Group Information Systems Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) - Our client, a leading manufacturing company in West Africa, rapidly expanding to sub-saharan Africa, is recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Group Information Systems ManagerReference Number: 130-PEO00892Location: NigeriaDepartment: People & Change NigeriaJob type: PermanentRoles & ResponsibilitiesThis role ensures the effective acquisition, deployment and management of IT resources, and the delivery of high quality IT services.Prepares strategic and operational plans for IT to ensure that all necessary ICT tools, processes and systems are in place to meet operational requirements and changing technological advancementsDrives the implementation of IT strategy and policies that are in line with the company’s strategic plan and objectivesOversees the delivery of uniform, seamless IT services to meet operational requirements and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)Ensures uniformity in the availability, optimal use and functionality of IT Infrastructure including Applications/Software, Hardware, Networks, Data Centre, and related equipmentDrives and directs the implementation and maintenance of technology infrastructure in line with the company’s strategy and mandateOversees special IT projects relating to Applications and Infrastructures including planning, scheduling, managing and reportingPlans, develops, supervises and implements application / software projectsDetermines requirements definition, vendor selection, validation, and ongoing maintenance activitiesEnsures cost efficiency of the IT infrastructure (i.e. Applications/Software, Hardware, Networks, Data Centre, and related equipment)Directs and oversees usability tests on new software applicationsReviews performance of applications to ensure capacity to support changing demandsOversees the Service Management, selection and management of outsourced technical vendors who will help implement various solutionsEnsures that technology standards and best practices are maintainedCollaborates with the appropriate departments, to assess and recommend technologies that will support achievement of strategic objectives and mandatesProvides strategic advice on methods, tools and procedures for data integrity assuranceEvaluates operational risks associated with critical IT operations and develops strategies for minimising or eliminating the occurrence of such risksManages and provides oversight for the implementation of company-wide IT security strategy and disaster recovery plan that minimizes the risk of data loss and breach of privacy of informationDirects the development and execution of disaster recovery and business continuity plansPrepares the annual IT budget in a timely manner. Monitors implementation to minimise deviations and ensures adequate return on IT investmentsDevelops and manages the planning and budgeting for IT services to ensure that resources are used to provide best in class IT services that are in line with the organisation’s strategyMonitors and evaluates the performance of the IT Division to ensure high quality service deliveryManages and oversees IT Department’s performance through supervision of team performance; Provides constructive feedback to employees to assist with developmentProvides strong direction and leadership, ensuring clear strategic objectives are in place to guide the work of the DepartmentDeals with performance issues, disciplines as necessary and addresses poor standards, ensuring division targets are achieved and customer satisfaction is not compromisedSupports the implementation and facilitation of IT workshops and training coursesAllocates IT resources as needed, taking into consideration operational necessities, demand and supply of IT resourcesOversees the timely preparation of accurate IT reports including Disaster Recovery reports, Applications reports, Incidents reports, IT project status reports, monthly departmental reports, etc. 

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