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Head of Technology

Company:

The Unlimited

Position:

Head of Technology

Department:

IT

Location:

Hub

 

General

 

Accountable to:

Managing Director

Direct reports:

3 Internal and 1 Outsourced Partner

Purpose of the Role:

We are looking for a strong technical professional to join our dynamic company and provide the vision and roadmap for our IT division. A professional already within a senior leadership role to maximise functionality, and to create efficient technology platforms that support and enable the business. They will be accountable and have authority for all aspects of the company’s IT, business process design and development, infrastructure, security and administration, as well as our outsourced partner.

Key Responsibilities:

Team leadership

  • Strategic leadership of the IT division in line with the focus of the business
  • Implement and manage the people strategy for the department
  • Set, agree and continuously drive own and team performance objectives in line with department/business strategies

Shareholders

  • Provide input to the business strategy through functional leadership
  • Define and direct IT strategy

Community

  • Promote, support and encourage participation in company CSI initiatives

Customers

  • Identifies and understands the markets and develop a customer service and brand strategy aligned to the business strategy

Strategic partners

  • Build a sustainable strategic partnership base
  • Establish, build and maintain win-win relationships with strategic business partners that enhance business and brand

Maximise IT efficiency and functionality

Create efficient technology platforms and technical support to enable the business as a whole

Show return on investment

Develop strategy to shift business

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:

  • Tertiary level degree in IT
  • Approximately 3 years’ experience of managing an entire IT function including development, testing, hardware and infrastructure, business intelligence and business analysts
  • Hands on experience with the architecting, design and implementation or overseeing of the implementation of an enterprise level system
  • Alternatively, hands on experience in planning and incrementally migrating an enterprise level system from a legacy status to a modern architecture using current design patterns
  • Experience at identifying opportunities for leveraging technology to improve business efficiencies
  • Sound understanding of Microsoft Business Intelligence tools, Databases and Development tools
  • Understanding of entire IT value chain
  • IT leader who successfully led and has been a key contributor to the significant technological growth of a business
  • Accountable for IT strategy/development/architecture at a leadership level
  • Commercial and business acumen

Personal Characteristics:

  • Forward thinking
  • Commercially focused
  • Leadership style: inspirational with a balance of strategic skills and strong ‘people’ orientation
  • Natural love of people and people development; truly passionate about the growth of people
  • Well rounded, resilient and self-aware individual who is open to change and personal development
  • Entrepreneurial, free thinker who will challenge the status quo and push boundaries
  • Must have the capacity to grow their strategic ability
  • Confident – someone who is able to hold their own with shareholders and be resilient in a demanding environment
  • Hands-on approach
  • Self-motivated
  • Self-aware

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The Unlimited is an Authorised Financial Services Provider (FSP No. 21473). Address : 1 Lucas Drive, Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa.

 

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