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
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
Bachelor's degree in related field
15 years IT infrastructure experience including 5 years in a management role
Varied experience across IT infrastructure components (server, storage, network, ITSM, Information Security, etc.)
Experience managing teams of 50 IT resources
Experience managing distributed, 7X24 computer operations
Experience planning and managing annual IT budgets of $10M
Experience defining IT infrastructure strategy / roadmaps
Platform selection and implementation for large scale, complex environments
Understanding of ITIL model or similar framework for IT service delivery
Disaster Recovery implementation
IT vendor management
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of management
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS* *
Advanced degree or studies in related field
Data center migration experience
Implementation of Infrastructure as a shared service
Experience moving infrastructure to cloud or managed service
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