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ABSA South Africa: Manager Systems (Retail) Card

Posted on :

27 May, 2010

Category :

Banking Jobs in South Africa, Retail Jobs in South Africa

Absa Group Limited is one of South Africa’s largest financial services organisations, serving personal, commercial and corporate customers in South Africa. ABSA South Africa recruits: Manager Systems (Retail) Card (Job Grade PP)

Job Description:
PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Manage the portfolio of IT systems and applications to ensure that changes and improvements are maintained and meet the requirements of the business unit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

? Define and maintain a comprehensive view of the IT systems landscape for business unit.
? Manage and lead a team of Systems Custodians and Test Managers as required to enhance and maintain the IT systems.
? Liaise with the business unit?s leadership to analyse the upcoming projects related to IT requirements and manage the implementation of all new requirements.
? Establish and maintain a relationship with all IT system vendors, including Absa Group IT.
? Ensure that Service Level Agreements are in place and maintained for all IT systems required by the business unit.
? Provide inputs into the budgeting process in terms of IT demands.
? Manage all small enhancements to existing IT systems.
? Provide regular health status reports to business and other stakeholders on the status of the business unit?s IT systems.
? Provide IT system inputs to projects and initiatives as required.
? Keep abreast of industry trends and Absa Group processes and governance regarding systems and advise business accordingly.

COMPETENCIES

? Analysing
? Leading and Supervising
? Persuading and Influencing
? Presenting and Communicating Information
? Applying Expertise and Technology
? Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

? Minimum Matric or NQF Equivalent is essential
? At least a 3 year Degree (Information Sciences) or Diploma in IT or relevant NQF Level 6 qualification
? Extensive Knowledge of the IT Lifecycle Principals and methodology
? Extensive knowledge of the Business Requirements documentation process.
? Extensive knowledge of the Business Systems Specifications Documents process
? 5 years experience in managing IT systems from a business point of view
? No Criminal Record

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

? 10 years experience in managing IT systems
? 5 years Testing experience
? 3 years Business Analyst experience
? Good understanding of Project Management disciplines
? Preference will be given to South African Citizens and Permanent residents of South Africa in possession of proof of permanent resident status

GENERAL

? The appointment will be made in line with the Divisional Employment equity strategy

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability

assist in the development of project and system proposals
analyse user requests and administrative activities to determine scope of operational and informational needs
develop project and system proposals
prepare system level specifications and assist in development of project timetables
? Manage and lead a team of Systems Custodians and Test Managers as required to enhance and maintain the IT systems
? Define and maintain a comprehensive view of the IT systems landscape for the business unit
? Establish and maintain a relationship with all IT system vendors, including Absa Group IT
? Liaise with the business unit?s leadership to analyse the upcoming projects related to IT requirements and manage the implementation of all new requ
? Provide inputs into the budgeting process in terms of IT demands
? Ensure that Service Level Agreements are in place and maintained for all IT systems required by the business unit
Experience

analysing user requests and administrative activities to determine scope of operational and informational needs
conducting system level testing and assist end-users with acceptance level testing
managing system level testing and assist end-users with acceptance level testing
reviewing and updating user guides and training materials
Knowledge

Banking systems
Business Analysis
At Absa, we are committed to creating a workplace which provides an opportunity for all employees and potential employees to fully optimise their potential by working for an Employer of Choice. Absa is continually searching for talented individuals to join our team and would like to invite you to apply for vacancies listed on our site that match your skills, qualifications and ambitions.

Apply online before 31/05/2010.
Please note that Recruiters may delete or expire jobs at any time.

Apply directly to ABSA South Africa

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