Vice President, Information Technology (IT)

Overview

VP of information technology oversees an organization’s technology initiatives, IT changes and updates to all projects.

Tasks:

Assesses IT systems and makes decision on investments and implements future technology.

Needs to achieve the IT department’s goal within the context of the organization’s vision and values.

Contributes in the development of new policies, standards and objectives for the IT department which are in line with the IT Governance.

Helps other executives and managers to create budgets and authorizes purchases.

Expertise:

Since it is an executive position, outstanding interpersonal skills are required.

Ability to lead a team in a way that promotes efficient, high-quality work.

Should be able to develop sustainable business relationships with vendors.

Must be attentive to detail and handle stress well.

Eligibility Criteria:

A bachelor’s degree in IT with several years of experience in the IT areas in managerial positions.

Different leadership and technology certifications are usually a plus.