VP of Information Technology and Systems – Bucks County, PA USA

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A global $3B manufacturing company is looking for a VP of Information Technology and Systems who will be a pivotal member of the company’s executive team and will be responsible for delivering reliable, high-performance IS systems and infrastructure supporting multinational operations of the company. This person will design and implement the company’s long-term technology strategy, identify cost and productivity improvements, implement security frameworks and practices across the network.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the Division IS function for North America (US-Canada-Mexico) and provide strategic guidance, policy support and indirect direction to the rest of the Americas
  • Ensure that IS services are available 7x24 to the businesses with minimal disruptions for planned maintenance
  • Ensures that IS has backup and contingency strategies to minimize risks of outages, downtime, and any other event that could affect operations. Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.
  • Maintain SOX compliance within all IT processes and procedures
  • Manage 3rd party providers and insure that appropriate Service Level Agreements (SLA) are in place and enforced.
  • Protect the company against cyber security threats by keeping abreast of the latest technologies that are appropriate for our business
  • Develops and executes capital plan for IT resources including systems/software architecture, hardware and outside services
  • Manage staff consisting of approximately 60 professionals located throughout North America including directors, senior managers and additional staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • EDUCATION:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field or a combination of education and experience. Advanced degree a plus.
  • EXPERIENCE:
    • Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience as a leader in IT/Networking/Project Management with focus on:
      • Vendor management (Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Etc.).
      • Experience with legacy system (AS400), ERP systems and SAP a plus
      • Ability to negotiate and manage multi- year international contracts
      • Budgeting and Forecasting
      • Complex Project Management
      • Cost Management- consistently demonstrate the ability to remove cost
      • 10+ years working across global borders in a matrix management organization
      • 5+ years working with internal business customers (Manufacturing, Production Planning, Sourcing, Sales, Accounting, HR, etc.).
  • TECHNICAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
    • Infrastructure:
      • Windows
      • Networking (VPN meshed WAN with redundant paths and circuits)
      • File and Storage Systems
    • Software and Systems:
      • SAP
      • AS400/i-Series/IBM
      • Hyperion
      • Infinium
    • Security and Auditing:
      • Sarbanes-Oxley
      • General Cybersecurity

OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALITIES:

Additional to the technical requirements for this specific position, the company seeks candidates that will demonstrate:
  • Bilingual language skills with the ability to communicate verbally and in writing in English and Spanish. Portuguese language skills a plus.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Ability to travel 25%, both domestically and internationally
  • Prior experience in manufacturing industry in global or international settings
  • Strong IT technical skills with experience in multiple platforms, with proven leadership of a complex IT organization
Candidates should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).  Relocation assistance is available for qualified candidates.

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