GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over a 90 year history and 3,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We connect people through exhibitions and live events by creating exciting, compelling face-to-face marketing experiences. GES offers flawless execution and superior experiential marketing services that excite and engage.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Information Technology, the Executive Director will have responsibility and oversight for the following: Global IT Infrastructure, IT Services (e.g. Help Desk, Level 2 Support, Field Support), Project Management Office and IT Governance.
Strategically, the Executive Director will ensure the development and execution of a vision and roadmap for each area of oversight. Operationally, the Executive Director is responsible for delivering daily operational excellence across all critical technology platforms, planning and execution of key initiatives and programs, and ensuring a robust, scalable and secure environment for business operations and growth. From a people perspective, the Executive Director is responsible for managing and mentoring the IT leaders and teams under his or her direction, to deliver effective staffing, resource allocation, training, coaching, mentoring, career development and retention. Ability to communicate and partner with business leaders, align with business strategy and deliver critical business initiatives is essential.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Must demonstrate a minimum of 10 years of experience in a large enterprise environment. Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years managing a team of technical resources. Must possess the ability to effectively document and manage the strategic initiatives as defined by the company. Must have experience in Oracle e-Business and RDMBS technologies, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange and deployment strategies. Must have proven track record of managing a department within strict budgetary guidelines.
Excellent analysis, problem solving, and project management and delivery skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. High integrity, customer focused and quality driven. Self-directed, self- motivated and flexible in dealing with change.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or other technical field. MBA preferred.
Travel will be required up to 25%