APAC IT Director (Fashion Retail , 85k-95k)

IT director - provides strategic direction and operational excellence for IT Operations and roadmap in APAC

Your new company
My client is a MNC fashion brand from USA where they are looking to penetrate the Asia market

Your new role
  • Develop IT strategies and roadmap to support the Company’s growth opportunities
  • Communicate to the Leadership Team an understanding, assessment and mitigation strategies of IT risks associated with the Company’s growth strategy
  • Coordinate IT security efforts across physical and digital to identify security risks and develop and implement effective solutions
  • Ensure that there is a robust understanding of departmental financial budgets and forecasts and develop such models as necessary to identify, manage and plan short, medium and long term cost trends in the function
  • Mentor, coach and develop the team to ensure effective communication, continuous learning, teamwork and skills to support the business
  • Create a training program to onboard, train and continuously evaluate new employees
  • Drive operational efficiencies to maximize the end user experience and ensure service levels are achieved or exceeded
  • Responsible for creating and managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between each party
  • Oversee IT operating and capital budgets, ensuring new costs are accurately captured, quarterly updates are provided in a timely manner
  • Oversee IT projects with accountability for effective delivery against scope, schedule, budget and quality metrics
  • Accountable for continuously optimizing the overall operational costs and footprint
  • Facilitates audits working closely with various supporting departments
  • Institutes select components of ITIL where necessary for Operational Management
  • Ensure IT General Controls (ITGC), policies, standards and cybersecurity practices are followed
  • Responsible for overseeing the prevention of data loss, service interruptions and infrastructure stability

What you'll need to succeed

  • Must be fluent in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field; Master’s Degree in Business Administration or a Technology an asset
  • 10+ years in progressively management roles overseeing overall IT Management for a listed company
  • 8+ years providing production support for ERP, retail and other enterprise grade software
  • Experience leading teams across cultures, APAC regions and geographies
  • Ability to present and effectively communicate information to executive-level staff
  • Ability to interact with and provide support to a diverse group of employees at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal, customer relationship/partnership and influential skills to facilitate the implementation of efficient business processes supported by technology across all departments
  • Practiced COBIT, ITIL or similar framework
  • Knowledge of project management methodology, PMBOK, PRINCE2 or similar framework
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity management practices, NIST or similar framework

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or send your CV to kenneth.ling@hays.com.hk

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Job Type
Technology & Internet Services

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Kenneth Ling, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hong Kong
6604-06,66/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon

Telephone: +85222307929

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