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Tourist sanjay1


About this video 

Sanjay is the Senior IT Director of pharmaceutical company. He shares what a typical day looks like for him and talks about his career path which has allowed him to travel extensively. He also shares what he's learned about management since moving up the ladder in his career and gives sage advice about going into a career in IT.

Job Title: Senior IT Director

Job Summary: Computer and Information Systems Managers

Job Description

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology managers (IT managers or IT project managers), plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing the appropriate computer systems to meet those goals.

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Additional Info

Most jobs for computer and information systems managers require several years of experience in a related information technology (IT) job. Lower-level management positions may require only a few years of experience. Directors are more likely to need 5 to 10 years of related work experience. A chief technology officer (CTO), who oversees the technology plan for an organization, may need more than 15 years of experience in the IT field before being considered for a job.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$70,000 - $170,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Leadership ability, Organizational skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='15600'>members--</span> <span m='16200'>I'm a member of</span> <span m='16500'>the</span> <span m='16800'>board</span> <span m='17400'>in</span> <span m='18000'>Europe,</span> <span m='18600'>Belize,</span> <span m='18900'>and</span> <span m='19500'>Africa--</span> <span m='20100'>as</span> <span m='20400'>well</span> <span m='20700'>as with</span> <span m='21000'>my</span> <span m='21300'>team</span> <span m='21600'>members, just making</span> <span m='21900'>sure that</span> <span m='22200'>strategically</span> <span m='22500'>we</span> <span m='22800'>are</span> <span m='23100'>heading in</span> <span m='23400'>the</span> <span m='23700'>right</span> <span m='24000'>direction,</span> <span m='24600'>our</span> <span m='24900'>budgets</span> <span m='25200'>are properly</span> <span m='25500'>managed,</span> <span m='25800'>and</span> <span m='26100'>we're</span> <span m='26400'>actually</span> <span m='26700'>developing</span> <span m='27300'>solutions</span> <span m='27600'>that</span> <span m='27900'>will</span> <span m='28200'>help</span> <span m='28500'>the</span> <span m='28800'>business</span> <span m='29100'>grow</span> <span m='29400'>and</span> <span m='29700'>succeed.</span> </p><p><span m='30300'>Actually,</span> <span m='30900'>I've</span> <span m='31200'>had</span> <span m='31500'>a very</span> <span m='31800'>interesting</span> <span m='32100'>career</span> <span m='32400'>path.</span> <span m='32700'>I</span> <span m='33000'>started</span> <span m='33300'>in</span> <span m='33600'>South Africa</span> <span m='34200'>as</span> <span m='34500'>a</span> <span m='35100'>creditor's</span> <span m='35700'>clerk.</span> <span m='36300'>And</span> <span m='36900'>we</span> <span m='37200'>happened to be</span> <span m='37500'>implementing</span> <span m='38100'>SAP</span> <span m='38400'>in</span> <span m='38700'>that</span> <span m='39000'>company.</span> <span m='39900'>Long</span> <span m='40200'>story</span> <span m='40500'>short,</span> <span m='40800'>I</span> <span m='41100'>made the jump from</span> <span m='41400'>a</span> <span m='41700'>commercial</span> <span m='42300'>function</span> <span m='42600'>into</span> <span m='42900'>an</span> <span m='43200'>IT</span> <span m='43500'>function,</span> <span m='44400'>and</span> <span m='44700'>then</span> <span m='45000'>went</span> <span m='45300'>touring around</span> <span m='45600'>the</span> <span m='45900'>world as a</span> <span m='46200'>consultant.</span> <span m='47100'>I</span> <span m='47400'>ended</span> <span m='47700'>up in the</span> <span m='48000'>UK,</span> <span m='48900'>and</span> <span m='49200'>joined a</span> <span m='49500'>permanent</span> <span m='49800'>company.</span> <span m='50400'>And have</span> <span m='50700'>worked my</span> <span m='51000'>way up the</span> <span m='51300'>ranks</span> <span m='51600'>ever</span> <span m='51900'>since.</span> </p><p><span m='52800'>Actually,</span> <span m='53400'>when</span> <span m='53700'>it</span> <span m='54000'>comes</span> <span m='54300'>to</span> <span m='54600'>management</span> <span m='54900'>levels,</span> <span m='55800'>it's</span> <span m='56100'>all</span> <span m='56400'>pretty</span> <span m='56700'>much the same,</span> <span m='57000'>irrespective</span> <span m='57300'>of</span> <span m='57600'>the</span> <span m='57900'>fact that</span> <span m='58200'>you're</span> <span m='58500'>IT</span> <span m='58800'>or a different</span> <span m='59400'>function.</span> <span m='60300'>What</span> <span m='60600'>certainly</span> <span m='60900'>helps</span> <span m='61200'>is</span> <span m='61500'>if you have</span> <span m='61800'>a</span> <span m='62100'>technological</span> <span m='62400'>background</span> <span m='63000'>to</span> <span m='63300'>understand.</span> <span m='64200'>But</span> <span m='64500'>broadly</span> <span m='64800'>speaking,</span> <span m='65100'>it's about</span> <span m='65400'>inspiring</span> <span m='65700'>and motivating</span> <span m='66300'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='67500'>IT</span> <span m='67800'>is</span> <span m='68100'>a great</span> <span m='68400'>profession.</span> <span m='69300'>In</span> <span m='69600'>fact,</span> <span m='69900'>all you need</span> <span m='70200'>to</span> <span m='70500'>do is</span> <span m='70800'>look</span> <span m='71100'>around</span> <span m='71400'>you</span> <span m='71700'>to see</span> <span m='72000'>just how</span> <span m='72300'>much</span> <span m='72600'>IT</span> <span m='73200'>is part of</span> <span m='73500'>our</span> <span m='73800'>everyday</span> <span m='74100'>lives.</span> <span m='74700'>So,</span> <span m='75000'>in</span> <span m='75300'>terms of longevity</span> <span m='75900'>of</span> <span m='76200'>career,</span> <span m='76800'>this</span> <span m='77100'>is</span> <span m='77400'>certainly</span> <span m='77700'>going to</span> <span m='78000'>be</span> <span m='78300'>one</span> <span m='78600'>of those</span> <span m='78900'>functions</span> <span m='79200'>that's</span> <span m='79500'>going to</span> <span m='79800'>be</span> <span m='80100'>around for</span> <span m='80400'>a</span> <span m='80700'>very long time</span> <span m='81300'>and</span> <span m='81900'>actually is</span> <span m='82200'>going</span> <span m='82500'>to</span> <span m='82800'>become</span> <span m='83400'>more</span> <span m='83700'>ubiquitous</span> <span m='84000'>in our</span> <span m='84300'>day-to-day</span> <span m='84600'>lives.</span> </p>","file":{"id":315631,"video_id":"2883246018001","name":"1545-SanJay-p-ITdirector","duration":85775,"thumbnail_url":null}});