AGC | IT Infrastructure Director (Corporate)

Summary of On-Site Position:

The IT Director of Infrastructure will be responsible for overseeing the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of AGC's Automotive Americas IT Infrastructure. This role requires a strategic leader who can effectively manage a diverse team, optimize infrastructure performance, ensure scalability, and uphold security standards across all regions of operation. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of infrastructure technologies, strong leadership and management skills, and a proven track record of leading innovation in a global enterprise environment.

Position Location:

Farmington Hills, MI / Bellefontaine, OH / Elizabethtown, KY

Responsibilities & Leadership Competencies:

  •  Infrastructure Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive global infrastructure strategy aligned with AGC’s objectives and growth plans.
  •  Team Leadership: Lead and mentor a geographically dispersed team of infrastructure professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, accountability, and professional development.
  •  Infrastructure Design and Implementation: Oversee the design, deployment, and optimization of scalable and resilient distributed and data center infrastructure solutions to support AGC’s evolving needs.
  •  Cloud Infrastructure Management: Drive the adoption and management of cloud infrastructure services, ensuring optimal performance, cost efficiency, and security.
  •  Network Architecture: Lead the design and standards for a robust network architecture to facilitate seamless connectivity across all locations, including data centers and sites, and data and voice.
  •  Telephony Architecture: Lead the design and maintenance of telephony, voice architecture and telephony systems.
  •  Security and Compliance: Implement and enforce security best practices and compliance standards to safeguard the organization's infrastructure and data assets.
  •  Vendor Management: Collaborate with vendors and service providers to evaluate, select, negotiate, and manage infrastructure technologies and services while fostering partnership and vendor accountability.
  •  Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Develop and maintain disaster recovery and business continuity plans to minimize the impact of potential disruptions.
  •  Budgeting and Cost Management: Develop and manage the infrastructure budget, ensuring cost-effective allocation of resources and adherence to financial targets.
  •  Performance Monitoring and Optimization: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor infrastructure performance and identify opportunities for optimization and improvement.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • 15+ years of experience in IT infrastructure management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Deep expertise in infrastructure technologies, including servers, storage, WAN, LAN, and SDWAN networking, virtualization, cloud services, and telephony.
  • Proven track record of successfully leading large-scale infrastructure programs and initiatives in a global enterprise environment.
  • Experience leading the design, architecture, and implementation of solutions.
  • Experience leading infrastructure in a hybrid outsourced model (Azure).
  • Experience leading infrastructure in a distributed global organization with employees located at several sites in different geographic regions.
  • Strong understanding of infrastructure security best practices, compliance standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven track record of identifying, securing funding for and remediating technical debt through refresh and upgrade programs in pursuit of improved reliability and security risk mitigation.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to develop and deliver multimode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Ability to instill trust, gaining confidence and trust of others through honesty integrity and authenticity.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with, anticipate and balance needs of multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization, both within IT and among the business.
  • Proven ability to build effective formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the IT organization.
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, logical thought process, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to see ahead to future possibilities and translate them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Proven ability to lead change by leading and inspiring individuals and/or groups toward meeting AGC’s vision, mission, and goals.
  • Proven ability to balance delegation and direct involvement, easily moving into and out of technical weeds, while always maintaining a strategic viewpoint.

Preferred Skills:

  • Relevant IT certifications are a plus.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, submit your resume and salary requirements at www.agccareers.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer – To be considered, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.