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IT Manager (JHB Onsite)

IT – Manager
Johannesburg – Gauteng

ENVIRONMENT:
A leading provider of Industrial Consumables seeks an experienced IT Manager to oversee and manage all aspects of IT for the Joburg division of the trading entity. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of IT systems, implementing technology solutions to support business objectives, and managing IT projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical expertise, leadership skills, and a strategic mindset to drive innovation and efficiency in IT operations. The successful incumbent must possess a Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; have 5+ years of work experience in IT Management roles, preferably in the Trading or Financial Services industry & managing enterprise systems such as ERP, WMS, CRM, and trading platforms.
 
DUTIES:
IT Infrastructure Management and End User Support –
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, storage, and Telecommunications systems.
  • Ensure the security, reliability, and scalability of IT infrastructure to support business operations and compliance requirements.
  • Manage relationships with third-party vendors and service providers to ensure the effective delivery of IT services and support and end users’ support.
  • Manage team/vendor to manage end users.
 
Systems Administration –
  • Manage and administer enterprise systems, including ERP, WMS, CRM, and trading platforms, to optimize performance and functionality.
  • Implement best practices for system monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting to minimize downtime and enhance user experience.
  • Develop and maintain Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans to mitigate risks and ensure operational resilience.
 
IT Security and Compliance –
  • Develop and enforce IT security policies, procedures, and controls to protect sensitive data and mitigate Cybersecurity risks.
  • Conduct regular security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Provide training and awareness programs to educate employees on Cybersecurity best practices and ensure a culture of security awareness.
 
Strategic Planning and Leadership –
  • Collaborate with senior management to develop IT strategies and roadmaps aligned with business objectives and growth plans.
  • Identify opportunities to leverage technology for competitive advantage, innovation, and operational efficiency.
  • Lead and mentor a team of IT professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities to support their growth and performance.
 
Project Management –
  • Lead IT projects from initiation to completion, including requirements gathering, planning, execution, and post-implementation review.
  • Manage project budgets, timelines, and resources effectively to deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Communicate project status, risks, and issues to stakeholders and escalate as needed to ensure project success.
 
End User Support –
  • Oversee the vendors.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
Qualifications –
  • Bachelor’s Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field; Degree preferred.
 
Experience/Skills –
  • 5+ Years of experience in IT Management roles, preferably in the Trading or Financial Services industry.
  • Strong technical expertise in IT Infrastructure, Systems Administration, and Cybersecurity.
  • Experience managing enterprise systems such as ERP, WMS, CRM, and trading platforms.
  • Proven track record of leading IT projects and delivering results on time and within budget.
 
Advantageous –
  • Relevant Certifications (e.g., CISSP, PMP, ITIL) are a plus.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

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