Adexen Recruitment Agency is looking to recruit a Group IT Expert for Nigeria.
Our client is a one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading diversified business group with interest in manufacturing,
flour milling, shipping, port management, agriculture, general services, industrial and commercial real estate investments.

Job description

Reporting to the Group Managing Director, the key responsibility of the Group IT Expert is to develop and implement the IT strategy in order to support the company’s objectives.
The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the IT Department and providing best IT value for the group.
The position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


  • Develop an IT process strategy and for long-term planning of the groups technical portfolio.
  • Drive the formulation of the Information Technology strategy and set up of the IT Infrastructure fit for the various companies within the Group and proactively identifying solutions to optimise performance for all users.
  • Develop and maintain the group wide project management methodology.
  • Consult with appropriate business area strategists in the development of their strategies and ensure processes are designed with sufficient flexibility to support all business plans.
  • Act as a change agent ensuring the IT infrastructure is able to support group and business unit direction.
  • Direct, control and motivate the IT team members; accountable for the management, mentoring and career development of all IT staff.
  • Negotiate service level agreements with both internal and external stakeholders, service providers and monitor service delivery to ensure the agreed targets and standards are met.
  • Primary management of the Business Areas data in order to support consolidated reporting information, both financial and non-financial, as well as integration with key systems, customers, and other service providers.
  • Develop an annual business plan and operating budget for the IT department and monitor the implementation to ensure that the financial targets are met.
  • Be responsible for the management of IT and systems risks and ensure maximum system uptime.
  • Communicate direction clearly with Business and/or company leaders and use of strategy as a roadmap for systems to be used for each business initiative.

Qualifications et experience

  • Degree in Business, Marketing or Information Technology required. Post graduate qualification desirable.
  • Relevant Professional Certification and membership of recognized IT institutes is required.
  • Minimum of 15 years experience as an Information Technology professional with at least 5 years proven senior IT Management experience.
  • Experience as an outstanding IT exponent, an all-rounder with a strong technical background and a record of delivering first class IT solutions in a large scale business.
  • A proven track record of driving and defining complex IT strategy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sound business practices, data stewardship, business analysis, and operations management.
  • IT Budgetary experience required.
  • Experience of managing multiple IT disciplines i.e. software development, technical support, systems architecture etc.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in developing and maintaining vendor relationships and contract negotiations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment to accomplish business objectives. Strong team leadership and interpersonal skills required.
  • Significant  experience in Africa is required.

What is on offer

Attractive expatriate package

If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.
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