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IT Director Job Description

Job Description

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The IT Director will usually be the senior task manager of information technology within a business. He may be the most senior IT person in small and medium sized businesses, where the role will include strategic elements, hiring and budget allocation.


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  • Oversee and ensure the day to day functioning of the business IT systems
  • Provide direction and programs of works for project delivery teams
  • Oversee the IT capital and IT operational budget expenditure
  • Advise and recommend on future technology development, outsourcing strategies and hiring policy for the business
  • Manage existing vendor contracts, professional services and outsourced technology support
  • Sponsorship of technology changes
  • Manage, support and guide team leaders and middle managers within the Information Technology Division
  • Provide a senior escalation point for IT risks and issues
  • Identify and deliver key performance indicators for the business

Key Competencies

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  • Managing People
  • Decision making
  • Planning & organizing
  • Task management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Financial proprietary

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

Employer Demand %


54 3-5 years of experience or exposure to IT project management delivery
44 Excellent communication skills including effectively presenting to large groups
44 Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal
36 5-10 years of increasing direct management responsibility within an IT environment
28 Leading change management activities and managing their impact across the business
21 Experience of information technology hardware and software in multiple user environments
13 Understanding of the application of corporate IT strategy
13 Demonstrated success in delivering business benefits though the redesign and streamlining of processes
8 Experience in the management of networked corporate databases
5 Managing software developers, IT testing and IT implementation teams
5 Up to 3 years experience of managing corporate risk for Information technology
5 Demonstrated success in negotiating, implementing and managing 3rd party vendor and commercial agreements
5 Demonstrated experience in identifying the human and infrastructure resources needed to meet platform goals


Employer Demand


41 Bachelors Degree


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Roles Requesting a Degree

Top End

Salary $119K-$136K $120K-$137K $180K
Contract Rates $83h-$95h N/A

Key Personal Attributes

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Likely to have good knowledge and experience of high level IT development and implementation, an excellent IT director will have progressed from team leader and middle manager roles gaining extensive experience in managing tasks, delegating work and enabling delivery of key performance indicators within the business through the use of IT. An understanding of the role of IT within the business, the business dependencies and how to ensure availability and improvements of existing technology to meet the business needs.

Attraction to the Position

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This role is well suited to individuals who have a good understanding of the role of technology within the business and knowledge of many systems and applications within a corporate environment but with significant managerial and leadership experience.

Staff Retention Strategies for Employers

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The person occupying this role is likely to need to take a pivotal role in IT within the business and enjoy the challenge of high level and wide ranging problem solving, organizational management and projects. It is important to balance the technical capabilities and management skills in attracting the right individual, avoiding tendencies to focus on one or the other element.

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