Sherwood Companies was established in 1934 and currently under the third generation owner and CEO, David Sherwood. Sherwood has become an industry leader in the Midwest by having the ability to self-perform many types of civil construction projects, while having a tremendous amount of experience with all underground utilities. Sherwood self-performs many types of civil construction including: earthwork and site prep, concrete and asphalt paving, civil and structural concrete, rock excavation, piling and sheet piling, sub-grade stabilization, and water/waste-water treatment facilities.
This position oversees, establishes and directs all activities within the Information Technology department. Administers the strategic and operational IT infrastructure to support the organization’s business objectives, goals and daily operational activities. The Director will work closely with senior leadership and the departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions within the organization. This position establishes and implements enterprise-level technology standards and processes. The director designs, deploys and supports IT solutions which are intended to improve communication, increase collaboration, reduce operating costs, and enhance efficiencies.
Plan, coordinate, direct and design IT related activities of the organization
Provide leadership, administrative direction and hands-on support for daily operation activities of the IT department
Strong understanding and technical knowledge of current network and operating systems, hardware, protocols, standards, and system design
Oversee and manage the ERP solution including training and administration of the system
Maintain and improve upon security practices of the organization to meet all compliance requirements and provide high level of reliability to the organization
Stay up to date on the latest processes and IT advancements to secure, automate and modernize systems
Manage and oversee all stages of development life cycle for new projects
Maintain and update existing applications and oversee hardware maintenance
Provide good customer relations by acting in a professional and courteous manner
Knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, project management and general business office operations
Other duties as assigned
Plans and Aligns
Optimizes Work Processes
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field, Master’s degree a plus
General business knowledge including accounting and human resources
Proven experience as an IT Director or similar role
Sounds understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks, security, etc.
Experience in managing a budget
Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
Experience in leading and supporting successful business intelligence projects
Experience within construction or materials company preferred (heavy highway, civic construction, utilities, ready-mix, asphalt, etc.)
CERTIFICATION/OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Quality control analysis
Judgement and decision making
Excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent oral and written communication
Ability to conduct, direct and present research into IT issues and products
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or a paper copy
Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written
Ability to physically move hardware
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is mainly performed in an office environment
Can include construction site work locations and field offices