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GAF Director of Network Infrastructure in Parsippany, New Jersey

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THE COMPANY

Founded in 1886, GAF is a $3+ billion company with 3,200 employees and is a leader in the building materials industry. As America's largest roofing manufacturer, GAF has built a strong and solid product and customer franchise driven by continuous product innovation and through finding ways to better serve and connect with its customers.

GAF has sustained a strong financial and operating performance over the past several years, driven from its leading capabilities, strong culture and a business that is only partly dependent on economic cycles in the construction industry.

Labeled the best in quality and most-recommended by its customers, GAF believes that its employees remain its greatest strength and best competitive advantage. For more information on GAF and its associated businesses, please visit: www.gaf.com/

THE POSITION

The Director of Network Infrastructure is a critical role in the evolution and operations of the network infrastructure for GAF. As more work is done remotely and dependent on network access, the need for a robust and reliable network infrastructure is essential to enabling GAF to achieve its business goals. This role requires someone with the vision to see opportunities for improvement, the desire to lead a team through change and the tenacity to get things done.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Direct and lead the day to day operations of the GAF voice and admin data networks

  • Develop and implement a strategic roadmap for voice and data networks that is aligned with overall business objectives including capacity planning, growth and shifts to the cloud

  • Manage network uptime to meet business SLAs

  • Review and manage annual operating and capital budget of $6m-$8m for all aspects of voice and data networks including carrier costs, hardware, software, maintenance, travel, training, etc.

  • Review and negotiate contracts for fixed and recurring services as needed

  • Provide leadership to the Network Operations teams by setting clear priorities and allocating resources.

THE PERSON

  • Demonstrated experience in leading infrastructure and technical services for all I/T technology domains, including PCs, networks, telecommunications, servers, cybersecurity, and helpdesk

  • Experience with both data center and cloud environments

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with business and technology leaders to develop and execute plans

  • Exceptional relationship management skills and an ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers

  • Resilient and capable of dealing with ambiguity and change

  • Experienced team leader who inspires results, perpetual learning, and development

  • Minimum 10 years experience and a successful track record of leading and managing an IT Infrastructure team

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical and/or business area or equivalent experience; advanced degree is a plus

  • Familiarity with manufacturing environments helpful

We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

With 130+ years in the industry, GAF is the leading roofing manufacturer in North America. As a member of the Standard Industries family of companies, we are also part of the largest roofing and waterproofing business in the world.

Our communities help give our work meaning and the products we manufacture help protect what matters most. The shingles help to shelter the families living in the homes in our towns. The TPO helps protect what is under that hospital’s roof. In addition to quality products, we make sure they are installed by quality craftsmen and women. The full GAF portfolio of solutions is supported by an extensive national network of factory-certified contractors.

GAF continues to be the leader in quality and offers comprehensive warranty protection on its products and systems. Our success is driven by a commitment to empowering our people to deliver advanced quality and purposeful innovation and the desire to protect what matters most. ​

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