• Chief Information Officer

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 5 months ago(4/2/2019 11:25 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-34537
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Information Technology
  • Location

    Omni Hotels and Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinctive luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. Omni Hotels is known for its exemplary culture, authenticity to the markets in which we operate, innovation and exceptional service.  Our commitment to career development has created tenure and loyalty that enables us to perpetuate our family atmosphere.

    Job Description

    Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinctive luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. Omni Hotels is known for its exemplary culture, authenticity to the markets in which we operate, innovation and exceptional service. Our commitment to career development has created tenure and loyalty that enables us to perpetuate our family atmosphere.

    We are seeking a results-oriented Head of Information Technology to join the team at our corporate offices in Dallas, TX. This position is responsible for bringing strategic IT leadership to the organization by developing and driving the technology vision of the company as the overall IT leader in today’s complex and evolving technology landscape. The ideal candidate will understand the day-to-day operational demands of an entrepreneurial hospitality company, working within the corporate environment to the benefit of the entire portfolio. As a member of the senior team, the Head of IT is expected to be a strategic business partner and contributor, understanding key business drivers and building effective relationships throughout the organization.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead strategic planning efforts for the IT discipline, ensuring that IT programs and initiatives align to company-wide business objectives and strategies
    • Oversee the enterprise-wide, information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the company’s data and servers
    • Partner with the business to communicate at all levels of the organization, including hotel management and ownership, in regard to the needs and execution of the company’s IT strategy
    • Work with the business to empower solutions that enhance its core operations
    • Develop, track and manage annual IT budgets, including capital investments
    • Provide sponsorship and oversight for large-scale, enterprise IT projects
    • Establish IT policies and standard operating procedures, adjusting as needed based on business needs and the landscape
    • Ensure all technology assets are protected, secured and have a proper disaster recovery/business continuity plan
    • Lead relationship management at a senior level with key vendors and service providers, ensuring that offerings meet the company’s objectives and evolve as necessary for changing business and marketplace demands
    • Supervise strategic business relationships between IT associates and external organizations, including vendors and service providers
    • Educate the organization on developments in technology, hospitality industry trends, suppliers and competitors’ capabilities and the subsequent opportunities to evolve technology to enhance the experiences of associates and guests
    • Ensure the IT organization clearly understands their role in contributing to the success of the company and maintain a focus on business outcomes
    • Work to develop internal talent that facilitates future growth opportunities for team members in keeping with Omni’s Core Values

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Business or related field required; graduate degree preferred but not required
    • Minimum of 15 years of IT experience, including at least seven years in a senior director, vice president or other executive leadership role
    • Experience with a large-scale, multi-unit upscale or luxury hospitality organization
    • A strategic thinker who can see beyond what is and imagine what could be with a “think outside the box” mentality
    • Ability to develop and manage budgets; strong negotiating and contract management skills
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to interpret and communicate technical information to non-technical people
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, continuing to deliver quality service and consistently meet deadlines
    • Excellent understanding of project management principles
    • Demonstrated leadership and management style, able to motivate others, build consensus at all levels of the company, create a collaborative work environment and develop others
    • Strong, persuasive communications style both verbal and written

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