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A.W. Chesterton Company Manager, IT Networks & Systems in Groveland, Massachusetts

Who We Need:

You have experience with cloud technologies.

You have experience in cyber security and global networking.

You have the ability to lead a team and execute projects on time and on budget!

Given these skills, you could work anywhere. So why not bring your talents somewhere great?

How about working at a company:

  • With 130+ years in US manufacturing, whose business is still growing

  • That is led by successful, strategic, personable leaders who know your name

  • That has a significant global environmental impact with products and services that prevent and reduce industrial pollution

  • That encourages you to dedicate 5% of your on the clock time to career development

  • That gives you a formal on-boarding program to get you on a fast path to success

  • That offers tuition reimbursement, a global employee recognition program where you can win gift cards, a mentoring program, a paid volunteerism time-off program, a scholarship program for children of employees and many more!

  • That has people who are fun, smart, engaged and like working together to bring world-class service to our Customers every day

Check out our formal job description below:

Job Summary:

Lead a small, high performance group in day to day activities of running Chesterton’s Global Network and Systems infrastructure. Work with and execute projects from the Technology and Innovation group, implementing systems changes and streamlining processes. Support the implementation of systems and services from the IT Customer Service team as well as the development teams. Provide leadership in evaluating better systems and processes that create a cost effective working environment for Chesterton businesses. Install and support systems globally working with our IT teams and contract support world-wide. Work with IT management to develop and create cloud strategy with respect to Chesterton global infrastructure.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Information Technology Network and Server Group personnel

  • Develop, execute and maintain cloud services as defined in the strategy, including migration efforts

  • Analyze external data for relevance in solving outstanding internal Information Technology System, Structure or Process issues within the Infrastructure or Development Domains.

  • Manage global support programs to implement multiple projects that may have several participants within IT or the business.

  • Manage budgets for the group

  • Manage communications to IT technical resources as well as business members. Maintain a working relationship with the Technology and Innovation group.

  • Prepare written reports to help in planning projects

  • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provisioning.

  • Oversee negotiation and administration of vendor, outsource, and consultant contracts with service agreements specific to the networking and server activities for USA and EME.

  • Establish and maintain regular, written and in-person communications with the organization’s senior managers and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.

Complexity of Duties:

  • Design and implement up to date network infrastructures with virtual and cloud based server systems.

  • Develop, implement and maintain strategies to improve and enhance the efficiency of IT systems.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial, business and technical reports, as needed.

  • Ability to subjectively supervise, manage and motivate a broad range of resources effectively.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information.

  • Ability to manage, plan and direct resources to effectively meet constant and changing deadlines.

  • Wide application of the principles, theories and concepts of business and IT implementation strategies.

  • Ability to learn and utilize emerging tools and to keep pace with changes in the industry.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Essential Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Technically savvy and operationally disciplined technical manager

  • Strong network and systems engineer

  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure development, strategic planning, project management, and policy development.

  • Experience evaluating and working with technical details of complex networks and heterogeneous operating systems, hardware, protocols, and standards in a global setting.

  • Knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems in an innovative way.

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to IT.

  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products.

  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong leadership skills.

Education and/or Experience:

  • B.S. in engineering, computer science or related field

  • 10+ years experience in a technical implementation decision-making role required.

  • Experience supporting multiple physical sites, including global locations is highly desired.

  • Strong experience as a people manager, including experience with, and desire to mentor and develop a small team of IT professionals.

  • Experience with Hyper-V management, maintenance, and monitoring

  • Experience with management and configuration of SAN

  • Experience installing, patching, configuring and monitoring Windows Servers

  • Experience with cloud backup and recovery technologies, LiveVault a plus.

  • Experience configuring, patching, and monitoring CISCO network appliances and phone systems

  • Experience managing outsourced resources and service providers

  • Experience working with Azure and AWS cloud technologies

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, and attentive to detail.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Ability to work in a global environment with deference to local cultures and norms.

  • Must be willing to travel both nationally and internationally.

  • Ability to acquire information from a wide variety of sources including technical journals, books, manuals, web sites, hands-on computer work, seminars, conferences and workshops with the ability to effectively communicate interpretation of that information.

Physical Demands:

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 occasionally required to talk, hear and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and long distance vision. Moderate noise (i.e.: computer printers, traffic) exists daily in the work environment. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Ability to travel globally.

All of A.W. Chesterton Company employment is contingent upon successfully passing a background check, drug test, and the respective medical surveillance requirements.

Chesterton is an equal opportunity employer M/F/V/D

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ID: 2020-2947

Shift: 1st Shift

External Company URL: www.chesterton.com

Street: 860 Salem Street

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