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IT Manager

Equinox

Qatar

Ref: KP814-41

Job description / Role

POSITION OBJECTIVES
Responsible for the installation, management and maintenance of the company’s IT hardware, software, resources and networks; provides training and consultation, and recommendations about future planning and development of IT resources. Provides these services in an effective and cost efficient manner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages IT and computer systems
• Plans, organizes, directs, controls and evaluates the operations of information systems and electronic data processing (EDP)
• Develops and implements policies and procedures for electronic data processing and computer systems operations and development
• Meets with Line Managers to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines
• Recommends contractors to design, develop, implement, operate and administer computer and telecommunications software, networks and information systems
• Manages IT budgets and expenditures

ERP Implementation Project
• Plan, initiate, and manage ERP Software implementation project for the company;
• Lead and guide the work of technical staff members;
• Serve as a liaison between business and technical aspects of the project;
• Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage;
• Monitors progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met; Initiates, reviews and approves project plans;
• Performs risk assessments to develop response strategies;
• Develops implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI);
• Delivers progress reports to management and other stakeholders including issue/action item logs, project status and risks;
• Develops and advocates best practices and tools for project execution and management;
• Builds, develops and grows any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

Ensures technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software troubleshoot hardware, software and network operating system
• Will adapt with all hardware and software and network operating system
• Provides orientation to new users of existing technology
• Trains staff about potential uses of existing and new technology
• Provides individual training and support on request
• Provides recommendations about accessing information and support
• Maintains current and accurate inventory of technology hardware, software and resources

Manages and performs other related duties as required

Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Skills and Experience
• Must have minimum of 7 years relevant and hands-on work experience in all facets of IT management and services
• Hardware and software systems and programs
• IT networks, network administration and network installation
• ERP software implementation/ project management experience, preferably in the retail industry
• Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security
• Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc
• Experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools
• Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
• Troubleshooting
• E-mail and internet programs
• Management, supervisory & team building skills
• Decision making skills, analytical and problem solving skills
• Effective verbal, written, presentation ,listening communications skills
• Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized accounting, spreadsheet, word-processing, graphics, and website development programs at a highly proficient level
• Stress & time management skills

Attributes
• Maintain standards of conduct
• Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
• Flexible
• Demonstrate sound work ethics
• Be consistent and fair
• Trustworthy with confidential and sensitive company information

Education background
• Must be a graduate of Information Technology or relevant computer related courses

Trainings and Certifications
• IT Trainings and Certifications

ACCOUNTABILITY
• Day to day operations of IT services
• Systems,data and network security

About the Company

Equinox was founded by Sheikh Hassan Bin Sultan Al Thani in 1993 who holds the position of the CEO until today, overseeing the company's strategic direction and development. Originally established with the primary focus of fulfilling opportunities in the burgeoning Qatar real estate market, the company's business streams have multiplied as diversification within the company's portfolio kept pace with the increasing opportunities in the region. Today Equinox has grown to include activities within real estate development and investment, retail, business to business (B2B) as well as local partnership and representation.

The real estate portfolio includes shopping malls, residential compounds, commercial and industrial developments. The retail section covers the major categories such as fashion, home interiors, beauty, accessories, jewellery and toys. B2B section includes contracting, project work and product distribution. As for the local partnership and representation section, it entails alignments with world leading logistics organisations. Spanning Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and America, Equinox portfolio of brands and business partners is truly global.

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IT Manager salaries in Qatar

Average monthly compensation
QAR 20,000

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