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Masis Professional group is in need of an experienced Information Technology Director to provide leadership, meet business requirements through planning, directing, and monitoring resources.  Works effectively with all levels of Information Services (IS) and business organizations to ensure applications meet business requirements; ensures technologies’ products and services meet objectives within planned schedule and budget.

  

RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESULTS:

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  • Develops, articulates, and implements execution of application operation strategies to ensure alignment with business goals to maximize profit, sales growth, and market share.
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  • Provides support for business applications through direction of application support teams (internal and external), as well as software and services providers, to ensure consistency.
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  • Manages resources to meet quality, cost, performance, and schedule requirements to meet business needs.
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  • Develops and manages implementation of application solutions, including training, testing, data conversion and migration, change management, risk management, and execution.  Works with regional IS leaders to create systems solutions where required.
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  • Defines application operating plans and budgets; secures resources to ensure efficient delivery of information technology and services.
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  • Drives and develops understanding of business processes related to integrated information systems; applies information technology knowledge to provide process solutions (when applicable).
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  • Manages inter-process and cross-functional interfaces through teaming with Operations management, business process owners, and project members to impact business results.
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  • Builds and maintains relationships with business process and supplier partners to ensure functional and business alignment. 
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  • Develops strong leadership team, demonstrating success in attracting, hiring, motivating, developing, and retaining top talent, including identification and development of successors for this and other IS leadership positions.
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  • Assesses new software applications and trends to determine potential benefits.
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  • Utilizes lean techniques, such as value stream mapping, to drive on-going improving of application strategy and business support.
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  • Provides recommendation for process and application solutions when alternative business models are required.
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  • Provides leadership, coaching, and mentoring to lower-level IT leader positions to develop bench strength and depth.
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  • Utilizes personal computer (PC) and keyboard/mouse while performing functions of position.
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QUALIFICATIONS:

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Project Management, or related field of study.
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  • Fifteen years business process design, application development, and project management experience, including seven years experience in people management/supervisory role.
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  • Experience leading and working with global teams.
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  • Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation and optimization, preferably in Systems, Applications, Processes (SAP), an asset.
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SKILLS & KNOWELEGE:

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  • Demonstrated success in planning, monitoring, and delivering milestones; coordinating and resolving issues; and documenting systems development methodologies.
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  • High level knowledge of technologies, architecture, information/data management, analysis, and design preferred.
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  • Proven leadership in team and change management; working knowledge and understanding of inter-functional and inter-organizational dependencies.
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  • Demonstrated skills in motivating, delegating, and coaching subordinates; conflict management; verbal and written communications; organization; and process disciplines.
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  • PC and keyboard/mouse skills; working knowledge of standard software applications (i.e., Microsoft Office suite of products).
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  • Ability to travel overnight away from corporate offices, including internationally, up to 30 percent of time.
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  • Maintains high level of competence in important business function as source of information, expertise, advice, and follow-up support to influence and assist in decisions made by line managers; senses how area of expertise can advance business
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PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

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  • Focuses on measurable and near-term results and outputs
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  • Emphasizes efficiency, cost control, and refinement of processes and procedures that produce incremental gains
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  • Controls risk by modifying existing systems to increase productivity versus launching unproven idea
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  • Consistently applies methodology that is working and will not change or abandon that approach for sake of trying something different
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  • Promotes desired approach and enlists participation by authoritatively demonstrating its benefits and logically responding to questions and concerns, so those involved can understand and will not feel threatened.
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TAKES INITIATIVE IN BUSINESS UNIT:

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  • Demonstrates willingness to take action on problems or opportunities without prompting
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  • Possesses intrinsic desire and willingness to push toward achieving desired goal or end-state without suggestion from others
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  • Prepares alternatives so outcome is not jeopardized by unexpected barriers; exhibits desire to blaze new trails as means to end 
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  • Takes Responsibility for Results as Entrepreneurial Manager 
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  • Commits to taking personal responsibility for results, even when those results are achieved indirectly through others
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  • Is vigilant in soliciting feedback on progress and detecting possible problems before they can derail process
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  • Maintains control and ultimate accountability but does not step in to take over ownership of others’ tasks and responsibilities
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  • Typically has some expertise in subordinates’ tasks and provides assistance to ensure outcome rather than allow them to struggle and “miss the mark” on end result
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  • Stays focused on result, and when shortfalls occur, admits to problem and takes action to rectify situation without becoming defensive or shifting blame to associates
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PROFIT CONCIOUS MANAGEMENT CONTROL:

