Our client is a leading Asia-based securities firm with a wide range of wealth management products and services, catering to both retail and institutional clients. They have been in the industry for over a decade and have a strong reputation for providing their clients with innovative and personalized financial solutions. With a focus on technology and innovation, they are constantly seeking to improve their infrastructure and stay ahead of the competition. They are currently seeking a talented and experienced Head of IT to join the team.
As the Head of IT, you will be responsible for leading and managing the IT team, providing strategic direction, and ensuring the smooth operation of the IT infrastructure for both the retail and institutional businesses.
- Develop and implement the overall IT infrastructure strategy and roadmap for the firm, taking into account the unique needs of both retail and institutional clients
- Manage and lead the IT team, providing guidance, mentoring, and coaching
- Ensure the smooth operation of all IT infrastructure components, including hardware, software, and networks, for both retail and institutional businesses
- Collaborate with other departments to identify business needs and develop IT infrastructure solutions that meet those needs for both retail and institutional businesses
- Identify and implement new technologies to improve operational efficiency and enhance the client experience for both retail and institutional clients
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards related to IT infrastructure for both retail and institutional businesses
- Manage IT infrastructure budgets and resources effectively for both retail and institutional businesses
- 10+ years of experience in IT management, with a strong background in the securities or financial industry
- Related industry experience, specifically securities or related companies, would be a plus
- Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin is a must.
- Proven track record of leading and managing a team focused on IT infrastructure for both retail and institutional businesses
- Strong knowledge of IT infrastructure components, systems, and processes for both retail and institutional businesses
- Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple infrastructure projects simultaneously for both retail and institutional businesses
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
- Experience working with vendors and managing vendor relationships related to IT infrastructure for both retail and institutional businesses
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field