IT DIRECTOR

Riyadh, KSA

About the Company

One of our clients, a market leader in the KSA Insurance Industry is currently looking for an experienced IT Director to head their IT function in Riyadh.

About the Role

  • Overseeing all technology operations and evaluating them according to established goals
  • Devising and establishing IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Analysing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Develop organization IT capabilities and ensure information system leadership
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
  • Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience
  • Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization
  • Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance
  • Direct and organize IT-related projects
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions
  • Devise & develop an IT strategy for the overall organization as well as manage the execution of the strategy
  • Satisfy business requirements of the various stakeholder by bringing in innovative solutions
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Oversee all technology operations (e.g. network, application, production) and evaluate them according to established goals
  • Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Coordinate IT managers and supervise computer scientists, technicians and other professionals to provide guidance
  • Control budget and report on expenditure

About the Individual

  • 15 to 20 years of experience in IT, preferably in the insurance field
  • Proven experience as IT director or a similar role
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
  • Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
  • Experience in controlling information technology budget
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication abilities
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be a plus
  • IEEE, ITIL, Prince 2, PMP certification
  • Insurance Domain qualification such as ACII or FLMI
  • Saudi National

Salary

Salary commensurate based on Candidates’ experience

Benefits

An excellent bonus scheme and other benefits

Paras

Paras Gosrani

Principal Consultant

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