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Nigeria IT Infrastructure Leader at GE

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GE is recruiting to fill the below position of:

Job Title: Nigeria IT Infrastructure Leader

Job No: 1716635
Business: GE Global Growth & Operations
Business Segment: Global Growth & Operations – Africa
Location: IIkoyi – Lagos, Nigeria

Role Summary/Purpose:

  • The IT Infrastructure leader will have Strategic & Operational responsibilities for the definition & delivery of IT services with particular focus on Nigeria & West Africa.
  • He will serve as key IT liaison/single point of contact to functional & business leaders in Nigeria, work collaboratively with the wider GE IT functions to deliver world-class IT operations & end user support.
  • He will capture IT infrastructure needs, direct & manage all aspects of planning & delivery of technology solutions

Essential Responsibilities:   
Country IT Strategy

  • Lead the definition and execution of technology strategy for GE multi-modal facilities in Nigeria and West Africa, in alignment with GE’s global infrastructure teams’ directions
  • Understand GE growth plans in Nigeria and other West Africa countries
  • Develop cultural understanding in depth understanding of IT regulatory framework
  • Develop in depth relationships with IT suppliers/providers
  • Keep up to date with changes to service offerings, technical capabilities and regulatory changes
  • Identify opportunities to share best practices and reuse solutions from other regions, GE businesses and external businesses
  • Communicate and educate regional business leaders on IT solutions, capabilities and costs
  • Lead the definition and execution of technology strategy for GE in Nigeria and West Africa, in alignment with systems/application needs, GE global infrastructure teams’ directions and with Global Growth and Operations business plans
  • Provide visible leadership with GE businesses in Nigeria to define the appropriate technology roadmap to meet regional business needs
  • Anticipate and react to major technology changes, leveraging global and regional capabilities to ensure competitiveness of GE in Africa
  • IT Operations
  • Develop deep relationships with GIS service provider team, and GIS in-country suppliers/vendors
  • Responsible for managing Incident / Problem / Change relating to GIS services in the region
  • Manage the delivery of GIS infrastructure solutions
  • Become the GIS technical expert for regional solution
  • Manage budgets and contracts associated with program(s) or initiative(s)
  • Support, advise, assist, guide and resolve infrastructure problems for client leaders and users
  • Work as a business partner with client leaders and users to evaluate / improve business processes with cost effective infrastructure solutions
  • Lead and or support other SSA IT initiatives as identified by regional CIO

Qualifications/Requirements:    

  • Demonstrated existing knowledge of IT capabilities and demonstrated experience of providing IT solutions in Africa
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Computer Science
  • Prior experience with process quality methodology or infrastructure technologies (compute, database, network, etc.)
  • Strong program management skills including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, scheduling, budgeting, risk management and communication
  • Ability to deliver compliance requirements and to excel in a global matrix organization
  • Ability to learn complex systems and business processes and define requirements for solutions

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:  
Desired Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated program management skills including project initiation, scoping, resorting, scheduling, budgeting, risk management and communication
  • Experience delivering world class IT Operations and support, including Held Desk and End User support services.
  • Awareness of and ability to deliver to compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage remote partners/vendors, vendor quality and output.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a global matrix organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to interface and influence at all levels in the organization.
  • Strong leadership skills and Team player
  • Analytic, creative and business focused problem solver.
  • Understanding of IT technologies and how to apply them.
  • Ability to make key decision in a quickly and sometimes with limited information

Application Closing Date
28th March, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should APPLY

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