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Director of Information Technology

Company: Bradley Company
Location: South Bend
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

A seasoned and talented team of solution-driven, commercial real estate professionals serving the Midwest region. We provide innovative services for all commercial real estate needs. Bradley Company is committed to, and actively invests in, the growth and prosperity of our local communities. Our highest priority is to help our clients align their real estate requirements with their strategic business objectives. Our full-service approach ensures that every client's experience with Bradley Company is outstanding from beginning to end. Our expertise in all sectors of the market allows us to create an environment that solves problems and strengthens relationships. Trust, loyalty, and responsibility are at the heart of everything we do. With a company history that began in 1978, our team consists of more than 270 professionals throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.Bradley Company is built on our shared core values entrepreneurial, collaborative, integrity, and champion.We currently have an opening for the following position:Director of Information TechnologyOverview The Director of Information Technology oversees all information management and IT functions of the business and reports to the COO. The Director coordinates and guides the company's information technology infrastructure, applications and security and is involved in a wide range of products, from implementing enterprise-wide agreements with vendors to reviewing shared platforms across all business lines. The Director will work closely with senior management and be responsible for researching new technology, making strategic recommendations, and helping create projects to test and then facilitate a successful roll-out plan.Primary Roles & ResponsibilitiesLMA - Lead, Manage, and Accountability of Team and DepartmentStrategy and PlanningSystems Direction and OptimizationBusiness Process Automation Direction & ImplementationSecurity and Data IntegrityOverall IT budgetEssential Functions and ResponsibilitiesProvide strategic planning regarding technology and systems required to maintain company operations and competitiveness, specifically with respect to the storage, synthesis, and use of information.Lead an internal group of IT professionals and develop methods for collaboration, overcome obstacles and create solutions.Provide technical leadership across all lines of business. This includes strategic decision making to project planning.Initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing for optimal efficiencies.Direct the planning and implementation of IT systems in support of the overall business strategy to improve cost effectiveness, serve quality and business development.Oversee IT professionals with design and implementation of in-house information systems and networked architectures that support organizational functions.Gain organizational support for systems and software as well as evaluate, assist, and manage the selections of all technologies required for all lines of business. See attached example list of such technologies. The list is not exhaustive.Provide a leadership role in IT governance process. Responsible for the effective use of IT in the company and assign decision rights and accountability for effective use of IT.Define and manage the core/strategic digital products/process platform.Provide coordination among all lines of business as it relates to IT platforms, systems, and hardware.Identify obstacles preventing adoption of companywide IT strategies and work with the leadership team to overcome obstacles.Facilitate the management assessment of long-term information technology needs, advise in new developments in technology, and recommend and implement solutions.Support an effective roll-out of Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to the IT team, including training or processes and understanding/ adapting EOS principals.Organization Management / Applications SupportDevelop, guide, and implement information management strategies. Coordinate and manage information management solutions.Work closely with leadership team to proactively determine information technology needs and improvements.Develop and implement policies and procedures relating to all phases of IT activities.Review and enforce IT support practices and operations. Provide recommendations on improvements and enhancements.Improve business processes and support critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation, and maintenance of business applications systems.Support the current implementation and future management of CRM, Teams, O365, OneDrive, etc.Develop and manage to an annual budget and operational plans to achieve objectives established by the leadership Team.Prepare progress reports to inform leadership team of project status and deviation from goals.Develop, asses, promote and lead the IT professionals. Recommend changes where appropriate and provide coaching to improve development in line with the business needs.Direct and lead departmental IT training and education effortsIdentify best business practices to maximize system effectivenessKeep current on new developments in IT and develop plans for future upgrades and organizational changes.Serve in consultative role to the organization. Anticipate and recommend future IT needs, such as new platforms and methods.Strive to make IT a strategic competitive advantage for the organization.Develop Bradley Company's information infrastructure and professional practices to enable the scalability and growth goals of the organization over time.Prepare proposals and solicit purchase of systems analysis, programming, and computer services from outside firms.Negotiate and contract with management specialist, technical personnel, or vendors to solve problems.Select, engage and manage the efforts of outside consultantsBuild and maintain vendor relationships and manage the purchase of hardware and software products.Infrastructure, Network Security and Disaster RecoveryOversee the administration and maintenance of the company's IT infrastructure and assets.Ensure security in the design and use of company systems, databases, and networks. Identity, report and resolve security violations.Implement disaster recovery and business continuity plans as they pertain to IT systems and technologyAssess ongoing advancements in computing technology and determine their applicability to the organizationEnsure proper system administration to provide network support and optimize system performance ensuring system uptime meets the goals of the organization.Assist in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions, and major modifications to the supporting IT infrastructureManage and develop upgrades to the company's telephone systems, including cell phones.Oversee internal systems: troubleshooting, systems backups, archiving, and disaster recovery, providing expert support when necessary.Interact with internal clients on all levels, including Executive Leadership, to resolve IT-related issues, provide answers and follow up in a timely and accurate manner.Oversee the purchasing of all software, hardware, and other IT suppliesPlease note that this list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Keywords: Bradley Company, South Bend , Director of Information Technology, Executive , South Bend, Indiana

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