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IT Director

Saudi Arabia

Job ID SNS-0109

Posted On
01-Mar-2017
(1915 days ago)

Job type
Permanent

Sector
Public Sector

  • Contribute as a member of the senior management team to the overall management and direction of the company, to ensure that clear short, medium and longer term goals and objectives are established, communicated and achieved to optimize business results and returns to shareholders.
  • Develop and gain agreement to the strategy for the IT function in the context of the overall business strategy, communicate and oversee implementation of this to ensure strategic alignment of the function with the business.
  • Direct the development and oversee the implementation of operational policies covering all areas IT so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service to customers.
  • Provide service to individual functions/departments/ Operating units within the organization on their IT needs & periodically follow up on the status of their IT projects implementation to enable their timely implementation.
  • Lead the provision of organizational IT support to the ERP systems in order to help centralize the financial systems across the organisation and to enhance transparency & efficiency across.
  • Manage the IT Infrastructure (Communications / Internet connectivity / e-mail system / Video Conference / Audio Conference / Wireless connectivity / Access Control system / Telephone system) and IT System (Hardware and Software (Applications)) to maintain maximum up-time possible.
  • Support purchased and internally developed applications in order to ensure that the business needs are duly met and are well supported by IT support.
  • Manage the warehouse management system to minimize downtime and ensure that inventory is well managed and costs are kept at minimum.
  • Co-source with external vendors / IT support services where required to ensure that IT procedures follow best practices and for the purpose of providing optimal IT solutions to the organization at a reasonable overall cost.
  • Lead and direct the management of change through continuous improvement of IT systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international best practice’, changes in international standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans.
  • Direct the recruitment and development of senior functional staff and motivate personnel to ensure that all functions are staffed with individuals of the required calibre, and that there is adequate succession planning and provision for future demands.