Sr Dir, IT DevOps

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Full Time Maryland Heights, Missouri Posted 04/04/2022 Business unit: Corporate - CCL - CORPL Areas of interest: IT Management/Project Management, Leadership Requisition Number: 308179BR IGN805
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for directing and implementing corporate IT initiatives that support the strategy and goals of the corporation. Organizes and directs IT functions including local area network and wide area network hardware and software infrastructure development and maintenance, applications programming/analysis and enterprise systems development and administration. Assists with setting and oversees the implementation of IT standards, policies and/or master plan for the IT function. Leads the development and acquisition of new technologies and tools to improve the organization's internal operations and data delivery. Continually evaluates technology strategies. Identifies and develops new technological directions. Leads the organization in their deployment. Advises IT leadership of enhancements to existing applications and implementation of new systems. Provides strategic guidance and technical assistance to corporate and field management on IT issues.



MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Oversees a sector of the IT functional area.
  • Assists with setting the IT plan according to the IT and corporate strategy.
  • Oversees the maintenance and enhancement of hardware and software systems that support field business applications and local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN) for employees.
  • Directs and deploys IT staff to ensure uninterrupted IT network support at maximum performance.
  • Ensures field compliance with IT standards, policies and procedures.
  • Accountable for the function's budgets and approves related capital expenditures.
  • Assists with the creation and successful management of multi-million dollar budgets.
  • Assists with negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with third-party vendors.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Basic computer skills, with proficiency with Word and Excel
  • Ability to effectively synthesizes large quantities of complex information under pressure and distills it to the most critical issues and draws accurate conclusions, taking into account a high degree of uncertainty
  • Experience relaying sensitive information to appropriate parties
  • Keeps clients, superiors, peers, and direct reports updated based on their information needs
  • Demonstrated in-depth technical skills with knowledge of a wide variety of tools and technologies and extensive knowledge in a subset of these skills
  • Ability to effectively manage operational and project budgets
  • Knowledge of computer and/or network systems, applications, procedures and techniques
  • Experience leading others and providing constructive feedback
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications
  • Ability to work with others to resolve problems, handle requests or situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technologies and methodologies related to assigned IT segment or area
  • Displays a sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • A team player with the ability to enable changes in the business processes and ability to work cooperatively with all groups is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and handle on a proactive basis, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment in order to maximize time-management and efficiencies
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully distill complex technical information into clear, concise yet comprehensive communication material
  • Demonstrated ability to meet rigorous deadlines while managing multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Effective work ethic; displays a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • Proven knowledge of information technologies and methodologies related to assigned IT segment or area
  • Ability to exercise, on a regular basis, independent judgment and discretion in performance of job duties
  • Ability to recruit, motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
  • Expert level knowledge and understanding of technology across various domains
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of technology and trends
  • Goals oriented, with proven track record in collaborating with diverse stakeholders and driving results, especially via influence management
  • Successful history of working in and leading teams to meet business needs


Required Education
BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS or related field or equivalent work experience


Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
IT work experience - 10-12
Leadership experience - 7-10
Project management experience - 5-7
IGN805 308179 308179BR

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