Posted on :
8 Mar, 2023
8 Mar, 2023
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Recruiting for a highly experienced Head of IT: Financial Services with extensive experience
Lead and manage all aspects of people, process and technology for information systems within Group I.T. that pertain to the successful running of the Financial Services business. The position involves, but is not limited to, stakeholder and business partner management to ensure the delivery of key strategic business and Group I.T initiatives while maintaining system stability and integrity and the effective management of their respective software development teams.
Job Title: Head of IT: Financial Services
Duties & Responsibilities:
Build and manage effective / productive relationships with all relevant stakeholders to ensure necessary guidance is given to deliver appropriate solutions. Report directly to the CIO while also managing business deliverables that come from the CEO of Financial Services and the respective Heads of the Financial Services business. Represent the business vertical and its I.T. interests from a information system implementation and system support perspective.
Create and deliver the functional business unit strategy and operations to ensure the alignment with the overall business strategy in order to support the execution and delivery of the Financial Services goals. Oversee the application portfolio within the business vertical from both a delivery, enhancement and support perspective while continuously driving digital transformation. Deliver agreed strategic GIT initiatives and measure and review the operational duties and ensure continuous performance within
areas of responsibility.
IT Vision and Strategy:
In collaboration with their respective business stakeholder in Financial Services and the CIO, develop the GIT key strategic enablers, designing the workflow and business processes that allow new applications, products, and services to be rolled out quickly while ensuring that legacy applications and IT operations are maintained at optimal levels.
Leadership and Direction:
To effectively drive communication of the GIT strategic vision and mission to all within their respective teams; explain the relationship to the broader organisation’s mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals. Direct the work of a team responsible for support and modernization of the core line of business and digital
Improvement / Innovation:
Take responsibility for developing and delivering continuous IT improvements in the pursuit of constant innovation that supports the specific business units overall strategy. To drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation through inspirational leadership.
Manage and report on the performance of the function / business area; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of annual business objectives.
Organisational Capability Building:
Evaluate the capabilities of staff within the department to identify gaps and prioritise development activities. Implement the organisation’s formal development frameworks within the area of responsibility. Coach and mentor others to support the development of the organisation’s talent pool.
Ensure that business activities within the area of responsibility comply with relevant external regulatory and/or voluntary codes and with internal policies and procedures to minimize business risk and to protect the reputation of the organisation.
Budgeting & Costing:
Take responsibility for setting and managing area budgets so they align with
Provide specialist guidance with regards to IT to senior business managers at the business unit or regional level to enable the
implementation of policy, projects, and change initiatives.
Personal Capability Building:
Develop own capabilities by participating in assessment and development planning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain or maintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improve performance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an in-depth understanding of technology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoing education, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
Desired Experience & Qualification:
Grade 12/ SAQA Accredited Equivalent (Essential); Recognised degree/ diploma in BSC in Computer Science/BCom in Information Management/
BTech (Advantageous); Relevant Agile software development principles certification (Advantageous)
10 or more years experience within the
IT industry (Essential); Experience in application Development and DevSecOps support (Essential);
Experience in a Multiplatform environment (Advantageous); Financial Services experience (Advantageous); Relevant exposure to multiple
development languages and best practice implementations (RPG, C# .Net framework, MEAN Stack) (Advantageous)
5 to 8 years experience in planning, managing and organising resources within short / medium timescales (Essential); Proven success managing a team of IT professionals in a fast paced, demanding environment (Essential)