilities across the group through sound in-house IT training and hands-on support services to staff
  • Monitors and controls the financial and operational performance of the directly managed IT function.

Skills and Competencies:
The individual required for this role must have strong hands-on knowledge of IT operations and deployment of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, good experience in LAN, WAN or Internet Network Administration (Load Balancing, Switching, Routers, Firewalls); strong business orientation, leadership interpersonal and communication skills.

Education and Experience:
First degree in Computer/System/Electrical/ Electronics Engineering/Applied physics/ Computer Science or a related field
Relevant qualifications in Information Technology e.g. CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), Network + or MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) Certification in IT Service Management.
A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience, with 5 years at a managerial position.

How To Apply
If you meet the requirements above, please forward your application and a copy of your resume electronically to clientrecruit@ng.pwc.com quoting the reference code for the position applied for at the top right hand corner.

Application closes June 28, 2011

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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