We are looking for an experienced Head of ICT to oversee the use of Information technology (IT) in our company. You will be the one to devise the company’s IT strategy and ensure that all systems necessary to support its operations and objectives are in place.
An excellent Head of ICT must have a solid IT background and consistently keep up-to-date with advancements of the field. Apart from their education and experience, they must have every quality of a leader and strong strategic and business acumen.
The goal is to ensure that information technology adds the maximum value to our company so as to facilitate the success of our business.
Area 1: ICT Technology development
To ensure sustained business at KWAL’s by proactively implementing appropriate ICT infrastructure and providing ICT products and services that create efficient service delivery and support KWAL’s performance.
Lead overall technology engagements/projects/programs to successful completion, on time, on budget in line with desired outcomes.
Develop and implement an organization-wide information technology (IT) strategy and Enterprise Architecture that aligns with the organization’s vision and its current and long-term business objectives.
Contribute to business planning at the top executive level so that future IT opportunities and challenges can be considered so that the organization’s IT strategy is aligned with other business strategies.
Establish and maintain the ICT reputation and credibility with key business stakeholders.
Ensure stable and optimised SDLC across all application
Alignment with Distell Ltd Enterprise Architecture and Governance Framework
Area 2: Leadership & Innovation
Contribute to the general business understanding of the business value of ICT in the organization and business leadership
Propose new/enhanced functionality with regard to methods, systems and work processes, which lead to higher quality or better results or reduced cost
Stay abreast of current developments in industry best business practices
Fulfil role of futurist and trusted advisor relating Digital advances that will impact KWAL
Area 2: ICT Policies & Guidelines
Lead the development, implementation and enforcement of ICT related policies and procedures to ensure focus to the overall strategy and objectives.
To develop, implement, monitor and maintain policies and procedures to guide the ICT operations of KWAL.
Manage ICT Audit activities and subsequent actions.
Alignment to Distell Ltd Governance Framework
Area 3: ICT Security
Develop an overall IT security strategy and ensure that appropriate IT security systems and processes are in place to protect the privacy and integrity of the organization’s information and related intellectual property.
Actively manage Cyber Risk and response strategy
Area 4: Team Development
Establish systems to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals and create an environment where they can realize their full potential and contribute to the attainment of departmental and organizational goals.
Organize and manage the available human capital within the department through training, development and proper positioning to ensure optimal productivity and high value services to internal and external customers by leveraging on synergies and good communication.
A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Professional qualification in ICT will be an added advantage.
A Master’s Degree in a relevant field is an added advantage.
At least eight 8 years’ experience in an ICT Department in medium to large organisation, five (5) of which must be in a management position.
FMCG industry will be an added advantage.