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Director of Information Technology in West Liberty, IA at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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Job Description

Director of Information Technology is responsible for leading the Information Technology team in our organization.  The Director of Information Technology will ensure services and support for the organization are performing at the highest levels.  The Director of Information Technology will be responsible for development of IT strategy along with implementing, supporting and managing all technology systems and infrastructure as well as ensuring the availability, integrity and security of all technology platforms. This position will provide information management services to maximize the effectiveness of data collection, processing and reporting.  This is a hands-on role which provides an opportunity to have a significant impact within our fast growing organization by working with each business unit to address their challenges through technical solutions by working with senior management on finding solutions for the organization that meets operational, function and financial goals. 

Primary Responsibility

  • Establish and lead technology vision by building competitive advantages, support fast growth, maximize data/results and effectively leverage people/processes.
  • Prioritize short and long range goals and support the IT team to develop policies and procedures and define the necessary business practices to support the company's vision.
  • Serve as the primary leader who works collaboratively with the organizational leaders to execute business goals and assess how technologies can best streamline processes and/or add business value to internal customers.
  • Develop strong relationships with all levels of the management team to effectively communicate the IT Department's vision and strategic plan. 
  • Create a data driven organization by implementing processes with improved data collection.
  • Develop and adhere to a technology budget including annual project and system/team performance goals.
  • Establish metrics, key performance indicators and acceptable service level support to drive performance.
  • Provide leadership to the IT Department including motivating and inspiring the team to meet department and organizational goals.
  • Develop team in both leadership and technical skills.
  • Drive continual improvement in quality, productivity, efficiency and cost.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations.
  • Partner with all departments of the organization.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on IT leadership experience is required.
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or  related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience managing strategic goals (short and long term).
  • Results driven leader - uses metrics and indicators to drive business decisions.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills is a must.
  • Experience managing a diverse team of developers, system administrators, security, etc.
  • Must be able to travel between facilities less than 25% of the time.
  • Previous experience in a commodity manufacturing organization.
  • Computer experience using Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Knowledge of Kronos or other timekeeping system is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and develop others.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends according to schedule.
  • Coaching and performance management experience a plus.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold/Crystal Lake Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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