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Director of Information Technology - Professional Bull Riders (PBR) (Pueblo, CO)

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The PBR is the world’s premier bull riding organization, the PBR, turns 21 in 2014. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon with PBR broadcasts reaching more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attending live events each year. PBR has paid out more than $130 million in earnings to its athletes, and 27 riders have earned more than $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million, the most of any western sports athlete in history. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

Provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing information system technology initiatives.  This position directs the planning and implementation of information systems at a corporate level including domestic, international, and mobile in support of business operations in order to improve service quality and cost effectiveness.  This individual is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Submit proposals to executive management anticipating future network needs, identifying proactive solutions to satisfy needs.
  • Plans and implements network additions, deletions and major modifications to the supporting infrastructure company-wide including corporate, regional, international, and mobile sites in coordination with corporate leadership
  • Maintains metrics on all information systems for efficiency reporting and planning
  • Oversees the management of the company’s telephone system and manages company-wide upgrade efforts
  • Oversees the management of corporate help desk activities and resolves escalated issues, if necessary
  • Maintains computing asset inventory and associated technical vendor relations
  • Prioritize and manage projects as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems
  • Oversees all infrastructure related purchasing and budget forecasting; works with Accounting to develop budgets
  • Promote and oversee strategic relationships between internal IT resources and external entities, including government, vendors, and partner organizations in conjunction with corporate leadership
  • Keep current with trends and issues in the IT Industry, including current technologies and prices; Advise, counsel, and educate corporate management on their competitive or financial impact
  • Establishes training programs for system rollout activities and infrastructure changes
  • Ensures company is well informed in advance of changes and news worthy events within information systems
  • Promotes the company through speaking engagements at industry conferences and involvement in local business organizations
  • Develops technical operations plans, policies, procedures, and transition/migration plans ensuring they are consistent with the overall company goals and objectives
  • Direct development and execution of corporate disaster recovery and business continuity plan
  • Experience in the development, implementation and deployment of CRM (Customer Relationship Management Systems)
  • Other duties as assigned

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent working knowledge of personal computers and peripherals
  • In depth knowledge of network infrastructure, security, virtualization, and protocols
  • Experience in data center operations and best practices
  • Communicates effectively with internal clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies
  • Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development
  • Implement, install, test, and troubleshoot complex applications software
  • Substantial experience with data processing, hardware platforms, enterprise software applications, and outsourced systems
  • The ability to record, track, correspond, and document resolution of user problems by means of problem reporting database software
  • Enforces standard company policies and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent technical training and certifications required

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • 8 or more years’ experience

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

  • Reports to SVP of Information Technology
  • Direct Reports – Total of 1 with 4 Indirect Reports

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal business hours Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time
  • Extended hours, weekends, and holidays will be necessary

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

  • Company Paid PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Full Benefits- Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD and Company Paid Life Insurance

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. List the operating systems that you've worked with in your previous companies.
2. What experience do you have with CRM Systems?
3. This position requires you work with Senior Level management. What experience do you have in addressing the technical requests of this level of leadership?
4. What are your salary expectations?


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