Walchand Plus

IT Head

Role

Lead the IT function and team, devise and implement plans for the dynamic business needs, reporting to the Chairman & Managing Director

Qualification

Minimum 10 years of hand on IT Management experience with any relevant engineeering/graduate degree, Microsoft Access and/or SQL experience. Digital technology/ applications experience having managed a product through its entire life cycle.

Mandatory Skills

Review, analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs. Document requirements, define scope and objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies. IT Requirement planning/budgeting, costing, execution, monitoring, delivery, handing vendors for various outsourced services, Identifying and implementing New Tools and Technologies, as required.

Job overview

Process Analyst : Understanding of end to end business processes with necessary controls.
Perceive and identify role of Information technology to automate the same to bring in efficiency in
the business. In other words CIO’s role to be considered as a business enabler.

Coordination with the IT service providers : Evaluate IT service providers from technology and
domain perspective, making of RFP to selection is a key role and identifying their strengths and
weaknesses . In-house business requirements to be correctly articulated to selected service
providers to ensure smooth delivery. Understanding of Technology Components is must from
implementation as well as maintenance point of view.

User training and coordination : Must possess good soft skills to ensure user will understand IT
systems and own them.

Must be conversant with latest Software Development Life Cycle concepts like agile and related
software project management.

Information security : Must be well-versed with latest trends of security threats and business impact. He or she must ensure to deploy security measures to give sufficient coverage to the business from
these threats.

Responsibilities

Translate the requirements into product specifications.

Lead a strong cross-functional team to drive product enhancements from conception-to-launch-to-growth.

Own end to end responsibility.

Prioritize Feature requirements and work in Conceptualization and detailing of wire framing/prototyping.

Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information;evaluating output
requirements and formats.

Construct workflow charts and diagrams; studying system capabilities; writing specifications.

Improve systems by studying current practices; designing modifications.

Recommend controls by identifying problems; writing improved procedures.

Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements; forming project team;

establishing project budget.

Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports;
recommending actions.

Prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends.

Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Validate resource requirements and develop cost estimate models.

Interpret, evaluate and interrelate research data and develop integrated business analyses and projections.

for incorporation into strategic decision-making.

Plan and coordinate the development of primary and secondary market research studies in support of strategic
planning.

and specific marketing initiatives, as required and presents findings of studies to management.

Perform daily, weekly and monthly reviews & analyses of current processes using operational metrics and reports.

Review a variety of areas including operations, purchasing, inventory, distribution and facilities for IT Services.

Understand and communicate the financial and operational impact of any changes.

Suggest changes to senior management using analytics to support your recommendations..

Actively participate in the implementation of approved changes.

Create informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities
for improvement.

Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues.

Co-ordinate with Vendors for all the outsources services.

Oversee the IT infrastructure, network and maintenance.

Ensure data security and IT compliances.

Top skills/ Proficiencies

Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas in a simple way to a variety of stakeholders.

Customer management and excellent communication & presentation skills.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Process Improvement.

Teamwork.

Big Picture Thinking.

Work Well Under Pressure.

Communication.

Problem Solving.

Critical Thinking.

Relationship Building.

Expected Deliverables

Upgrade and debugging of proprietary CRM system.

Upgrade Accounting software to cloud.

Understand and manage the various softwares being used.

Implement data security and data privacy compliances.

Co-ordinate with global team and roll out the global Learning Management Platform.

Co-ordinate the hardware and network protocols, sourcing, maintenance.

Prepare RFPs and source vendors, evaluate and negotaite commercial and SLA terms for development of new digital platform.

Source and negotiate the document management software and ensure digitisation of company records.

User training and troubleshooting.

Budgeting for projects, capex and opex.

Support website development, maintenance, CMS and digital marketing.

Be part of annual planning team, understand the business strategy & provide IT support to achieve business goals.