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Head of Information Technology - Sri Lanka

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Information Technology
Colombo, Western Province
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Head of Information Technology – Sri Lanka

Function: IT

Would you like to join a workplace where you could bring your purpose to life through the work you do? Imagine creating a better business and better world by leading innovations and working with Sri Lanka’s loved brands that improve the lives of millions every day, all while learning from brilliant business leaders!

Here’s your chance to be a part of our Unilever Sri Lanka family as the Head of Information Technology.

About our culture

Diversity is one of our most relevant pillars in people management. Our core is developing an internal environment open to the multiplicity of world views through inclusion with no stereotypes. This allows us to value our people from every ethnicity, bringing together different profiles and operating styles.

At Unilever, more than 50% of our leadership positions are held by women and we seek more diversity in our company. In this way, we consider all candidates for our vacancies, regardless of disability, race, colour, religion, gender or gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, or any other diversity.

Is this position made for you?

The purpose of the role is to help drive business performance by leveraging technology as a competitive advantage and enabling delivery of that technology in the market, aligned to the UniOps experiences and strategy.

Your key responsibilities will include…

  • Supporting UniOps strategic priorities in Sri Lanka through working closely with the journeys/experiences and global platforms to enable growth

  • Owning technology roadmap for the business, aligned with the global strategic roadmap and journeys/experiences view to ensure driving business value in the cluster.

  • Being able to spot opportunities of using global technology solutions within the Cluster, drive adoption of the global solutions.

  • Being accountable for high uptime resilience of business-critical systems

  • Be a master communicator. Ensure that business leaders are well informed about how technology can drive their business, any major risk areas, implementation plans, financial impacts.

  • Managing and deploy all elements of the technology programs, including all programs under IT Investment Board, Application Lifecycle Management and BAU Project budgets and operational systems.

  • Ensure the optimal risk profile of projects and programs based on business needs.

  • Ensuring effective resource balancing and prioritization across the South Asia programs and projects.

  • Managing the Geo technology team, including virtual teams, and 3rd party service providers.

  • Ensuring effective decommissioning and life cycle management of all local and Business Managed Applications, ensuring the applications are maintained in a supported state.

  • Attracting and develop talent across technology team to be able to work in an agile, collaborative, and digital way.

  • Being an active team player across the technology leadership team driving common ways of working and leveraging our global scale.

  • Focusing on continuous skills development of the Geo IT team and end users in the Cluster.

Your key stakeholders are,

  • Direct reportees

  • IT Director – South Asia

  • Management Committee

  • Functional teams

  • Local Service Delivery team

  • Local & regional Vendors

  • 3P Suppliers

  • Regional Counter Parts

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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