IT Manager

Location: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted: 09-26-2017
Founded in Dubai 2013 – our client is a new global Western brand focused on socially responsibility and home-grown hospitality They are leading the way with creative F&B concepts, beautiful food and drink and inspiring the Dubai community. You will join a passionate hands-on and collaborative team born from a love of wholesome food and food concepts inspired by the architectural space.  From hip urban cafes, bars with a twist of nostalgia to one-off restaurants, our client is leading the Dubai food scene and looking for talented innovators to join their team. 

We are immediately recruiting for an IT Manager who will report to both the Human Resources Director and the Managing Director.
  • Responsible for the secure and effective operation of all computer systems, related applications, hardware and software.
  • Ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with our clients objectives.
  • Plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT-related activities, as well as provide administrative direction and support for efficient and productive daily operations.
  • Responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of all information systems within the company and recommending new advanced technologies to empower business procedures to run smoothly at optimized costs.
  • Develop and propose for approval the IT Strategic Plan for the year ahead, with recommendation of technologies and hardware to be invested in and justifications on how these will optimize the existing business, reduce existing operational costs and bring daily efficiency.
  • Approve vendors used by and monitor their contractual involvement with us.
  • Responsible for negotiating optimal prices for services rendered.
  • Monitor major projects, IT budgets, priorities, standards, procedures, and overall IT performance.
  • Coordinate priorities between the IT department and user departments and outlets.
  • Coordinate all upcoming projects/venues with Maintenance Team, set-up the technical and security infrastructure necessary to launch these in time.
  • Oversee and manage daily operation of all IT systems and projects.
  • Manage and create new users on Active Directory & Office 365 email portal.
  • Manage Broadband & Telecommunications Accounts for the Group.
  • Manage the Fortinet Firewall.
  • Monitor activities and services to support LAN / WAN, all computer platforms, disaster recovery, operating support systems and e-business development.
  • Manage the design and implementation of data-centers, applying technical expertise in Microsoft infrastructures and database/security application servers in high-availability/fault tolerance configuration built using Microsoft HYPER-V.
  • Regularly test and analyze all IT systems to ensure these run at their optimum level and speed.
  • Oversee the efficient implementation of new technology solutions for all internal business units.
  • Regularly upgrade the existing IT infrastructure, establish and monitor quality assurance standards, and recommend new products to enhance operational efficiencies.
  • Provide daily support in AVAYA PBX, CCTV, sound and TV systems.
  • Manage the internal network on Cisco switches and routers.
  • Run technical evaluations of POCs. Ensure their proper installation and operation and train venue staff on their use.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot all IT system issues when such arise.
We are a US based F&B and IT headhunting/permanent search firm focusing on Character | Competency | Culture. We just launched our Dubai office and are excited to expand further into the region in 2018. 
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