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IT Manager Job Description

Job Description

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To provide governance, direction and leadership in the areas of service delivery, application development/delivery and/or infrastructure. Ensure that the corporate network infrastructure and/or applications are developed and maintained throughout a quality life cycle.


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  • Develop and implement IT strategies to meet immediate and long term business objectives
  • Perform routine audits of systems and software and perform daily backups
  • Manage the purchasing and licensing activities for all software, hardware and other IT supplies
  • Perform routine audits on systems and software to understand the status of compliance requirements
  • Ensure the control, integrity, and accessibility of web applications for the enterprise
  • Govern the delivery of IT systems implementation and support
  • Monitor and maintain operational revenue, margins and expenses
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to Service Level Agreements
  • Manage, motivate and lead Information Technology professionals
  • Identify and address training and skills requirements in line with the business strategic plan and technology road maps
  • Ensure that client projects are delivered to meet required outcomes, quality and client experience metrics
  • Deliver, endorse and promote acceptable use policies
  • Own/perform training, safety, risk and record keeping compliance audits
  • Identify and negotiate third party agreements including suppliers and outsourcing contracts
  • Provide reporting and recommendations to executive management

Key Competencies

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  • Influencing
  • Developing Self and/or others
  • Strategic Insight
  • Communications
  • Leading Others
  • Financial proprietary

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Employer Demand %


78 Experience managing a team of IT profesisonals
56 Experience with systems implementation and/or process transformation
44 Knowledge and understanding of business process, objectives, milestones and structure
44 Proven leader that builds and fosters open working team environments
33 Knowledge and experience of Windows and Linux systems
22 Effective communication skills throughout the organization from end-users through senior level management
22 IT Compliance/Corporate Communications experience
11 Ability to present complex concepts clearly in easily understood terms


Employer Demand


67 Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline


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Roles Requesting a Degree

Top End

Salary $93K-$106K TBA $145K
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Key Personal Attributes

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An excellent manager is an enabler to his/her staff and will encourage and empower individuals to perform at the peak of their ability. Other quality traits include high availability to discuss issues with staff and leading by example.

Attraction to the Position

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This role is well suited to highly motivated individuals who are good judges of character and respectful leaders.

Staff Retention Strategies for Employers

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Managers may suffer from stress as a result of the burden of trying to deliver too much without sufficient resources or time. Employers should maintain visibility of departmental resourcing and time constraints in order to ensure that time frames and expectations remain synchronized with the delivery capability of the department.

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