POSITION: Director of Information Technology

NATURE OF BUSINESS: A global online services provider in higher education

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer (COO) with dotted line to VP, International Technology


SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY: to provide technology leadership in the development and implementation of the organisation-wide information technology (IT) programmes with particular emphasis on leading the organisation in planning and implementing technologies to support business operations and achieve more effective and cost beneficial organisation-wide IT operations; assisting partner universities across South Africa with the design and implementation of technology for rapid online enrolment growth; establishing, maintaining and growing relationships with various levels of university’s technology leaders and ensuring the transfer of best practices and systems integration.



  • Minimum of 10 years progressive IT leadership experience
  • Experience creating and executing on strategic IT project plans and budgets
  • Experience effectively communicating IT strategy with internal and external parties
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies (Dynamics, SQL, etc.)
  • Experience building systems from the ground up or making major changes to existing systems
  • Demonstrated ability to use integrated and conceptual thinking to solve problems.
  • Significant expertise establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with all levels of associates and external parties
  • IT Bachelor’s degree required. MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • Travel is required



The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • New Partner Onboarding
  • Existing Partner Support – working with partner universities on confirming consistent data flow, assist in adding new programs
  • Work closely with all technology vendors providing support
  • Work closely with the VP of International Technology to share best practices, resolve partner challenges
  • Provide IT Support and services for the company


Note: Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.