Director of Information Technology

The Lilly Company – Memphis, TN

Director of Information Technology

The Lilly Company is a 100 year old family-owned Material Handling Equipment dealership. We have 13 locations in 4 southeastern US states.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain IT policy and procedures to align with Corporate strategies providing both hands-on tactical management and strategic direction.

Oversee and manage the installation, implementation, administration, monitoring, and maintenance of all technology operations

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

Proven experience as IT Director or similar role

15+ years of total IT experience including computer operations management, multiple roles in system implementation, supervision of technical personnel, architecture, security/compliance, business-wide strategic planning and budgetary responsibility

BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field

Masters degree and Microsoft Dynamics experience is a plus

Evidence of continuing education, such as certifications (A+, Network+, MCSE, CCNA, 6 Sigma, etc)

Excellent negotiation, project management, communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to work and manage a team under pressure to meet tight deadlines

Frequent travel between Corporate and 12 branch locations in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

**Candidates must be in or near Greater Memphis TN area. We will not pay for relocation.


  • Provide leadership, vision and management to the IT department
  • Oversee all technology operations and evaluate them according to established goals
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Lead and coordinate selection, installation, operation, support, and maintenance of our information technology infrastructure (i.e. operating systems, networks, telecommunications, hardware and peripherals)
  • Develop, review, and certify all backup and disaster recovery procedures and plans.
  • Optimize return on IT investment by acquiring cost-justified IT components, as measured by performance, support availability, price, upgradeability, and future industry trends
  • Protect the company and its operations against IT risks, including unauthorized access to information, data integrity problems, loss of processing capacity, and poor service levels
  • Identify security vulnerabilities and eliminate them with strategic solutions that increase data and physical asset safety

    Ensure documentation is maintained to include the acquisition, inventorying and disposition of hardware and software, license agreements, and service contracts

  • Analyze the business requirements of all departments to determine their technology needs
  • Manage company-wide Help Desk

    Identify the need for upgrades, configurations or new systems and report to upper management

    Directs and prioritizes the work load of subordinate personnel

    Control budget and report on expenditures

    Assist in building relationships with vendors and creating cost-efficient contracts

    Manage Meraki network across all sites to provide continuous uptime of data

    Support and deploy Dynamics NAV ERP and Dynamics CRM

    Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the company policy.
  • Ability to work overtime and outside normal company business hours
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 45 lbs.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone
  • Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, climb, pull wire for installation projects.
  • This position is not the average JOB. This could be a career-changer for the right candidate. The Lilly Company offers exceptional pay and bonus structure. Our benefit package is very competitive and our 401K retirement plan is unbeatable with a generous company match. We are looking for a team member, a leader, a visionary. Not just an employee! If your skillset and your desire to lead fits this job description, we look forward to reviewing your resume.

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Information Technology: 5 years (Required)
  • IT Management: 5 years (Required)
  • Education:

  • Master s (Required)
  • Location:

  • Memphis, TN (Required)
  • License:

  • Drivers License (Required)
  • Language:

  • English (Required)
  • Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)
  • Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses
  • Work Location:

  • Multiple locations
  • This job posting is no longer available on OPTnation.
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