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Haco Industries – Head of ICT.

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Job Title: Head of ICT

Job holder reports to: Managing Director

Department: ICT

  • Cultivate a culture of organizational excellence throughout IT that includes high performance, high morale, integrity, teamwork, and business alignment.
  • Consulting and advising the Board on critical IT transformation strategies and champion digital transformation agenda to enhance business performance.
  • Collaborate closely with the board to develop the IT strategy as per the Company’s Corporate strategy and ensure timely implementation.
  • Design and oversee HACO’s technological infrastructure to ensure optimal performance and ensuring that full IT support services are consistently available.
  • Establish and manage Software Development related projects directed towards strategic business and other organizational objectives.
  • Championing the digital transformation strategy internally and externally to drive both employee and customer adoption.
  • Selecting and implementing suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help achieve business benefits and performance.
  • Lead the big data and analytics functionalities and critical enablers for strategic business imperatives.
  • Prioritizing mission-critical projects that establish business growth in an efficient manner.
  • Lead in the sunset of various legacy platforms while optimizing current and onboarded business systems and operations support systems across the Company to better support the company growth.
  • Create business value, drive innovation and revenue-generating and cost containment ideas throughout the business.
  • Develop, track, and control the Company’s IT annual operating and capital budgets based on an excellent understanding of the business, the operating context, and supporting future business and IT needs.
  • Take responsibility for the development and implementation of HACO IT Security in accordance with the information management, cybersecurity protocols, and ensuring HACO meets any statutory requirements on IT and Cyber Security and Data Protection.
  • Monitor changes and developments in the technology sector to discover and advise ways for the Company to grow and harness technological advancement.
  • Ensure that robust contingency, risk management, and business continuity plans are in place.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: –

  • Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science
  • ICT Professional Certification will be an added advantage.
  • Certified Information systems Auditor.
  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience.

Technical/operational Competencies:

  • Practical knowledge and experience in ERP Systems (SAGE) – Installation, Backup and Recovery, Cloning and Server Administration, Cloud Computing.
  • Practical knowledge in Windows Systems (Windows Server, Exchange, and Software firewalls) and good knowledge in Desktop operating systems (Windows) as well as applications.
  • Management of Disaster Recovery Plans
  • Experience in IT project management and implementation
  • Experience in IT security and anticipating/managing IT risks.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Business acumen
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Leadership skills

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their application letter and updated CV to jobs@haco.co.ke on or before Thursday, 5th August 2022.

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