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Senior IT Manager - Insurance Company

GlobNet

Oman

Ref: GP040-267

Job description / Role

• Formulate and implement IT Strategy and Policy for the Company to support realization of the goals and Business Plans by optimal leveraging of technology
• Recommend the IT infrastructure and office technology including Hardware, Software, office equipment, network, remote location connectivity
• Set standards and parameters for choice of applications, assess alternatives and recommend optimal solutions
• Responsible for advising and implementing security controls
• Ensure efficient and uninterrupted functioning of IT systems and minimize downtime
• Enhance IT literacy and efficiency of Users through User orientation and training programs
• Establish a strong panel of vendors and effectively manage vendor relationships
• Direct the activities of the IT department
• Direct projects to ensure on-time completion and delivery to users
• Drive business efficiency and growth through technology
• Enhance visibility for Vision through impactful IT initiatives
• Manage connectivity with external systems of insurance sector or regulator such as Royal Oman Police servers

Principal Challenges:
• Changing technology environment
• Tactfully manage projects and project participants to ensure completion of projects on schedule
• Responding at speed to User demands and calls for trouble shoot up, modifications and enhancements to applications
• Ensuring security of data from virus and hacking
• Manage IT resource allocation in response to user requests

Requirements

Minimum Academic/Professional Qualification:
• Degree in Engineering from a 4-year program majoring in Computers, Electronics or higher equivalent from a University of high repute
• Accredited professional IT qualification

Minimum Work Experience:
• 15 years in IT functions in insurance company or as provider of IT solutions with minimum 4 years in lead position in IT

Skills, attributes and Competencies required:
• Pleasant yet Strong personality with strong project management skills and ability to interact with users with empathy, firmness and tact
• Knowledge and hands on experience in Application development
• Diplomacy and ability to resolve contentious issues
• Creative and innovative
• Strong team management skills
• Sensitive to commitments provided
• Strong negotiation skills
• Sound knowledge and understanding of insurance functions, products and work flow
• Ability to respond to dynamic issues effectively with discretion and diplomacy, achieve quick resolution and disposition of issues and tasks
• Decision making\ Analytical thinking
• Vendor management

Role Size & Scope:
• Team of 5
• Leading IT department for company covering operating system, network, data center and database applications

About the Company

Globnet is a respected privately owned management consultancy that has been operating in Oman for several years and has built a strong network of contacts in the country at various levels in the public services sector.

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