Chief Information Officer

Do you love technology and want to learn how to make it benefit or improve an existing business process? Are you talented in using technology to integrate these processes to bring the benefits or improvement to realisation? Then a role as a chief information officer might just be what you’re looking for.

What is a Chief Information Officer?

Chief Information Officers are generally responsible for preparing, executing, and overseeing the use information technologies within companies for security and support. The title started out as one launching systems, managing technical projects, utilising technology to boost the organisation efficiency and productivity, and cutting costs. Now, they are charged with IT and computer systems that support business goals. A Chief Information Officers’ role is to innovate, collaborate, balance the IT budget and motivate IT, staff.


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Chief Information Officer Job Description

Chief Information Officer Job Overview

A CIO has to have a passion for the role, and have a strong background in information technologies. Because their responsibilities vary depending on the company and industry, the role can be very demanding. Two CIOs from different companies will not have the same duties.

Responsibilities of a Chief Information Officer

  • Develop strategies for our IT department
  • Implement new strategies
  • Optimise existing strategies
  • Create KIPs for IT department
  • Measure KPIs regularly
  • Oversee the hire of roles within department
  • Assess and authorise department purchases
  • Oversee department budgets
  • Plan and oversee your department's projects

Qualifications to be a Chief Information Officer

  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Extensive xperience as CIO or similar role
  • Outstanding knowledge of various IT systems
  • Extensive knowledge in designing
  • Expertise in developing IT systems
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • Analytical mind and great problem-solving skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Very good communication and people skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • BSc/BA qualification in computer science or related field

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Salary: 130000 Monthly
A client in the FinTech space is looking for a Chief Information Officer (cio) to join their ever growing, fast paced team, reporting directly into the CEO. Your main function will be to ensure the use of modern IT software and technologies in order to streamline business operations. This role will be based in the heart of Johannesburg North
7 days ago

Chief Information Officer
Location: Johannesburg
Salary: Market Related
An opportunity has become available for a Chief Information Officer (cio) at our client’s IT Software Department
7 days ago

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Join our client’s team as a visionary Chief Information Officer (cio) and lead the way in revolutionizing their IT department! As the cio, you will have the incredible opportunity to shape the future of our client’s business by developing and implementing cutting-edge IT strategies that align with their goals.
20 days ago

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36 days ago

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Virtual Chief Information Officer - Contract
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Salary: R800 - 870 per hour
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Location: Johannesburg
Salary: Negotiable
GoldenRule is currently recruiting for a CTO for a leader in the HR solutions field.  The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business as well as develop and maintain the technical vision and leading all aspects of the Group’s technology development. The position will inclu...
71 days ago