Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Cedar Rapids, IA



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.


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



  • 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


  • 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


  • Experience with EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)


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


  • 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


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.