The CIO must ensure that all the systems that are necessary to support the organisation and its operations and objectives are in place, and must oversee the technological infrastructure of the organisation to ensure optimal performance.
This person must take on an active leadership role, leading and directing the technological effort of the organisation and act as a link between the technology department and the rest of the organisation.
Duties will also include:
Establish and deliver objectives and strategies for the Systems & IT department.
Compile and execute the Systems & IT departmental budget.
Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimise their strategic benefits.
Design and customise technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience.
Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other employees within the organisation.
Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers.
Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organisation to ensure optimal performance.
Direct and organise IT-related projects.
Drive changes or improvements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage.
Analyse the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions.
Guide the organisation towards the future technological landscape and implement efficiency optimisation measures resulting in cost saving initiatives in the long-term.
Relevant degree in computer science, engineering or related field; a postgraduate degree will count in your favour.
Minimum of 5 years proven experience as a CIO or similar executive management role.
Excellent knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure and the overall technology landscape.
Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation.
Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations.