IT Business Partner

Full time
Information Technology
Dubai, UAE

The Role

This role is responsible for managing the relationship between IT and specified divisions within the Savills business. The individual should consult the business and collaborate to write an IT business strategy for their divisions, assist in directing the business on new initiatives, consult with other IT Business Partners within the EMEA business and have an overview of the IT implemented throughout the wider group.

The primary location for the role will be the Dubai office (Arenco Tower, Media City) however travel to other MENA Savills offices will be required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison between IT and MENA business divisions
  • Attend the EMEA IT Management meetings and update on current IT initiatives from the ME perspective
  • Be part of the IT project process
  • Achieve divisional business goals by prioritising technology initiatives
  • Co-ordinate the deployment and management of current and future technologies
  • Liaise with the business to develop and maintain a technology plan that supports business needs
  • Remain up to date in industry trends and emerging technologies
  • Liaise with department heads and end users as primary liaison for the company’s technology vision
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for technology spending and initiatives
  • Define requirements for new implementations and communicate them to the business
  • Manage relationships with third party vendors that support the divisions from a business line application perspective
  • Be instrumental in the digital transformation of the division
  • Highlight business risk and ensure proper procurement processes are followed in the introduction of new technologies
  • Understand technologies being used elsewhere in the business and how these can help your division – reducing the number of applications in use and driving cost efficiencies through volume
  • Develop and manage IT budget for MENA regional business, advising on alternative solutions to achieve business goals cost efficiently.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • An excellent communicator with exemplary customer service skills
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses their own performance
  • Mature, credible and comfortable in dealing with all levels of staff
  • Reliable, tolerant and determined
  • Keen for new experiences, responsibility and accountability
  • Able to assess commercial impact of project decisions from a position of detailed understanding of corporate objectives
  • Able to relate well to others and a team player
  • Manage and motivate a team of IT professionals
  • Superior understanding of the organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Demonstrable ability to apply technological solutions to business problems
  • Awareness of applicable laws and regulations as they apply to technological issues
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
  • Strong tactical skills
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical addressees
  • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving abilities
  • Understanding of Savills business applications, both Corporate and Business line
  • Microsoft Technologies including Office, Teams, SharePoint
  • Background knowledge of IT technologies
  • Knowledge of mobile technologies (Apple and Android)
  • Microsoft Dynamics experience (beneficial)
  • ITIL v4 qualified

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