Chief Information Officer
Confidential HR Consultant
Bahrain
منذ 1 يوم
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We are searching at present for an experienced CIO with a background in Banking for a leading client in Bahrain. As CIO you will be responsible for setting the technology strategy for the bank, for providing reliable, high-quality, cost effective capabilities, and for the delivery of major technology initiatives.

Further, responsible for ensuring the full compliance of the Bank’s technology with all regulatory, information security and industry best practices.

As CIO you will participate as an integral and active member in the bank’s executive management team, and is an intimate partner to business and staff groups.

In addition, as CIO you are responsible for managing critical technology vendor relationships, to optimize both performance and efficiency.

  • Oversee existing technology infrastructure (networks, applications and computer systems) to ensure, always on , service delivery for customers and employees
  • Create, maintain, and evaluate clearly understood business performance metrics to assess the gap between desired versus actual outcomes and cost-effectiveness
  • Ensure adequate training and support to help employees better utilize technology solutions
  • Lead enterprise technology road-map, to provide cost-effective, high-quality solutions and capabilities across the bank
  • Provide executive oversite of relationships and management of critical technology service vendors, to ensure high-quality, economic, reliable delivery of services from third parties
  • Aggressively manage vendor strategy to create the optimal portfolio of vendors to support bank technology needs
  • Lead negotiations with vendors, to ensure the highest value delivery from our technology suppliers
  • Oversee the Enterprise Program Management office and provide support for the development and execution of PMO program governance processes to ensure best in class approach to project delivery
  • Propose alternative solutions to business problems and opportunities with recommendations on value, costs and risks
  • Proactively recommend process enhancements and new solutions to improve business effectiveness and efficiency
  • Plan and oversee the implementation of IT related projects and new systems, in collaboration with enterprise Program Management team
  • Build credibility and relationships with key business leaders focused around simplifying processes and providing easy access to relevant information
  • Ensure a very high quality of customer experience and reliability of products and services
  • Design the appropriate IT organization structure
  • Coach and develop staff, providing real time feedback; ensure that the responsibilities and accountability of all direct and indirect team members are defined and understood
  • Provide guidance to all team members on technical and architectural issues
  • Coordinate subordinate employee recruitment, selection and training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition / disciplinary actions
  • Establish effective succession plans for the key members of the IT team
  • Develop the IT budget in alignment with the planned initiatives and on-going operational support required for the organization
  • Deliver better visibility into how expenses are related to business lines to help management better understand the profitability of each of product
  • Partner closely with Chief Information Security Officer, to design and implement effective, reliable, compliant information security infrastructure
  • Ensure the effective, comprehensive, ongoing maintenance of all IT infrastructure
  • Provide all required Risk & Compliance oversight
  • Represent and report on Bank technology strategy and activities to Board, Audit, Compliance and Regulatory bodies
  • Develop, manage and periodically test technology continuity plans and strategies, for IT systems, and for vendor BCP plans
  • Develop and maintain business recovery plan to ensure timely and effective restoration of IT services in the event of a disaster
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