Manager, IT in New York, NY

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 8/19/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

*Manager, IT – Long Island City*

Are you a kid at heart looking to build a career with a leading global children's entertainment company?

At Spin Master, our unwavering commitment to open mindedness, integrity and innovation is a great part of what has made us an industry leader. How do we stay ahead of the pack? By hiring the best and brightest minds—and that’s why we want you!

What’s it like to work here?

Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.

The Job:

The Manager of Information Technology role is to ensure the streamlined operation of the IT Department in alignment with the business objectives of the organization. This individual will plan, coordinate, direct, and design IT-related activities of the organization, as well as provide administrative direction and support for daily regional operational activities of the IT department. The IT Manager will work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. This person will also define and implement IT policies, procedures, and best practices.

Regional Operational Management

  • Lead IT Department’s regional operational and strategic planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Enforce global corporate security Policies, Standards, and Procedures.
  • Enforce Identity Access Mgmt (IAM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) standards to ensure audit compliance.
  • Act as technical lead for internal IT audits.
  • Oversee provision of end-user services, including Service desk and technical support services.
  • Work with GBU’s to define business and systems requirements for new technology implementations.
  • Direct research on potential technology solutions in support of procurement efforts.
  • Keep current with the latest technologies.
  • Approve and oversee projects and project portfolio.
  • Practice asset management for IT hardware, software, and equipment.
  • Manage IT staffing, including recruitment, supervision, scheduling, development, evaluation, and disciplinary actions.
  • Engage in ongoing communications with peers in the Systems and Networking groups as well as the various business groups to ensure enterprise wide understanding of IT goals, to solicit feedback and to foster co-operation.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with the organization’s department head, and end users regarding pertinent IT activities.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Benchmark, analyze, report on, and make recommendations for the improvement and growth of the IT infrastructure and IT systems.
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT Department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Develop and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster recovery, standards, purchasing, and service provision.
  • Develop requests for proposal.
  • Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcer, and consultant contracts and service agreements.
  • Maintain Corporate Internal Controls Audit and Compliance requirements.

Job Requirements

What we can expect from you:

  • Strong technical knowledge of Windows server and desktop environments, MAC OS, storage infrastructure, WiFi infrastructure and Active Directory
  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards, including full TCP/IP stack
  • Strong technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including mobile devices (Android & iOS).
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure architecture and deployment
  • Strong understanding of Video Conferencing technologies

 

Who’s a good fit for this team:

  • Someone with strong understanding of Operating System hardening standards
  • An individual with strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Someone with strong understanding of project management principles.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.

 

You should apply if you have the following:

  • University degree in the field of computer science and minimum 8yrs experience
  • Certifications in ITIL a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of Role Based Access Controls (RBAC)
  • Strong understanding of ITIL Incident Management and Change Management process
  • O365 experience and knowledge
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure, fast paced, environment.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 

What you can expect from us:

Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Open Mindset
  • Innovation
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Driving Results
  • Entrepreneurship

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