IT Manager (Software and Infrastructure)
Datafin Recruitment
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
4d ago
source : Careers24

ENVIRONMENT : A Specialist IT Service Provider seeks a strong self-driven and proactive IT orientated business leader to be its next IT Manager whose core role will be to manage a complex full-service information technology business that serves a set of related companies in the Automotive Manufacturing industry.

You will be responsible for ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly and the timeous execution of large IT projects while finding the best-fit tools to increase productivity across the Group.

The successful candidate will require a Technology / Business Management focused Bachelors Degree with 10-15 years suitable work experience including have run medium to large IT teams, preferably knowledge of ERP systems, Business Management and P&L experience and a deep understanding of hardware, software, coding, data and network complexities.

Duties :

  • Form a comprehensive view of all technology requirements across the Group.* Develop a consolidated technology roadmap for all companies in the Group.
  • Build and implement a vendor selection methodology for outside technology providers.* Implement a sound project management methodology that ensures delivery.
  • Develop and roll out a comprehensive security plan and standards across all companies.* Grow existing talent in the team and continually drive to add exceptional A-players to the team.
  • Research and understand the current group technology landscape.* With consideration to maintaining operations, seek out, propose, and motivate a set of optimized solutions that will assist teams in performing to their best.
  • Make build / buy decisions with proper consideration of all relevant risks and manage the team to follow through on implementation.
  • Research vendors to obtain the best possible product fit and build a top-class vendor and project selection methodology.
  • Develop and maintain effective vendor relations and be on the cutting edge of new developments in the field.* Coordinate corrective actions with both internal and external customers as required.
  • Manage talent within the team.* Ensure regulatory compliance on all IT related matters.* Manage the business in a financially responsible manner to ensure profitability.
  • Requirements :

  • Essential Bachelors Degree required, preferred technology or business management focus.* You must have managed a team of at least 10-20 people.
  • After one year in Cape Town, the role will move to the USA permanently so there needs to be a willingness to immigrate to the USA.
  • Experience in either of the following industries : Manufacturing, Automotive, Logistics or Production.*Additional 10 15 Years relevant experience.
  • Proven experience of running medium to large IT teams.* Deep understanding of hardware, software, coding, data and network complexities.
  • Some knowledge of ERP systems is preferred.* Strong analytical, planning and organisational skills.* Strong interpersonal and communications skills (oral & written).
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently under pressure and react quickly to changing priorities.* Prior Business Management and P&L experience.
  • Coming from an Engineering background would be beneficial.ATTRIBUTES : * *Problem Solving Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner;
  • Gathers and analyses information skilfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations;
  • Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.* *Technical Skills - *Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities;
  • Strives to build knowledge and skills continuously; Shares expertise with others.* *Teamwork Balances team and individual responsibilities;
  • Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit;
  • Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

  • Planning / Organising Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives;
  • Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.* *Dependability Follows instructions, responds to management direction;
  • Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

  • While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.
  • COMMENTS : When applying for jobs, ensure that you have the minimum job requirements. *Only*SA Citizens will be considered for this role.
  • If you are not in the mentioned location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all applications for jobs and correspondence.

    Please e-mail a word copy of your CV to bev () and mention the reference numbers of the jobs. We have a list of jobs on http : / / www. (). Datafin IT Recruitment - Cape Town Jobs.

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