With their head office in Paarl and subsidiaries based in Johannesburg, Freestate and Western Cape, the group has 800 employees across 6 business units.
They operate across the entire supply chain, from field to fork.
Translating the overall vision of the group into a strategic and tactical plan for the IT
Determine milestones and roadmap for the IT strategy that fits the group
Identify and evaluating IT opportunities across the group
Manage project portfolio with deadlines and priority setting with the Steering Committee.
Decisions on insourcing / outsourcing and hosting
Determine suitable metrics to assess progress and regular update to business units management / the groups Board
Position IT within the different business units as a business partner and transformation driver
Create data-driven tools to make decisions
Digitize workflows where possible / process thinking
Support all functional divisions : operations, QC, Logistics, Finance, Sales, Purchasing, HR
Manage, inspire and expand the groups IT & Digital team : Can do approach!
Design, implementation + support
Interdepartmental team with champions in each of the business units
Set out infrastructure and IT architecture requirements for the group
IT hardware decisions
Applications (MS Navision, Datagear)
Storage / data-warehousing
Integration Data base
Reporting / Rendering (Power BI / Jet)
IT budgeting across each business unitt / monthly Management Accounts
Medium and Long term IT strategy
Manage external service providers (Ravenscroft / Dipar / Linc etc), set parameters
Energize and lead the ICT Group Steering Committee
Report directly to Group MD