Global ICT Director (Cape Town)

Cape Town

Main Purpose of Role

Global responsibility for the management and delivery of the Groups ICT systems, strategy and data security and control in accordance with commercial, legislative, and regulatory requirements within all jurisdictions it operates in.

To ensure the group systems are efficient and commercially fit for purpose and adoption is maximized.

Deliver strategic business change through ICT in line with the Company’s strategic objectives.

Main Responsibilities

Overview

  • Manage the ICT team globally.
  • Prioritize the protection and efficient safe trading of our business.
  • Advise the Board on IT and data conditions and risk management.
  • Provide expert support to users across multiple locations.
  • Reporting regularly to Group Board with monthly reporting obligation to the Board as required.
  • Leading the strategic and operational effectiveness of the Groups IT systems, encouraging innovation, adoption, and control.
  • Implement a strategy for change management and ensure this standard is met for all relevant IT projects and remains consistent across all of Salt’s locations.
  • Ensure security remains central to the organisations systems and data in line with regulatory, business, and commercial requirements.
  • Formulating and implementing business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
  • Oversee the website technology, working with Global Marketing to ensure effective and safe functioning.

Budget and Resource Control

  • Control the financial impacts and benefits of the ICT functions across the Group – we are not looking to invest huge sums to change our technology stack but of course will spend smart to keep the technology and website secure.
  • Manage the Groups ICT procurement including ensuring auditable transaction details and challenging service providers on costs and benefits.
  • Proactively control the relationships with internal and third-party partners and resources.

Operations

  • Have clear operational goals in line with the Groups strategies and vision with effective and timely reporting on them.
  • Manage the internal and external teams including their development, attrition, and organisation.
  • Lead the ICT function and generally advise the board on acquisitions and their integration into the Group.
  • Ensure the ICT security and data protocols are implemented and managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure the Groups ICT policies and user manuals are fit for purpose and effectively communicated to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Document and enhance our IT and security policies.
  • Rollout and training support for business on improvements
  • Business as usual on a daily basis, from support through all systems operations.

Thought Leadership

  • Work with internal marketing to create an active presence as a thought leader or subject matter expert in areas ICT.

Project Management

  • Research, advise and provide recommendations for the future of the Groups ICT.
  • Help develop market leading solutions with your sphere of influence.

Ad hoc

  • Travel to other locations as needed
  • Attendance at Board meeting to report progress on initiatives.
  • Monthly review of business agreements with CEO / Chairman.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Proven experience as an ICT Director or similar role.
  • Experience of leading a team across a multinational organisation.
  • Expert knowledge in ICT and data compliance across multiple regions.
  • Have managed large distribution CRM products.
  • A commitment to knowledge sharing, team development and continual development, including self.
  • Proven experience in leading a high level of client service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • High level knowledge and practical experience of project design and change management.
  • Personal and professional integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Ability to build rapport with employees and vendors.

About Salt

In 8 years, Salt has grown into a global business with over 300+ staff with offices in Amsterdam, Auckland, Austin, Bristol, Brussels, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, New York, Singapore, Sydney and Toronto.

Our positioning in the market and professional reputation will push you towards the coolest brands, disruptive start-ups and leading digital transformation programs across the globe. Built by entrepreneurs, we are a business that will support your career ambitions, wherever they lie.

 

If you’re looking to create a future within a new agency and would like to understand what #lifeatsalt looks like, please apply below, or if you prefer to have a confidential chat, feel free to reach out to jrayment@welovesalt.com

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