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Director of Information Technology (REMOTE)

Company: TLR
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

"Opening world markets One company at a time". If the phrase sounds intriguing, we may have an opening for you. We are always looking for individuals who have a "can-do" approach, are committed to quality customer service, and are constantly thinking up new ways to get things done.TLR - Total Logistics Resource, Inc. is an international freight forwarder and customs house broker headquartered in Portland, OR. Founded in 1974, we have customers around the world that rely on our knowledge and skill to help them trade in the international marketplace. Our commitment to being solution focused while providing exemplary customer service has enabled us to sit at the planning table with some of the largest importers and exporters in their markets.We are currently seeking a collaborative, results-oriented professional to join our IT team as a Director of Information Technology. This position reports to the Vice President of Administration.This is a REMOTE position. At TLR we believe in doing anything to become the most loved and trusted provider of international services and finding team members that will help foster that vision is paramount to our success.TLR's Director of IT is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:--- Managing the IT Project Manager and the Systems Analyst--- Promoting a positive relationship with the IT department's internal clients, team members, and vendors by ensuring accurate, timely and proactive communication--- Maintain a small IT internal footprint by outsourcing and hiring outside vendors as much as possible--- Overseeing all technology operations and evaluating them according to established KPIs--- Ensuring robust cyber security for the company--- Partner with Senior Leadership to assess and recommend growth focused opportunities that are aligned with TLR strategies--- Maintaining and updating IT policies and systems to support the successful implementation of strategies set by Senior Leadership--- Analyzing the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs--- Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software--- Work with IT Project Manager and Systems Analyst to identify the need for upgrades, configurations, or new systems--- Manage IT Department's budget and KPIs--- Ability to stay current on international and government IT requirements; CBP and C-TPATQualifications & Skills--- Proven experience as IT Director or similar role--- BS/BA in computer science, engineering, or relevant field--- Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), how networks work, etc.--- Experience in WFH environment (and the IT issues that come with WFH) a plus--- Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications--- Experience in controlling information technology budget--- Excellent organizational and leadership skills--- Knowledge of how to manage projects effectively--- Must be able to source, negotiate, and manage multiple outside contractors as needed--- Outstanding communication abilities (ability to speak IT in layman's terms)--- Power BI knowledge and experience a plus--- Knowledge of international logistics a plus--- Ability to remain calm and prioritize in high stress situations--- Strong Problem-Solving skills requiredJob Type: Full-time

Keywords: TLR, Portland , Director of Information Technology (REMOTE), Executive , Portland, Oregon

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