Head of National Outsourced Custom Software Solutions

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable Annually
Recruiter: Dynamic Visual Technologies
Job Ref: GP000323/Carme
Summary: We are looking for a Head of Outsourced Custom Software Solutions (South Africa) is expected to develop and implement a strategy that results in the achievement of the objectives of DVT’s regional and national custom software solutions business units.

 

 

Job Description

The primary objective of the role is to ensure growth and profitability of DVT’s outsourced custom software solutions business units nationally in South Africa.  This objective entails predominately the establishment and management of systems and processes to ensure:

  • Effective sales and pre-sales to meet revenue targets for the relevant business unit(s)
  • Adequate capacity and capability to deliver on projects and strategy
  • Management of risk on projects (financial, legal and reputational)
  • Consistent excellent delivery on contracted projects
  • Highly motivated and skilled teams with acceptable retention levels

 

The position forms part of a tightly knit senior management team and the incumbent is expected to co-operate closely with the other members of this team in achieving overall national business objectives.

 

As a senior manager the incumbent is expected to be "self-managed" and to act as a role model adopting and instilling the company culture, values, processes, procedures and systems.

 

Key Measurements

  • Revenue and/or profit targets for each delivery centre in South Africa
  • Project delivery success
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Staff retention

Job Requirements

Knowledge

  • Solid understanding of all of the business and technology solutions offered by the business unit(s)
  • Good understanding of the custom software outsourcing market in South Africa and abroad
  • Knowledge of global software trends affecting DVT and its market
  • Broad know how on project management, systems integration and software development practices, processes and methodologies,
  • Good knowledge of Agile and Agile practices

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • People management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to negotiate at executive level
  • Skilled in facilitating workshops and meetings with clients, colleagues and staff

Experience

  • Technical IT background, with a minimum of 5 years in a solutions design capacity
  • At least 5 years experience in sales, pre-sales and/or new business capacity
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a senior management role
  • Personal experience in one or more roles on at least five complete large software projects

Qualifications

  • Minimum of matric
  • A relevant degree is preferred

 

 

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