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VP, Global IT in Aurora, IL at OSI Group

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The primary duty is to participate in overall business planning, linking current and future technologies and systems in such a way as to improve OSI's competitive position and profitability globally. The VP of Global IT will innovate, design and execute technology strategies that support the business strategies around the world and create linkages and efficiencies to improve business results. This strategic and tactical role will be an integral business partner to the global business and division leaders while also leading the global Information Technology (IT) teams and resources through our matrixed structure.


(i.e., Policies, procedures, goals, etc. for which you are responsible.)

  • Design and develop a global Information Technology vision and roadmap based on long term corporate wide information needs and develop overall strategy for systems development, hardware acquisition, and integration of different technologies and applications.
  • As a global business partner to the executive teams across all zones, build relationships and strategies that align to their business needs, influence the necessary change, and achieve global synergies in processes and systems wherever possible.
  • Design recommendations for future IT system landscape and infrastructure to position the company in a growth competitive advantage and enable faster and more effective operations globally.
  • Serve as the highest level interface between the business functional leaders in determining overall information and technology approach. Build close partnerships globally with each client executive by understanding their business goals and delivering IT solutions that create value and a return on their investment.
  • Facilitate the global IT steering committee to influence strategies globally, prioritize work and investments, and direct the solutions that best serve OSI.
  • Tactically execute on IT strategies and opportunities whenever needed to serve the needs of the business areas by aligning your team and your own skills in this space and delivering tangible results.
  • Build a global IT organization and team that can deliver at the local level on the needs of their division and leadership while influencing and implementing the change of the global process and design.
  • Lead global Information Technology team to create and deliver best in class client based solutions with core business technology systems (ERP, WMS, CRM, etc.).
  • Improve core business capabilities through championing of innovative technologies and processes.
  • Develop customer facing technology strategy which will allow the company to leverage technology to improve our customer and suppliers' experience with OSI’s offerings and solutions.
  • Partner with global HR Leader to drive a human capital management strategy in recruiting and retaining the IT skills and capabilities needed for success, as well as infuse the technology organization with stronger competency and leadership skills.
  • Assess current Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) needs and develop the appropriate plan to execute system enhancements that will provide efficient, reliable technology operations throughout the global enterprise.
  • Evaluate data security needs and create strategy to address these needs.
  • Define and communicate plans, policies, and standards across the Company enterprise for acquiring, implementing, and operating IT systems; competently articulate the role of functional IT investments while re emphasizing the business value and capability of the centralized IT function.
  • Ensure the work being performed by Information Technology team is aligned with the priorities of the organization.
  • Develop, track, and optimize the global IT annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Lead and direct all IT activities for OSI globally working with local IT leaders in each “Zone”. Activities include infrastructure implementation and support for voice and data, systems development and process improvement, information delivery, and internet development, maintenance and operations.
  • Ensure IT system operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Keep current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including emerging technologies and practices, especially related to manufacturing operations, data and business process security, as well as data and information management domains.
  • Embrace OSI culture, and lead its transformation for the future by being a role model for how to adjust to change and competing priorities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS or Business Administration required; an advanced degree or MBA will enhance the candidate's qualifications.
  • Minimum of 12 years of progressive information systems experience, including a minimum of 5 years as the VP-Information Systems, or the senior IT executive in a mid-sized or enterprise manufacturing organization with global operations.
  • Possesses personal presence and an open and direct style to establish quick and effective credibility within the IT organization, as well as with a diverse set of department heads and the user community; the ability to collaborate and influence is critical.
  • Understanding of cultural differences across geographies and the use of systems under varying regulatory requirements
  • Experience in developing, executing and managing a large scale IT operating and capital budget.
  • Strategic thinker with strong operational and communication skills; comfortable communicating at all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate the value of technology and strategic paradigms to technical and non-technical constituents, including C-level leaders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Exceptional service orientation and customer focus.
  • Experience in Mobile and Cloud environment execution, internal and external.
  • Experience leading teams in IT knowledge and data analytics to use data to drive value in all areas of business.
  • Ability to lead a global team to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced, and agile culture.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% internationally

OSI believes all persons have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. It is the policy of OSI  to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, national origin, gender, race, color, religion, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs. OSI participates in the E-Verify program.