Director of Information Technology

  • 51230
  • 12 Apr 2019
  • Louisville, KY
  • Information Tech
  • $150,000 - $150,000
  • Nate Skow

Job Description

Director of Information Technology

I am working with a Private Equity backed multi-site manufacturing and distribution company that is seeking an experienced global IT leader with a strong background with a strong generalist background. This individual will be working with multiple distribution locations on a global basis. This group has had tremendous growth over the past couple of years and will continue to grow via acquisition. Note this facility is located roughly 1.5 hours outside of Louisville, KY.

The key elements of a person's background for this position will include:

    • Experience with multiple ERP systems
    • Experience with multiple locations
    • Global leadership experience, preferred
    • A good background on business systems applications (BI, Data Warehouse, ERP, Application Development)
    • Experience in a Mid-size organization $100-300M
    • Experience in manufacturing environment preferred

Additional responsibilities will include the following:

    • Provide focused, business-minded IT leadership, emphasizing IT’s measurable contribution to business success and business metrics (revenue growth, profitability, market share, customer service, expense, etc.). Direct experience with IT planning and budget management are required.
    • Recruit, motivate and develop a superior staff. Build and lead a talented, flexible, responsive world-class systems organization that has a high sense of urgency, is customer-oriented and exceptionally responsive.
    • Operationalize IT processes across the company. Determine where new development is required versus implementing packaged solutions. Rationalize the enterprise application suite to improve functionality, eliminate redundancies, and reduce cost.
    • Integrating the IT frameworks of multiple entities from past acquisitions so that everything is running on one unified system.
    • Establish credibility throughout the headquarter and field organizations and set an example as a proactive senior leader and change agent who earns respect by demonstrating a sound understanding of business objectives and goals.
    • Oversee the deployment of company-wide technology standards spanning both applications and infrastructure. The VP of IT must ensure compliance with corporate policies and standards aimed at maximizing effectiveness and minimizing costs related to the acquisition, implementation and operation of IT systems.
    • Upgrading the infrastructure supporting critical operational systems and creating an active management platform that will provide greater communication and real-time data for hundreds of field representatives ensuring that they have access to real-time operational and transactional data, including VoIP.
    • Oversee the company’s network infrastructure and provide security, regulatory compliance and provision for disaster recovery. Maintain security of all data proprietary to the company and provide for the complete backup of all computer systems in case of system failure or disaster.
    • Evaluate, select, and implement new technology needed to support the company, including relevant mobile and imaging technologies.
    • Identify opportunities to enhance revenue and/or reduce costs through finding the right balance of internal and external IT team members and resources.


    • Ten or more years of progressive IT management experience in a fast-paced, high growth services business with hands-on knowledge of the unique demands of a customer software development environment with a customer-centric business is required.
    • Familiarity with operating in a global distribution environment.
    • At least five years of experience managing IT service providers.
    • Experience integrating the various IT platforms of acquired companies into a cohesive, unified system
    • Experience in the building out of IT teams that are able to execute quickly and effectively but with big-picture business objectives in mind that align to the vision of senior company management. Ability to strike the right balance of onshore and offshore resources in these teams to maximize company ROI in this function
  • BS/BA Degree Required


I was very impressed with Nate’s attention to detail and making sure I had as much information and guidance as possible prior to my phone interview. His comments helped understand the employer’s perspective better.
Bruce, Chief Operating Officer in Kentucky