Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Cedar Rapids, IA

BENCHMARK INC.

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO) 

Are you an experienced IT professional who can translate the information technology world into functional business applications? Are you a respectful, thoughtful, focused leader? Can you drive digital transformation while being open, transparent, and collaborative? If you are ready to work for a company that values integrity, commitment, and dedication to their clients, we want to talk with you!

Our ideal CIO is:

  • Entrepreneurial – You are a proactive, forward thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset. You can stay calm, cool under pressure, and have an innate ability to understand, anticipate, and manage risk.
  • Business savvy - With a revenue generation mindset, you can transform IT from a cost center to a revenue center. You are a good steward of resources and excel at prioritizing the right thing to work on for maximum efficiency.
  • Innovative – You are comfortable challenging the status quo, and you champion innovation that makes sense for the organization. You have a high technical aptitude, understand the IT world, and can bridge the gap between the leadership team and IT.
  • Considerate - You’re relational and get along well with people. Respectful and trustworthy, you have compassion for others, making you a leader focused on building enduring relationships.

The CIO will develop strong relationships and deliver proven results. We are seeking a leader to bring a team-focused approach, while building the next chapter of our IT team’s evolution and growth.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The job responsibilities of the CIO include, but are not limited to:

IT Team Development

  • Ensures technology is current and supports future business growth
  • Responsible for all aspects of organizational IT transformation
  • Owns high-level project management and strategies
  • Oversees infrastructure, cyber security, and IT development
  • Owns cyber security and related risk management
  • Bridges customer needs with the product team, IT, and the leadership team
  • Build IT and data strategies that focus on “best in class” development practices
  • Responsible for process and standards (i.e., recognizing and creating best practices)
  • Approaches all responsibilities with a strategic mindset 

IT Team Leadership, Management, and Accountability

  • Manages people and IT processes
  • Responsible for strategic planning of IT systems and processes that support Benchmark’s business objectives
  • Responsible for ensuring cross-departmental communication and collaboration
  • Presents relevant IT work, projects, and data analysis to the leadership team
  • Recognizes business needs from IT perspective (short-term and long-term)
  • Ensures departmental Right Person, Right Seat
  • Acts as hands-on manager who handles day to day IT responsibilities as needed
  • Develops and oversees the IT budget
  • Responsible and accountable for vendor and partner management about IT
  • Acts as a bridge between IT department and Benchmark’s internal and external customers

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • 5+ years’ experience developing IT strategy
  • Project management experience
  • Experience selecting and implementing new SaaS programs/services
  • Experience creating and driving a digital transformation culture (aligning business to IT, recognizing technology and how it drives the business forward)
  • Candidate must live in or relocate to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area

Preferred

  • 5+ years of IT team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated successful career progression with increased levels of responsibility, leadership, and technology
  • Professional services experience
  • Experience working in a professional consulting services environment in a related field or industry (engineering, construction, architecture, etc.).
  • IT experience in a small to medium sized organization
  • Experience working with Leadership Teams

Desired

  • Experience with EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)

THE COMPANY – BENCHMARK

Benchmark is a national leader in the commercial roof and pavement consulting industry. We offer an unmatched professional culture with a family feel and where community matters. We provide opportunities for professional and personal growth for all employees.

Our Core Values

We think and act according to our core values – they are at the very heart of everything we do:

  • Be a strong team based on relationships and trust
  • Be really committed to being technically excellent
  • Be a benchmark

WHY BENCHMARK?

  • Opportunity for professional growth and development
  • Our best-in-class consulting services are respected and trusted
  • We’re loyal and people are committed to our team
  • 30 plus years of stability and growth
  • A chance to lead and develop a team
  • Ground level involvement in building the bridge between IT and our internal and external customers
  • Ability to create an innovative and forward-thinking IT department
  • Be the change agent and chart the course for our future IT transformation
  • A partnership mentality and approach to sharing knowledge and building lasting relationships
  • Everyone pulls in the same direction

Benefits

Benchmark team members enjoy a full suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, disability (short and long-term), supplemental insurances (accident and critical illness), employee assistance program, 401(k) with employer matching contributions, and paid vacation, holidays, and volunteer days.

If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference with a stable, strong, growing organization, apply today!

JOB CODE: Benchmark Inc.