Director – Corporate Systems

Director – Corporate Systems

by Brian Borsa|August 18, 2008

General Purpose:

This position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and support of corporate systems.  This position also has overall responsibility for computer and help desk operations, including PC/Server support.  This position will provide leadership and strategic direction for the Corporate Systems group, and develop relationships with corporate leaders to ensure the group’s direction is consistent with corporate goals. Corporate Systems include enterprise systems, such as imaging, email and human resources systems that support area councils, corporate and the business units.  This position would coordinate closely with the Director – Supply Chain Systems and the Director. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and management of Corporate Systems staff, projects and priorities, while embracing values of integrity, quality, passion, accountability, drive, and innovation.
  • Function as primary IT contact for corporate departments, understanding business needs, identifying opportunities for improvement, and bringing innovative IT solutions to business problems.
  • Function as the primary contact for affiliates utilizing company as their corporate systems provider.
  • Develop overall strategy for corporate systems, including selection or development of solutions, development of implementation timetables, utilization of external resources, and management of costs.
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure Corporate Systems group provides reliable and efficient technology services to company and affiliates.
  • Supervise recruitment, development, retention, and organization of staff in accordance with budget objectives and personnel policies.
  • Develop, track and control annual Corporate Systems operating and capital budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications:

            Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years IT experience
  • 3+ years IT-related management experience


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in food-related manufacturing and/or distribution industries preferred
  • Strong knowledge of information systems and technology, including:
    • General knowledge of computer and help desk operations, with good general systems knowledge
    • Good general understanding of various systems, such as imaging, email, human resources, systems, etc., and how IT infrastructure and knowledge can be utilized to further business goals.
    • Experience with and ability to analyze and select internally developed and third-party software
  • Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to effectively exchange ideas and information; demonstrated ability to communicate with all levels of management and staff: 
    • Proven ability to present a positive and professional image of the department
    • Ability to understand business requirements and utilize IT knowledge to offer solutions and alternatives to business issues

Ability to articulate complex technical issues in language that is understandable to non-IT business users and executives.  Able to summarize and present recommendations in a

    • concise format. 
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented, with proven proclivity for action; able to translate broad general strategies to actionable items; able to balance careful planning and preparation with continuous progress towards completion of goals.
  • Experienced manager, with record of progressive management responsibilities:
    • Strong project management skills, with ability to manage large portfolio of projects, set priorities, and follow-up on progress

Good general management skills, including ability to manage conflict, negotiate, build and motivate teams, develop succession plans, manage change, solve problems, delegate, and make decisions.


Titles Reporting to this Position:

  • Manager – Corporate Systems
  • Manager – Computer Operations/Help Desk

 Percent Travel:

  • Up to 50%, including regular travel to/from corporate headquarters in Missouri

 Scope (Revenue, Number of Employees, etc.):

  • Supervise approximately 20 employees (salaried, hourly and contract)
  • Annual budget of approximately $5 million

To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

Choose a style:

Purchase Now!