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Information systems manager needed in Canada by Sai Technical Solutions Inc. 

Systems management refers to enterprise-wide administration of distributed systems including computer systems. Systems management is strongly influenced by network management initiatives in telecommunications. The application performance management technologies are now a subset of Systems management

Job details

  •  Location: Mississauga, ON
  •  Salary: 60.00 hourly for 40 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Full time
  •  Day, Evening, Night, Weekend, On Call
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Other benefits
  •  Vacancies: 2 vacancies

An information systems manager knows everything about hardware and software. They oversee the use of technology in a business or organization and their primary role is to design, manage, and monitor information systems by overseeing a team of specialists who install and maintain hardware and software upgrades.

Information systems managers lead teams of IT professionals to maintain an organization’s computer systems and technology needs. By researching more about the role of an information systems manager, their responsibilities and the necessary qualifications, you can determine if a career as an information systems manager is the right fit for you.

In this article, we define what an information systems manager is, review their key job responsibilities, discuss helpful skills for information systems managers, list how to become an information systems manager and include answers to frequently asked questions.

What does an information systems manager do?

Information systems managers have a variety of job responsibilities as leaders and IT professionals. An information systems manager is often responsible for:

  • Managing IT department budget and prioritizing funds based on primary department goals

  • Hiring and training IT professionals, such as support specialists, network engineers, IT analysts and technicians, to work as members of the IT department

  • Monitoring the productivity and performance levels of IT employees and conducting performance reviews

  • Maintaining efficient relationships with other department heads to determine their technology needs

  • Delegating repair and installation requests among IT employees

  • Monitoring inventory of available hardware devices or computer accessories to assess purchasing needs

  • Creating long-term schedules to determine when to update company computer systems and cybersecurity measures

  • Researching new business technologies and IT software to strengthen the organization’s computer systems

  • Creating surveys to gauge company employee IT needs and questions

  • Drafting informational documents to help company employees troubleshoot standard computer problems and navigate new programs

  • Meeting with IT directors and other upper-management staff to propose ideas and relay information to the IT department

  • Assisting IT employees with complex installations or repairs

  • Implementing new software programs and computer technologies that support organizational goals and objectives

Information systems manager skills

There are several technical and interpersonal skills that are required to perform this job well. Here are some examples of skills that information systems managers should possess:

Leadership

Leadership refers to an individual’s ability to manage a group of people and guide them in their activities. As an information systems manager, you’ll need to demonstrate excellent leadership to uphold IT standards, encourage employee productivity and maintain a positive working environment. However, you’ll also need to be able to provide a leadership role to other departments when helping them assess their technology needs.

Negotiation tactics

As an information systems manager, you’ll need to be able to negotiate with technology wholesalers to establish price points for computer hardware. Being able to negotiate is also important when you want to advocate for new computer hardware or software that could benefit the company.

Problem solving

Problem solving is the process by which individuals identify problems and develop solutions. As an information systems manager, you have to problem solve in a variety of different situations. This includes problem solving to fix budgeting concerns, enhance productivity or troubleshoot computer system errors on the company level.

Interpersonal communication

Interpersonal communication refers to an individual’s ability to adjust the language they use depending on the person they’re speaking with. Information systems managers need interpersonal communication skills as they communicate with IT department employees, business partners, upper management professionals and other company departments on a daily basis. They also have to explain IT terminology and procedures to individuals with little-to-no IT experience.

Written communication

Written communication is the ability to convey clear and concise thoughts in writing. In an information systems management role, you may have to send out department memos and company-wide reports to detail systems updates and recent issues. You may also have to write instruction manuals to help non-IT personnel understand how to use computer systems properly.

Public speaking

Information systems managers host department meetings and give presentations to other departments and upper-management personnel. For this reason, it’s beneficial if you know how to speak in front of an audience and hold their attention.

Task delegation

As an information systems manager, you focus on department operations on a broad level. Therefore, it’s important that you know how to delegate tasks among your employees, as it allows you to monitor performance, budgeting and other essential department activities.

Systems management

Systems management refers to an individual’s ability to use IT hardware and software to help businesses achieve goals and objectives. Including this skill on your information systems manager resume shows employers that you understand the connection between technology and business.

Hardware and software installation

Being able to install hardware and software as an information systems manager ensures you can train new employees. It also helps ensure that you can partake in complex hardware and software installations when necessary. This skill shows employers that you can select and install the right equipment to support their computer systems.

IT project management

In your leadership role as an information systems manager, you may have to lead IT projects and other initiatives to improve your employer’s computer systems. IT project management skills highlight your ability to lead IT projects and oversee multiple tasks at once.

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Responsibilities

Tasks

  • Plan and control budget and expenditures
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures for information systems
  • Authorize the development of specifications for products or services
  • Recruit, train and supervise staff
  • Assign, co-ordinate and review projects and programs
  • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate daily operations
  • Meet with clients to discuss system requirements, specifications, costs and timelines

Supervision

  • 3-4 people

Experience and specialization

Computer and technology knowledge

  • Computer programming
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Data processing and systems
  • Database management
  • Desktop applications
  • Development of computer applications
  • Networking security
  • Networking software
  • Programming languages
  • Programming software
  • Website creation and management software
  • Wireless networks
  • Information management system

Area of work experience

  • Software development

Additional information

Security and safety

  • Basic security clearance
  • Criminal record check
  • Credit check

Transportation/travel information

  • Willing to travel

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Large workload

Personal suitability

  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Values and ethics

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

Benefits

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • On-site amenities
  • Team building opportunities
  • Parking available

Employment groups

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Indigenous people, Persons with disabilities, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors, Veterans, Visible minorities

Who can apply to this job?

Only apply to this job if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
  • You have a valid Canadian work permit.

If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.

How to apply

By email

admin@saitechnicalsolutions.com

How-to-apply instructions

Here is what you must include in your application:

  • Cover letter
This job posting includes screening questions. Please answer the following questions when applying:
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

Advertised until

2023-01-23

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