Job Opportunity for Head, Information Technology at PriceWaterHouseCooper December 2018

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) – Our client is a foremost diversified Company, operating in the Food and Beverage, Logistics and Real Estate industry. The organisation has been a leading participant in the Nigerian economy. The company is a Holding Company with a number of subsidiary, sub-subsidiary and Joint Venture Companies. It is also involved in some strong regional and international partnerships in a bid to enhance sustainable growth.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Information Technology
Reference Number: 130-PEO00922
Location: Lagos
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • This role needs to be a trusted advisor to the management team.
  • Additionally, this role will champion and lead new agile ways of working across the entire business unit IT landscape.
  • A critical component of the role will be to attract and develop the digital talent needed to drive the organisation forward.
  • The successful candidate will be reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • The purpose of the role is to help drive business performance by leveraging technology as a competitive advantage and looking for ways to utilise technology advancements to connect with our customers / consumers, develop new business models, automate processes, leverage data to provide insights, and reduce costs.

Other responsibilities are as follows:

  • Ensure that optimal risk profile of projects and programmes based on business needs.
  • Manage new demand for change across the UAC businesses.
  • Ensure effective decommissioning and life cycle management of all local and Business Managed Applications, ensuring the applications are maintained in a supported state.
  • Attract and develop talent across IT team to be able to work in an agile, collaborative and digital way.
  • Be an active team player across the IT leadership team driving common ways of working and leveraging on group resources.
  • Financial stewardship and management of the Group’s IT budget.
  • Coordinates the acceptance, approval and prioritization of development project requests as well as existing system change requirements.
  • Formulates and deploys short and long term strategic direction and road map for SAP application systems.
  • Develops information technology business plan, effectively manage operational budget with cost prudence.
  • Shape and drive how technology can enable the strategic priorities of UAC businesses.
  • Demonstrated ability and proven experience to lead digital initiatives and ways of working.
  • Manage the matrix of resources across the team, including virtual project teams, and 3rd party service providers.
  • Be a master communicator. Ensuring that business leaders are well informed about how IT can drive their business, any major risk areas, implementation plans, financial impacts etc.
  • Drive the adoption of global solutions into the Market, providing relevant feedback to Platform teams to ensure Fit for Purpose solutions
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Requirements, Qualification & Experience

  • An advanced degree in Information Technology or relevant Master’s degree an added advantage
  • HND or BSc. in Computer Science/System/Electrical/Electronic Engineering/Applied Physics or related discipline, and relevant professional qualifications e.g. ITIL, CCNP, MCP, PMP or CCNA


  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in Information Technology, of which ten (10) years must be in a senior management role
  • Experience in the FMCG Industry an added advantage.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to actively communicate, inspire and motivate all levels of staff
  • Ability to think and act strategically and proactively
  • Knowledge of information Technology disciplines, including large scale project management, development, software acquisition, computing, contract management, and asset management

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Strong financial management and stewardship
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a high performing team to deliver value using agile methodology.
  • Ability to determine sourcing strategy (Insource vs Outsource) and manage vendor relationships
  • Strong external network which can be used to accelerate initiatives within the organisation.
  • A track record of introducing new business models, concepts and technology to drive business performance
  • General management skills – ideally cross functionality (Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing & Sales, R&D, Infrastructure, Information Security, Data and Analytics)
  • A demonstrated ability to manage complex, multi-project / programme and stakeholders across a large organization

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 21st December, 2018.

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