Main activities • Participating in major corporate decisions, particularly where IT has a major influence on the competitive advantage and profitability of the organisation. • Setting and controlling IT operational and development expenditures within budget. • Developing the forecasting and planning for equipment and software purchases in relation to projected user requirements. • Establishing and maintaining standards in relation to operations, programming, and security. • Participating in policymaking as a member of a senior management team.
Key skills • Requires people management and leadership abilities, together with professional standards of planning and budgeting. • May have formal business training in addition to technical experience.
Internal contacts Senior Management, all user departments, finance, and administration.
External contacts Suppliers of equipment and peripherals, software suppliers and consultants.
Typical experience 10+ years of experience in computing, and proven business and management skills.