Head of IT

July 26, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

an International Organisation - Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen was mandated by an International organisation to recruit an experienced individual for its operations in the position below:
Job Title: Head of IT
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full time
Job Seniority: Manager
Job Category: Information Technology
Industry: Logistics & Transport
Responsibilities

Lead the IT Department in its support of the organization through the introduction and maintenance of best practice in the professional high-quality provision of IT infrastructure, telecommunications, business systems and strategic planning of future IT requirements to support the Group strategy and staff.
Ensure that all systems are secure, stable, and robust
Provide expert knowledge, experience and an innovative approach to support and develop the IT strategy ensuring it is continually appraised and updated to reflect the IT requirements to support the strategy of the company
Develop strategy as it relates to the organization's IT infrastructure (computer and information systems, security, communication systems)
Develop, manage, and track the IT department's annual budget
Provide expert strategic knowledge and inspirational leadership, training and coaching to the IT staff for whom you are responsible and overall management responsibility for all IT teams.
Provide proactive comprehensive solution orientated support to the Directors, Managers, and staff on all IT matters.
To be a decision maker providing strategic and professional leadership on all Group IT projects and development
Develop Group processes and standards for selection, implementation, and support of systems
Provide direction, guidance, and training to IT staff
Ensure data backups (local archiving and external archiving)
Manage Group IT licensing, all software’s must be genuine and declared to the different publishers.
Provide cost effective solution
To be responsible for the operational, strategic planning and provision of resource for the delivery of projects and support across the organization.
Delivery of projects, both technical and applications, on time and on budget in line with business requirements.
Ensure that user requirements are met and communication during the project journey has been open and realistic.
Negotiation of prices and achieving best values on IT purchases.
Manage tender processes in relation to IT hardware, networks and security, telephony, printer hardware and service together with software solutions. Oversee the implementation of these and ensure future needs are anticipated.
Oversee all IT related purchasing budget preparation and monitoring with support from Finance.
Keep pace with legislation to ensure compliance in all areas including Data Protection in liaison with the organization, and particularly with the dedicated Data Protection Officer for the Group
Analyze department needs, identify vulnerabilities, and boost productivity, efficiency, and accuracy to inform business decisions
Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups
Plan, organize and assign tasks to the MIS team to ensure smooth running of operations (Production follow-up, Hotline, Administration, Management)

Desired Skills and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science from a recognised University
Minimum of 10+ years of experience working in IT operations, supervising technology teams, and overseeing large information technology projects within an international organisation
Excellent understanding of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems, and telecommunications systems
 Background in software development, experience of managing technical and development teams.
ITIL foundations certified
Knowledge of change management processes
Strong knowledge in Microsoft Active Directory environment
Knowledge in network/telecom (Cisco certifications appreciated)
Knowledge in VMWare virtualization technology environment would be an added value

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit www.adexen.com.

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