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Exide Technologies Senior Director, IT Infrastructure in Milton, Georgia


This role is accountable for the totality of IT infrastructure in the enterprise. This head of IT infrastructure is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all third party and internally managed IT infrastructure used to support all business process across the enterprise. This individual will have solid technical IT infrastructure experience, strong project management acumen, excellent vendor management skill, plus a superior, service-oriented approach to IT infrastructure operations. This individual is also responsible for operational processes to ensure quality, efficiency and agility goals are achieved. This role contributes to the development and execution of the enterprise-wide IT strategy and ensures its alignment with the enterprise's business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve business success. This role reports directly to the Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director, IT infrastructure will oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost, and risk of IT Infrastructure:

  • Provides strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation, and support of IT infrastructure that fulfill the needs of the business, including the full life cycle of technical architecture, infrastructure engineering, infrastructure operations, and support.

  • Sets the mission and vision of the IT infrastructure organization to foster a business-oriented culture and mindset driven by continual service improvement techniques.

  • Leads the development of the IT infrastructure strategy and roadmap, and ensures its integration with the overall IT and enterprise strategic plans.

  • Works with the IT senior leadership team on the service portfolio and governance required to prioritize resources.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor, and builds and maintains relationships with other IT leaders and business executives to develop a clear understanding of business needs; ensures cost-effective delivery of IT services to meet those needs, and is able to respond with agility to changing business priorities.

  • Controls the annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT Infrastructure to ensure it is consistent with the overall strategic objectives of IT and the enterprise and is within the plan.

  • Leverages influencing and negotiation skills across IT and the enterprise to enable cost-effective and innovative shared solutions in the achievement of business goals.

  • Participates in the assessment of external and internal technology capabilities required to achieve desired competitive positioning.

  • Maintains currency on new technologies and platforms and provides direction on what emerging technologies should be assimilated, integrated and introduced within IT infrastructure to ensure IT capabilities respond to the needs of the enterprise's business strategy.

  • Organize, plan, work on multiple projects, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


The Director, IT Infrastructure must have in-depth knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate an IT infrastructure vision that inspires and motivates staff and aligns to the IT and business strategy.

  • Ability to instill confidence in the business and demonstrate the business value of IT.

  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning, and execution skills.

  • Deep understanding of current and emerging IT infrastructure technologies.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a strategic people plan that ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right time and that employees are highly engaged and satisfied.

  • Strong vendor management and partner relation skills to identify and leverage resources internal and external to the enterprise to enhance capabilities that support business objectives.

  • Ability to drive organizational change and build infrastructure capabilities that effectively balance the need to continuously exploit capabilities to optimize operational efficiency with the need to deliver innovative and agile infrastructure and operational solutions to enable the business to explore new opportunities.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and technologies to business leaders, and business concepts to the IT infrastructure workforce.

  • Skills related to operating platforms/software including VMware, Cisco, Microsoft Active Directory, and, Office 365, Google, Azure, AWS.

  • Experience of network/systems security


  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Preferably five or more years of experience in large, cross-functional teams influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.

  • Must have at least 10 years of experience working in various technical roles and full understanding of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices.

  • ITIL certification preferred.

  • Preferably proven experience or demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.

  • Strong leadership, project management skills, time management, and problem-solving skills


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2019-2302

Category Information Technology

Position Type Regular Full-Time