Title

Head Of IT (intermediate/fluent French), London, up to £120K

Salary/Rate
£120000/annum
Location
London
Posted
11/09/2019 (13:58)
Agency
Origin Multilingual
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Description

Head Of IT (intermediate/fluent French required), London, up to £120k

Salary: Around £120k per annum (Depending on experience), negotiable to start asap

Location: London

Client Profile:


Origin Multilingual is proud to announce, we are searching for a Head of IT to join our client's, an Oil Exploration and production company, leading their IT team.

Key Purpose:

The Key purpose of the Head of IT is to deliver effective IT services, provide advice and assurance to the Executive team around IT Strategy, IT cyber security & risks, compliance and updates on IT budgets and projects delivery. The Head of IT will have responsibility for developing the IT strategy and roadmaps, outlining those activities that need to remain at a corporate level vs those performed within Gabon, and shaping the IT organisation to support the business.
They will have responsibility for the IT budget across the company and will support UK and Gabon leadership teams to understand and prioritise the appropriate IT initiatives within the company. They will provide corporate oversight and assurance over all IT activities

Responsibilities:

  • Establishing and steering the strategic direction of IT within the company
  • Provide assurance to Executives on IT cyber security, IT risks, operations stability and sustainability.
  • Ensure that the IT environment is robust and monitored
  • Support Gabon Finance & Administration Manager by providing functional management and oversight of the local IT team based in country.
  • Responsible for developing global IT budgets and tracking actual expenditures within the approved budget tolerances.
  • Provide clear guidance to the business, and to the IT teams, in relation to IT capability under the service delivery and set appropriate service delivery expectations.
  • Work with the business to analyse their requirements and ensure the relevant IT teams understand those requirements to deliver against expectations.
  • Management of corporate IT projects and operations delivery.
  • Understand the critical IT components that the business relies upon (key applications, data, infrastructure) and provide cost-effective fit-for-purpose services to support and protect them.
  • Accountable of key Corporate IT suppliers' relationships: SAP, Microsoft, Accenture, AT&T.
  • Support the career development for the companies IT team members. Coaching IT resources, when necessary, to increase the level of performance. Create a spirit of unity across the various IT teams.
  • Facilitate the IT Audit processes and help manage compliance with IT policies and standards.
  • Understand the strategic direction of the business, the market drivers, and challenges, in order to offer advice on the smartest use of IT.

Personal Specification:

  • Leadership or Management experience
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of experience Energy/Oil and Gas industry
  • Knowledge of ITIL principles in relation to IT Services management
  • Fluency in English and intermediate/fluent French is required
  • Experience in dealing with the African market would be huge advantage
  • Available to start asap
  • ITIL v3
  • Recognised Project Management Qualification
  • Ability to communicate at the executive level and be prepared to support team members in hands-on activities.
  • Broad understanding of the Oil & Gas industry
  • Ability to identify and develop business process improvements. Proactive and constructive challenger.
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships both internal and external.
  • Ability to mentor and support management in developing a high performing team.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment and with IT resources located in different geographical areas.
  • Endowed with emotional intelligence and able to motivate individuals and teams.
  • Knowledge of ITIL principles in relation to IT Services management
  • Project management experience using a recognised methodology
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations. Working knowledge of the complete software development life cycle and standard oil industry applications and terminology would be advantageous

If this sounds like the role for you and would like to find out more please contact Marcus immediately at Origin Multilingual today to begin your application.

Type
Permanent
Contract Length
N/A
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Job Reference
BH10717_1565952073
Job ID
210626613

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