Chief Information Officer

Johannesburg, South Africa

Chief Information Officer

Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Description

The JD Group is one of South Africa’s most well-known retail brand, which includes brands such as Incredible Connections, Hi Fi Corp, Bradlows, Sleepmasters, Russels and Rochester. Together with Pepkor and under wings of Steinhoff they created one of the most progressive and successful groups in South Africa. Currently they are looking for an exceptional individual to join their company as a Chief Information Officer (CIO). As a CIO you will develop, integrate and manage an aligned strategy and operating model to optimize information technology and management information performance and management in support of the overall business strategy.






retail stores in southern Africa

Job responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of information technology and strategy
  • Development and implementation of a leading information technology capability
  • Development and implementation of a medium to long term information technology capability framework
  • System optimization
  • Ensure the security and protection of information systems and equipment
  • Align IT risk management initiatives and lead all disaster recovery plans
  • Manage Vendor Contracts and 3rd party outsourced relationships
  • Provide effective leadership and people management
  • Establish fit for purpose budgets for efficient and effective operations by translating strategy into current and future needs for Information Technology

What we would like you to have

  • A relevant Business Commerce or Management post graduate degree
  • 10 years expertise at Executive Level
  • Expert and strategic knowledge of systems, practices and processes in the retail sector
  • Proven Business Acumen
  • Financial Acumen
  • Advanced Project Management Expertise
  • Charted Accountant (SA) and/or MBA will be a strong advantage
  • Strategic thinking

Why work for JD Group


The JD Group's vision of being “world class in our fields of expertise” drives our every interaction and inspires us to having a sense of urgency, a culture of accountability and responsibility and delivering sustainable results with energy and enthusiasm.

Our mission is to lead the industry by satisfying our customers’ needs and our shareholder expectations whilst remaining conscious of our commitment towards to the development of our people in the communities we serve – our commitment to our people is central to this mission.

Position in
the market

JD Group together with Pepkor is a multi-billion dollar retailer, who grown its global position by being customer focused, embracing global opportunities for growth and leveraging its capabilities in deep-value retailing and emerging markets.


Our drive to master consistent, affordable and up to date products combined with financial stability and a growth strategy enables us to build long-term relationships with our suppliers.

Member of

Steinhoff is JD Group’s parent company, who is an integrated retailer that manufactures, sources and retails furniture, household goods and general merchandise in Europe, Australasia and Africa. Operations are positioned towards mass-market, value-conscious consumer segments.

Your colleagues

Johan Claassen

Johan Claassen
Executive: IT Projects and Lay-by at JD Group

Charl van der Walt

Charl van der Walt
Chief Executive at JD Group: Financial Services

Asad Rajab

Asad Rajab
Chief Technology Officer JD Group

Who we are

JD Group provides value-conscious mass-market customers in southern Africa the opportunity and means to create a comfortable lifestyle, through its diversified retail and consumer finance businesses.

RUSSELLS Enabling aspirational customers to create stylish warm homes by offering quality, long lasting furniture & appliances through affordable payment options.

BRADLOWS Enabling aspirational customers to create stylish warm homes by offering quality, long lasting furniture & appliances through affordable payment options.

ROCHESTER To serve discerning customers through a great buying experience by offering timeless quality furniture personalised to individual tastes.

SLEEPMASTERS The promise of a good night’s sleep through a range of branded beds in 3 different comfort levels at very competitive prices.

HIFI CORP A discount retailer supplying electronic goods, appliances & related accessories to consumers in the mass middle market of Southern Africa at the lowest prices.

INCREDIBLE CONNECTION The retailer of choice for integrated technology products, services, content & solutions for our valued customers.

Contact Us

We would like to hear from you.

Brett Thomas

+27 82 888 88 04