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Job Ref:  204800057
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Contract
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Dubai
Salary:  £10000/month
15/10/2016 03:37
Head of IT Strategy / CIO - Dubai - 55,000 - 65,000 AED Monthly
As an established recruiting partner to this prestigious global organisation we have been asked to identify a Head of IT Strategy / CIO to contribute to the development of business strategy for assigned critical business units.
Current Job Purpose
the business IT Strategy in-line with the organisations overall IT strategy keeping in mind future growth and technology innovation. To manage the overall relationships with business stakeholders, for assigned business units, establishing an effective and consistent IT customer experience through identifying business needs and leading improvements and customer focus across all of IT. Ensure delivery of all IT solutions, projects and services to the assigned business units in a timely and cost effective manner.
Current Accountabilities
Support the (Head) Business Technology and the overall business IT strategy by ensuring that IT contribute to the development of strategy for the assigned business units. Establish a supportive business IT strategy which ensures that IT Strategy is integrated into the assigned business units to ensure full exploitation and alignment for the best interest of the Group.
Single point of accountability for all Group IT related matters to the assigned business units. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior business managers through regular direct contact. Represent Group IT in the senior management team of the assigned business units. Influence senior business managers on strategic business IT investment decisions to meet their business needs within a Group perspective.
Promote close collaboration and integration within all other IT departments. Drive a culture of customer intimacy through a business orientation framework and provide input in areas of partner and supplier management, risk management, service management, software engineering and operations, IT strategy and architecture. Introduce measures to ensure satisfaction levels are monitored and drive improvement across IT by managing a network of IT stakeholders who contribute to the IT customer experience and drive improvement action plans. Ensures satisfaction levels are communicated through IT and are part of targeted objectives.
Ensure delivery of the IT work program for an assigned business unit, ensuring that the projects are approved and initiated as planned and delivered within agreed cost and timescales, in accordance with IT standards and industry best practice, to meet and ideally exceed customer satisfaction. Work with Business Technology Solutions Delivery to ensure business cases are reviewed to ensure that they are cost effective and that their return on investment can be realised, also to ensure projects and work
programs are initiated.
Drive the annual work program and financial management of the IT budgets for the business area, ensuring it aligns with, and supports business strategy, based on customer needs. Negotiate and agree the annual work program with senior business stakeholders, ensuring it remains in line with the overall IT Strategy and guidelines from Portfolio Management.
Maintain a broad and up-to-date understanding of the business and related systems. Identify business performance focus areas to Business Solutions Design to ensure the business is supported in creating and sustaining a competitive advantage and IT becomes a proactive and innovative enabler. Constantly seek and suggest areas of improvement and innovation through more effective use of IT, ensuring value adding opportunities are presented to the business.
Drive Service Management to ensure the effective delivery of all IT systems and services into the business ensuring that relevant and achievable service levels are agreed with the business. Ensure that that the performance against service level objectives is reviewed with the business and escalations are managed.
Works with Service Management and Supplier/Partner management for optimisation of supplier relationship to support the business IT strategy, to deliver the services and products required and for financial planning of the business IT budget relating to Suppliers.

Core skills:-

• Leadership
• Strategy
• Change Management & Transformation
• Relationship & Stakeholder Management
• Persausion & Influencing Skills

We are keen to build strong relationships with IT consultants based on providing a transparent and supportive service. Now in our 19th year we pay promptly and are a stable contracting partner in good financial health. Deerfoot IT: Est. 1997. REC member. ISO certified. *Each time we send a CV to a recruiting client we donate £1 to The Born Free Foundation (charity no. 1070906). We never send your CV without your email authorisation.

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