Chief Information Officer

Location: Clinton

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Chief Information Officer will provide leadership in the development of the strategic direction for information technology (IT) services, monitoring trends and innovations in the industry to meet those needs, developing and implementing strategic long and short-term technology plans and making actionable recommendations to our Executive Team. This is a new role that will be created within the Executive Team of a rapidly growing Company. This CIO will be responsible for evolving and scaling the IT team that is needed to carry out the long-term goals of the organization. Through the effective and innovative use of technology and data he/she will improve the efficiency of our operations and strengthen our competitive advantage in a transforming industry. The CIO will also lead the IT Department and will therefore be responsible for overseeing the Technology Infrastructure and Network Security. This position will require an extraordinary and visionary thought leader with demonstrated successes leading information technology in large complex organizations and the ability to lead change through intellect, influence, and persuasion amongst many stakeholders. This opportunity represents a strategic opportunity for a dynamic leader who has overseen growth in a successful business in previous roles.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Provide vision, leadership, and business alignment that leads to development and implementation of a strategic IT infrastructure for all areas of the organization. Develop overall strategies for enterprise wide systems, architecture and design to ensure systems integrate well and can be shared easily among authorized users. Exercise diligent evaluation and careful budgetary management, including budget preparation and the ability to analyze and resolve complex issues within the department. Benchmark IT spending within the homebuilding industry and use the information to educate the stakeholders to encourage sound strategic investments. Educate, advise, and collaborate with the executive team to make sound decisions regarding technology’s role in achieving the Company’s strategic goals. Deliver reliable, proven technology solutions to the organization to ensure the Company teams have the tools to meet improved operational efficiency and profitability. Ensure IT data security, risk management, disaster recovery and business continuity planning processes are in place and receive regular review for adequacy and enhancement. Work with leadership to develop an organization structure that allows for proper internal resources to meet longer term goals. Set objectives and strategies to lead the existing corporate IT department. Provide guidance to the internal team and consultants tasked with carrying our initiatives. Establish and direct the strategic and tactical goals, policies, and procedures for the information technology department. Oversee the network infrastructure in the organization to ensure optimal performance and dependability across various company locations. Monitor emerging trends and advancements in technology to ensure the company continues to gain competitive advantage in our industry. Builds a network of IT/IS Specialists that can offer support and advice on specific issues including managing related consultants and managing their workflow. Manage and create support team for day to day operations and help files for all Systems. Mentor team members and conduct performance evaluations that are timely and constructive. Establish and maintain existing and new partnerships with hardware and software providers.

Skills and Abilities:  Excellent knowledge of information technology infrastructure and systems.  Ability to design and implement various IT systems. Data analysis skills. Problem-solving and creativity in designing workable solutions. Strong leadership and management skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strategic planning and business growth skills. Project management skills. Knowledge of Java, Python, PHP, SQL and Lansa. Knowledge of IBM Operating Systems. Knowledge of Google G Suite. Experience with Business Intelligence Tools, Crystal Report and SAP.

Reports To: CEO or CFO or COO

Required Experience/ Education:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field Master Degree Preferred, such as database administration, IT management, computer information systems or computer science. Must have a proven experience in a senior IT role with management responsibilities. Preferred Experience in homebuilding industry.

Work Conditions/Physical Requirements:  Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

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