Ourclient is a well-known Quick Service Restaurant with branches all over Nigeria,in need of a
Information Technology(IT) Services who will
Lead in planning and implementingenterprise
informationsystems to support both distributed and centralized business operations andachieve more effective and cost effective enterprise-wide IT operations.
Provide technology vision and leadership in thedevelopment and implementation of information technology (IT) programmes acrossall markets and locations in which the company operates
Lead in planning and implementing enterpriseinformation systems to support both distributed and centralized businessoperations and achieve more effective and cost effective enterprise-wide IToperations
Strategic system conversions and integrations insupport of the business goals
Develop and enforce operating policies and proceduresto ensure the protection of the company’s IT assets and the integrity, securityand privacy of information entrusted to or maintained by the company and allits business units.
Oversee the linkage between external technology systems(e.g. vendors, 3
parties and other organizations)and the company’s IT resources; including systems for electronic data exchange.
Recommend changes to software applications based onanalysis of their impact to all users requirements.
Gather and analyze the changing requirements of usersand develop effective and feasible ways to satisfy user requirements.
Develop and maintain the company’s IT systemarchitecture, defining standards and protocols for data exchange,communications, software and interconnection of the company’s informationsystem.
Ensure that all information systems and networksoperate according to defined internal standards, external accrediting agencystandards, regulatory agencies and legal requirements.
Coordinate and manage reporting needs and data analysisfor the company and its business units and ensure the gathering, processing,distribution and use of pertinent information required by management to makedecisions occur in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.
Develop, review, certify and maintain back-up / disasterrecovery and business continuity plans and procedure in the event of powerfailure, damage to system, etc and facilitate the prompt correction of suchfailures if and when they occur.
Review all hardware and software acquisition andmaintenance contracts, soliciting involvement and participation of othermanagement team members as appropriate.
Develop and maintain corporate policies and standardsaimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition,implementation and operation of IT systems.
Develop, when possible, master purchase or leaseagreements for hardware, software, maintenance and telecommunication services.
Develop and monitor the approved annual operating andcapital budgets for information and technology systems.
Maintain contact with IT suppliers and maintainknowledge of current technology, equipment, prices and terms of agreements tominimize the investment required to meet established service levels.
Evaluate alternatives, perform appropriate cost benefitanalysis, and recommend solutions that maximize effectiveness and minimizecosts commensurate with acceptable risks.
Development, implementation and maintenance ofcomprehensive training programmes (basic and or advanced) for new and existingusers
Providing and regularly updating documentation and on-line helpfacilities.
Support Infrastructure System accessible through the Internet, mail andor voice.
Minimum of 5 years working experience
Minimum of university degree ( a masters degree inBusiness Administration will be advantageous)
Previous business development experience in the Food and or Retailenvironment
Previous experience in a multi-site client-serverenvironments
Local and Wide Area Network design, implementation andoperation
Familiarity with operating systems such as Windows, Unix and Linux
Knowledge of various office productivity softwareprograms such as word processing, databases
Strategic Thought Process and Follow through
Assertiveness & tenacity
Strong cerebral capacity
Ability to work with all levels of management, buildpartnerships and teams
Highly organized and significant ability to multi-taskeffectively
Ability to cope with and work under pressure