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  • Director, IT Infrastructure

    Job Locations US-NJ-Piscataway
    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/13/2017 1:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-1962
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    IT
  • Overview

     

    The Director of IT, Infrastructure will have leadership responsibilities and fiscal accountability within the overall IT department. He/She will serve as a part of the IT management team and provide guidance and advice within the department. This role will lead all IT Infrastructure related tasks and initiatives and it will manage a diverse team of professionals that support the infrastructure services with Lixil Water Technology Americas (includes US, Canada, Mexico, DR, LatAm and China office operations).

    Responsibilities

    • Partner with Business stake holders to assist them in meeting their goals and objectives
    • Implement new IT Transformation Strategy based on CIO and business leadership team’s guidance
    • Collaborating and working with other IT groups while providing key inputs and guidance for the overall management of IT
    • Developing system and organizational roadmaps that ensure business and service continuity
    • Program and project management of key projects as well as mentoring of other project managers
    • Management of key vendors, contractors, and cloud providers
    • Ensuring compliance with security and regulatory requirements including J-Sox (Sarbanes Oxley)
    • Managing annual fiscal planning and budgets for the infrastructure group
    • Design and specify future infrastructure deployments with considerations for capacity, availability, security, and interoperability and ranges all the way from the underlying hardware to the application tier
    • Revisit Data-Center Operations to reduce expenditure and invest in Cloud technology
    • Implement State of the Art SD-WAN Network for all of our offices, show rooms, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities
    • Implement and manage a recurring process to Secure our Network and Data
    • Manage IT Infrastructure cost center and deliver technology and services based on preset budget (mission)
    • Direct and respond to infrastructure outages, including technical troubleshooting and situation management
    • Ensure issues are resolved within defined SLAs
    • Collaborate and partner with Lixil Corporate IT department to implement initiatives with Global IT scope
    • Participate in Lixil Global CTO summits as required
    • Establish SLAs and KPIs aligned to business objectives
    • Accountable for quality of services and solutions delivered
    • Create the IT infrastructure for the company to include all aspects of technology operations (including Help Desk, network management, telephony, cloud services, database management, storage and business continuity/disaster recovery, etc.)
    • Manage vendor relationships and renegotiate contracts to reduce cost
    • Oversee procurement of software and hardware and management of IT assets and inventory
    • Ability and willingness to handle many big team initiatives simultaneously
    • Provide configuration management and accurately assess the impact of modifications and vulnerabilities for each information security system
    • Maintain appropriate operational information assurance posture for programs
    • Developing effective, efficient, and rigorous processes and methodologies which include monitoring and reporting
    • Recruiting, hiring, mentoring and developing of the team

    Qualifications

    • A minimum of 15 years of experience in IT Management with increasing responsibilities
    • Demonstrated organization and team building skills
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business or Computer Science; or equivalent,
    • 10 Years’ experience in discipline Project Management methodologies
    • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multitask across multiple concurrent projects
    • Ability to work effectively with internal or international teams and external vendors in a collaborative environment
    • PMP, ITIL certification desirable
    • Ability to travel up to 15%

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