Computer Research Scientist

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McKinney, TX

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Director of Information Technology

I am working with a growing healthcare/medical device manufacturing organization that is seeking a Director of Information Technology. The company has achieved significant growth via organic initiatives and key acquisitions. The company is a leader in the markets it serves, with additional strategic growth opportunities available through aggressive pursuit of acquisitions and further organic growth of its product lines.

Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Provides assessment of current IT structure and recommendations on identifying core and non-core activities for the IT Team.
  • Builds and leads a talented, flexible, responsive world-class systems organization that has a high sense of urgency, is customer oriented and is exceptionally responsive.
  • Analyzes the IT-related impact of potential business combinations and integrates them with the rest of the company.
  • Maximizes deployment of resources both internal and external to the organization by focusing the internal team on core IT activities while leveraging external resources for non-core project support globally.
  • Consults with the business staff and formulates IT strategies around the company’s strategy.
  • Manages the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade and support of all IT systems including applications, software and hardware Oversees provision of end-user services, including help desk and technical support services.
  • Manages financial aspects of the IT Department including developing business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Determines where new development is required versus implementing packaged solutions. Rationalizes available applications to improve functionality, eliminate redundancies, and reduce cost.
  • Oversees the deployment of company-wide technology standards spanning both applications and infrastructure.
  • Maintains and continually upgrades the infrastructure supporting critical operational systems.
  • Provides security, regulatory compliance and provision for disaster recovery. Maintains security of all data proprietary to the company and provide for the complete backup of all computer systems in case of system failure or disaster.
  • Evaluates, selects, and implements new technology to support the company where economically justified.
  • Assists with special business-related studies and cooperates with other departments in preparing analyses.
  • Creates ad-hoc reports and analyses as required.
  • Other tasks and projects as required.

Desired Qualifications, Characteristics, and Skills:

Qualifications:

  • 15+ plus years of global multi-company manufacturing industry experience, including integration of acquisitions
  • In-depth knowledge of ERP systems in a manufacturing environment; specific experience with Epicor would be helpful
  • Experience with CRM implementations
  • Experience in mid-size organizations with sales in excess of $100 million highly desirable
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated background in business systems applications, including business intelligence, data warehousing, and general application development
  • Direct experience with IT planning and budget management

Characteristics:

    • Ability to travel as needed to worldwide locations
    • Data driven / common sense decision maker .
    • Passion for entrepreneurial environments where positions have multiple responsibilities.
    • Must be able to make decisions and solve problems that are general in nature and for which there may not be precedents.
    • Ability to work with and influence people at all levels of the organization.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to the company’s mission
    • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work in a hands-on capacity
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage with flexibility through ambiguity and complexity

Job ID: 7111905040179821092

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McKinney, Texas, 75071

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