Senior Director of Information Technology

<div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Our client is an international designer and manufacturer of highly technical electromechanical products used across a variety of industries; both B2B and B2C. The products have technical solutions engineered into their systems and provide functional services in an industry that will continue to evolve but will never go away. Company leadership is committed to drive only the best in class, futuristic backed technology products to meet the markets demands.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>


Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partners</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p>

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Overview: <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>The Senior Director of IT role interfaces with sales, product development, engineering, support, and external partners to impact the direction of not just information technology but the future products the company is developing. Our client is making significant investments in customer-facing technology, manufacturing technology, and business operations in the next few years. This makes this role a critical function that will not operate in isolation.</p> <p>Our client needs a candidate who has experience putting processes and procedures into place in an organization that has historically lacked this. This will include the change management skills necessary both on the IT team and across the organization as necessary. They are also looking for someone with international or cross-cultural experience as this position oversees teams across the world. While this is a high-level role, the ideal candidate will not be afraid to be hands-on within the IT functions as needed. This role has a high level of exposure and is a great opportunity to significantly impact the future of a growing worldwide company!</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>
Responsibilities: <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ul> <li>Manage the global IT team, including Regional IT Managers, Software Support Technicians, Software Developers, IT Business Systems Analysts, IT Financial Systems Analysts, Security Analysts, and Network Engineers</li> <li>Oversee IT operations, department budget, and supervise systems and IT staff</li> <li>Ensure IT services uptime and delivery of excellent service to business stakeholders by monitoring IT systems&rsquo; performance</li> <li>Communicate with senior-level business stakeholders to identify business and technology needs and inform about new technologies and services capabilities</li> <li>Provide technology recommendations and solutions for emerging business needs</li> <li>Support Enterprise Resource Planning application for sales, product, operations, human resources, and manufacturing</li> <li>Develop, communicate, and implement IT infrastructure strategy Oversee the selection, requisition, deployment, support, and training for: <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ul> <li>Hardware, both internal servers and Cloud Infrastructure, which includes support of critical manufacturing applications</li> <li>Software, both internally developed and purchased business applications</li> <li>Networking infrastructure, onsite and virtual cloud networking infrastructure</li> <li>Security infrastructure, including firewalls, virus scanning, end-user computer monitoring, and others</li> <li>Analytics and operational systems and dashboards</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div>
Requirements: <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ul> <li>8 or more years of experience working in IT with 5 of these leading a division or organization</li> <li>Modern knowledge of IT systems, processes, and developments in the field</li> <li>Understanding of modern security concerns within a global manufacturing company Management of multi-disciplinary teams in geographically diverse locations</li> <li>Proven hands-on execution and team management experience</li> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field is preferred</li> <li>Self-confidence balanced with a drive to execute</li> <li>Solid problem solving and critical thinking skills</li> <li>Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a moderate dose of patience</li> <li>Active listener with strong attention to detail and follow-through</li> <li>High emotional intelligence and good interpersonal skills to collaborate with a wide diversity of colleagues in other disciplines and cultures</li> <li>Ability to travel up to 25%</li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div>