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Company: Kendall Auto Group
Location: Meridian
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Kendall Auto Group is seeking a highly skilled Chief Information Officer (CIO) to provide IT leadership and vision. With 2,200 employees in 43 dealerships across 5 states, the CIO will work collaboratively with other senior managers to optimize our IT infrastructure for efficiency, security, and effectiveness. The CIO will report directly to the CFO of Kendall.Responsibilities will include:

  • Work with the leadership team to set clear priorities and goals for IT management and production, balancing the long-term and immediate needs.
  • Develop and manage annual and quarterly budgets.
  • Oversee data security, management, and governance.
  • Manage strategic vendor and technology partner relationships.
  • Manage IT resource allocation, goal/KPI setting, and performance metrics.
  • Define Kendall's overall technology strategy to support business objectives.
  • Make infrastructure decisions, ensuring technical excellence, versatility, safety and soundness, resiliency and scalability of product solutions.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of disaster recovery and IT security failure plans.
  • Ensure tight collaboration across departments to drive strategic initiatives, including understanding of the alignment between technology strategy and various technology road maps.
  • Assist in creating strategic plans and set timelines for evaluation and deployment of all technical solutions.Qualifications/Skills required:
    • Strong leader with skills in strategic planning, goal setting, process development, budgeting, and creating opportunities for professional development within technology teams.
    • Excellent communication, leadership, and strategic thinking abilities with a problem-solving aptitude.
    • Solid understanding of broad technology trends and the ability to align innovation with business goals.
    • Strong communication with ability to convey technical topics in easy-to-understand business terms and work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and external partners.
    • Strategic thinking, including the ability to identify new opportunities, drive clarity, create focus, and make tough decisions in complex and dynamic contexts.
    • Ability to track and identify new technologies to solve complex business issues.Education & Experience Requirements
      • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, information systems or related field.
      • Previous experience as a CIO, director, or similar leadership role.
      • Prior experience as a senior technology leader in the automotive retailing business is a plus.
      • Experience leading complex, major changes, and initiatives
      • Experience with integrating teams across multiple business units and managing a geographically dispersed workforce.
      • Experience designing and managing an effective IT governance framework across the spectrum of IT service delivery.Join Kendall Auto Group and START SOMETHING GREAT! We are a family-owned and operated company with auto dealerships in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Alaska. Kendall has been selling and servicing vehicles since 1937.Our mission at Kendall is simple: To deliver an unrivaled customer experience. Through our highly motivated, knowledgeable, and caring team of professionals, we pledge to listen to and respect your needs. Doing the right thing means more than selling and servicing vehicles. Our progressive attitude means being exceptional stewards of the communities we operate in. It means going above and beyond every day for the people who mean so much to us - our employees and customers.Our employees are members of the Kendall family, who share our same goals and passions. Ideal candidates are confident, driven people who are excited to grow and succeed with one of the most successful automotive dealerships in the Pacific Northwest. We offer eligible employees medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Paid Time Off, a 401(k) plan with company contributions, an entire family purchase plan and much more! If you are looking for a rewarding career, we would like to meet you and start something great!"To apply, please follow the link to our job board site.
        Benefits401k, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Medical Insurance, Vision

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