IT Director

Supply Chain
Goodyear, AZ
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that produces nourishing and great-tasting milk-based products made using a patented cold-filtration process that removes some natural sugars while concentrating the protein and calcium naturally found in real cows’ milk.

Our line of delicious, lactose-free fairlife® products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein and 50% less sugar than regular milk; fairlife® with DHA, ultra-filtered milk with DHA Omega-3 fatty acids to support brain health; fairlife YUP!®, a line of flavored milks; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife smart snacks®, a drinkable snack to help curb hunger between meals; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support one’s journey to better health; and the newly launched fairlife® creamers, coffee creamers designed to help enhance your coffee experience. In partnership with The Coca-Cola Company®, fairlife ultra-filtered milk and Core Power high protein shakes are distributed throughout the United States (U.S.) and Canada; all other fairlife drinks are available in the U.S.

To learn more about fairlife and its collection of products, please visit fairlife.com.

job purpose: fairlife is broadening our portfolio of on-premise and cloud-based solutions to keep up with the growing demand for new ways of working. We are looking for an experienced Supply Chain IT Director to oversee our multi-site Supply Chain IT (Information Technology) (90%) and overall company-wide (10%) functions in fairlife.

This is a role for someone with very strong technical experience in the Microsoft Platform, extensive understanding of networking principles and manufacturing MES layer interaction.  This is a great opportunity for someone who has previously worked on large IT infrastructure rollouts in a manufacturing environment and used their communication skills to deliver technical change with the support of 3rd party vendors.

This is a key role for us as you will be part of a team that is crucial in helping us to deliver our IT roadmap, which in turn is key to the business achieving its ambitions for growth.

responsibilities:

  • Oversee all technology operations (e.g. network security) and evaluate them according to established goals
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by executive leadership
  • Analyse the business requirements of the supply chain team to determine their technology needs
  • Purchase efficient and cost-effective technological equipment and software
  • Inspect the use of technological equipment and software to ensure functionality and efficiency
  • Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to the Senior Leadership team in Supply Chain
  • Coordinate & provide guidance to existing IT resource
  • Control budget and report on expenditure
  • Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts
  • Natural problem solver with great attention to detail who can also understand the bigger picture and apply that understanding to deliver simple solutions to complex problems.
  • Engaging, natural written and verbal communication skills - Experience working with cross functional teams and third-party suppliers.
  • Experience in delivering on-premise infrastructure change and providing infrastructure support.
  • Principles of networking – network segregation/vLANs/IP addressing/firewalls.
  • Experience of managing virtual infrastructure on VMware 6.0 or higher.
  • Hands-on experience with Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher including Active Directory/DNS/DHCP.
  • Experience using Microsoft Azure Active Directory and other Microsoft cloud technologies.
  • Experience in ERP and MES infrastructure projects in the Microsoft ecosystem

 

skills/qualifications required:

  • B.Sc. or B.A. Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field required
  • 8-10+ years of progressive, related experience required within the IT field with proven experience as IT director or similar role required
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications
  • Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
  • Knowledge of MS SQL & databases preferred
  • Dynamics 365 F&O ERP experience preferred
  • Experience in adhering to project management principles
  • Experience in controlling information technology budget
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication abilities
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment

 

position location: Goodyear, AZ or Coopersville, MI

reports to: SVP, Global Manufacturing

travel requirements: 30%

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager
  • “What I like most is the sense of family around me. It’s hard to leave your family daily, but to feel that you are walking in to see your second family makes the daily routine easier.”
    Erica Peppers
    Corporate Controller
  • “The pace at which we move here is invigorating! I can catch someone in the hall, share an idea, and three days later they will show back up to share how we could do it. It’s thrilling!”
    Perri Gordon
    Director of Marketing
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]