YRC Freight VP-IT Infrastructure in Overland Park, Kansas


Executive position reporting to CIO, responsible for leading IT Infrastructure strategy and operations for a $3B transportation company. Scope of responsibility includes:

  • Engineering & Operations including servers, storage, data/voice network, data centers, disaster recovery

  • IT Service Management (ITSM) functions including Help Desk and Incident/Change/Problem/Knowledge Management

  • Information Security

  • End User services including Hardware (desktop/laptop, tablets, smart phones) and Collaboration (email, Lync IM/conferencing, Sharepoint)

  • IT procurement and vendor contract negotiation/management

  • SOX compliance for IT functions

  • Certain infrastructure services for regional operating companies (3 other sister companies)

  • Legacy / Mainframe Systems Modernization – initiative to migrate legacy systems from mainframe to linux-based platform

The VP of IT manages a team of 120 IT professionals consisting of Directors, Managers and Individual Contributors.


The VP of Infrastructure provides the vision and leadership for the development and implementation of the organization’s IT infrastructure and technology initiatives across all areas of the organization.

  • Provide 7X24 production support for infrastructure components including servers, storage, network (data/voice), data centers and related services e.g. Active Directory, DNS, etc. Infrastructure support of development/testing efforts is not considered 7X24.

  • Define and implement Infrastructure strategy and standards for the enterprise.

  • Plan and manage annual IT infrastructure budget of $50M .

  • Keep pace with new technologies in area of responsibility. Direct the evaluation and selection of these technologies.

  • Disaster Recovery operations

  • Develop and sustain a high-performance organization. Provide for continued development and growth of employees.


  1. Bachelor's degree in related field

  2. 15 years IT infrastructure experience including 5 years in a management role

  3. Varied experience across IT infrastructure components (server, storage, network, ITSM, Information Security, etc.)

  4. Experience managing teams of 50 IT resources

  5. Experience managing distributed, 7X24 computer operations

  6. Experience planning and managing annual IT budgets of $10M

  7. Experience defining IT infrastructure strategy / roadmaps

  8. Platform selection and implementation for large scale, complex environments

  9. Understanding of ITIL model or similar framework for IT service delivery

  10. Disaster Recovery implementation

  11. IT vendor management

  12. Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  13. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of management


  1. Advanced degree or studies in related field

  2. Data center migration experience

  3. Implementation of Infrastructure as a shared service

  4. Experience moving infrastructure to cloud or managed service

  5. ITIL certification

  6. Freight and logistics industry experience

YRC Worldwide is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

Title: VP-IT Infrastructure

Location: KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID: 1701VJ