ROYAL EXCHANGE JOB VACANCY

GROUP HEAD (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
CLOSING DATE: Aug 09, 2011
THE JOB
The Group Head (Information Technology) reports directly to the Group Managing Director and will have responsibility for supervising the Head (Line of Business Applications), Head (Support Applications) and Head (Infrastructure Applications). The successful candidate will manage the IT function across the group to ensure that IT fully supports business objectives and the group derives maximum return on its IT investment. The primary duties include analyzing systems and processes, maintaining workstations and networks; and designing, developing and maintaining web-based applications. Key Activities ? Plans IT initiatives in line with IT Strategy ? Updates IT Strategy ? Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates the operations of information systems ? Develops and implements policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer system operations and development ? Communicates IT initiatives to management ? Identifies opportunities for leveraging IT in meeting business objectives ? Prepares IT budget and monitor IT expenditure against budget ? Manages IT systems implementation projects? Ensures technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software? Monitorsand maintain technology to ensure maximum access ? Develops Service Level Agreements for service providers ? Determines performance targets for IT personnel ? Develops training plans for IT personnel ?
Prepares, maintains and tests a technology disaster recovery plan ? Responsible for the discovery, mitigation and documentation of information technology risks ? Presents and implements technological alternatives to streamline functions and improve productivity ? Ensures technology documents/certificates such as product registrations, maintenance agreements, service contracts etc related to technology operations or services are evaluated.
THE PERSON
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE?
Candidate must have a good first degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Electronics or any related field as well as Master degree or MBA with a concentration in information systems. ? He/she must be a professional member of relevant professional bodies and must be Oracle Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and PRINCE 2. ? Must have at least 10 years cumulative work experience in application development, report development, line of business application support and two years in strategic development and implementation in insurance industry. ? Candidate must possess good knowledge of and experience with : LANS/WANS; Windows Server Environment, Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Exchange; Internet Information Service; back-up systems; network/workstation peripherals; print servers, firewalls; spam and antivirus hardware/software; Classic ASP, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. ? Candidate should possess proven leadership, management, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. ? Good knowledge of project management, teambuilding and presentation skills. Must be an experienced executive who is able to creatively deploy innovative solutions to meet changing situations. ? Ability to deal with non-routine situations and work cooperatively with others in a team environment, while providing work direction.
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