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IT Director of Infrastructure

IT Director of Infrastructure

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We're hiring an IT Director for Infrastructure to join our team!


Headquartered in Hilliard Ohio, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc (ADS) is the leading manufacturer of high performance thermoplastic corrugated pipe, providing a comprehensive suite of water management products and drainage solutions.  Our innovative products and superior drainage solutions are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including residential, non-residential, agriculture and infrastructure applications.  We have established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging our national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale, and our manufacturing excellence.  Founded in 1966, we operate a global network of 3,700 employees, 63 manufacturing plants and 31 distribution centers.  In July, 2014 we became a public company traded on the NYSE®.  To enable our continued growth, we are looking to add top talent to our dynamic organization.


The IT Infrastructure Director will guide the Enterprise Technology group and the Client Services groups as well as all aspects of the Infrastructure at ADS. The Infrastructure Director will manage a team of managers and leads and will be responsible for setting direction, establishing and maintaining good process, as well as day to day support and upkeep of systems. He or she will be expected to maintain good relationships with key business stakeholders as well as peers inside and outside the IT department. This person should understand business drivers and be able to provide proactive IT solutions to meet business needs. The Infrastructure Director should be well versed in modern IT concepts, technologies, and service models, and should have customer focused mindset.


Here’s a look into what you’ll be doing in this role:

  • Support the office of the CIO through technology leadership and sound execution
  • Lead and mentor direct reports and other infrastructure personnel
  • Manage Enterprise Technology and Client Service groups as well as DBAs
  • Work with business and IT leadership to identify issues and opportunities to drive value to the business
  • Drive technology solutions that are focused on long term business success and lowest TCO
  • Work closely with Applications, Program management and Compliance leaders to deliver complete solutions to the business
  • Provide leadership and guidance on infrastructure architecture and design in line with modern IT concepts and generally accepted principles
  • Understand current trends and technologies and provides recommendations on appropriate tools to meet business needs
  • Drive sound IT process through all areas of responsibility
  • Ensure a stable and high performing platform that has the flexibility to scale with the business
  • Work collaboratively with the IT Governance & Risk organization to ensure compliance of delivered solutions
  • Develop and communicate a multi-year Technology and Client Service roadmap
  • Work closely with Project Management Group on initiating, planning and executing projects
  • Responsible for managing and directing the assigned project resources to best meet project objectives.
  • Ensure that organization has the capabilities and resources required to support new investments
  • Responsible to foster good behaviors and lead by example within IT communities
  • Drive work in line with the organization’s mission, operations, structure, and goals; understands informal structures and processes of the organization; understands organization-level implications of his or her day-to-day decisions


The person in this role should possess the following skills/knowledge:

  • Ability to manage technical managers and other technical people and processes effectively
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel
  • Ability to determine technical problems and to coordinate solutions.
  • Understanding of best-in-class IT processes and ability to execute these processes effectively
  • Understanding of and consistent adherence to IT governance and compliance concepts and principles
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Professional attitude, enthusiastic, and reliable
  • Ability to build and influence strategic vendor partnerships
  • Ability to communicate concepts through presentations
  • Ability to be a solid team member and team leader
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings

EEO Statement

Advanced Drainage Systems is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.