Head of IT Strategy & Transformation
Head-IT Strategy & Transformation is responsible for developing the Group IT Strategy, implementing IT strategic initiatives, leading complex or high profile projects and leading the transformation of the IT organization into a standards compliant, process oriented high performance organization. The role includes the responsibility for rationalizing cost, streamlining operations and improving the operational efficiency of the IT Department . The role is also responsible to keep the team appraised of IT emerging trends and to ensure IT solutions are aligned to the needs of the bank
Supports the Chief Information Officer in the development and implementation of the Groups IT strategic plans based on the needs and ambitions of the company; ensure that the IT capabilities are responsive to the needs of the company’s growth objectives.
Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, aligned to the architecture and systems platform strategy and introduced within the bank.
Assess the effectiveness of governance, communications, policy and procedure, planning and budgeting, project prioritization, and project management related to administrative, academic, and research systems.
Implement “Best In Class” Project Management methodology, project portfolio management and demand management.
Implement IT processes and management models according to ITIL.
Structure, streamline and implement the business engagement model.
Set up and manage the effective governance required to drive both decision making and business alignment.
Design and manage the implementation of an effective and efficient IT performance management.
Manage the IT project portfolio and demand pipeline on an ongoing basis
A university degree related to Information Technology . A master’s degree in a business systems related subject area would be desirable.
An additional degree in Business administration or finance would be highly desirable
ITIL, COBIT, CGEIT or a similar qualification associated with IT strategy, governance and service in the corporate environment,
A qualification in a leading project management methodology (e.g. PMI or PRINCE2)
At least 10 - 15 years in an IT banking background, with at least 5 years in a managerial capacity as well as experience in a consulting capacity
Experience in managing application systems, technical systems and networks.
Strong experience in IT project delivery, IT process implementation and IT process management.
Very good knowledge of written and spoken English
Excellent person to person communication skills
People Management; demonstrating ability to manage, motivate and drive project teams
Stakeholder engagement upstream, downstream and lateral
Experience of implementing strategy and a continuous improvement environment.
Experienced in the implementation of ITIL and PMI processes and operating models
Ability to think structurally, strategically and act in the detail with a ‘can do’ approach
Solid understanding of project management principles (e.g., proposal and business case development; scope, project estimating and scheduling, risk, budget and issues management) and experienced in the implementation and execution of project methodology, portfolio management, demand- and pipeline management in an enterprise
About the Company
About the Company
TAAHEED deliver pioneering recruitment solutions and consultancy services to MENA organizations that believe human capital is the major driver in building a ‘best-in-class’ team or company.
TAAHEED offer Search & Selection, Project & Managed Service solutions across key practices, including;
• Construction & Development
• Banking & Financial Services
• IT & Telecommunications
• Engineering & Industry
• Shared Services (HR/Legal/Accountancy/Professional Support)
• Higher Education Recruitment / University (Faculty Staff)
• Media, Advertising,
• Marketing, PR & Communications
• Public Sector
TAAHEED also are the regions number one contributor to Emiratization initiatives.