Director- IT Applications

Manufacturing, crm, erp, Syspro, sharepoint, business intelligence
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Travel not required

Job Description

Director- IT Applications

#MS – PB3


Please send resume to or calland ask for MARK.


Location: GURNEE, IL          

Duration: PERMANENT        




  • The Director of IT Applications provides strategic and tactical leadership and works in collaboration with the senior IT management team to deliver an integrated information technology vision.
  • Manages and supports all aspects of the maintenance, development, enhancement and expansion of the application systems to improve business processes and support critical business strategies.
  • Leads projects and supervises a staff of developers.
  • Supervise the various phases of applications systems analysis, development, coordination, implementation, and documentation ensuring that user applications and sub-system activities are compatible with total system objectives.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Tasks include reconciliation of conflicts within and between staff regarding resources, deadlines, and standards; and the resolution of the most difficult computer and applications related problems.
  • Work is performed, and administrative and technical decisions are made, with considerable independence.
  • Ensures that appropriate controls exist, that processing is efficient and accurate, and that information systems procedures comply with corporate standards.



  • Supervises technical personnel, both internal and external, involved in the development of new applications and/or maintenance and operation of existing information technology systems;
  • Develop the IT staff to meet the changing needs of the business and users, new projects and technologies.
  • Supervises multiple applications through development and support phases;
  • Effectively manage and implement IT projects on time and on budget through a disciplined program management approach.
  • Facilitate IT Governance process in coordination with senior management, participate in planning for future business needs.
  • Collaborate with business teams to continuously evolve our systems with a focus on supporting increased sales and profitability
  • Reviews computer programming techniques and performance compliance to standards;
  • Reviews the designs of computer applications to ensure that all requirements are satisfied;
  • Act strategically to consolidate and leverage existing applications to streamline business processes and reduce overhead.
  • Communicate effectively with senior management and all users of information services and systems.
  • Develop and maintain systems and staff performance metrics to drive continuous improvement.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  • Demonstrated technical competence with the latest technologies (Power BI/Tableau, SQL Server, .Net, Cloud, Devops, Mobility & Security).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of technical staff, to work with the Executive Management of an organization, and to manage multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Possess a high level of business acumen with the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Focus on the performance and the operational support for the business while “thinking outside the box” to solve problems.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills, lean six sigma methodologies and a focus on operational metrics that will increase performance and stability.
  • Successful integration experience with mergers and acquisitions.
  • Proven program and project management skills, including Agile Scrum.
  • Be comfortable working as a leader in a small IT organization – able to roll up sleeves and get things done and leverage supplier relationships.
  • Provide a proactive and focused leadership style that embodies absolute integrity and dependability.
  • Be able to effectively communicate and develop relationships across the company’s various organizations.
  • Ability to interface and work with executives and various business owners to solve complex business problems
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical and evaluative skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science or equivalent experience



  • 10+ years of progressive IT management experience in Applications Development and Business Intelligence, ideally in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Business Applications (CRM, ERP/Syspro, and SharePoint)
  • Experience selecting and managing commercially available software
  • Experience supporting critical operations and management in a complex e-commerce environment and provide scalable infrastructure services.



  • Extended periods of sitting up to 50% of the time.
  • Constantly operating computers and office equipment.


Dice Id : makecorp
Position Id : MS-PB3
Originally Posted : 5 months ago
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