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Chief Information Officer/Head, IT

  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Date Posted: 25-Feb-2019

Overview:

Our client, a key  distributor for the world’s leading manufacturers of sanitary fittings, kitchen, tiles, doors and other interior solutions, renowned in the provision of total bathroom solutions, creating unique and innovative bathroom themes for both the domestic and commercial markets.
In line with the company's decision to ensure key roles are filled by suitably qualified candidates who have hands-on experience with implementing professional practices, the company is looking for an exceptional individual with proven integrity as Chief Information Officer.

Detailed Job Description:

Job Profile

The CIO oversees the organization’s technology-related strategies and initiatives such as online platform development and optimization, new market entry. Plans for the company's technology needs and implement any tech-related development and solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

As the CIO, you will be required to do the following:

  • Establishing the organization's technical vision and lead all aspects of technological development, including strategic direction and future growth.

  • Developing and maintaining overall framework of IT policies, standards and strategies that will empower business and people to deliver on their commitments to the strategy and budgets

  • Setting up IT guidelines in structural management for the entire IT infrastructure which involves computers, peripheral devices, and telecommunications, servers and internet.

  • Directing the development and execution of a firm-wide cybersecurity program that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization's information and systems meeting regulatory, governmental, partner, and organization’s expectations

  • Ensure that the organization's technical problems are resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Identifying technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.

  • Supervising vetting and procurement of all technology related outsourced services.

  • Establishing and fostering a mature IT team culture via a policy driven approach with documented and repeatable processes, reward for innovative and repeated success, and a team approach to new initiatives and issue resolution

  • Working to drive technology goals for the organization's trading systems and ensuring effective and collaborative processes within trading including continuous improvements of trading

  • Managing and driving the organization's cloud strategy

  • Maintaining knowledge of current and emerging information technologies, and voice and data communications

  • Improving and driving SAGE and other application projects from IT

  • Defining IT Policies to meet business objectives. Periodically monitor and review IT Policies to align with business objectives.

  • Assessing IT risks and alerting stakeholders to take informed business decisions.

  • Periodically connecting with Line Managers to understand and fulfill their function level challenges, dependent on IT Function


The Job requires you to have

  • B.Sc / M.Sc in Information Technology or a related field

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology, 4 of which are managerial and strategic

  • Experience in online platform development and payment, automation of business solutions

  • Proven track record of cybersecurity oversight and program development

  • Keen business acumen and proven executive management abilities base on prior experience.

  • Hands-on IT experience within the last 5 years

  • IT Infrastructure experience within the last 5 years

  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively

  • This role reports to the Managing Director


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