Our client is a role player in the fresh produce industry and has also developed an online trading platform in the fresh produce market to facilitate the workflow in their business.
The primary focus is currently on the development of software for the combined business, which facilitate trades for direct transactions, physical market transactions, with the ambition to expand the service offering to include the facilitation of exports of fresh produce in future. The objective is to create a single instance trading platform that offers its users access to all these marketing channels and in doing so, consolidate the information from each of these marketing channels into a single pricing mechanism that will enable these users to utilise each of these channels optimally.
The overall purpose of the role is to assume leadership control of the Technology portfolio of the company. Essentially the Technology Manager (TM) is responsible to ensure the integrity and stability of the trading platform, which includes all associated systems and hardware infrastructure. The TM also serves as a member of the senior management team of the company, which includes attending board meetings to report and represent the Technology Department. The TM is also responsible to assist the Managing Director with all strategic and tactical matters as it relates to any aspects of a technical nature, physical hardware infrastructure, the trading platform as well as any significant technology decisions impacting the business.
More specifically the following are key performance areas:
Over and above the technical requirements, the following leadership and behavioural requirements are prerequisites:
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