22 Sep '20
Chief Information Officer

Information Technology, Western Cape Stellenbosch Techno Park

Negotiable -

My client has vacancy for a Chief Information Officer to develop and execute the technology innovation strategy of the organisation in order to ensure a sustained competitive advantage through the effective use of technology, process efficiencies and innovation.

The CIO must ensure that  all the systems that  are necessary to support the organisation  and  its  operations  and  objectives  are  in  place,  and  must   oversee  the  technological infrastructure of the organisation to ensure optimal performance.

This  person  must  take  on  an  active  leadership  role,  leading  and  directing  the  technological  effort  of the organisation and act as a link between the technology department and the rest  of the organisation.

Duties will also include:

  • Establish and deliver objectives and strategies for the  Systems  & IT department.
  • Compile and execute the Systems  & IT departmental budget.
  • Select and  implement  suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and  help  optimise their strategic benefits.
  • Design and  customise technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience.
  • Plan  the  implementation  of  new  systems and  provide  guidance  to  IT  professionals  and  other employees within the organisation.
  • Approve  purchases of technological  equipment  and  software and  establish  partnerships  with  IT providers.
  • Oversee  the  technological infrastructure (networks and  computer systems) in the  organisation to ensure optimal performance.
  • Direct and organise IT-related projects.
  • Drive changes or improvements in technology to discover ways the company  can gain competitive advantage.
  • Analyse the  costs,  value and  risks of information technology to advise management and  suggest actions.
  • Guide  the  organisation  towards  the  future   technological  landscape  and  implement  efficiency optimisation measures resulting in cost saving initiatives in the long-term.


  • Relevant degree in computer science, engineering or related field; a postgraduate degree will count in your favour.
  • Minimum of 5 years  proven  experience as a CIO or similar executive management role.
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure and the overall technology landscape.
  • Background  in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation.
  • Solid understanding of data  analysis, budgeting and business operations.

Ad Visible Until: 30 October 2020
Ref: SW002437/JM

Vacancy Type: Permanent