National Director Technology (Dallas, TX)

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National Director Technology

The National Technology Director is responsible for overseeing either the application development, infrastructure, project management office, or desktop services divisions within the IT Department. This role will provide overall leadership in IT strategy, operations, cost optimization, innovation, and efficiency improvement.

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions is one of North America's leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. Advantage Solutions services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Duty

Managerial

Responsible for the overall effectiveness and efficiency of IT systems and operations to ensure a high level of end user satisfaction

Ensure that IT operations are in accordance with established procedures and practices

Work with IT team to manage the overall day-to-day operations to improve costs, performance, and end user satisfaction

Monitor the performance of infrastructure and systems. Identify future requirements for infrastructure hardware and software, negotiate purchases, and coordinate equipment installation and delivery schedules

Ensure proper documentation of IT procedures and processes

Manage the design, development and maintenance of a comprehensive IT related business continuity plan

Keep abreast of new hardware and software developments; demonstrate the ability to use new or enhanced technology products and services to support the business objectives

Work with organization to define and develop technology solutions. Manage the solution process utilizing strong project planning skills
Manage with a strong sense of urgency and be able to plan and deliver high quality business solutions while developing and maintaining a friendly, educational, supportive environment with a focus on the end user's needs

Provide an efficient and effective means of documenting and controlling end user requests for projects

Negotiate vendor contracts and manage vendor relationships to ensure results

Develop and implement department policies/procedures, generate requested/required reports for customers as well as management and train department personnel

Responsible for hiring staff, conducting performance reviews, as well as coaching and developing staff

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

- Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.

- Travel up to 10-20%

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred) Choose an item. or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: Computer Science, Engineering or related education or equivalent job-related experience

- 5+ years of experience in I.S. experience

- 2+ years in a management capacity

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

- Analytical and research Skills

- Decision making skills

- Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

- Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically

- Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one's supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Advantage Solutions reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. Advantage Solutions shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
More Information on Advantage Solutions: Sales, Marketing, Technology
Advantage Solutions: Sales, Marketing, Technology operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Irvine, CA. Advantage Solutions: Sales, Marketing, Technology was founded in 1987. It has 21557 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 103 open jobs at Advantage Solutions: Sales, Marketing, Technology, click here.
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