Skills: IT - Analysis & Management, IT - Sys Admin & Support
Other Skills: Information Technology, Infrastructure, Telecommunication, West Africa, French
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Full Expat package including accommodation, relocation and schooling
Location: Port-Gentil, Gabon
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We are an Energy Conglomerate with a diverse asset portfolio and activities internationally, and we seek to strengthen our IT department in Gabon, through the identification and attraction of an experienced Information Technology Manager.

In this role, you will be the primary partner for the group IT function and ensure alignment with the strategic direction. Additionally, you are responsible to manage and secure IT services for the business, ensuring the successful delivery of IT projects in support of the business functions, and to manage the local team of professionals.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for all IT services delivered in-country, the IT team and service partner, and be the main point of contact for business functions.

We operate a matrix-style organisational structure, and you will collaborate closely with our Global IT teams in order to implement global processes, standards, solutions and services.

Additionally, you will:

  • plan and manage the local IT budgets, alongside Finance and Supply Chain functions;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the IT department, ensuring staff are developed and they can support existing and future business needs
  • Support HSSE aspiration by identifying critical services and risks
  • Identify areas of development for the IT infrastructure and provide solutions to alleviate current challenges
  • Ensure compliance and alignment with legislation, regulations, IT policies and strategy

From an experience/educational point of view, you have a university degree in Computer Science or Engineering, and have worked in a similar capacity in the past.

You are a self-driven, with a "can do" attitude, results and solutions-oriented individual, who is keen to take the lead in a role which requires a mix of managerial and technical competencies. You have strong interpersonal skills, enjoy the challenges of leading and developing teams and you lead teams through the power of your personal example.

We are passionate about our activity, dedicated to the values which are core to our business and this translates in to the creation of a positive work environment, where everyone is supported and encouraged to be their best self. Over the next few months, we will be embarking on a number of projects to improve our in-country IT presence, and that will include major infrastructure development, and upgrades.

This is a permanent role, offered on a residential basis in Gabon. We encourage expatriate applicants as well as local Gabonese and can provide relocation support to those moving over with their families. This will include schooling for children, accommodation, etc.