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VP Information Technology (VPINF02648)


Last Updated: 7/14/20

Job Description


Deliver strategic IT solutions to the businesses around the company’s business intelligence and data warehouse vision including developing and implementing the Company's digital technology platform to support a growth-oriented technology-enabled business. Execute business plans and develop processes to ensure the quality, performance, and standardization in the development and management of systems and reporting tools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop an organizational structure for IT to successfully address the evolving technology needs of employees and the Company. Lead the IT workforce strategy and implementation.
  • Lead the development and execution of the Company's technology road map to include reviewing, updating, and/or replacing existing solutions with an approach that collaborates with Operations and Shared Services organizations.
  • Analyze Company requirements annually to develop plans and projects in coordination with software and equipment personnel.
  • Maintain effective software development lifecycles; delivery infrastructure; performance monitoring and reporting and support services.
  • Ensure the proper selection, implementation, and effective use of all technology platforms involved in our operations.
  • Establish a regular and open line of communication with operations at the plant level to understand the localized needs of each business or facility and ensure alignment with overall technology roadmap.
  • Coordinate with business partners and develop strategies to implement various IT solutions effectively.
  • Develop customized IT project portfolios and ensure compliance to all business objectives.
  • Manage the Company's relationship with technology vendors.
  • Establish and achieve annual technology budgets.
  • Identify emerging trends in technology and leverage them to bolster systems and create competitive advantage for the Company.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Certification in a related technical or functional area strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of leadership and/or project management experience required in application development, systems integration project management, infrastructure design and maintenance, and/or developing business and/or IT solutions
  • Leadership and/or project management experience with large system integration initiatives strongly preferred
  • Management of tier 1 ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of solution development methodologies
  • Knowledge of large systems integration
  • Vendor management skills, including budgeting and negotiating
  • Relationship management and internal consulting skills to developing mutually effective and efficient business partnerships
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Knowledge of business process development and change management methodologies
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced knowledge of data warehousing operations and strategies
  • Advanced knowledge of business intelligence software and tools (e.g., Tableau, Qlikview, Microsoft SSRS)
  • Executive presence, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including developing and delivering formal presentations
  • Organizational, project and process management and leadership skills
  • Business process analysis skills
  • Attention to detail and quantitative analytical skills
  • Ability to foster collaboration
  • Advanced planning and project management skills
  • Leadership and management skills to coach and develop a team of professionals

Company Details


Hickory, North Carolina, United States