Head of IT Projects

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-6645

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The role requires the incumbent to organize and lead a team, manage project teams, ensure high-quality solutions are provided to multiple stakeholders that depend heavily on IT applications for their business strategy. Additionally, this responsibility entails further streamlining the Business Partner model to ensure it meets the requirements in satisfying internal customers' needs.

Client Details

A privately owned and broadly diversified group in UAE, their companies specialise across 15+ distinct market segments. Their mission is to exponentially grow through a clear knowledge of the industry, top-notch products and services, as well as an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction.


* As part of this role, you will be responsible for creating, updating and customizing proposals to fit the needs of various projects. These could include objectives, technological requirements, systems info, timelines/deadlines , funding information as well as staffing details.
* You will be in charge of formulating and executing a Technology Project Management Office at the group level, demonstrating management excellence and strong leadership. Moreover, you will also take on responsibilities for driving strategic vision throughout this process.
* You will partner with management and stakeholders to devise efficient systems and processes that guarantee successful project administration and execution throughout the organization.
* As the Project Management Unit leader, you will have full control of team resources and how they are assigned to different projects.
* You'll monitor project annual budgets and predictions while collaborating with Project Managers to explain discrepancies and suggest corrective action when necessary. Additionally, you will examine Monthly Project Reports carefully to guarantee stringent monthly financial regulation.
* This role will report directly to the Head of Corporate Services and oversee all Technology, Marketing, People, and Legal Departments.

Job Offer

The successful candidate for this prestigious role will get to take advantage of high-profile opportunities and visibility in a respected organization. You'll be on the way up professionally within UAE, making you an attractive name throughout the region! With access to the large groups resources, you can optimize with cutting-edge commercial technologies. Plus, they'll give you all necessary support and internal resources so that nothing holds back your success.


* To be considered for this role, you must possess a minimum of 15 years working in the technology sector and at least 5 of those years as a senior manager overseeing applications delivery and projects.
* To be a successful Leader and visionary, you must have exceptional people management skills and the capacity to communicate verbally as well as through presentations. Additionally, having an ability to influence is also essential for this role.
* With your expertise, you can confidently manage the expectations of crucial internal customers, guarantee successful project completion with established timelines and resolution to any issues that may affect business operations.
* Demonstrated experience with leading a multi-faceted organization through the entire digital transformation process is essential. Skills in MIS reporting, CRM and ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft are required.
* Boasting substantial connections with application developers, software houses, and outsourcing of projects and development, you are a valuable asset to the market.
* To be successful in this role, you must possess prior experience within the automotive industry or a relevant field.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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