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4 Dec 2018

Full-Time Head, Information Technology at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Posted by Agolo Anywhere

Head, Information Technology at PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)

Job Description

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Our client is a foremost diversified Company, operating in the Food and Beverage, Logistics and Real Estate industry. The organisation has been a leading participant in the Nigerian economy. The company is a Holding Company with a number of subsidiary, sub-subsidiary and Joint Venture Companies. It is also involved in some strong regional and international partnerships in a bid to enhance sustainable growth.

Head, Information Technology

Reference Number: 130-PEO00922
Location: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • The purpose of the role is to help drive business performance by leveraging technology as a competitive advantage and looking for ways to utilise technological advancements to connect with our customers/consumers, develop new business models, automate processes, leverage data to provide insights, and reduce costs.
  • This role needs to be a trusted advisor to the management team.
  • Additionally, this role will champion and lead new agile ways of working across the entire business unit IT landscape.
  • A critical component of the role will be to attract and develop the digital talent needed to drive the organisation forward.

Other responsibilities are as follows:

  • Shape and drive how technology can enable the strategic priorities of UAC businesses.
  • Demonstrated ability and proven experience to lead digital initiatives and ways of working.
  • Manage the matrix of resources across the team, including virtual project teams, and 3rd party service providers.
  • Be a master communicator. Ensuring that business leaders are well informed about how IT can drive their business, any major risk areas, implementation plans, financial impacts etc.
  • Drive the adoption of global solutions into the Market, providing relevant feedback to Platform teams to ensure Fit for Purpose solutions
  • Ensure that optimal risk profile of projects and programmes based on business needs.
  • Manage new demand for change across the UAC businesses.
  • Ensure effective decommissioning and lifecycle management of all local and Business Managed Applications, ensuring the applications are maintained in a supported state.
  • Attract and develop talent across IT team to be able to work in an agile, collaborative and digital way.
  • Be an active team player across the IT leadership team driving common ways of working and leveraging on group resources.
  • Financial stewardship and management of the Group’s IT budget.
  • Coordinates the acceptance, approval and prioritization of development project requests as well as existing system change requirements.
  • Formulates and deploys short and long-term strategic direction and roadmap for SAP application systems.
  • Develops information technology business plan, effectively manage the operational budget with cost prudence.

Requirements, Qualification & Experience
Qualification:

  • An advanced degree in Information Technology or relevant Master’s degree an added advantage
  • HND or BSc. in Computer Science/System/Electrical/Electronic Engineering/Applied Physics or related discipline, and relevant professional qualifications e.g. ITIL, CCNP, MCP, PMP or CCNA

Experience:

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Information Technology, of which ten (10) years must be in a senior management role
  • Experience in the FMCG Industry an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Knowledge of information Technology disciplines, including large-scale project management, development, software acquisition, computing, contract management, and asset management

Knowledge Requirements:

  • A track record of introducing new business models, concepts and technology to drive business performance
  • General management skills – ideally cross functionality (Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing & Sales, R&D, Infrastructure, Information Security, Data and Analytics)
  • A demonstrated ability to manage complex, multi-project / programme and stakeholders across a large organization
  • Strong financial management and stewardship
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a high performing team to deliver value using agile methodology.
  • Ability to determine sourcing strategy (Insource vs Outsource) and manage vendor relationships
  • Strong external network which can be used to accelerate initiatives within the organisation.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) career website on ww2.pwc.co.za to apply

Job Categories: ICT. Job Types: Full-Time.

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