Director of IT

New York, NY 10065

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Director of Infrastructure Job Number: 6908

Main Responsibilities

• Key contact between USA functions and the  Department in Europe; Interact with all the US departments heads and retail stores on technology needs and translate these to the Department

• Determine needs specific to the U.S. market make recommendations for improvements, changes, etc. and present them to the Global group

• Direct implementation of any approved additions, changes, etc. of systems or programs to the US Division

• Determine staffing needs and select proper candidates to fulfill requirements of each approved position

• Provide control for all existing software/hardware and communications

• Develop controls for all programs, systems, etc.; develop and administer security controls for all users; develop  and maintain budgetary  requirements

• Serve  as a key resource for all Wholesale related support issues from the Customer Service, Logistics and Finance  departments

• Work  closely with other analysts and support personnel to determine solutions to daily operational issues within the Wholesale and Warehouse  environments

• Monitor  scheduled processes to ensure accuracy & timeliness with no errors and/or discrepancies within the  data and oversee operational activities such FTP transmission EDI

• Ensure  all developments and/or corrective measures have been fully tested and documented prior to releasing them into the production  environment

• Works closely with  Wholesale analysts to develop long term solutions and enhanced workflows to improve daily  operations


Technical  Competencies

• Extensive  experience dealing with a global  Retail/Wholesale  clothing and accessories organization

• Knowledge of  Retail and Wholesale based applications

• Experience deploying large scale projects

• Technical  Certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and other software/hardware  technologies would be a plus

• Hands-on experience on all managed IT functions, including system infrastructure, telecommunications, networking, and application development (especially in Microsoft  environments)

• Familiarity with  help desk management and end user  support

• Experience managing system interfaces

• Ability to negotiate with vendors on technology implementations 


Jackie Connors

Jackie Connors co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been pivotal in building this premier IT staffing organization that serves clients in the areas of executive search, staff placements and consulting services. Jackie has over 20 years experience placing IT professionals, with the past seven years focused on information technology and eCommerce executives within the retail and apparel markets.

Jackie believes that building solid relationships with clients and candidates is the key to success. She always takes the time to listen, because she is truly interested in the needs of her clients and candidates. That's also how she has built her in-depth market knowledge and extensive network of contacts.

Prior to founding The Connors Group, Jackie was a Managing Partner at Jesse Garon Associates, where she became an expert in developing high-production recruitment strategies. Her methods utilize strategic sourcing as well as extensive networking to qualify and assess information technology and upper level management candidates. She is creative in her approach, which yields her clients the results they are looking for.

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