Garmin is hiring an IT Network Manager. This position is located in Olathe, KS
The Network Manager is accountable to the Director, IT Infrastructure for:
Management of team priorities and delivery of Global Network projects.
Management of internal Global Network staff.
Establishment and execution of strategy and vision for the Global Network team
Maintenance and continual improvement of operational standards (performance)
Exceeding customer expectations
Coordination with Global Network vendors.
Works closely with the Directors of Infrastructure and Security, as well as with the Data Center and Telecom Manager to ensure infrastructure solutions, policy, process, and approach consistency.
Provides functional leadership and management to the Global Network staff. Including day-to-day management, annual reviews, and other aspects of leadership.
Oversight and management of all Global Network equipment.
Manage projects and priorities for the Global Network team, by
Ensuring each project is aligned with Garmin business priorities
Ensuring each project is well defined and has plans for success
Collaborating with local and global stakeholders in the design of Global Network solutions to meet business challenges and requirements
Acts as an advocate for the customer to the Global Network team. Ensures that the Global Network team understands appropriate criticality of solution and situations. Helps prioritize items to ensure appropriate order of execution
Organizes team to deliver and assist on numerous requests as required including but not limited to: WAN, LAN, WLAN, traffic optimization devices, Load Balancers, Security, Data Center network architecture, Cloud architecture, tools for maintenance and monitoring, and other special troubleshooting or implementation projects as assigned
Strengthens key partnerships with network technology hardware, software, and service vendors
Researches new technologies that deliver business value and operational return
Analyzes complex business needs, and recommend and facilitate implementation of network enhancements or upgrades to improve performance and reliability of IT solutions
Delivers cost effective solutions through detailed analysis to determine the Total Cost of Ownership
Evolves policy, process and procedures that enable the design, build, research, analyze, configure, harden, troubleshoot and maintenance of global network systems
Improves service and project execution standards and assure staff preparedness and capability through coaching, mentoring and direct leadership
Acts as a representative for IT at customer review meetings when appropriate
Analyzes existing network infrastructure, develops strategy, and presents recommend changes to Director
Assists Director in departmental budgeting
Demonstrate the ability to work independently and prioritize multiple objectives in a rapidly changing environment.
Communicate complex issues in both oral and written form in terms clearly understood by technical and non-technical audiences.
Providing an environment within the team which fosters team work and career satisfaction.
Improve team member effectiveness by identifying and executing specific training plans for personal growth and development.
Assist in the ongoing development of continuous improvement initiatives within Garmin’s IT group utilizing Agile principles
Conduct annual performance evaluations
Accept and complete projects and other miscellaneous IT duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
· 10+ years Global Network experience in a heterogeneous environment, with 5+ being a direct line manager
Strategic leader defining roadmap, policy and process for global network teams
Global experience with multiple regions
Significant experience with Cisco
Solid experience with policy and process
Proven track record of project delivery including the coordination and management of projects in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Knowledge of analysis, design and configuration of complex network systems.
Demonstrated experience successfully developing and coordinating teams and multiple projects in a matrix 24x7 environment
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral skills
Experience in procurement, budgeting, forecasting, and asset management