A leading energy services company is seeking a forward-thinking and accomplished Sr. IT Director to lead our Information Technology organization. The Sr. IT Director reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer and is accountable for all internal and external IT systems. They are responsible for collaborating with all aspects of the business to align Information Technology in support of overall business strategy. This role requires a leader with excellent written and verbal communication skills who understands technology trends and the energy industry. The successful candidate will be comfortable identifying, proposing, and owning technology solutions that support the business strategy in a clear and efficient manner while working within an established budget.
Collaborate with the executive team to align technology strategies with business objectives and contribute to the overall corporate strategy.
Establish and actively communicate a clear technology vision, roadmaps, and goals that support business growth and operational excellence.
Provide thought leadership and guidance on emerging technologies, industry trends, and competitive landscapes to drive innovation and competitive advantage.
Lead a diverse team of IT support and engineering staff to foster a service-oriented culture.
Lead technology modernization efforts, identifying opportunities to leverage technology for process optimization, cost savings, and supporting revenue growth.
Drive the implementation of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and data initiatives to improve decision-making and predictive capabilities.
Foster a culture of fresh thinking and experimentation, encouraging cross-functional collaboration and ideation.
Information Technology Governance & Management:
Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of the company's IT enterprise architecture including infrastructure, devices, network, applications, and systems, ensuring integrity, security, scalability, and reliability.
Manage a high-performing IT team, including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, and professional development.
Develop and manage the IT budget and plans, ensuring cost-effective utilization of resources, vendors and IT outsourcing partners while delivering strategic initiatives and projects on time and on budget.
Cybersecurity and Risk Management:
Collaborate with Information Security officer and Risk and Compliance teams to Implement and oversee robust cybersecurity measures to protect the company's digital assets, data, network and systems from internal and external threats.
Establish a comprehensive risk management framework and associated policies, ensuring periodic monitoring and compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations.
Establish and ensure IT compliance with business continuity, disaster recovery and data backup and retention policies.
Lead collaboration with business units to identify technology needs, prioritize projects, and ensure seamless integration of IT solutions into business processes.
Cultivate strong relationships with external partners, vendors, and technology providers to leverage best practices and stay current with industry innovations.
Ensures internal and external customer satisfaction with IT through facilitation of project management and timely communications.
Performance Measurement and Reporting:
Define key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure the effectiveness of technology initiatives, providing regular updates to the executive team and the board of directors.
Analyze data and insights to drive continuous improvement in technology operations and business outcomes.
Expertise in implementing and managing enterprise-level IT systems, cloud platforms, and data centers.
Proficiency with enterprise-wide data management including data analytics, business intelligence, database administration, data integrations and data warehousing.
Experience with enterprise architecture, system integration, and application development methodologies.
Specific experience with implementing or managing these enterprise applications: Dynamics 365 or similar ERPs covering key functional areas such as Accounting, FP&A, Supply Chain; PowerBI or similar enterprise BI software Salesforce; Work Order Management, Field Services Management, HRIS and Payroll
Knowledge of cybersecurity practices, threat detection, incident response, and risk mitigation strategies.
Familiarity with energy industry-specific software and technologies related to monitoring and data capture from oil wells is a plus.
Familiarity with advanced technologies for automation of workflows and predictive analytics is a plus.
Experience managing IT vendors including System Integrators (SIs) & offshore IT services vendors.
Professional technical certifications related to above responsibilities and skills are highly desirable.
Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization and across diverse cultures.
Strong commitment to cybersecurity, risk management, and compliance.
Experience managing, leading, and building technical teams through setting strategic vision for the IT team, regular communications, meetings, upskilling plans, and mentorship to maintain high levels of performance, morale, and retention.
Customer driven mindset providing superior attention to internal and external customer needs.
Hands-on execution and operational approach in managing strategic initiatives and projects to completion.
Ability to influence and drive change.
Understanding of change management to encourage adoption in an environment where the business and related IT functions are going through transition.
Ability to negotiate with internal and external partners to achieve the best commercial outcomes for the business.
Establish a safe and respectful environment where all employees feel safe and are encouraged to share their ideas.
Integrity in approaching people and work that is consistent with high ethical standards and overall values of the business.
Professionalism in the overall attitude with which business is conducted.
A bachelor's or master's degree in Information Technology (IT), Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field. MBA or relevant business degree is a plus.
Proven track record of at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in technology and information management, preferably within the energy or related industries.
Strong knowledge of energy sector dynamics, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.