Monday, October 29, 2018

Barclays Bank Vacancies, Manager CRES Information Technology and Data

Mngr CRES Information Tech and Data(Job Number: 90210170)

Africa CRES operates under an outsourced operating model through major contracts with a small number of strategic suppliers for Facilities Management, Real Estate, Capital Projects and Occupational Health and Safety. This is a senior role within CRES, interfacing with the CRES Leadership Team, Technology, Procurement and Finance, as well as other bank stakeholders.

The role holder will manage Information Technology in CRES with the aim of enabling the achievement of the CRES Technology and Data vision and purpose.

The core purpose of this role is two-fold:
    1. Be responsible for the continuous updating and periodic revision of the Information Technology strategy roadmap for CRES, the goal of which is to ensure the best use of information technology to enable the achievement of the CRES Strategy, support the business, reduce cost and improve efficiency; and
    2. Drive and own the CRES-Functional Technology support team which enables the delivery of CRES Technology projects and maintain reliable availability of all Information Technology infrastructure and services including being the CRES data steward per the data policy requirements. 

Key Accountability:
    On behalf of CRES, assume full responsibility for the design, planning and delivery of the CRES Information Systems Strategy, following Absa Governance.
    With respect to this responsibility, work closely with the CRES Leadership Team members and VP level leads, service providers and the Functions Technology support team, leading the engagements on behalf of CRES as appropriate.
    The scope of this responsibility includes software selection, data management, Management Information and Business Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Building Management Systems, process workflows, ensuring compliance to Absa Information Technology Policies, Standards and Procedures, and ensuring the design makes possible the cost-effective and efficient delivery of the CRES objectives and a productive CRES community.
    Lead and provide day to day direction of involved service providers, Absa Business Units, and other parties in designing the CRES Information Technology Strategy and delivering through the associated projects.
    Ensure effective stakeholder management of all involved in compiling or updating the strategy roadmap and / or delivering projects in order to, at all times, progress at pace. These will include internal CRES, other Absa, and external stakeholders.
    Ensure effective customer relationship management, ensuring at all times the enhancement of the CRES reputation through engagement and service excellence.
    Build and maintain strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including Audit, Compliance, Risk etc.
    Take responsibility for the successful management and completion of Information Technology projects and initiatives within CRES. This includes ensuring compliance with Absa governance standards, remaining within approved budgets and timelines, and adhering to agreed quality standards.
    Ensure that the design of any infrastructure or ecosystem changes should be capable of working alongside other project delivery programmes and have an Africa-wide reach.
    Establish robust project governance and reporting that will provide assurance to Senior Management and Executive that initiatives will meet their goals and objectives.
    Provide regular ‘health-check’ updates in both writing and verbally to various forums and stakeholder groups.
    Identify and resolve any project and initiative issues quickly so that project delivery / design and budgets are not compromised and that any unavoidable changes are effectively communicated to stakeholders in a timely and proactive manner.
    Collaborating with team, wider business areas and suppliers to successfully deliver projects and initiatives into the BAU environment. This includes the development and handover of processes and procedures to BAU activity and that there are clear well-defined responsibilities for this in every project.
    Ensure all third party and internal systems are performing and being maintained to both contract standards and internal policy requirements.
    Following successful execution of delivery projects and in conjunction with the owning service delivery area in CRES and the relevant Functions Technology partner, oversee the sustainable operations of all CRES Information Technology systems to agreed Standards.
    Deliver and maintain a mechanism for effective independent and objective measurement of change initiatives
    Managing change to agreed methods standards and processes and providing coaching and guidance to team members where required
    Developing a change mechanism that will align with all change across the CRES portfolio
    Manage issues and risks to successful conclusion
    Provide regular BAU related ‘health-check’ updates in both writing and verbally to various forums and stakeholder groups.
    Ensure administration of the CRES collaborative platform, including Box, in full compliance with relevant Absa governance. 

Role/Person specification
Education and experience required Essential
    Satisfies the FSA criteria for an approved person, both initially and ongoing.
    Appropriate university or other tertiary qualification.
    A professional with over 5 years’ experience in all aspects of Information Technology leadership and management.
    Understanding of the Information Technology landscape and trends, and of practical selection and adoption strategies.
    Held a similar role in a comparable organisation.
    Can discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using different kinds of technologies in the workplace
    Has in-depth knowledge of emerging technologies and how they could be used in the workplace to give CRES a more productive working environment
    Understanding how Absa Information Technology platforms work and how major change is both incepted and delivered is essential
    Can describe existing technology infrastructure across all major functions of the bank
    Can quickly understand where services / systems or platforms are failing and recommend alternative solutions
    Good knowledge and understanding of the Absa Group and the Group Businesses.
    Has good working relationship with different heads of Business Units
    Has a track record in coming up with new ideas and ways of thinking in delivering business change across the bank
    Has proven track record of developing and delivering business cases to support the introduction of new technology to the workplace

Knowledge and skills:
    Experience of design and delivery of information systems in a Corporate Real Estate environment.
    The ability to effectively manage costs of Information Technology projects and Information Technology operations.
    Experience in an African, fast paced organisation.
    Ability to work under pressure with a wide and diverse workload.
    Excellent communication skills both written and oral. Must be able to obtain information and present information at a senior level in business.
    Ability to manage multiple complex assignments without becoming overloaded by detail.
    Delivering high quality deliverables to tight deadlines.
    Proven skills in team leadership of multi-disciplined teams.
    Strong analytical and decision making skills. 
    Strong commercial skills both services and commodities in a technical environment
    Post contract supplier management experience and strong relationship management experience

    Strategic Awareness – Advanced
    Cost Management - Advanced
    Supplier Management – Advanced
    Analytical (Problem Solving) – Experienced
    Communication – Advanced
    Performance Management – Experienced
    Commercial Management – Experienced
    Supplier Development – Experienced
    Technical Knowledge – Experienced
    Organisational Ability – Experienced
    Winning Together – Role Model
    Best People – Role Model
    Customer Focus – Role Model
    Trusted – Role Model


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