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Information Technology Department Head (Saudi National)

Propel Consult

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP127-1921

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Report to: Chief Shared Services Officer

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Contribute to the formulation of the company Shared Services strategy
• Ensure alignment of IT Department’s efforts in implementing the company Shared Services strategy
• Monitor the development and implementation of the IT Department’s policies, procedures and processes
• Monitor performance of the IT Department against KPIs and objectives on a regular basis.
• Recommend improvements and efficiencies in line with the company corporate priorities
• Develop and monitor the annual budget of the IT Department
• Oversee and guide the Information Technology team to ensure that the company functions and airports/SBUs are provided with an efficient and integrated IT system
• Ensure collaboration between IT and concerned stakeholders to understand business requirements of the company various functions and stations, and determine technology needs
• Lead the development and implementation of Information Technology security approaches and plans as well as disaster readiness and recovery plans
• Lead the development, operation, and maintenance of reliable Information Technology infrastructure to meet business needs
• Oversee the effective storage, security and confidentiality of data
• Lead the development, implementation and maintenance of technology solutions for the company HQ and airports/SBUs that are capable of being integrated with existing IT infrastructure
• Oversee the effective and efficient implementation of IT Projects across HQ and airports/SBUs along with proper change management
• Oversee the collaboration with internal stakeholders and third party providers to establish Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that will support business objectives; monitor adherence to SLAs on a regular basis
• Oversee the timely and efficient provision of technology support to all users in HQ and stations
• Provide technical advice to Procurement Department during the development and execution of IT-related contracts
• Monitor the effective and efficient collaboration between HQ and airports/SBUs
• Provide professional development support and perform periodic performance reviews for direct subordinates based on the company Performance Management System
• Develop workforce plans and succession plans for key positions in the IT Department
• Work to provide employees within the IT Department with the required competencies through appropriate and blended learning
• Recruit talent within the IT Department


Qualification & Experience:
• Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
• MBA or Master's in a relevant field is a plus
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience and at least 5 years of experience in a managerial role
• Good Communication Skills
• Fluency in English & Arabic
• Saudi Nationals

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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Department Head salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 33,000

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