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Manager, IT Operations / IT Infrastructure Manager


Chicago, IL


The Scoop: Join an elite team overseeing the technical architecture that powers an industrial distribution organization. As a Manager of IT Operations, you will lead both in-house professionals and outsourced vendors to design, build, and maintain our comprehensive IT infrastructure. This role is pivotal in shaping our technology strategy, ensuring alignment with business objectives, and pushing the boundaries of IT efficiency and effectiveness.

 Location: Chicago, IL – near O’Hare airport

Status: Hybrid (2 days in office, 3 days remote) Must be local. No relocation available.

Why You Should Apply

  • Spearhead cutting-edge projects across cloud and on-premise platforms.
  • Direct influence on strategic IT decisions and company-wide technology roadmaps.
  • Competitive salary with comprehensive benefits.
  • Work in a dynamic environment where your work directly contributes to the company’s success.
  • Lead a team dedicated to excellence and innovation in IT operations.
  • Competitive Salary: 140-150K
  • The outstanding benefits package includes the following
    • Medical and prescription drug coverage
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (Pre-tax savings)
    • Health Savings Account (HSA)
    • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
    • Basic Life Insurance (provided at no cost by the Company)
    • Optional Life, Spousal Life and Child Life Insurance
    • 401K
    • Profit Sharing

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Developing and overseeing the IT infrastructure vision and systems architecture.
  • Aligning IT strategy with business goals for maximum impact.
  • Ensuring best practices in the design and management of IT infrastructure.
  • Managing vendor relationships and outsourced IT functions.
  • Designing and implementing disaster recovery solutions and maintaining SOX compliance.

About You

  • Be able to do the job as described.
  • Proven ability to lead IT infrastructure teams and be hands-on.
  • Experience with public cloud technologies, particularly AWS.
  • Expertise in virtualization and Cisco networking technologies.
  • Vendor management experience
  • Strong SAP or ERP experience
  • Strong project management and strategic planning skills.

How To Apply: We’d love to see your resume, but we don’t need it to have a conversation. Send us an email to me, Rich Bradley, and tell me why you’re interested. Or, if you do have a resume ready, apply on this site.

Setting Expectations: We’d love to help every single person who is interested and applies to this role. Unfortunately, too many people apply who don’t appear capable of doing the job. We apologize in advance, but we will not be able to respond directly to all submissions. Sponsorship is not an option for this role. This client is an Equal Opportunity Employer

TBI Id No: 24-13024, Manager, IT Operations / IT Infrastructure Manager