Director Information Technology

Posted on Apr 6

Location: Elgin, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4157008

Seeking a talented IT Director for a large division of an industry leading manufacturing company. This person will have ownership of all IT functions for two locations, covering approximately 150 users in a Windows environment with VOIP, HRIS, ERP, and payroll systems.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide consistent, high-quality IT services; training and support; and maintenance of all computer systems.
  • Manage capital expense budgets for all IT related operations.
  • Analyze complex business needs and recommend technical solutions.
  • Develop, mentor and train a team of five direct reports to maximize department capabilities.
  • Track IT department productivity, output quality, and cost of service, and develop methods to continually improve results.
  • Effectively prioritize all IT-related projects. Manage milestones and targets, and allocate resources accordingly, to ensure end product reliability, usability, and on-time delivery. 
  • Ensure the consistency and sustainability of existing applications by employing implementation standards and procedures for solutions.
  • Oversee the selection and procurement, and installation and maintenance of all departmental hardware, software, and related products/supplies.
  • Maintain systems operability and provide ongoing computer and IT related support. Serve as liaison between hardware and software suppliers and company management for informational updates and problem resolution.
  • Create, maintain, and enforce written IT policies and procedures for the organization.
  • Continuously evaluate new technologies and processes, recommend appropriate changes/upgrades, and oversee installation/roll-out.
  • Maintain security of all proprietary data, complete backups of all systems, and contingency/recovery plans in case of system failure or disaster.
  • Develop and maintain implementation standards and procedures for technical solutions to ensure consistency of existing applications and user experience.
  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or related field required. Advanced degree/certifications preferred.
  • 8-10 years’ experience in IT field, including management/supervisory responsibilities required.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with network and server architecture, hardware, software, and related technologies including: client, file, and remote servers; telecommunications: cellular, VOIP, fax servers; and other systems.
  • Experience implementing or maintaining MRP/ERP systems. Syteline or similar ERP system experience a plus.
  • Advanced MS Office experience and familiarity with HRIS and payroll systems.
  • Knowledge of current trends, technologies and products used in the industry.
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