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Advantage Solutions Director National Technology Network and Telecommunications in Irvine, California

Summary

Director National Technology Network and Telecommunications

Advantage Solutions is seeking a highly dynamic National Technology Director of Network and Telecommunications to be responsible for providing leadership and direction at a department level within the IT organization in the area of information systems enabled communication. In this capacity, the Technology Director has oversight of all team resources, projects work occurring within the department and technology direction for the area of the business. The Technology Director will strategically design and establish network and telecommunication structures that support the core business functions and assure high availability. The Director is responsible for providing technical and engineering support across the organization and is also responsible for managing the daily task accomplishments of the Network and Telecom team.

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What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight to projects and related tasks that meet cost, schedule and resource constraints.

  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring of team members and coaching as needed.

  • Ability to plan ongoing support requirements for a team based on current Incremental project work, ability to foresee increases and decreases in support hours against Incremental initiatives.

  • Ownership of department’s 18-month rolling Technology Roadmap.

  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to prioritize and define business objectives for both short and long-term planning.

  • Ownership of all department and project budgets from a Capital and Operating expense perspective.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience preferred

  • Experience in ACI, SD-WAN, F5, Cisco or Palo Alto, Cisco Voice, Cisco ISE ideal

  • 15+ years of experience in information technology with cross-functional experience across major IT competencies, application development, infrastructure, mobile, etc.

  • 5+ years managing both department level resources and large project teams

  • Experience in a Fortune 2000 and/or large publicly held enterprise is ideal

  • Experience developing best practices in project management methodologies and guiding others to successfully execute project management of a full project lifecycle

  • Extensive experience with Cisco tools/platforms; oversight and implementation/migration of new technologies.

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Position Summary

The National Technology Director – Network and Telecommunications is responsible for providing leadership and direction at a department level within the IT organization for a specific competency. In this capacity, the Technology Director has oversight of all team resources, projects work occurring within the department and technology direction for the area of the business. The Technology Director will strategically design and establish network and telecommunication structures that support the core business functions and assure high availability. The Director is responsible for providing technical and engineering support across the organization and is also responsible for managing the daily task accomplishments of the Network and Telecom team.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Managerial – Leadership

  • Understanding of Company Business offerings and services

  • Ability to understand how to translate business requirements and industry drivers into actionable project work and product roadmap

  • Own the day-to-day direction of team activities and project milestones

  • Provide mentoring and guidance to existing staff and career development

  • Provide oversight to projects and related tasks that meet cost, schedule and resource constraints

  • Participation in the development and implementation of department policies

  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring of team members and coaching as needed

Strategic Direction

  • Ability to drive 60-65% of team effort toward Foundational work, Foundational is defined as exploiting and expanding existing assets (systems, applications, infrastructure, etc.) for incremental value add

  • Ability to drive 35-40% of team effort toward Incremental work, Incremental is defined as net new IT enablement through the implementation of additional systems, applications, infrastructure, etc.

  • Recommended participation in Company innovation programs

  • Ability to plan ongoing support requirements for team based on current Incremental project work, ability to foresee increases and decreases in support hours against Incremental initiatives

  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to develop ROI for initiatives and prove value of investment

  • Ownership of department’s 18-month rolling Technology Roadmap

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to prioritize and define business objectives for both short and long term planning

  • Own a defined communication plan for stakeholders that include specific deliverables on a set frequency (e.g.: daily calls, weekly or monthly status reports, quarterly roadmaps, etc.)

  • Foster, develop and maintain relationships with key Company executives through project efforts

  • Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction with stakeholder group(s)

  • Supportive of clients need

General Administration

  • Ownership of all department and project budgets from a Capital and Operating expense perspective

  • Provide a monthly status report update to VP for company communication

  • Take accountability for individual and team annual goal setting exercises

  • Take accountability for completion of annual performance reviews for all team members

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job

Travel up to 5 %

Minimum Qualifications

Education Level: (Required): Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

(Preferred): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience: business, management information systems, computer science or related field.

  • PMI Certification desired but not required

  • 10+ years of experience in information technology with cross-functional experience across major IT competencies, application development, infrastructure, mobile, etc.

  • 5+ years managing both department level resources and large project teams

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience developing best practices in project management methodologies and guiding others to successfully execute project management of a full project lifecycle

  • Experience developing useful project metrics and applying those metrics

  • Experience managing multiple complex projects concurrently. Complex projects could be defined by the following factors:

  • Size and duration of project

  • Multiple stakeholders

  • External data/system dependencies

  • Build and develop a high functioning team

  • Ability to successfully delegate responsibilities and tasks to others

  • Advanced organization and project management skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills with proven ability to deliver clear messages, set expectations, and build relationships with all groups, even when delivering a tough message

  • Create and maintain a positive work environment by motivating and managing people

  • Strong sense of urgency with exemplary customer service skills

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Ana | US-CA-Irvine

Primary Posting Location : City Santa Ana

Primary Posting Location : State/Province CA

Postal Code 92612

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-315947

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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