Job summary

Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Career Level:
Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time

ICT Executive – AA/EE (Cape Town)(Ref 117)

About this job

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.  Overview: Your primary purpose will be to drive the technological change and advancement of the Company in order to provide a differentiating, robust and sustainable platform for business growth and transformation whilst mitigating any associated risks. Reporting to the Group CEO you will be responsible for the following teams: Infrastructure; Service Delivery/Service Desk/IT Support; IT Risk, Security and Governance; Software Development and Architecture; Testing and IT Projects. There is a staff compliment of 40 and a comprehensive vendor model in place for IT outsourcing

·         Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:

·         Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or higher

·         10 years’ senior management experience within an ICT position within Financial Services/ Retail Environment

·         Experience in developing and operationalising strategies

·         Experience in managing outsourced providers

·         Expert understanding of systems in Retail and/or Consumer Finance

·         Strong understanding of technology and future trends

·         Business acumen

·         Strong leader

·         Numeric and analytical skills

·         Strong understanding of the systems development life cycle

·         Good understanding of the product life cycle

·         Systems thinking

·         Innovation and solutions focus

·         Clarity and simplicity of communication

·         Strong presentation skills (written, verbal and presentation-related)

·         Articulate, rational, coherent and persuasive

·         Disciplined, business focused delivery and impact-astute

·         Effective relationship management and collaboration skills



Key Responsibilities:

·         Accountable for the overall performance of all spheres of the IT business area and to ensure they are aligned to changing and growing business needs

·         Ensure the integrity of the IT security infrastructure and the stability of the systems environment

·         Govern the technology roadmap and principles to guide future choices that are required with regards to technological developments, innovations and advances in best practices

·         Ensure any new systems are delivered in line with Group governance standards, expectations and needs

·         Manage and oversee outsourced partners/vendors and ensure service levels are met

·         Overall accountability for the compliance and risk management of the areas of responsibility

·         Effective budget management

·         Provide thought leadership and best practice to ensure competitive advantage

·         Develop and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to enable the company to meet its strategic objectives

·         Effective integration with group teams and delivery of group requirements

·         Lead direct reports and their teams to ensure optimal performance, engagement and succession

Job keywords/tags:  Appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or higher , 10 years’ senior management experience within an ICT position
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