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VP, IT Infrastructure

VP, IT Infrastructure

Job Description

Company Description

Apex Supply Chain Technologies is defining the future of how companies manage their supply chains by providing tailored, scalable, hardware and software solutions, which allow customers to right-size and control materials, supplies, equipment and critical parts, based on true demand. We are a rapidly growing technology innovator, providing transformative Supply Chain Technology solutions to a rapidly-expanding client base of over 10,000 corporate users worldwide. Over the past five years, more than 300 of the Fortune 1000 and Forbes Global 1000 companies have implemented Apex solutions



Leads the IT Infrastructure Organization to achieve operational excellence in the management / administration of the Company’s Customer-facing Cloud Application, Enterprise Application Portfolio and  IT infrastructure while ensuring that  end-user computing needs are met. Partners with the Application Development Organization to integrate  key Applications that  exceed customer expectations.


Essential Functions

-Provides strategic direction and leadership for the IT infrastructure team, including    setting priorities, coordinating projects and resources, and the reporting of group activities.

-Oversees the monitoring, maintenance, upgrade and administration of all IT systems, including applications, servers, storage, databases, desktops / laptops, mobile phones and peripherals to achieve high availability and performance objectives.

-Negotiates and establishes Service Level Agreements and Operating Level Agreements in alignment with Company Objectives and Customer Needs.

-Defines IT Infrastructure Strategy, Architecture and Standards including Disaster Recovery, Security, Systems and Storage Standards, Systems Management, and Virtual Server Technology Direction to ensure 24x7 Operations and exceed Service Level Agreements.

-Designs, implements, deploys and manages systems/applications monitoring processes and tools to proactively identify and resolve problems within the Company Computing Environment. 

-Proactively manages Company and vendor resources to work through events / problems that occur within the Company computing environment in order to minimize end-user impact; appropriately draft and distribute communications to the IT team and affected end-users.

-Supports the end-user computing environment (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, desktop applications,…etc.) to make sure user needs are met; manage service desk technology and resources to resolve end-user issues and requests in an expeditious manner.

-Ensures compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, ISO, PCI and other necessary controls to protect data and information assets.  Establishes and manage compliance with necessary IT policies and procedures for the smooth operations and recovery of the computing environment.

-Evaluates, recommends, implements and administers cloud-based services to provide key functionality to the global company.  Negotiates and manages contracts with key service providers to ensure service levels are met.

-Participates in developing the Company-wide Security Strategy and ensures protection of critical data and systems in in accordance with regulatory and corporate policies. 

-Manages the timely backup and recovery of Applications and Systems to enable the recovery of information should an adverse event occur.

-Designs, manages, upgrades and deploys standardized hardware and software images and configurations for the end-user computing environment in alignment with business requirements.

-Establishes Standardized processes and key operational metrics based upon ITIL to effectively manage the performance of the Operations Organization; includes: Availability and Performance of Applications and Servers, Service Desk Ticket Management, Hardware, Lifecycle Management, etc.

-Researches and recommend new technologies, applications, or hardware.

Job Requirements

-7-10 years experience in IT Infrastructure management and a background in Architecture, Systems Administration, Network Administration or Storage Administration.

-Experience managing systems in a High Availability Environment. 

-Ability to manage the performance and capacity of an enterprise function. 

-5-7 years of service delivery, project management, and/or infrastructure related experience. 

-Strong knowledge of ITIL and Change Management systems and methodologies. 

- Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully interact as a leader at all levels of the organization.

-Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills with the ability to transfer technical knowledge, counsel and mentor.  

-Strong ability to manage in a crisis and influence teams. 

-Background in computer science, statistics, and mathematics.

-Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management, Business Information Systems, or equivalent preferred.

-Understanding of cloud technologies such as Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

-Strong experience designing and architecting High Availability Systems.  Experience with designing and administering Cisco-based Networks, Wide Area Network Technologies (MPLS, QOS…etc.), Redhat Linux, VMWare, Apache, IBM Websphere, MQSeries,  DHCP/DNS, Microsoft Windows Professional and Advanced Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Oracle RAC, SAN/NAS Storage.

-Strong experience with negotiating and managing Hardware, Software and Telecommunications vendors and contracts. 


If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit an application at the link below.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Manufacturing
Required Travel Not Specified
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