The Director of Information Technology (IT) has the responsibility of providing strategic and tactical leadership in information technology in alignment with the business objectives of a transportation, distribution organization. The IT Director will coordinate, direct and design system, applications, technical and disaster recovery management for the organization. The Director will provide administrative direction and support for daily operational activities as well as define and implement policies and procedures and best practices. In this role, the Director will collaborate with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.
- Lead an organization that builds and implements quality systems including AS400 and communication applications in an efficient and cost effective manner in conjunction with the business requirements.
- Guide and direct the organization teams in the establishment and implementation of plans, procedures and controls that will assure success of operational, project, and strategic goals and objectives.
- Deliver and operate middleware strategy, systems, processes, and deployments in alignment with business requirements.
- Lead implementation and operation of a middleware environment overall conducive to good business practices, quality and cost improvements, multi-directional communications and acceptance of business objectives.
- Focus on all aspects of middleware including: solution SDLC, application deployment, disaster recovery, software performance testing, service level management, workload management, .net, Agile/Scrum, DevOps, ITIL.
- Maintain positive employee relationships and communications with support function teams supporting a work culture of employee involvement and empowerment.
- Manage budget appropriately to achieve goals.
- Model and oversee effective change leadership throughout the global business to enable adoption of new business processes. Includes communication to all personnel, training of the global workforce, introduction of ideas and resources to inspire stakeholders and leadership in overcoming resistance to change.
- Person should be well versed in making complex business decisions that must weight numerous different aspects of the decision and its effects on individuals and functions of the business. Weighing timeline, risks, costs, benefits, and feasibility are all likely to play a part in the complex decision required.
- Software, hardware and middleware Strategy Leadership
- Demonstrated ability to lead globally distributed teams across multiple functions
- Demonstrated Servant Leadership attributes. Elevates Team results above individual Results.
- Strong understanding in people, process, and technology aspects of System Development Life Cycle
- Strong Information Systems and financial acumen
- Systemic thinking; process-orientation, Design Thinking
- Experience with challenges of launching new products and/or business processes
- Proficient in developing and implementing strategic plans
- Strong technical problem solving skills
- Customer oriented
- Strong Communications skills. Ability to influence without direct authority
- Ability to lead conversations at levels ranging from individual contributor to IT Leadership Team
- Lean principles
- Agile system and software Development methodology
- System performance testing and capacity management
- Partner relationship management
- Travel 10%