Job Description for an IT Director by jonathanbishop


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Position Overview
The candidate must have a full range of strategic management and leadership skills.
Understands, explains and presents complex technical ideas to both technical and non-
technical audiences at all levels up to the highest in a persuasive and convincing manner. Has a
broad and deep IT knowledge coupled with equivalent knowledge of the activities of those
businesses and other organizations that use and exploit IT. The candidate must be able to
effectively communicate the potential impact of emerging technologies on the organization
and individuals and analyses the risks of using or not using such technologies. Assesses the
impact of legislation, and actively promotes compliance. The candidate must take the
initiative to keep both own and subordinates’ skills up to date and to maintain an awareness of
developments in IT in the areas of expertise needed as described below.

Person Specification
Has in-depth commercial and technical expertise, often in a variety of environments.
Demonstrates the special leadership skills needed to handle innovation and change resulting
from the implementation of new information and communications technology solutions.
Possesses a high level of management skills, with particular emphasis on negotiating skills and
the ability to motivate staff. Shows the ability to delegate effectively to more technical staff,
whilst maintaining full management control. Demonstrates a very high level of presentation
skill and the ability to communicate confidently with colleagues of a similar management
status. Demonstrates knowledge of IT standards and codes of conduct. Shows an awareness of
the social, environmental and corporate impact of IT. Inspires others to follow the same high

Essential Job Functions
       Hold ultimate responsibility for all corporate IT functions, and for corporate IT
        budgets, and be accountable for IT Governance
       Set strategy to support the organization’s corporate goals and promotes the
        opportunities that technology presents to the employing organization, including the
        feasibility of change and its likely impact upon the business.
       Authorize allocation of resources for the planning, development and delivery of all
        information systems services and products.
       Authorize organizational policies governing all technological matters, hardware and
        software procurement, staff development and rewards, the conduct of change
        initiatives, and standards of professional conduct.
       Maintains overview of contribution of programs to organizational success.
       At board level, actively promotes the opportunities that IT presents to the employing
        organization, including the feasibility of change and its likely impact upon the business.
        Inspires creativity and flexibility in the management and application of IT.
       Set strategy for monitoring and managing the performance of IT-related systems and
        services, in respect of their contribution to business performance and benefits to the
      Represents the the organization externally on all matters relating to IT.

Knowledge and Experience Requirements
      Ability to keep overall objectives and strategies in mind, and not being deflected by
       matters of detail.
      Ability to keep commercial aspects continually in mind when taking actions or making
      Ability to identify goals and objectives, and motivating and leading others towards
       their achievement.
      Ability to direct others to undertake specified tasks.
      Expert in Specific standards associated with the role of IT Director.
      Familiar with the methods and techniques for delivering effective presentations.
      Proficient in methods, techniques and tools for planning, organizing, resourcing,
       directing, coordinating and monitoring ongoing (non-project) activities.
      Familiar with the principles, methods, techniques and tools for the effective
       management of a program of projects and related activities through to the successful
       achievement of planned business benefits.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other
related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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