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Director of IT

Company: Cacique Foods, LLC
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Cacique-- is the #1 brand of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the United States. With a leadership position among the Hispanic population nationwide and over 13 years of consecutive revenue growth, Cacique is poised for continued growth and expansion.--Cacique was founded in 1973 upon the four core values of Family, Quality, Integrity, and Authenticity, and these values continue to provide the foundation for our success and how we work. We look to hire future teammates who embody these values, and who are innovative, resourceful, determined, and catalysts of change. As a dedicated, family-owned company, Cacique offers a rewarding environment in which to thrive and grow your career. --Role DescriptionWe are currently looking to add a Director of IT. This role will have oversight of all IT activities in the organization while ensuring the integrity of systems, data, Cybersecurity, and company infrastructure. The IT Director will drive the continuous improvement of IT processes and support while moving the company's strategic initiatives forward. The IT Director will lead a team of internal and external partners dedicated to determining IT business requirements for systems, infrastructure, business continuity, efficiency, upgrade requirements, and eliminating security risks. The IT Director will ensure projects are completed on time, within scope, and within budget. The IT Director will be responsible for maintaining exceptional working relationships across the organization and with all its partners.--Essential Duties & Responsibilities ---------------- Technical Leadership: Provide strong technical leadership to maintain the continuity of IT services, employing effective project management practices to drive successful outcomes.---------------- Infrastructure Management: Oversee the technological infrastructure of the organization, ensuring optimal performance, security, and reliability of networks and computer systems.---------------- Operational Excellence: Implement best practices to ensure a service-oriented approach to IT operations, designing, developing, and implementing policies, procedures, and standards for IT.---------------- Technology Innovation: Monitor industry advancements to identify opportunities for the company to leverage technology as a competitive advantage, driving innovation and efficiency.---------------- Security and Compliance: Ensure the security of data, network access, and backup systems, preserving assets and maintaining compliance with relevant regulations and standards.---------------- Project Management: Direct and organize IT-related projects, forecasting costs, equipment, and personnel needs, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget.---------------- Team Development: Define roles and responsibilities within the IT team, recruit, train, and coach team members, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and high performance.---------------- Strategic Planning: Develop and maintain long and short-range plans for IT development, ensuring they support strategic initiatives and organizational growth objectives.---------------- Vendor Management: Approve purchases of IT equipment and software, establish partnerships with IT providers, and maintain relationships with contractors and equipment suppliers.---------------- Problem Solving and Compliance: Take initiative to solve challenges and seek solutions to recurring problems, ensuring compliance with federal and/or state laws and regulations.---------------- Budget Management: Manage the annual IT budget, analyzing costs, value, and risks to advise management and ensure cost-effectiveness.---------------- Collaboration and Communication: Work closely with business clients and IT providers to drive successful project outcomes, fostering strong relationships and effective communication.---------------- Continuous Learning: Stay abreast of the latest developments in IT, maintaining a high level of technical competence and actively seeking opportunities for professional growth.---------------- Travel and Flexibility: Travel to other offices as necessary to ensure IT cohesiveness and support organizational objectives. Be adaptable and assist with other projects or tasks as assigned.--Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesRequired:--------------------- Bachelor's degree in business administration, Finance, Computer Information Systems, or any related field from an accredited institution required.---------------------
Minimum of 10+ years of experience in IT management with a record of excellence--------------------- Experience with cloud hosted environment (Azure).--------------------- Experience working Microsoft 365 ecosystem--------------------- Experience with Active Directory both on-perm and Cloud--------------------- Overall Cybersecurity experience is a must--Preferred: --------------------- Experience working with D365 ERP--------------------- Experience building a Disaster Recovery Strategy --------------------- Effectively communicates both orally and in writing to internal and external parties.--------------------- Proficient in team building, motivation, time management, organization, and problem-solving skills--------------------- Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting, and business operations--------------------- Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities--------------------- Ability to prioritize multiple projects and maintain strict deadlines--------------------- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable.--------------------- Information Technology Information Library (ITIL) Foundation certification desirable.--------------------- Experience with Operational Technology desirable--------------------- Experience in the food manufacturing industry highly preferred--Travel required:10-25 %.--At Cacique, eligible teammates receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short-term disability.-- As well as vacation, sick, holiday pay, birthday day off, 401k with company match, and more!--We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class. When we collect your personal information as part of a job application or offer of employment, we do so in accordance with industry standards and best practices and in compliance with applicable privacy laws.----

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