Head of IT

Propel Consult

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Posted
Ref: LP127-1907

Job description / Role

Company
• Established in 1979 with head office in Riyadh, our client is one of the leading international corporations operating in the field of manufacturing/retailing. The company employs more than 9000 workers in more than 10 countries.
• They are currently hiring Head of IT to be based in Riyadh

Duties & Responsibilities
• Overseeing all technology operations and evaluating them according to established goals
• Devising and establishing IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
• Analyzing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
• Purchase efficient and cost effective technological equipment and software
• Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
• Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management
• Coordinate IT managers and supervise computer scientists, technicians and other professionals to provide guidance
• Control budget and report on expenditure
• Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts

Qualifications & Experience
• Proven experience as IT director or similar role
• Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
• Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
• Experience in controlling information technology budget
• Based in Saudi with transferable Iqama Company
• Established in 1979 with head office in Riyadh, our client is one of the leading international corporations operating in the field of manufacturing/retailing. The company employs more than 9000 workers in more than 10 countries.
• They are currently hiring Head of IT to be based in Riyadh

Duties & Responsibilities
• Overseeing all technology operations and evaluating them according to established goals
• Devising and establishing IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
• Analyzing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
• Purchase efficient and cost effective technological equipment and software
• Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
• Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management
• Coordinate IT managers and supervise computer scientists, technicians and other professionals to provide guidance
• Control budget and report on expenditure
• Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts

Requirements

Qualifications & Experience
• Proven experience as IT director or similar role
• Oracle expert preferably worked with Oracle for a while as application Manager or equivalent.
• Holding a proven successful records in Oracle implementation.
• Good experience in distribution business, direct sales in specific not retail outlets.
• Good Experience in Sales automation and Hand Held systems integration with oracle.
• Awareness of technology management, environment creation, data base administration, network maintenance and hardware budget management.
• Good experience in Sales orders processing and presales application on systems starting with order taking and ending with cash collection.
• Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
• Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
• Experience in controlling information technology budget
• Based in Saudi with transferable Iqama

About the Company

Propel Consult delivers a service in step with the needs of both our client companies and candidates. Our ability to add value to all levels of recruitment stems from our wholehearted belief in providing a professional service to both parties. We have built relationships with many leading indigenous and mulitnational organisations throughout the Middle East and internationally in countries such as UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt and many more. Concentrating our resources has created 5 distinct specialist divisions:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Construction
  • Architecture & Engineering

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