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  • Manages allocated resources to produce optimum bottom-line results
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  • Works to understand and control key factors that influence profit production
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  • Balances priorities and skills of self and others to generate profitable results
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  • Won’t become distracted by issues that don’t influence bottom-line
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  • Protects interests of investors, employees, customers, and others who depend upon success and survival of company as result of its ability to generate profits. 
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ABILITY TO LEARN BUSINESS:

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  • Demonstrates knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information that is critical to business or organization
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  • Understands financial impact of developments on industry and company; knows competition
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  • Identifies issues, secures relevant information, and identifies relationships to develop sound conclusions for adding value/business results
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  • Becomes relatively expert in critical areas when luxury of multiple players with multiple areas of expertise is not afforded
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  • Sets up controls and monitors to provide feedback in these areas for effective, ongoing management. 
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DEVELOPS TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:

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  • Seeks to stay abreast of new developments in core competencies and learn enough about related fields to apply knowledge effectively in business
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  • Enjoys learning and is intellectually curious; has strong desire to continuously improve knowledge, skills, and abilities
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  • Sees learning and knowledge as keys to building skills and abilities essential to job and career success. 
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MANAGEMENT AMBITION:  

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  • Seeks career advancement yet realizes that success is not achieved by hard work alone but also by will to succeed
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  • Is willing to plan to accomplish desired career path
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  • Wants to move into greater sphere of influence that includes recognition, importance, and opportunity to have increased impact on people or results. 
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TEACHING IN STRUCTURED SETTING:

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  • Demonstrates commitment to continuous education and training of others as means of increasing their overall competency and productivity
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  • Prepares more structured sessions to cover most critical areas of learning for audience
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  • Stays on top of information needed by colleagues and customers in effort to serve as resource
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  • Takes responsibility for motivating others to learn and retain key information
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  • Reinforces what is being taught through periodic repetition
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  • Regularly assesses individual and group competencies and routinely addresses them by adjusting training. 
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DIRECTS AND CONTROLS OTHERS IN BUSINESS UNIT:

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  • Possesses span of control that allows direct access to all key staff people in group or organization
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  • Practices hands-on, face-to-face coaching style and seeks personal involvement in day-to-day tasks
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  • Utilizes walk-around style to follow up and ensure delegated tasks are effectively completed. 
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CULTURAL COMPETINCIES:

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  • Drives Continuous Improvement
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  • Establishes methods to monitor and improve performance of systems and processes
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  • Utilizes specialized techniques for continuous improvement (e.g., Kaizen, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management)
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  • Inspires and Motivates Others 
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  • Emphasizes importance of people’s contributions; lets people know why their work is important and how it will benefit themselves and others
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  • Ties work activities to people’s personal career goals and life interests.
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NAVIGATES ORGANIZATION:  

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  • Understands how work gets done in organizations
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  • Builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through organizational structure
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  • Maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules.
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DEVELOPS TALENT:

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  • Invests time and resources into building capabilities of team members
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  • Helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them
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  • Gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice.
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CHAMPIONS CUSTOMER NEEDS:

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  • Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction
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  • Views thing from perspective of customers
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  • Encourages people to think about customers when making decisions. 
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ADAPTS TO OTHERS:

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  • Changes his/her interpersonal style and approach based on circumstance
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  • Modifies his/her approach based on cues from others
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  • Makes effort to treat people in way that makes them feel comfortable and respected.
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RELATIONSHIPS:

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  • Internal Contacts – Frequent contact with business sector personnel, global managers, and directors to define project costs, benefits, and ongoing status.  Regular contact with executives to present major projects for approval and provide project status reports.
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  • External Contacts – Frequent contact with hardware, software, and service suppliers to determine solution alternatives and manage participation in approved projects.  Occasional contact with external users, i.e., dealers, suppliers, and end-user customers, to identify service requirements and assure service levels.
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    • Location: Anywhere
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