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Director of Technology

Company: DakotaMB
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:The Director of Technology will set strategic direction, create alignment across business functions, and provide mentorship and guidance to a team of IT professionals. This leading role will work closely with DakotaMB leadership and staff, ensuring technological infrastructure reliability and efficiency, aligning technology initiatives with the company s mission. This role provides strategic leadership, direction and execution for all aspects of technology and related matters. The role is both strategic and hands-on, requiring time on our manufacturing floor to ensure the viability of continuous operation.All employees of DakotaMB, regardless of their role, possess a common set of core values of acting with integrity, being an innovative thinker, having solutions driven mindset, having a passion to win, and being a team player. These values are the foundation of our business, our culture, and our future.KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:1. Technology Strategy2. Managed IT Services3. Cybersecurity4. Application ManagementESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Technology Strategya. Develop and implement strategies to enhance the employee experience through the useof technology and collaboration tools.b. Develop and implement a comprehensive technology road map through collaborationwith key stakeholders.c. Evaluate emerging technologies and make recommendations for adoption.d. Provide leadership and guidance to the technology team, including hiring, training, andperformance management. Foster a culture of continuous learning to supportprofessional development and growth.e. Develop and manage the technology budget, including forecasting expenses, allocatingresources, and tracking expenditures. Identify cost-saving opportunities and optimizetechnology investments to maximize return on investment.f. Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the end-user andfunctional teams.2. Managed IT Servicesa. Oversee the maintenance, upgrade, and expansion of the company s technology infrastructure, including networks, servers, hardware and data management. Ensuring the reliability, security, and scalability of IT systems to support the company s operations.b. Manage vendor contracts and relationships.c. Manage application licensing.d. Implement and enforce security measures to protect the company s sensitive information and data assets. This includes developing security and privacy policies, conducting risk assessments, and implementing cybersecurity best practices to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.3. Applications & Integrationsa. Lead the development, customization, and integration of software applications to meet the company s specific requirements. Collaborate with internal stakeholders and external vendors to ensure the successful deployment and integration of technology solutions.b. Project manage assignments and projects in collaboration with functional leaders and routinely document decisions, coordinate timelines and deliverables for projects across the organization.c. Align vendors on application integrations suitable to the company s unique and specific needs.d. Management and administration of all technology applications.QUALIFICATIONS:1. Bachelor s degree from an accredited university with a major in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.2. 10+ years of experience in end-user computing, collaboration technologies, and managed IT services.3. Strong leadership and management skills.4. Excellent communication and collaboration skills.5. Strong knowledge of Azure, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, disaster recovery planning, and IT infrastructure management.6. Knowledgeable with switches and routers, Windows Networking, mobile device management, Cisco Meraki (WIFI).7. VMware Virtualization knowledge.8. Thorough understanding of cybersecurity.9. Application and integration knowledge, such as ERP, WMS, and CRM.10. Previous experience in leading and contributing to the success of large projects.11. Certifications a plus.

Keywords: DakotaMB, Fargo , Director of Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Fargo, North Dakota

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