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IT Manager

MRA Recruiting Services
New Ulm, MN
  • Expired: January 16, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
IT Manager

Windings, Inc.

New Ulm, MN

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The Information Technology Manager will oversee the development, implementation, and use of technology throughout the organization, working closely with management team to assess and implement best practices. Areas of responsibility include the full range of information systems and telecommunications activities, including determining user requirements, recommending practical solutions, and leading company-wide efforts to improve the effective use of technology. Provide leadership and direction for the company's overall software and business systems strategy. Hire, develop and supervise all IT staff and other department resources as directed. Manage IS software support and development by performing the following duties directly or through subordinate personnel.

What you will be responsible for:
  • Directing all IT operations and IT staff as well as the support, maintenance, improvement, and development of technology infrastructure.
  • Align department activities with the business objectives using performance management, provide direct reports feedback, hire & develop talent; and conduct performance reviews to create an engaged, high performing I.S. team.
  • Responsible for the technology vision and planning process that will regularly evaluate existing technology, information systems, and staffing, research new solutions and technologies and recommend changes.
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, telephones, software applications, and peripherals
  • Responsible for maintaining and developing network security systems, analyzing current systems for vulnerabilities, and handling all cybersecurity initiatives
  • Work with management team to develop strategies and plans to enhance client services, improve user effectiveness, and foster innovation
  • Develop standard operating procedures and best practices, including providing written protocols and guidance to IT staff and to end-users
  • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  • Manage servers, security solutions, network hardware and equipment
  • Manage telecommunications infrastructure and development plans, projects, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure the creation and maintenance of all written documentation, including system and user manuals, license agreements, and documentation of modifications and upgrades.
  • Lead project planning and implementation of IS projects. Develop and recommend short- and long-range systems plans for the enterprise. Assist in the implementation of various IS systems as needed.
  • Work Closely with ERP administrator to maximize use of current ERP software. Ensure that ERP software meets business requirements. Evaluate, install, configure, and deploy new ERP modules. Anticipate, install, and configure patches and upgrades. Monitor and troubleshot the ERP systems.
  • Manage outside vendor relationships to select and de-select external resources which will accelerate achievement of department and business goals. Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourced, and consultant contracts and service agreements. With the programmer, design and develop custom software solutions as needed.
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT Division, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review
  • Research new technologies and remain current on IT Best practices. programming languages and practices. Utilize continuing education as needed.

What you need...

  • Requires Bachelor's degree in computer science or relevant discipline from an accredited institution
  • Certification in Project Management, Management Information Systems, or Database Management Technology highly desirable

  • 6-8 years information technology relevant experience in manufacturing
  • 3-5 years of information technology management
  • Experience in the most current technologies and products used in the industry
  • Experience with the following are helpful: Syspro, Visual Studio 2015 or higher, Database design, VBA, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML, Microsoft Access, Crystal reports or other report writing software, VMware, SQL DB administration, T-SQL language, uniPoint, MS Dynamics CRM, MS Exchange administration

Knowledge / Skills:
  • Network administration
  • Business processes and ERP software, project management and software development, working with cross-functional teams
  • Extensive knowledge of all IT related functions including server computer hardware and virtual servers, network design, implementation, and operation; various operating systems, software, and computer peripherals
  • Strategic thinking, leadership, technical capability, good communication, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated skill in learning and applying new software technologies
  • Demonstrated skills in coaching and performance management that align department performance consistent with the business needs

What you will get...
  • Full benefits package
  • Paid time off
  • 401k match and ESOP contributions
  • Flexible work environment
  • Education reimbursement

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision ability by this job includes close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Requirements:

Because employees in this position must handle information covered by the International Trade and Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), successful applicants will be required to verify their identity and their status as a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, or person granted refugee or asylee status in the U.S.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Windings is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected Veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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MRA Recruiting Services


New Ulm, MN
56073 USA