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Senior Director, CIO in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: VID003161

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLD on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:

• ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   

• DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 

• REALIZE your potential! 


Videojet Technologies is a world-leader in the product identification market, providing in-line printing, coding, and marking products, application specific fluids, and product life cycle services. 

Videojet has more than 325,000 printers installed worldwide. Our customers rely on Videojet products to print on over ten billion products daily. Customers sales, application service, and training support is provided by direct operation with over 4,000 team members, serving 135 countries. See more at 

Your role

The Sr. Director, CIO is a seed position intended to complete a transition with the incumbent VP CIO while identifying continued IT delivery and improvement opportunities, manage IT operations, and develop strategies that are forward thinking and promote aggressive deployment of digital applications and process improvements.  This person will contribute leadership and vision to the global Videojet IT community and report to the Videojet VP CIO. 


The Sr. Director, CIO will primarily be responsible the leadership and delivery of automation, processes, and systems to meet the evolving needs of Videojet’s business.  Additional responsibilities will also include executing the Digital IT strategy in the context of service delivery, customer experience optimization, operational improvements and front/back office innovation that help deliver improved profitability through top and bottom-line impact.     

He/she will be a highly collaborative business partner focused on building relationships across the company, and will leverage these capabilities by fostering a positive, constructive culture within the Information Technology team.  This executive will be a focused, results-oriented leader capable of defining high level enterprise architectures and applying digital applications and development best practices in the following areas:

  • Mobility and workplace productivity improvement solutions
  • Business Systems such as ERP, CRM and Field Service Delivery Management
  • Enterprise Information Management, Analytics, Big Data
  • Digital Engagement/OmniChannel, Social Analytics
  • Application Development: DevOps, SDLC, Agile, ERM Optimization/Adoption
  • Business Process Analysis/Optimization/Architecture
  • Project Management Office (PMO Solutions)

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Develop productive relationships with business leaders across the organization to influence the adoption of modern IT capabilities which enable new sources of value. Proactively manage business stakeholder expectations.
  • Develop, own, and execute a 3-year Information Technology strategy and roadmap to support the Digital needs of Videojet’s global business.
  • Define and execute IT plans to deploy new systems, tools and technology and ensure smooth adoption of these deployments.
  • Continually evaluate new technology trends balancing the need for “enterprise ready” technology with a desire to innovate.  As a result, the candidate must have the ability to make powerful decisions around technology that impacts the organization.
  • Develop and lead a high-performing team of IT professionals; foster a culture of engagement through coaching and mentoring; successfully translate business requirements into team deliverables, individual goals, and objectives.
  • Provide leadership and oversight on day-to-day IT operations to ensure service level expectations are achieved.  
  • Develop and deploy a governance model with key business and IT stakeholders to ensure IT meets the organization priorities in an agile manner.
  • Provide guidance to product development organizations related to commercial cloud based offerings in terms of cyber-security and systems integrations with on-premise business systems.
  • Contribute to the development of IT budget, forecasts and long-range plans based upon decision making at the Executive Team and IT Steering Committee.
  • Ensure stellar supplier management of all IT vendors and working with indirect procurement associates, negotiate effective contracts for software, services, and other tools.

Job Requirements


As the successful candidate, you will have the following education, experiences, characteristics, and competencies: 

  • Strong functional skill set and experience in IT but known for one’s business acumen and ability to successfully impact business outcomes.
  • Successful track record of delivering enterprise solutions which automate process and work flows built upon a deep understanding of Enterprise Systems, Business Intelligence, Sales and Service solutions, IT operations, and Digital IT strategy.
  • Visioning, presentation, influencing abilities and strong leadership skills are necessary in order to be successful in this role.
  • At least 10 years having overseen multiple functions within Information Technology including ERM, BI, CRM, Infrastructure and IT Services in a fast paced, global multi-site manufacturing or distribution setting.  20+ years of business experience.
  • Re-engineering /process improvement experience, including leading and coaching continuous improvement projects which result in digital transformations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including past project management experience including large-scale/global initiatives.
  • Matrix leadership experience of direct reports and cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.  Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Experience with implementation of information technology M&A integrations in a large division/company. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally according to business needs, perhaps as much as 20-40% of time in some periods
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Business Administration; Masters of Science or MBA is preferred or equivalent experience.

Key Relationships: 

  • Reports to: Videojet CIO 
  • Will work closely with Videojet, Product Identification Platform and Corporate IT leaders.
  • Videojet leaders representing a variety of functions and associates at various levels. 

Why Videojet? What is in there for you?

  • We are one of the Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation & Chicago Award Winner for 2017 & 2018.
  • We offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities for those who seek a challenging, fast-paced, results-oriented environment where personal contributions are recognized and rewarded.
  • As part of the Danaher team, you'll learn and become highly skilled in the powerful Danaher Business System. 

At Danaher, you’ll have the opportunity to build a career in a way no other company or environment can duplicate. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and most importantly, like to win. Why? Because it’s fun! But, when it comes to the development of our leaders and associates, we’re serious. Our business is growing, and we need top talented people to keep winning. The breadth and depth of our family of brands makes it possible for us to offer a variety of dynamic and challenging career opportunities across multiple global industries. Working with us, you’ll have the unique experience to learn the Danaher Business System, our common operating system used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create tremendous value for customers and shareholders. At Danaher, great people do extraordinary things.  Come join our winning team.

Videojet Technologies Inc is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.