Executive Head: Vodacom Financial Services IT Lending-Vodacom

Executive Head: Vodacom Financial Services IT Lending-Vodacom

Role Purpose

The Executive Head: VFS IT Lending role is based within Vodacom Financial Services.

The core purpose of this role is to provide Information Technology leadership  to the Lending Business and IT teams in Vodacom Financial Services.

Your responsibilities will include:

Define execution models and deliver VFS Lending Projects within the IT strategy defined by the ME : VFS IT
Products / Platforms include : Airtime Advance, Cash Advance, Voucher Advance (CVAS), Business Lending
Lead and manage the VFS IT Lending teams aligned to the VFS IT and Vodacom IT strategy and stakeholder requirements.
Deliver projects enabling Lending unit strategy.
Ensure the availability and performance of the Lending IT landscape.
Deliver on Lending business requirements and IT-operational demands in the most efficient and effective way.
Accountable for the design and delivery of Business Support Systems and Solutions
Accountable for Acceptance, Integration, and Production Deployment.
Ensure the definition and implementation of the target Lending  IT architecture in alignment with the Vodacom IT Architecture
Align deliverables with Vodacom / Lending strategy
Establish strong collaboration with the relevant Vodacom IT Teams

Leadership:
Lead, motivate and develop Project and IT teams, ensuring they have clarity of direction and support in prioritising demands.
Coach, develop and performance manage people and identify key talent.
Embody and embed the Vodacom Way behaviours.
Create a positive environment of change readiness and excellence.
Work across the Vodafone, VFS & Vodacom Group to deliver best practice locally.
A deep curiosity about emergent IT and Infrastructure trends.

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

Excellent understanding of the Financial Services, Lending and IT industry
Substantial technological background, gained in global, multi-cultural organisations
Proven track record with deployment and management of complex platforms
Substantial knowledge of business processes and their integration
Distinct analytical and systematic thinking
Ability to communicate complex technical dependencies comprehensively on Executive Management Level
Ability to communicate complex subjects in a simple way.
Strong leadership and communication skills
Proven track record on strategic IT implementation
Experience with deployments and migrations of infrastructure into the Public Cloud
Strong understanding of the technical aspects  as well as the overarching strategic business decisions that need to be made for IT services

Must have technical / professional qualifications: 
An advanced Telecommunications or Information Technology or similar degree is essential
Minimum 10 years’ experience working in IT (preferable Financial services) and within  Operations & Development
Minimum 5 years management and leadership experience

Closing date for Applications: 15 August 2022 

The base location for this role is, Vodacom, Midrand Campus
The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion.


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