Head of Information Technology Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Title: Head of Information Technology – Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: Competitive

Our client is one of the leading manufacturing firms in existence for over 20 years.

They seek to hire a competent IT professional to handle the EA African region and be responsible for evaluating, planning & configuring, implementing, controlling, monitoring and maintaining secure computer environments.

He will also be responsible for all internet facing services, to telephony edge-based services to support smooth business operations at all times across the region.


  • Responsible for the exploration of innovative tools and strategies to deliver IT solutions that are aligned to the company’s technical architecture, business plans and long-term strategy.
  • Ensure development and execution of SAP and business process best practices across the organization
  • Develops processes, procedures and oversees the installation for upgrades, configurations and patches for the enterprise SAP system, subsystems in supporting hardware products.
  • Develops new system and application implementation plans, custom scripts and testing procedures to ensure operational reliability.
  • Directly responsible for technical project deliverables; may lead projects including developing high-level project plans, assigning tasks and facilitating team processes to achieve set project objectives.
  • Ensures the performance and reliability of SAP systems.
  • Defines procedures for user access servers, files, and databases.
  • Plans and manage new hardware and software releases and assesses risk of implemented changes before performing them.
  • Monitors and maintains a comprehensive set of performance metrics for all system features; maintains history reports, identifies and addresses recurring problems.
  • Develop online help and update systems support help scripts.
  • Administration of Internet facing services (HTTP, FTP, SSL, SOAP, XML/API, SMTP, DNS, TLS, Web Services, etc.)
  • Develop procedures, programs and documentation for backup and restoration of host operating systems and host-based applications.
  • Act as an escalation point for internal support departments by providing technical assistance through responding to inquiries regarding errors, problems, or questions about software, hardware, systems and infrastructure.
  • Drive programmes to enhance IT capacity to drive business excellence.
  • Stays current with technological developments in systems administration technology and recommends ways for the company to take advantage of new technology.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, IT or a related field.
  • ITIL Foundation Certification & CISCO & Project Management Certification
  • MUST have at least 10 years working experience in a dynamic and innovative environment with not less than 5 years at a leadership level as a HoD or immediate Deputy,
  • MUST have prior experience in the manufacturing industry
  • 5 years hands-on on SAP R 3 experience with start to end full cycle SAP R3 implementation experience with leading role in MM module and good knowledge of all modules – FICO, MM, PP and SD modules with a commerce background.
  • Experience in implementing and managing BI (Business Intelligence) software.
  • Experience in handling Cloud Applications, Routers, IoT and networking, AWS Management & demonstrated proficiency in G-Suit Management.
  • Experience in developing reports using Crystal reports, ABAP, Visual Basic, MS Access, Crystal reports etc.
  • Experience in various OS platforms, computer languages and databases, should be able to query databases and create custom query templates for SAP.
  • Knowledge of key business processes and ability to deploy competitive IT strategies related to drive business excellence.
  • Ability to handle any kind of business productivity enhancement software from scratch.
  • Ability to: Plan, organize and document system design activities and to configure systems to be consistent with policies/procedure
  • Ability to communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing, effectively at all levels.

How to Apply:

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Head of Information Technology – Manufacturing) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 23rd November 2018.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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Updated: November 18, 2018 — 2:17 pm