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Group IT Manager

Ghobash Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP773-232

Job description / Role

Job Purpose
• Develop an IT vision, strategy, and a roadmap, and lead the effective execution of the initiatives in alliance with the relevant stakeholders and implement the same.
• Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that current and planned technical architecture, investments and solutions are aligned with company business objectives and optimally utilized.
• To provide excellent services working closely with the senior management team to overcome business challenges with the use of technology.
• Be a champion of change, optimising current IT solutions whilst promoting innovative solutions to operational challenges
• To manage and motivate the IT team to deliver on effective and highly regarded service

Key Responsibilities
IT Strategy
• Develop an IT vision, strategy, and a roadmap, and lead the effective execution of the initiatives in alliance with the relevant stakeholders.
• Drive the effective resource planning, management, reporting and coordination of projects/initiatives to deliver change in line with availability and business requirements.
• Help determine capital investment parameters, priorities and risks for enterprise-wide IT initiatives to maximize the return on investment.
• Establish and enforce IT policies, processes, procedures in coordination with relevant stakeholders (Information Security, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity etc.)
• Review, recommend, and oversee all vendors and managed service agreements for computing, telecommunications, IT services, and infrastructure.
• Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology infrastructure and requirements to advise management and drive actions
• Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage

IT Operations
• Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that current and planned technical architecture, investments and solutions are aligned with company business objectives and optimally utilized.
• Establish metrics for managing IT/System effectiveness and for measuring the impact of IT on the business.
• Maintain oversight of all IT projects, ensuring that commitments are properly planned, staffed, monitored and reported.
• Direct the design, planning, implementation, and maintenance of the computing infrastructure that supports the company’s operations and business applications.

Requirements

Educational Qualification Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from a recognised university

Skills & Professional Requirements:

Mandatory Certifications
• ITIL – IT Service Management
• TOGAF – Enterprise Architecture Framework

Preferred Certifications
• PMP – Project Management Professional

Experience Requirements:
• 10+ Years of experience with Family Groups, Banks or Large Enterprises
• At least 5+ years in a Leadership Capacity
• Experience in Oracle
• Demonstrated capabilities and successful track record in “IT Project Management”, “IT Service Management” and “Designing, Planning, Implementing, and Governing an Enterprise IT Architecture”.

Attributes and Behaviours:
• Able to deal simultaneously with multiple tasks
• Show high levels of customer orientation
• Logical, structured, methodical
• Assertive but cooperative
• Strong worth ethics

About the Company

Incepted in the late 70's, Ghobash Group has become one of the resilient business conglomerates in UAE. The privately-owned group has expanded to geographies across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe through its diversified business arms.

Focused on growth through value-creation, Ghobash Group has advanced with successful milestones over the years in its business industries: Technology, Chemicals, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Water, Energy, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Trading and Real Estate.

CNS, GCG Office Imaging, Tawazon Chemical, E&I Emirates, GCG Engineering Services, Arabian Ethicals, Ataya Fashion, Prime Hospitality, and Makeen Properties. The Group has also formed Joint Ventures over the years such as Sahara Center sustaining its momentum of successful milestones throughout the years.

Sustainability, innovation, diversification, and ownership are amongst the key values the Group has been practicing for decades. Working with partners, who share the same values, the Group has added value throughout the years through profitable investment opportunities in both the private and public sectors.

In depth experience, combined with a granular knowledge of the regional economy, enables Ghobash Group to identify, and provide access to the best business opportunities across the region.

Committed to diversified growth, Ghobash Group is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and services through its offices and factories in Saudi Arabia, Oman, India, Iraq, and Africa.

The Group values its people as family and its customers as long term partners. Embracing excellence yet keeping it personal is a key strength of the Group which is a characteristic that has not faded since its inception.

Driving success through its people and partners, with its diverse business arm, Ghobash group aims to continue to grow adding value with every opportunity, every transaction, every employee life, every partner business, every community across varied geographies.

Together we make a difference.

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IT Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 15,500

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