Head, Information Technology Job By iRecruiters Africa

Head, Information Technology

iRecruiters Africa

Head, Information Technology Job Vacancy By iRecruiters Africa

A Head, Information Technology Job Vacancy is currently available by iRecruiters Africa. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

iRecruiters Africa is digitally-native recruitment and business support agency that helps individuals and businesses achieve and become more.


About Company:

Our client is a renowned International retail shop dealer of a variety of food products, household goods and small appliances at a discounted rate.

Job Summary:

The primary objective of the Head of Information Technology’s role will be to leverage technology to generate value and maintain a competitive advantage for the organization through the effective management of the organizations’ information technology (IT) operations and efficient technical support.

Head, Information Technology Responsibilities:

  •  Lead development and implementation processes for the organizations’ information technology systems and department
  • Develop and implement business continuity protocols to minimize disruption to business operations in the event of emergencies or data loss
  • Establish efficiency and efficacy standards, providing recommendations for improvement of IT Infrastructure
  • Analyze IT infrastructure and systems performance to assess operating costs, productivity levels, upgrade requirements and other metrics and needs
  • Oversee security of systems, networks as well as enterprise information and design strategic solutions for vulnerabilities
  • Facilitate IT security audits and investigations
  • Develop and introduce processes, procedures and systems, to ensure the cyber security and confidentiality of all company data and provide protection against internal and external threats
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external IT vendors and service providers
  • Coordinate multi-site IT systems via enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Manage and optimize infrastructure assets to satisfy internal financial targets
  • Devise and establish IT policies, standards and systems
  • Active involvement in the hiring process and training of IT staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology + Master’s degree or MBA
  • Relevant Professional certifications will be an added advantage
  • At least 10 years experience managing an IT department
  • Experience in a retail or FMCG environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the latest technology for IT systems and management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite or any related software
  • Excellent leadership, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills required to study problems and see projects through to completion
  • Proficiency in forecasting, budgeting and ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to establish credibility at all levels, inside and outside the organization.
  • Experience managing and working with cloud-based systems
  • Experience managing a team of IT professionals
  • Project and programme management development skill and experience
  • IT Service delivery management
  • Thorough understanding of IT and practical applications to support the company’s goals
Ranges between 12 million – 15million Annual gross

How To Apply For Head, Information Technology Job

  • Hit the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below.
  • Follow the displayed link to proceed to the iRecruiters Africa recruitment portal.
  • Hit the ‘APPLY NOW’ button and complete the online application form.
  • Submit your application.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the next process.
  • The application deadline was not specified.

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