Job Title

IT Executive

South Africa, Kwazulu Natal
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Area: South Africa, Kwazulu Natal
Sector: Supply Chain
Posted: 23 May 2024

Job Details

A leading supply chain and logistics company headquartered in Durban, South Africa, is on the lookout for an experienced and dynamic IT Executive to join their innovative and high-performing team.  

The IT Executive will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic objectives of the business, ensuring seamless execution of IT-related tasks across various business units. Reporting directly to the IT Director, they will lead a team of Application Managers, overseeing the application landscape in areas such as Supply Chain, Customer Service, Finance, Warehouse Logistics, HR Payroll, Smart Worker, and Business Reporting. Their focus will be on innovation, sustainability, and aligning IT initiatives to ensure smooth running of the business while delivering the company’s long-term strategic goals.  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES, NOT LIMITED TO: 

  • Leadership and Direction 
    • Manage, lead, and provide direction to Application Managers for alignment with business 
      strategy 
    • Lead the IT direction, contributing to the strategic vision set by the IT Director 
  • Business Solutions and Innovation 
    • Explore and align business solutions to market needs, understanding risks, costs, and benefits 
    • Drive innovation across application areas, focusing on 4th generation systems 
  • Operational Management 
    • Oversee 3rd party suppliers through Application Managers 
    • Ensure efficient people, process, and systems management 
    • Stakeholder management and partnering for continuous improvement 
    • Manage OPEX and CAPEX budgets and present related monthly reports 
    • Drive alignment with the strategic intent and direction of functional areas such as Customer & Sales, Warehousing, Transport, Supply Chain, HR, and Reporting for continuous business growth and transformation  

REQUIREMENTS  

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in IT  
  • Master’s degree advantageous  
  • 10-15 years in an IT Leadership role 
  • Proven project management experience 
  • Preferred experience in SAP, particularly in S4 implementation/migration 
  • Knowledge of IT & HRIS systems, E-commerce, B2B systems, and 4th generation systems (machine learning, AI, data strategy, BI, HR systems) 
  • Background in business process and application management with a focus on service provider engagement management 
  • Leadership and management abilities 
  • Strategic thinking to identify technology-driven business opportunities 
  • Technical expertise across various technologies 
  • Business acumen to articulate the value of technology investments and be a trusted business advisor 
  • Problem-solving skills and adaptability to changing technological landscapes