Associate VP Information Systems - Manufacturing

CPG Talent Management

Associate VP Information Systems - Manufacturing

Mobile, AL
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    <p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">Summary <span style="margin:0px;">        </span></span></span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">Reporting directly to the President, the Associate Vice President, Information Systems is responsible for the global management, strategy and execution of the organization’s Information Technology infrastructure for all locations and functions. The company is a vertically integrated manufacturer of piston engine products that it sells both direct and through distribution requiring high reliability of its ERP/MRP, CRM and general IT systems.<span style="margin:0px;">  </span>The company utilizes a combination of local networks with primary network capability operated from the Cloud as maintained by a contracted third-party system and service provider.<span style="margin:0px;">  </span>The position, therefor, has primary responsibility to oversee the company’s Information Technology provider.<span style="margin:0px;">  </span></span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;">Essential Duties and Responsibilities:</span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Oversight of this small cap, global company’s and divisions main and supporting IT service provider to ensure performance and maximum customer service to the internal customers.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Maximize IT system reliability, up time and capabilities while maintaining cost discipline.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Work directly with the company’s IT provider on the selection and execution of various company initiatives.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Develops, maintains and regularly updates a multi-year IT plan related to the company’s and operating divisions’ operating systems, ERP/MRP systems, CRM systems, and IT platforms, as well as staying current in IT trends and advancements.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Leadership of 24/7 support services to insure quick resolution of all IT related work interruptions.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Work closely with all profit and functional teams and the executive team to deliver optimum service, maintain costs, determine areas of improvement, and support initiatives driven by the company’s balanced scorecard.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Supports all divisions of the company regarding strategic software and IT initiatives.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Performs cost analysis on IT projects and makes collaborative decisions along with other department leaders.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Ensures IT Service Providers exceeds all contracted service levels.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Provide project management for all software and hardware updates and initiatives.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Support operational and functional area evaluations of annual IT needs and budgets.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#000000;">Skills Required:<span style="margin:0px;">                                                          </span><span style="margin:0px;">            </span></span></span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Computer/Technical/Project experience in ERP/MRP system for a manufacturing environment with systems such as Macola by Exact, SAP, Oracle, or similar.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Network management within a multi-site company environment.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Project Management and Budgeting.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Programming and Application Development Experience to support oversight of such projects.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Network and system security management.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Operation and management of cloud sourced networks.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Microsoft SharePoint and Cloud Services.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">        </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="font-size:small;">Data system management.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;line-height:20.25pt;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px;line-height:20.25pt;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;">Education and/or Experience Required: </span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;">Bachelor’s Degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in information systems, information technology or similar degrees and 7-10 years’ </span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;">equivalent experience and training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree is desired. </span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Experience in managing a budget and IT department is strongly preferred.</span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Demonstrated experience in a complex software system implementation at either the project management or leadership level.</span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;">Other Abilities Required: </span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to maintain positive internal/external relationships.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Background in a manufacturing environment (automotive, aviation preferred)</span></span></span><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;"> </span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Excellent communication skills and the ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and other groups.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Ability to complete problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Ability to motivate high performance teams and be a strong team player.<span style="margin:0px;">  </span>Must be committed to company values.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Demonstrated consultative approach to building business relationships and recommending best courses of actions while gaining commitment from parties with differing opinions and positions.</span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;text-indent:-0.25in;"><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:Symbol;"><span style="margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:small;">·</span><span style="font:7pt 'Times New Roman';margin:0px;">       </span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:small;">Additional foreign language abilities a plus (German, Chinese). </span></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 48px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;"> </span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;">Travel Requirements: </span></span></strong></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:'Arial',sans-serif;layout-grid-mode:line;"><span style="color:#000000;font-size:small;">Ability to travel internationally with little to no notice. 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