Director, Information Technology - North America

OSI Group Aurora , IL 60503

Posted 5 days ago

Job Details

This role will innovate, design, influence and execute technology strategies based on the Global IT direction that support the North American business strategies and create linkages and efficiencies to improve business results. Supports the Global CIO in defining specific strategies globally, develop appropriate ways to introduce the aligned strategies in North America and support the implementation process in a matrixed organization, working closely with the Global Infrastructure Director and CISO.

  • Job manages a team, has authority to hire and performance-manage the team.

  • Job leads/supervises/manages 6-15 employees

  • Establish relationships with key business resources within the North America business as the local leader of IT. Be willing to "go and see" any of our North America sites to build those relationships.

  • Evaluate the organization's long-term information technology needs and work with the Global IT management team to develop an organization-wide information technology strategy for North America aligned with the Global IT strategy, the North America organization's vision, and current and long-term business objectives. Jointly manage a North America IT strategic roadmap and resource plan for delivery.

  • Implement or support implementation of the North America IT strategy by Oversee Application Development and the PMO. Deliver IT application solutions that create value and return on investment. Coordinate with the Global Infrastructure Director and Global CISO.

  • Design the future IT system's landscape with the Global Infrastructure Director on infrastructure to place the company in a competitive advantage, accelerate growth, and enable faster and more effective operations.

  • Support the Global CISO, in the delivery and implementation of appropriate security controls as defined in the approved global cybersecurity strategy and ensure that appropriate IT security systems and processes remain in place to protect the privacy and integrity of the organization's information and related intellectual property.

  • Assess current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) needs and develop the appropriate plan to execute system enhancements that will provide efficient, reliable technology operations throughout North America.

  • Develop a strategic path to standardize IT processes and systems within the group to allow improvements in maintenance, set up and integration costs and to achieve synergies wherever possible.

  • Build a North America IT organization and team, based on a Shared Service approach that can deliver at the local, division, and North America leadership levels. In addition, influence and implement the change of process and design.

  • Control and recommend annual and long-term IT budgets with a clear reference to the following strategic targets: Applications and PMO, Infrastructure collaborating with the Global Infrastructure Director, and Security collaborating with the Global CISO. Ensure IT system operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations

  • Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including emerging technologies and practices, especially related to manufacturing operations, data, and business process security, as well as data and information management domains.

  • Embrace OSI culture and lead its transformation for the future by being a role model for how to adjust to change and competing priorities.

  • This role has the responsibility to understand and places in practice appropriate safety procedures. This responsibility is achieved through education, training, use of protective equipment (as applicable) and by following safety policies, regulations, standards, and laws.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in related field is preferred.

  • Experience with progressive information systems.

  • Minimum of 5 years as a senior IT executive in a multi-location mid-sized or enterprise food manufacturing organization.

  • Possesses personal presence and an open and direct style to establish quick and effective credibility within the IT organization, as well as with a diverse set of department heads and the user community; the ability to collaborate and influence is critical.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed IT organization, working as a team to be successful within North America.

  • Understanding of cultural differences across geographies and the use of systems under varying regulatory requirements.

  • Experience in developing, executing, and managing an IT operating and capital budget.

  • Strategic thinker with strong operational and communication skills; comfortable communicating at all levels within the organization

  • Possess an appetite for innovation and continuous improvement while having the patience required to successfully effect organizational change.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the value of technology and strategic paradigms to technical and non-technical constituents.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

  • Exceptional service orientation and customer focus.

  • Experience in Mobile and Cloud environment execution, internal and external.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced, and agile culture.

  • Significant experience overseeing successful ERP implementations along with knowledge of how to do so successfully.

  • BA/BS or equivalent is preferred. In MIS or Business Administration, further qualification preferable

  • Work is generally performed within a business professional office environment, with standard office equipment available. Work conditions are typical of an office environment.

  • This role requires 30% domestic travel.

  • Position may require the physical agility of lifting up to 15 pounds

  • Position may require frequent and/or infrequent of bending, squatting, pushing, pulling, stretching/reaching, use hands or fingers, talk, hear, feel objects, tools, controls and standing/walking on concrete flooring.

  • Position may require the physical ability to stand/walk for Less than 4 hours.

OSI Industries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that believes everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. OSI does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications, and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program


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