Director of IT - Denver

Technology & Engineering
Ref: 358 Date Posted: Monday 22 Nov 2021
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Are you a technology leader eager to make a difference in a PE-backed, fast growing sterile injectable pharmaceutical manufacturing company? If so, Elevation Search Solutions is looking for a Director of IT to oversee our client’s IT strategy and functions across infrastructure, security/risk, and applications management, and we want to speak with you!

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Ensuring vendor and internal support of business applications. Defining system ownership—technical and business owners—for each system.
  • Ensuring that all systems have a documented and tested disaster recovery plan.
  • Building partnerships with business owners to identify opportunities to drive operational improvements with business systems while operating within the IT budget.
  • Collaborating with business leaders to develop analytics capabilities for operations, finance, and customer service.
  • Deploying solutions that facilitate data governance, increase automation, and decrease the time required for analysis.
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement in the IT service function and measuring internal satisfaction with IT operations.
  • Measuring and improving uptime and performance of IT systems.
  • Proactively reporting IT operation KPIs to business leaders.
  • Formalizing and automating cloud operations.
  • Promoting the use of technology to increase collaboration and productivity.
  • Collaborating with executive leaders to establish a risk-management approach to setting information security priorities.
  • Creating and reporting KPIs for information security program maturity.
  • Assessing and mitigating cybersecurity risks to prevent breaches of the company’s data and improper access to confidential information.
  • Managing a team of 5 people in a high growth environment
  • Expanding the IT team’s capabilities to be more than just a support function. Act as a strategic contributor to growth strategy and execution.
  • Continually evaluating the capabilities of the IT team and briefing the executive team on a plan to upgrade talent where required. Be a developer of people and mentor less experienced team members.
  • Showing a willingness to jump in where needed and a flexibility to evolve strategy and execution as organizational needs change. Proactively identify and address potential technical issues.
  • Placing a high emphasis on KPIs and metrics; willing and able to get into details.
  • Setting clear performance expectations that inspire high standards of performance. Providing candid and constructive feedback.

What You Need To Have:

  • 10+ years of experience working in IT solution design and operations preferably in a cGMP/regulated manufacturing environment
  • At least 5 years of experience managing internal teams in both the infrastructure and applications areas
  • Experience managing vendors; infrastructure and technology development
  • Project management experience
  • Direct experience managing disparate technology and data platforms
  • Demonstrated experience in risk assessment
  • Experience working in pharma or life sciences preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Azure architecture, PowerBI strongly preferred
  • Preferred location: Denver, CO