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IT Director

Date Posted: 10/9/2020

Job #1577143
Houston, Texas

Job Description

Our client, a specialty manufacturer, is in search of their next Information Technology Director who will partner with company leaders to develop and implement a secure, efficient and reliable technology infrastructure. The IT Director will be responsible for aligning business and IT strategies, maximizing value of technology investments, operating and delivering efficient IT services to support the business, and protecting core assets across all IT capabilities.

Job Specifications

  • Establish on-going IT strategy development process
  • Review and align IT strategy with business leaders
  • Establish vision on IT value creation for the organization
  • Ensure that the IT systems, platforms and services are operating efficiently with minimal downtime and disruption to the business
  • Manage ERP implementation and support project
  • Manage other support software implementation and support projects
  • Manage IT transition services agreements until company systems are implemented
  • Oversee all aspects of system transition planning, installation, and cutover
  • Coordinate activities with our implementation partners and the local office managers for all pre- and post-cutover support activities
  • Manage IT contracts for external support services and a team of external business partners
  • Maintain the constant goal of leveraging technology to reduce operational costs associated with functional business leaders
  • Create service level agreements with business areas and operating level agreements between IT functions and vendors to ensure SLAs are met
  • Oversee all IT project timelines and provide direction to both internal and external resources
  • Monitor and report on progress of the projects to all stakeholders
  • Maintain a service-oriented, customer-focused department that supports ongoing operations and drives efficiency, quality, customer service and growth
  • Maintain detailed IT service costs for effective cost management in delivering IT services
  • Create/enhance IT risk management strategy, policies, processes, and controls to mitigate organization exposure
  • Execute enterprise-wide IT security program and capabilities to ensure all IT assets are secured
  • Establish and maintain effective governance for IT controls

Required Skills/Experience:

  • 10+ years in an IT Experience with 5+ years in an IT leadership role
  • ERP and support software implementation experience.
  • Work experience in manufacturing, distribution, and order processing software and hardware
  • Experience managing complex IT projects.
  • Proven experience working directly with key stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Experience and proven ability to communicate (verbally and written) effectively with internal and external business customers, IT stakeholders, and contractors
  • Experience working with outsourced environment and SLAs
  • A hands-on, enthusiastic, results-oriented leader, capable of adding significant value
  • Value-focused –achieves financial targets and strategic business objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, Computer Science
  • IT certifications are a plus

Title: IT Director
Location: Houston, TX
Lucas Group ID: 1577143


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