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Head of IT (Insurance industry)

IPS Group (Asia) Limited Hong Kong
Posted 3 days ago Permanent HK$1440k
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Wendi Li
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Our client is a renowned life insurance company with rapid business growth throughout the year. To cope with the rapid business expansion, they are urgently hiring a Head of IT to lead the IT department.

 

IT Strategy & Planning

  • Develop & maintain IT strategy, ensure business alignment
  • Build strong relationships with business and service stakeholders; represents Technology in business discussions and ensures technology capabilities required by business are available & fit-for-purpose
  • Work with business to drives technology investment planning and come up with ideas to maximize returns on technology investment for the organization
  • Own budget setting, forecasting and IT P&L actuals
  • In collaboration with APAC IT leadership, leadership team, define target technology architecture and set technology direction.

IT support & Service Delivery

  • Own technology service & support offered to business
  • Work with leadership team and respective HK/APAC/global IT teams to ensure the delivery of technology services & systems that meet the business objectives and IT strategy
  • Ensure adequate & competent IT resources (internal and external) to support the business demand
  • Accountable for the adoption of global governance processes and adherence to enterprise standards & policies

IT Team & Talent Management

  • Work with respective HK/APAC/Global IT functional leaders to define IT organization’s structure, roles, and responsibilities
  • Provide on-the-ground leadership to local IT teams and manage local service partners/vendors
  • Create culture of performance and value in local technology teams
  • Mentor, coach and develop local IT talents; Drive D&I agenda for local IT function
  • Collaborate and build strong working relationships with APAC Technology and Global Technology peers to ensure consistency of information, methodologies and reports; share best practices and systems knowledge

 

Requirement:

 

  • At least 15 years of Managerial experience with at least 8 years of experience as an overall Head of IT/Technology for a sizable team of 20 in insurance industry
  • Strong stakeholder management at C-level with exceptional influencing skills to gather buy-in from various business stakeholders.
  • Candidates should have proven track record of translating IT digitalization (Cloud Azure, Data Analytics, DevOps, and etc) trends into technology investment for organization that is suitable for adoption.
  • Candidates with proven track record in designing global roadmaps/IT strategy will be is required
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