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Director, Information Technology

Company: Kayem Foods, Inc.
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY: The Director, Information Technology is charged with the development and the implementation of the strategic vision for all areas of technology. The Director will manage the team and activities within the IT Department and ensure the team stays current on leading technology. This key person will coordinate and ensure completion of IT and related projects within the organization and will ensure company resources are utilized appropriately. Will be responsible for planning and directing budgets, goals, and business objectives. Will develop, plan, implement, and maintain an updated Enterprise Resources Planning System. (ERP). This key leader will develop business partnerships with all functional areas of the business to meet the demands of a growing and changing environment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop the strategic vision and execute strategic initiatives around key IT areas including but not limited to the following: hardware, software, internet/social media, telecommunications, ERP, security, disaster recovery, and business intelligence solutions
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, desktop/laptops/tablets/iPhones, operating systems, telephones, software applications, and peripherals
  • Provide strategic direction by keeping current with the latest technologies and determine what new technology solutions and implementations will meet business and system requirements and strategic vision
  • Oversee systems development, enhancement and the integration of new systems with existing systems; ensuring the development of complete test plans; play active role in new system implementations, including participating in project management of system development and organizational change
  • Communicate and collaborate regularly with executive team, leadership team and all users of information services and systems on solutions and recommended direction of IT to meet strategic direction
  • Engage with leadership in all functional areas, driving integrated IT planning throughout the business
  • Present professional communications to executive leadership in order to educate and collaborate on strategic direction
  • Recruits, hires, leads and inspires the best people in a high-performance team environment that will deliver corporate objectives and meet the changing needs of users and the business
  • Develop, Negotiate and administer vendors, outsourcers, and consultant contracts and service agreements and contracts (i.e., Business Solutions, Hardware, and Application Vendors, Cellular, and Phone service)
  • Manage all financial aspects of the IT team including development and control of budgets and estimates for expenses, capital, and IT inventory
  • Oversight of the management of Customer Service and Sales business intelligence/management software and tools. Resolves escalated issues when needed
  • Develop standard operating procedures for protocols and guidance to IT staff and end-users, including but not limited to architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards (hardware/software), purchasing, and service
  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgradesQUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or related field required
    • At least 5 years IT management experience and 3 years as IT Manager or Director
    • Experience in managing an ERP implementing and/or maintenance of Microsoft AX ERP system a plus
    • Experience supporting manufacturing operations a plusTechnical experience or knowledge with:
      • Managing end user operations related to Helpdesk, Messaging, Accounts Management and Systems/Network/Virtualization Engineering a plus
      • Managing Windows environments
      • Managing Active Directory, Group Policies, DHCP, DNS in an enterprise environment
      • Managing the assessment, design, build and implementation of VMWare
      • Managing the assessment, design, build and implementation of networking architecture, firewalls, multi-suite switches, backup technologies within an enterprise environmentMinimum Required Qualifications:
        • Proven record of success initiating and executing major business technology or IT change
        • Ability to anticipate and ready the organization for changes in technology
        • Performs a variety of complicated tasks. Will provide consultation on complex projects
        • Ability to negotiate on behalf of the organization with business partners
        • Demonstrated project management skills
        • Strong communication, presentation and relationship building skills.
        • Adept at problem solving
        • Must be results oriented with strong analytical business skills
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
        • Ability to evolve with multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change.
        • Ability to manage time efficiently
        • Organized with excellent attention to detail and follow-up skills
        • Work will include travel and work at all of Kayem Foods plants and entities
        • Ability to work on and manage other company specific software & hardware systems
        • Ability to effectively learn and train others on new technology solutionsKayem Foods is a family owned and operated craft meat business that has been making New Englands favorite franks, sausages, and prepared meats in Chelsea, Mass. since its founding by Kaz Monkiewicz back in 1909. Well over 100 years later, we are the largest meat processor in New England and still pushing our craft to the next level tweaking recipes to have the perfect flavors and extending our expertise into delicious new areas and collaborations such as Kayems Night Shift Brewing Small Batch Beer Brats. One thing will never change, its our Old World food philosophy: to only make food we would share with our own friends and family. We offer the opportunity for professional growth and to make a difference in a flexible and collaborative environment.Kayem offers competitive wages and benefits to full time employees. Kayem benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, employer funded life insurance, 401k with employer match, paid vacation / PTO, FSA (flexible spending), tuition reimbursement and more.(No external agencies or recruiters please; local candidates preferred)

Keywords: Kayem Foods, Inc., Chelsea , Director, Information Technology, Executive , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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