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Vice President of Information Technology, Atlanta, GA

Exempt Position, reports to the President/CEO


Are you searching for an organization that has a wealth of growth, tough minded and willing to go the extra mile to be the best! If so, welcome to the new Royston Group, which brings under one umbrella industry leaders in the outfitting of retail, laboratory environments and in the production of exterior store signage.


Royston Group is a leading supplier for grocery, convenience store, retail and laboratory with $300 million dollars of revenue and 9 production facilities (7 domestic and 2 international). The business is owned by a Private Equity company (Industrial Opportunity Partners) and is growing through a series of acquisitions along with organic growth. 

The Royston Group has brought under one umbrella a group of industry leading businesses and is honing them into one company. This role will play a key role in driving this strategy of “One Royston”.

This person will be responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure across the business and devising and establishing IT policies and systems that drive a consistent approach.


Job responsibilities include:

·         Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs. Lead efforts to improve IT processes.

·         Develop a multi-year business strategy to select and implement common systems and infrastructure across the business that minimizes costs while optimizing productivity.

·         Have executive ownership for all IT and system conversion projects. Ensure that system implementations are executed timely and properly.

·         Oversee all technology operations (e.g. network security) and evaluate them according to established goals. Direct the effective delivery of IT security, networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes.

·         Research and recommend new products. Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software. Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management.

·         Supervise a small team of workers, while working closely with management, external vendors and advisors.

·         Prepare financial budgets and presenting proposals for capital projects to senior executives. Control budget and report on actual expenditures.

Additional Responsibilities     

·         Implement strategies to drive optimal architecture and design. Ensure alignment with overall Data Governance and the associated architecture.

·         Own management and support strategies to meet business service level agreements

·         Manage the configuration, building and testing of key tools

·         Partner with business to understand needs, advance key capabilities and deliver solutions with the standard use of ERP tools.

·         Ensure intuitional knowledge exists to administer key systems. 

Background / Qualifications for the role:

·         BS/BA or University degree in Computer Science, Engineering, and/or equivalent experience required

·         At least 10 years of experience IT with roles of progressive responsibility

·         Significant experience leading systems integration and development projects. Proven track record of executing on time and on budget.

·         Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Proven track record in managing people and successfully working with cross-functional teams across the business.

·         Experience leading the forecasting and capital budgeting process for the IT function and reviewing with senior management.

·         Proven track record in identifying opportunities to reduce expenses and negotiating favorable terms with vendors. 

·         Experience working in a multi-site Middle Market company (ie. annual sales between $100 million to $1 billion) and/or Private Equity owned company is desired but not required.

·         Travel 25%


Additional Background                       

·         Advanced knowledge of current developments, equipment, technology, and methods of administering a broad program of information

·         Advanced knowledge of administrative principles and practices including goal setting, program planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and personnel management, including supervision and training

·         Advanced knowledge of principles and practices of budget development and administration in a private agency

·         Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations

·         Ability to select, motivate, evaluate staff and provide for their training and professional development

·         Ability to develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls

·         Ability to exercise sound independent judgment within established policy guidelines

·         Ability to analyze complex technical and administrative problems, establish alternative solutions and adopting effective courses of action

·         Strong background working with sourcing partners domestically and internationally

Strategic Planning

Responsible for strategic systems planning which includes evaluating new systems and promoting Royston Group Brands standards for engineering, maintenance, programming languages, documentation, hardware, software, reliability, and security.
Manages solution / technical design, development and integration capabilities for the whole enterprise. Which includes but not limited to the following, Overall ERP landscape and supporting technologies. Given recent acquisitions, the business is currently using 4 different ERP systems but is planning on converting to two by mid-year.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  This position is available now!  Submit your resume for thorough consideration.  If you meet the criteria above, you will be contacted for a confidential interview.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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