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Aston Carter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Employment Type:
Full time
Information Technology, Investor Relations & PR
Sub Sector:
Communications & PR, Architecture and design
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Job Description

One of the MENA region’s media companies are looking for a Head of IT to take control and align the technology vision with the business strategy to drive the organisation forward.

The right candidate will be a strong character with experience of successful transformation and will shape and build the IT and application team through 3 core areas; Strategy & Planning, Acquisition & Deployment, and Operational Management.


  • Participate as a member of senior management in governance processes of the organisations architecture, networks, programming, media and workstations
  • Lead strategic technological planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future technologies
  • Collaborate with the appropriate teams to develop and maintain a technology plan that supports local and regional organisational needs
  • Assess and communicate the risks associated with technology-related investments and purchases
  • Define requirements for new technology implementations and communicate them to key business stakeholders
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analysis for technology and spending initiatives
  • Analyze and improve upon technology standards to maintain a technological and competitive edge within the market
  • Act as a primary liaison for the agency’s technology vision
  • Develop key technology enablement roadmap to improve operational performance including but not limited to resources planning, workflow distribution, integration into core tool stacks and overall training of the enterprise


  • Extensive experience manging and/or directing IT operations
  • Proven leadership and man-management capabilities
  • Ability to work with highly experienced global leaders and communicate effectively
  • Strong tactical skills and willingness to ‘do the work’ as well as ‘lead the work’
  • Experience in strategic technology planning, execution and policy development
  • Technical expertise in system networking, databases, web development and user support
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles and enterprise architecture
  • Knowledge in product management, security and compliance
  • University Degree in Computer Science or Business Administration – Masters or PhD preferred