Head of IT

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Employment: Full Time

• Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement an overarching IT strategy aligned with organizational goals.
• Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of IT professionals, overseeing recruitment, training, and performance evaluations.
• Infrastructure Management: Ensure the reliability, security, and scalability of IT systems, including networks, servers, and hardware.
• Cybersecurity: Implement and oversee robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard organizational information assets.
• Project Management: Oversee the planning, execution, and delivery of IT projects within established timelines and budgets.
• Vendor Management: Manage relationships with technology vendors, negotiate contracts, and evaluate vendor performance.
• Budgeting and Cost Control: Develop and manage the IT budget, ensuring cost-effective use of resources and alignment with organizational priorities.
• Compliance and Governance: Ensure IT operations comply with regulations and standards; establish and enforce IT policies and procedures.
• Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Drive innovation by identifying and implementing new technologies; foster a culture of continuous improvement.
• Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate with senior management and departments to understand technology needs and communicate IT strategies.
• Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Develop and maintain comprehensive plans for disaster recovery and business continuity.


Education and Experience:
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
• Proven experience of at least 8 years in IT leadership roles, with a track record of strategic planning and team management.

Technical Skills:
• Strong understanding of IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, and project management.
• Proficient in evaluating and implementing emerging technologies to drive innovation.

Leadership Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor a diverse IT team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
• Proven experience in strategic decision-making and aligning IT initiatives with organizational goals.

Communication Skills:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to convey complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
• Strong negotiation and vendor management skills.

Budgeting and Financial Acumen:
• Experience in developing and managing IT budgets, ensuring cost-effective resource utilization.
• Financial acumen to align IT expenditures with organizational priorities.

Compliance and Risk Management:
• In-depth knowledge of IT compliance, governance, and risk management.
• Experience implementing and enforcing IT policies and procedures to maintain regulatory compliance.

Project Management:
• Proven track record of successfully overseeing IT projects from initiation to completion, meeting timelines and budgets.

Innovative Thinking:
• Demonstrated ability to identify and implement new technologies to enhance business processes.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity:
• Experience in developing and maintaining comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity plans.
• Ability to ensure the organization's IT systems can recover effectively in the event of a disruption.

Strategic Vision:
• Ability to develop and execute a strategic vision for the IT department, aligning technology initiatives with overall business objectives.


TGC is an Executive search and human capital firm with our office based in Dubai, UAE. We focus on providing exceptional talent across a number of skilled experts to meet your professional and technical talent requirements throughout Middle East.

The competition for qualified senior management is severe and the best candidates are passive job seekers or are based outside the Middle East region. Our researchers have access worldwide, across industries and geographies. Our success is driven by our access, experience and judgment. We differentiate ourselves by our completion rates and the positive experiences clients and candidates have working with TGC.

We have an excellent understanding of the local market, with a combined experience of over 20 years of a highly skilled team,we provide organizations the highest talent to ease the recruitment process and create significant opportunities for individuals.

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