IT Director

$200,000+ yearly
Job Category: Technology
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 135225
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a prominent manufacturing company in the Chicagoland area,  seeking an experienced and visionary IT Director to lead their technology initiatives. This company operates within a dynamic industry, relying on robust infrastructure, cybersecurity measures and operational technology to drive efficiency and innovation in their manufacturing processes.

As the IT Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the technological landscape of the manufacturing company. You will lead a team of IT professionals and collaborate closely with senior management to develop and execute strategic IT initiatives that support the company's growth objectives. This position requires a dynamic leader with expertise in infrastructure, cybersecurity and operational technology.

IT Director Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive IT strategy aligned with the company's business goals and objectives
  • Oversee the design, implementation and maintenance of the company's IT infrastructure, including networks, servers and storage systems
  • Develop and enforce cybersecurity policies, procedures and controls to protect the company's data, systems and intellectual property from cyber threats
  • Lead the integration of technology into the manufacturing processes, leveraging operational technology solutions to enhance efficiency, productivity and quality
  • Project Management: Manage IT projects from inception to completion, ensuring on-time delivery and alignment with business requirements
  • Manage relationships with IT vendors and service providers, negotiating contracts and ensuring the delivery of high-quality services and solutions
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory requirements, industry standards and best practices related to IT, cybersecurity and operational technology
  • Provide leadership, guidance and mentorship to the IT team, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement
  • Develop and manage the IT budget, allocating resources effectively and prioritizing investments based on business needs and priorities
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to understand their technology needs and requirements, and develop solutions that drive value for the business

IT Director Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field. Advanced degree preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in IT leadership roles, with a focus on infrastructure, cybersecurity and operational technology.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing IT strategies that drive business growth and innovation
  • Deep understanding of IT infrastructure, networking, cloud technologies, cybersecurity principles and operational technology solutions
  • Strong project management skills, with experience leading complex IT projects from inception to completion
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Experience working in the manufacturing industry or a related field is highly desirable


If you are a strategic IT leader with a passion for driving innovation and excellence in a manufacturing environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!

Thank you,

Kelsey Person
Associate Principal
LaSalle Network

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.