ARM Life Plc Current Vacancy for Head, Information Technology
ARM Life formerly CrystaLife Assurance Plc. is the insurance subsidiary of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd (ARM).
Its parent company, ARM is one of the largest non-bank financial services firms in Nigeria with a focus on asset management. Established in 1994, ARM started operations as a traditional asset management company specialising in the management of quoted equities and fixed income securities.
However, over the years, the Firm has taken advantage of opportunities in various sectors of the Nigerian economy and has proven its ability to identify and develop new strategic businesses and integrate these to strengthen its asset management business model. This ability has resulted in the evolution of the Firm into a diversified financial services institution with businesses divided into two distinct parts within which various products and bespoke asset management services are offered to our diverse clients, focusing on Traditional Asset Management and Specialised Funds. ARM currently manages total assets of over N500bn.
Title: Head, Information Technology
ARM Life Plc – Lagos
Drive the information technology infrastructure and ensure the use of technology to drive/enable the business by integrating technology to all areas of its processes for the delivery of superior client service in line with corporate objectives and goals to maximize the firms competitive advantage.
Implement the current to long-term strategies of ARMLIFE IT unit to meet operational targets articulated in the firms objectives
Define information technology needs of ARMLIFE and ensure proper implementation
Supervise and coordinates activities relating to system implementation
Determine the information technology needs of the firm and devise strategies to ensure they are met
Ensure continuing education in Information Technology and its uses at all levels
Manage the integration of office automation and data processing systems in the firm
Advise on controlled acquisition of information technology tools to avert the risk of incompatibility; threats to security and integrity of corporate data resources; and inappropriate use of tools
Ensure that the IT unit has adequate allocation of competent human and physical resources to enable it meet stated objectives
Ensure that the various units have in place formal and documented systems and applications development procedures
Harmonize, authorize/approve resource requests from the various units in the firm to ensure that disbursements comply with laid down controls
Ensure that the IT systems are user oriented by monitoring performance indicators of the various units to ensure that features of operations service delivery meets client requirements while complying with requirements of relevant statutory and relevant authorities
Ensure that all controls-preventive, detective and corrective – are established and observed
Review and agree short-term action plans with each unit head
Review operational reports from unit heads and take any action deemed necessary
Monitor and appraise the implementation of strategies by the various units
Ensure that operating objectives, goals, policies and procedures for the units support the Firm’s policies, objectives and strategy
Review the classification of business information and association requirements of the Firm
Coordinate the design and implementation of the firm’s information technology infrastructure. Specifically, establish an IT environmental reference base by providing a profile of the external/internal and domestic/international factors influencing the Firm’s business and IT conditions in terms of problems, stages of penetration, resource levels, strengths, weaknesses, and pressures for change
Monitor and ensure the security of Information Technology assets of the firm
Convene meetings with unit heads to review activities of the unit
Collaborate with other relevant units/groups to initiate, review, evaluate and recommend for approval new products that will give the firm a competitive edge
Any other duty assigned by the COO
Desired Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Masters degree in Information and Technology related discipline; Possession of a relevant professional qualification.
Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in similar capacity.
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