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Head of IT

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

182 applicants

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by a large FMCG company to recruit an experienced Head of IT for its operations. The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

    • Develops the IT strategy, plans, policies and procedures in line with the corporate strategy
    • Develops and implements company-wide information security measures
    • Prepares the annual IT budget and monitors expenditure to ensure adequate return on IT investments
    • Provide ERP application support for all ERP systems users across the company
    • Create documentation and procedures guidelines for ERP systems users
    • Lead ERP projects such as platform installations, upgrades and migrations, data extracts for financial or audit purposes, integration with other mobile and cloud apps.
    • Leverage change and release management process to ensure all platform updates and upgrades are thoroughly tested and signed-off prior to go-live.
    • Manages the delivery of seamless IT services to users across the Group in line with business requirements and agreed service level standards
    • Directs the development and execution of company-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plans
    • Ensures availability of robust IT platforms and infrastructure to support Polo’s business operations
    • Identifies and exploits technological innovations and opportunities that assist in achieving organisational objectives
    • Develops IT contracting and procurement strategies based on company approved procedures
    • Identify, compare, select and implement technology solutions to meet current and future needs
    • Negotiates and drives the enforcement of Service Level Agreements with contractors to ensure continuous delivery of IT services
    • Develops and implements company-wide information security procedures and evaluating business risks associated with critical IT operations
    • Directs and oversees usability tests on new software applications
    • Reviews software documentation to ensure they are up to date, accurate and sufficiently descriptive
    • Plans, implements and controls projects related to the selection, acquisition, development, installation and maintenance of major information systems
    • Reviews the performance of applications to ensure their capacity to support changing business demands
    • Manages the performance of and provides career development support to all Information and Communication Technology staff

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or electronic engineering
    • Master's degree is a plus
    • Background of at least 10 - 15 years specializing ICT core functions, ERP Development, and other ICT Security solutions
    • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
    • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
    • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
    • A strong strategic and business mindset
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
    • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
    • Team management experience
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

FMCG

Job Seniority

Director

Job Category

Information Technology

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

Network and information security, Information Technology, ERP Software, Leadership, Team Management, IT Management, Enterprise Architecture, System Deployment, IT Transformation

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