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Business Unit Chief Information Officer

Johannesburg Johannesburg, Gauteng Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
To manage and direct all IT resources to create and manage the portfolio of IT-enabled investment programmes to achieve the company strategic objectives
  • Establish overall area budget that enables achievement of strategic intent of business
  • Manage budget to control expenditure and ensure the efficient use of resources
  • Develop and implement business measurement metrics to ensure performance is measured against financial goals agreed for the operational areas and performance against competitors
  • Monitor financial integrity of business and proactively deal with financial challenges
  • Develop operational efficiency and quality standards in line with the targeted financial performance of the business
  • Develop and ensure execution of integrated financial strategies to maximise growth across business areas
  • Develop integrated frameworks, guidelines and optimisation plans to drive profitability and economic value add
  • Design and co-create long term resource optimisation programmes that enable the availability of capital expenditure cash flow for area of responsibility
  • Ensure financial strategies and processes are consistent with the objectives of the Group
  • Create professional forums where financial health can be tracked and analysed at board level
  • Influence and align strategic intent and delivery to provide value add to customers and shareholders
  • Engage with relevant leaders to collaterally and proactively manage the requirements of relevant function or business
  • Create alignment, collaboration and synergy between the various specialist areas to provide a comprehensive business solution to customers
  • Balance interests of a variety of clients, readily readjusting priorities to respond to pressing and changing client demands
  • Align, integrate and innovate area of accountability to enable the creation of an integrated and specialised solutions to create a sustainable competitive advantage for Business
  • Conduct abstract, conceptual and comparative analysis of high level reports for strategic decision making purposes
  • Maintain expert knowledge on relevant legislative amendments, industry best practices and FirstRand internal compliance procedures and requirements
  • Anticipate and apply and policies/procedures to manage and control both financial and non-financial risks
  • Ensure compliance with audit requirements
  • Ensure that sales strategies are aligned across customer value proposition
  • Influence the understanding and adoption of the organisational strategic direction across all levels of the organisation and its stakeholders
  • Define and create a long term human capability strategic framework to enable sustainable business performance
  • Ensure availability, support and maintenance of all IT systems in accordance with its business requirements
  • Develop IT strategy in support of business objectives
  • Identify business opportunities or create new business concepts and development approaches to support
  • business growth through Information technology, Business Intelligence and Architectural tools and models
  • Ensure robustness and quality of IT architectural decisions including motivations to the required FRG governance bodies
  • Control the management of agreed IT and architectural projects to ensure successful implementation within agreed timelines
  • Ensure effectiveness of projects by investigating the integrated nature of project requirements

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All appointments will be made in line with FirstRand Group's Employment Equity plan. The Bank supports the recruitment and advancement of individuals with disabilities. In order for us to fulfill this purpose, candidates can disclose their disability information on a voluntary basis. The Bank will keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to disclose this information to other parties.

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