Chief Technology Officer Full-time Job

1 week ago   IT & Telecoms   Dubai   26 views Reference: 14403
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What You'll Be Doing

Act as an advocate for the organization’s IT vision via regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s executives, department heads, and end users.

Approve, prioritize, and control projects and the project portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems.

Assess and communicate risks associated with IT investments.

Assess and make recommendations on the improvement or re-engineering of the IT organization.

Coordinate and facilitate consultation with stakeholders to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations.

Define and communicate corporate plans, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating IT systems.

Determine an organization's long-term systems needs and hardware acquisitions to accomplish the organization's business objectives

Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business.

Develop, track, and control the information technology annual operating and capital budgets.

Direct development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

Ensure continuous delivery of IT services through oversight of service level agreements with Business units and monitoring of IT systems performance.

Ensure IT system operation adheres to applicable laws and regulations.

Establish IT departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures.

Establish lines of control for current and proposed information systems.

Identify opportunities for the appropriate, cost/benefit analyses for IT spending, initiatives and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development.

Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and prices.

Advise, counsel, and educate executives and management on their competitive or financial impact.

Lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organization.

Legal and Financial processes

Participate in strategic and operational governance processes of the business organization as a member of the senior management team.

Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities, including vendors and partner organizations.

Review hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts and pursue master agreements to capitalize on economies of scale.

Supervise recruitment, development, retention, and organization of all IT staff in accordance with corporate budgetary objectives and personnel policies.

Technical communication and Coordination

Technology solution development

What You’ll Need To Succeed

Proven experience as Chief Technology Officer, or a similar role (retail experience is preferred)

Previous Experience: Minimum 7 years

Previous experience working in a startup is mandatory

MBA or Masters Degree in Computer applications

Be a forward thinker and able to identify potential risks and opportunities

Strong communication skills both written and verbal

Self-motivated and ability to adapt to fast changing environment

Ability to think outside the box

Ability to strategize and solve problems

Company Description
We are Chalhoub Group, a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East for over 60 years. By blending our Middle East expertise, deep understanding of the local customer and intimate knowledge of luxury, were dedicated to making every customer experience unforgettable. For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear. Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer. Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work. To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up The Greenhouse, which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.