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Director Information Technology Infrastructure

Company: Flexsys
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

We're OperationsInc. Our client Headquartered in Akron, OH, Flexsys is a chemical manufacturing company with operations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. It produces tire additives that enhance the strength and durability of tires for leading manufactures around the world.

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company's singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth - working together with customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

The Director, IT - Technology & Operations has global Infrastructure leadership responsibility inclusive of strategy, architecture, technology selection, vendor relationships, and service delivery across the infrastructure lifecycle (procurement, installation, configuration, operations, maintenance, and support). Within the scope of this role are network, telephony, client, server, cloud, database, and cybersecurity disciplines. Presently the business has a global operating footprint including US, South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Within this capacity, the Director will build, deliver, and leverage operational excellence and cost efficiency as sources of earned credibility with key Executive and Functional stakeholders in the business. The Director will recruit, develop, lead, and retain an expert IT staff as well as engages leading service providers to ensure long term continuity of operations as well as ongoing continuous improvement in the Applications delivery cost structure.

The direct reports to this role will be the various Site Infrastructure Leaders and an Infrastructure Analyst. It is expected that the leadership role will reside in Akron, Ohio with Direct Reports located across the operating regions.

Primary Responsibilities

Strategy and Governance: Leads the development of IT Technology & Operations strategy to enable Company objectives with strong alignment to the Enterprise business plan. Establishes a cross-business governance process to guide Capital investments and ensure successful implementations.
Partnership and Transparency: Designs organization, staffing, and requisite skills for his/her team and drives the priority to establish strong business partnerships across the organization at all levels. Establishes communications style and processes to create transparency regarding IT performance, implementation performance, and investment opportunities.
Reliable Operations: Establishes roles, processes, and management oversight to ensure effective, secure, and reliable infrastructure services delivery with a focus on continuous improvement and cost optimization.
Project Execution and Delivery: Establishes roles, processes, and management oversight to ensure effective and timely execution of Infrastructure investments and successful attainment of intended benefits.
Management, Technical and Security Controls: Leads the development of effective controls and implements management review processes to ensure compliance in cost, project, operations and security dimensions.
People Management: Drives personal and organizational focus on attracting, retaining, coaching and mentoring IT talent to achieve operational excellence in IT. Fosters an open and collaborative IT culture within IT and across business partnerships.
Service Delivery: Leads the design, build, delivery, and continuous improvement of customer-facing infrastructure services delivery and support.
Cybersecurity: Leads the design, build, delivery, and continuous improvement of cybersecurity capabilities and programs including, but not limited to, multi-factor authentication, phishing prevention and training, network security, Incident Response, and Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery.
Technology Leadership: Leads the development of infrastructure architectures, selection of service delivery partners, and build-out of new systems. Leads integration and interface development for highly scalable and cost-efficient operations.
Financial Management: Responsible for the design and operationalization of financial plans for both yearly operations and multi-year investments.
- Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, management information systems or related field with additional technical training or certifications in various infrastructure and cybersecurity technologies and platforms.
- MBA, Engineering, or IT-related graduate degree is a strong plus
- Broad operating experience in an Infrastructure leadership capacity within one or more global manufacturing environments with process-based industries a strong plus.
- A track record of increasing responsibilities and documented results over a period of 10+ years in Corporate environments. Results should cover examples of systems availability and performance, cost productivity, security threat mitigation, infrastructure deployment and support for business growth.
- Proven technical leadership experience of a broad array of infrastructure technologies and platforms inclusive of a tier 1 ERP solution, best-of-breed applications, global network operations, deployment and administration of both on-premise and cloud-hosted infrastructure. Direct SAP experience is a strong plus.
- Proven leadership experience as an IT Director, or similar managerial role, in a national or multi-national corporate environment
- Successful organizational development experience building and developing an IT team, with prior experience in a private equity / carve-out situation a strong plus
Skills / Knowledge
- Deep knowledge of IT Infrastructure technologies and platforms, architecture, and lifecycle management practices
- Background in estimating/designing/developing IT Infrastructure solutions and operations
- Development and management of vendor relationships
- Proven budgeting and financial management expertise at a departmental level
- A strong strategic and business mindset and ability to convert technical capabilities into business enablers
- Strong knowledge of information security vulnerabilities, disaster-recovery and risk management
- Excellent communications skills in a variety of business settings - in both business and technology-centric situations
- Global travel, operational leadership, and general business experience is a strong plus.

Please send your resume to RE@OperationsInc.com for review and consideration.

Keywords: Flexsys, Akron , Director Information Technology Infrastructure, IT / Software / Systems , Akron, Ohio

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