4 Apr 2016

Graphic Job Vacancy : Head of Information Systems

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We require an experienced and seasoned professional who is innovative, creative and a strategic thinker to head the information systems department.

Job Purpose

To provide leadership and direct management of computing information and communication technology of the company, the post longer will spearhead the development and implementation of enterprise-wide information systems programme, network communications and management information services to accomplish corporate goals and objectives.

Key Accountabilities

•   Provide business partnership for all departments to attain competitive advantage
•   Implement information system strategic plan and policies in line with business plan and strategies of the company
•   Advise management on strategic systems conversion, business process re-engineering and integration to support business objectives
•   Develop business continuity strategy
•   Ensure security and integrity of business data, network and operations
•   Enforce policies and procedures to ensure the protection and privacy of corporate and staff data
•   Responsible for the overall functioning of multiple information and communications sytems including voice, data, imaging and office automation
•   Ensure that the company’s Enterprise resource planning system functions effectively at all times
•   Define, develop/co-ordinate and implement user-training programmes
•   Define information systems personnel training needs and assist with implementation of training programmes
•   Produce annual procurement plan and budget in line with business strategy
•   Review all hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts

Skills / Competencies required

•   Extensive experience / knowledge and proven track record in operating systems such as Unix, Suse Linux, Windows XP, Novell, Apple OSX and 2003 Server
•   Extensive working knowledge of Enterprise system and architecture, ERPs and RDBMS and use of Database Management tools, such as Oracle and SQL Plus
•   Extensive knowledge and experience of system analysis, design, management and operations of IT systems
•   Extensive experience in local and wide area network design, implementation and operation
•   Experience in negotiating with vendors, contractors and management of outsourced services
•   Ability to translate technical language to lay audiences and also link and apply complex technologies to business strategies
•   Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A first degree in Information Technology or Computer Science from a reputable tertiary institution with a minimum of ten (10) years post qualification relevant experience gained from working in organisations with complex IT technologies and business strategies. Five (5) years of this experience should have been gained at the strategic decision making level in a medium to large multi-sited organisation


•   A Masters Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field from a reputable and recognised tertiary institution. A minimum of eight (8) years demonstrate post qualification relevant experience gained from working in reputable, large and multi-departmental companies. Three (3) years of this experience should have been gained at the strategic decision making level in a medium to large multi-sited organisation
•   Extensive experience of working with Enterprise resource planning suite and Newspaper production software and desktop publishing applications will be a distinct advantage

Location: Accra

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for any of the position, please send a detailed CV together with a covering letter and contact telephone number to: The Director, HR & Administration Graphic Communication Group Ltd P.O.Box GP 742 Accra Alternatively, you may email your application to the HR Operations Manager: [email protected] Closing Date: 12 April, 2016

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