VP of Information Technology

Location: Houston, TX, United States
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
We have been retained by a Public Oil Field Services firm with over $500M in revenues in 2017 and an EBIDA of over 30%.  Last year they added over 400 employees and are expecting to double in revenue in 2018.  They are currently looking for a strategically-focused VP of Technology who can help them build a scalable technology organization to be able to handle their explosive growth. 

  • Establish the organization’s IT strategy and provide clear, concise communication while setting expectations for deliverables.
  • Ensure that IT adds maximum value to our organization in order to facilitate the success of our business.
  • Primary day-to-day responsibility for technology management of business operations in terms of planning, developing, implementing, managing, growing, and maintaining availability, efficiency, profitability and financial viability of all technology related components within the company.
  • Responsibility for development, execution, and management of the company’s technology road map and development plan; including technology to coordinate all activities from security, accounting software, finance, project management, manufacturing, logistics, distribution operations, transportation, wellsite operations, as well as customer portals and website integrations.
  • Collaborate with management and employees to streamline all internal operations, including optimizing their respective strategic benefits, analyzing and anticipating business requirements and determining their technology needs for today and the future.
  • Responsible for all technology systems, processes, software design and development within the company (being able and capable of designing and developing technology solutions themselves and by teams they manage).
  • Possess and demonstrate an abundance of maturity of leadership and forethought to balance the requirements of internal software development to build unique technology advantages.
  • Possess leadership skills and communications methods that will enable them to work effectively and accountably with and through other departments (the executive committee, finance, sales, operations, IT team members, remotely distributed team members, subcontractors, and vendors etc.) to achieve desired operational and financial results.
  • Lead and mentor the IT department in goal achievement within available resources; establishes staffing levels; hires employees; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes; and conducts performance management to include employee development and discipline.
  • Responsible for formulating, managing and accessing the annual IT operating and capex budget and the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the department.
  • Incorporate commercial off the shelf (COTS) technologies with bespoke custom applications development when no current software solution is available.
  • Capability and interest to develop technology internally, but with the wisdom to always use COTS product, other party SasS tools, API’s, when a simpler and more efficient solution is available.
  • Build out our technology roadmap to improve our customer experience, sales, project management, logistics, operational efficiency, and leadership in the competitive landscape of our market.
  • Anticipate and manage major technology sea changes, with forethought to advise senior management on changes necessary to ensure company leadership in the competitive landscape for 2018 and beyond.
  • Establish technical standards and ensure adherence to them for product development and company operation.
  • Oversee the technology infrastructure in the organization to ensure optimal performance, uptime and stability and ensure functionality and efficiency. Oversee quality assurances and data protection processes.
  • Evaluate new technologies for feasibility and implementation possibilities. Lead and direct the implementation of new IT systems, project onboarding, support and training, information governance & security, all internal and external IT processes and policies.
  • Provide guidance with IT services for the organization to maximize the effectiveness of operations, processes and systems.
  • Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures to support of the quarterly and annual audit internal controls over financial reporting, specifically SOX 404 ITGC controls.
  • Responsible for development of the company's disaster recovery plan through assessment of areas of business continuity risk.  Proactively implement appropriately scaled disaster recovery solutions for critical data systems.  Maintain technical specifications and related documentation to prevent system failures.
  • Adhere to and effectively communicate and promote the company culture and values – integrity, ownership, urgency, alignment, improvement and supports company vision and mission.
  • Adhere to established work schedule, attendance standards and is punctual to work and meetings.
Fifteen (15) years minimum experience in leadership role in Information Technology, preferably in the oil services industry, including ten (10) years of experience in a senior management and managerial capacity.
Key competencies required include: Leadership and teamwork, strategic thinking and problem solving, communication skills and technical capabilities
Leadership and Teamwork
  • Ability to effectively work with and influence others and act as a change leader
  • Proven history of thriving in a fast-paced environment, while dealing with ambiguity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, managers, other departments, executive management, and the public, ensuring function leaders see your team as a value creating organization
  • Proven record of building high performing team
  • Demonstrated history of good employee relations in past position a must.
  • Provide technical leadership, mentoring and coaching for all staff and foster a culture of accountability, innovation and team building.
  • Ability to deliver results while working through others, and motivate a team culture that is respectful and supports the company values of excellence, integrity, and quality experience for our customers.
Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Own the IT strategy for the functions, leveraging IT trends that can create business value consistent with the company's requirements and expectations.
  • Strong strategic and business mindset with outstanding management, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Proactively identify opportunities or risks and manage IT teams to effectively respond to these needs.
  • Ability to solve problems accurately and exceptional proficiency in data management.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple diverse tasks.
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Communication Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with specific ability to translate complex information systems and technology information into an organized and presentable manner.
  • High energy and motivation
Technical Capabilities
  • Significant experience in managing services through partners/vendors in [outsourced] model
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about the technology landscape, with a history of predicting and planning for implementation of trending technologies to maximize investment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks or projects to align with the strategic objectives and with business goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, be self-governing, be proactive, and responsible for accomplishment of the company mission without need for daily coaching or prompting from the President.
  • Thorough understanding of operational support processes with excellent business acumen
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations with superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Extensive knowledge of information technology, modern electronic data processing theory, principles, and practices; management information systems, information governance, project management and business analysis, office automation, personal computers, and computerized financial applications.
  • Considerable knowledge of IT architecture and infrastructure, including significant experience with interfaces.
  • Manage third party service delivery teams through Service Agreements
  • Proficiency in the use and application of the following software:
    • Required: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
    • Preferred: Strong working knowledge of ERP systems (IFS) and other industry applications; working knowledge of accounting software and business practices.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university or college, preferably in information technology, management information services, computer science, or a closely related field.
Technology and IT certifications preferred
Master’s Degree preferred.
Houston, with travel required to operational locations and other administrative offices as needed (less than 20%)
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