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Christo Botha

Technical Manager at Woolworths


Born in George South Africa

Driving the delivery of the technology strategy relative to area of expertise
Providing input into the one year operating plan and the projects priority in line with the ITS strategy and relevant business requirement.
Providing resource and budget estimates as input into the ITS planning and budget process
Leading a diverse dedicated team of 8 specialist resources to effectively deliver operating and work plans within time and on budget.
Ensuring operational sustainability of technology based solutions
Technology management
Technology maintenance
Technology implementations and upgrades in accordance with agreed technology management and architecture standards and methodologies
Building and nurturing effective relationships with ITS Business Managers, suppliers and IT colleagues.
Driving issue resolution in order to ensure OLA’s are met
Providing input into technology related Risk Management Strategies and risk mitigation.

Contact details

O: +27 21 407 2266


Business Address

91 Longmarket St, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000


Professional details

Current Position(s)

IT Technical Manager | WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD
Cape Town, South Africa | 2000 - present

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

present Deliver against ITS and Business strategy.
Provide input into the one year operating plan and the projects
priority in line with the ITS strategy and relevant business
requirement.
Provide resource and budget estimates as input into the ITS
planning and budget process
Manage budgets for my area of responsibility: People, store
and distribution centre maintenance, suppliers and capital
expenditure.
Lead a diverse dedicated team of 6 specialist resources to
effectively deliver operating and work plans within time and on
budget.
Ensure operational sustainability of technology based solutions
in line with agreed operational and service level agreements.
Technology implementations and upgrades in accordance with
agreed technology management and architecture standards
and methodologies.
Management and negotiation with supplier regarding contracts.
Drive issue resolution in order to ensure OLA's are met
Provide input into technology related Risk Management
Strategies and risk mitigation
Managing initiatives from planning to implementation.


Previous Position(s)

Application Specialist | WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD
2003 - 2006

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Application Specialist for Point-of-Sale environment.


Support Specialist | WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD
2000 - 2002

Consumer Goods, Fashion and Retail

Application support for RISC machines in a unix environment.

Educational history

Secondary

Outeniqua High School, George, South Africa (1996)

Tertiary

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Cape Town, South Africa | 1997 - 1999

Financial Information Systems Diploma - Information systems and Accounting

Outeniqua High School

1992 - 1996

Matric

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