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IT / Project Manager (12 month contract)

Durban North (Ballito), KwaZulu Natal
Position: IT/ PROJECT MANAGER
Location: Isithebe / Ballito
Reporting to: Financial Manager
 
  • Strong emphasis will be placed over the 12 month period on project management of their MS Dynamics ERP implementation.
  • The IT/Project Manager is responsible for establishing the company’s IT technical vision and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development.
  • As manager of information communication technology, he/she plays an integral role in the company’s strategic direction, development and future growth.
  • Responsibilities include: leading the execution of technology strategy and technology platforms, partnerships and relationships.
 
Strategy
  • Provide the technical vision in an alignment with and to complement the business vision.
  • Align the local IT direction with that of the Group.
  • Advises all senior managers on business decisions that involve technology decisions.
  • Engage with senior management around innovations to build the company as a leader in integrated innovation management through the use of technology.
 
Monitor and assess new related technologies as they appear on the market
  • On-going proactive and planned research and development into technologies to support the company’s product and services.
  • Assess the merit of unsolicited proposals brought to the company for a technology perspective.
  • Provide support to departments around product and service technological innovation.
 
Information Technology
  • Initiate activities and policies that create useful technologies that server the users and accelerate their functions.
  • Direct and manage the computing and information technology strategic plans to accomplish corporate goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the computing and information technology infrastructure capabilities are responsive to the needs of the company’s growth and objectives.
  • Develop and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology.
  • Evaluate overall operations of computing and information technology functions and recommended enhancements.
  • Ensure the security of the information systems, databases, network communication lines and equipment.
  • Ensure that the ERP system meets the company’s requirements and have the knowledge to develop the system further.
 
Transformation
  • As IT manager, take responsibilities for shaping the company’s IT operations to realise the vision and strategic direction.
 
Project Management
  • Schedule and Programme work.
  • Deal with and manage Subcontractors.
  • Manage costs
  • Complete projects in time and on budget.
 
Contract Management
  • Ensure that all service delivery agreements are met.
  • Ensure that processes to ensure procurement are done correctly and on time.
  • Ensure contract implementation and performance reporting to management.
 
Supervision
  • Manage IT Technician
  • Conduct performance reviews respectively
  • Ensure time and attendance of the departments’ employees
  • Develop and implement optimal organisational structure within IT.
  • Identify training needs for staff in the department.
  • Inform direct reports of organisational development on a regular basis.
  • Manage IT deliverables.
 
Internal Key Relationships:
  • Managing Director
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • admin staff
 
External Key Relationships:
  • IT department
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Equivalent
Experience:
  • 5 years IT expereince
Skills:
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Analysis and problem solving
  • Strategic formulation and implementation
  • Influencing and collaborative skills
  • Effective verbal and written presentation
  • Data analysis
  • IT facilities / asset management
  • Change management
  • Project management
 
Attributes:
 
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Strategic thinking
  • Organising and prioritising
  • Decision making
  • Building a vision
  • Developing relationships
  • Networking and collaboration
  • An Activator
 
 
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge on hardware and software infrastructure
  • Knowledge in manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of general industry standards
 
 
 

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