Vacancy Details
Employer: General

The Role:

The CIO is directly accountable for the effective delivery of all IT services and support to multiple business areas across the Comair Group. This role requires a solid understanding and broad experience in IT systems and technology, coupled with strong business acumen.

The CIO will set and lead the technology strategy for the Group, in concert with the other C-level executives and provide an executive-level interface between the technology department and the rest of the Group. Furthermore, the CIO plays a crucial part of the Groups digital transformation which includes developing the relevant strategies for cloud computing, big data analytics, mobile computing and collaboration platforms.

Skills and Experience:

Postgraduate Qualification in Information Technology or in a Business-related field (e.g. MBA) (Essential)

10 year’s work experience in a large IT environment with a strong technical background delivering and improving IT services across a variety of technologies (Essential)

5 year’s senior management experience (Essential)

Extensive experience in IT Vendor Management (Essential)

Extensive experience in Enterprise Architecture (Essential)

Previous experience in a CIO roleƂ (Desirable)

Experience in the Aviation Industry (Desirable)

Strategic planning skills: Develop and implement strategies and plans to help a business achieve its objectives.

Leadership skills: Managing and leading a large team.

Interpersonal skills: Must be able to work effectively with leaders in different business units to ensure a comprehensive Information Technology strategy that benefits the entire organization.

Change management skills: Must adapt to advances in technology in order to succeed, and lead the business in this change

Key Accountabilities:

Define a Group IT strategy in accordance with business and technological drivers and promote best practice guidelines through continuous improvement

Ensure that Comair remains on the cutting edge of innovation by researching and recommending appropriate technology investments in line with the latest developments and trends.

Development, delivery, and management of all IT services, support and solutions

Set IT service goals and strategy in alignment with those of the Group

Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders across the Group, ensuring that the IT Portfolio of Services continually align with business needs

Provide support, insight and consultation services to business areas with regards to IT solutions, business decisions, and business process improvement

Management and co-ordination of teams (internal and outsourced), initiatives and activities across the IT Services area (infrastructure, operations, end-user computing, and support)

Drive and direct strategic initiatives and material cross-domain technology investments through the delivery of projects in accordance with business requirements and agreed on project timelines.

Define and implement industry-leading practices, policies and processes in terms of IT portfolio management, IT Risk management and governance, technology architecture, etc. to ensure that appropriate IT governance and controls are in place

Negotiate with vendors/partners through clear statements of work ensuring that the guiding principles for partnership are clear

Ensure that the full benefits from agreements with third parties are realized and optimized by managing performance against service level agreements (SLAs) / work specifications

Supervise and co-ordinate relationship with relevant vendors/partners including contract amendments/ issues and/or dispute resolution

Manage procurement, licensing, asset management and annual budgets


A Medical Aid subsidy

A contribution to Pension and Risk Cover

Comair employees also receive preferential rates for gap cover, funeral benefit, and household and motor insurance as well as access to rebated travel and accommodation specials

Apply before Friday, November 15, 2019 – 28 Days left
Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion.
If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.

Apply Now

Source: Careers24