Regional Head of IT (Application)

Regional Head of IT with a Fortune 500 MNC

Your new company

My client is a Fortune 500 organisation headquartered in Japan, with a strong market presence internationally. They are a leader in several industries, such as consumer electronics, entertainment, and telecommunications.

Your new role

Your role as the Regional IT Head (IS and Governance) is to oversee the IT applications planning and budgeting for the entire SEA region. You will collaborate with Business and IT Senior Management to align with business strategies and global / regional IS directions.

You will also work with internal teams to ensure compliance with the Regional IS Application Chargeback Mechanism and the Regional IS Initiatives Review and Approval process governance.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop overall strategies for continuous process improvement, sustained operational excellence and business agility.
  • Create and control IT budget/planning for SEA with more than 1,500 staffs across 10 countries in Southeast Asia.
  • Review the IT roadmap & plan on new IT strategy in line with HQ direction to minimise total IT costs and remove redundancy.
  • Develop relationship with business team and maintains effective communication to better understands their business needs.
  • Gather VoC, estimate costing for IT solutions, develop quality proposals, benchmark prices against competition and negotiate on projects’ pricing to gain returns from IT investment, so as to align with business priorities together with the IS strategy.
  • Lead in regional IS applications’ short to mid-term strategies/planning and its roadmap development.
  • Lead in regional IS applications’ chargeback preparation and finalisation (including chargeback announcement and Service Agreement review & confirmation).
  • Formulate and maintain regional IS initiative review and approval process including confirmation of timeline, resources, and budget during project pre-planning & planning phase.
  • Support regional IS initiative planning and initiation as well as its project status monitoring & reporting.
  • Maintain close communication with senior management to plan, control and implement IS solutions for supporting business goals.
  • Communicate with Asia Pacific IS management and conduct key IS meetings for the region.

What you'll need to succeed

  • Possesses a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in quantitative fields such as Computer Science, Business, Applied Analytics, etc. (May be substituted by relevant years of experience).
  • At least 7 to 9 years of relevant working experience in the IT industry, with at least 3 to 5 years in a senior management position.
  • Good business understanding (Sales & Marketing, Customer Service and Logistics) of multiple systems with enterprise application knowledge experience (e.g., but not limited to, SAP S/4 Hana and Microsoft Dynamics 365).
  • Strong technical background with a proven track record in applying project management methodologies effectively, demonstrating effective leadership, and leading project management initiatives.

What will help you to succeed

  • Able to demonstrate leadership and sound business judgement.
  • Good management, interpersonal, and appraisal skills.
  • Possess strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively and tactfully with all local and overseas counterparts, subordinates, peers, stakeholders, and management.
  • Detailed, meticulous, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, organise, and schedule work effectively.

What you'll get in return

  • Excellent remuneration package with a strong bonus structure.
  • Strong career progression opportunities with great internal mobility.
  • Flexible work arrangement as well as comprehensive benefits and incentives.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Anson at Hays on +65 9828 9633 or email for a confidential discussion on your career. Referrals are welcome.

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are actively looking out, please contact us as well.

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Job Type
Manufacturing & Production
Projects & Change Management

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Anson Tan, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Singapore
#27-20 UOB Plaza 2, 80 Raffles Place

Telephone: +6598289633

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