Our Client, a National Group leader in the Agribusiness sector, based in Ladybrand, Free State is seeking to URGENTLY appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Manager : Information Technology.
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE :
The management of IT projects as well as the maintenance, development and implementation of software and IT systems for the Group.
MINIMUM COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS :
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or similar tertiary qualification.
At least 10 years experience in the development, maintenance and implementation of software and IT systems.
At least 5 years managerial experience, especially in the management of IT projects with the aim of successful and timeous implementation.
Exceptional communication and language skills in Afrikaans and English.
Exceptional software development skills.
Software development skills in COBOL, RPG and the IBM-i operating system will be an advantage.
Previous experience in an agricultural environment recommended.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and manage a team and function within a team.
Excellent organisational and project management skills.
KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Coordination and management of IT projects, especially the productivity and the efficient utilisation of IT Programmers.
Testing and implementing of software and databases via an electronic implementation control system.
The development and maintenance of software and IT systems.
The maintenance of system standards.
Internal and external liaison.
Provide training and support to users on current and new software and IT systems.
Providing business related services to management and the Group.