Reports to: Principal Finance Executive, Managing Director or General Manager

Supervises: Systems Analysts, Programmers, Engineers, Technicians and Systems Controller/Administrator/Helpdesk

Main objectives: Carry out strategic planning, manage and direct the activities of the organisation’s management information systems, ensuring that user requirements are met, for the prompt and accurate processing of data and development of new and improved services.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Assess the information systems requirements of the organisation and submit recommendations to the Principal Finance Executive or Managing Director.
  • Plan computer and information systems to meet the organisation’s immediate and long-term needs.
  • Coordinate and control the development, implementation and maintenance of the organisation’s information services within timetables and budgets.
  • Monitor production system performance and ensure early resolution of problems. Supervise the installation, use and repair of computer systems.
  • Establish standards for methods of operation for project management system design, programme development and testing.
  • Ensure provision of training and support for end-user computing in functional areas of the company.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of information systems operations and/or systems development project teams.
  • Supervise the selection and training of computer services staff.

Typical qualifications and experience: Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science/Information Technology, or equivalent, together with extensive experience in management information systems at a senior level.