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CDW Manager IT Technology Support in Vernon Hills, Illinois

The Technology Support department provides IT services for internal coworkers as it relates to:

§ Coworker desktops and laptops

§ Mobile devices including smartphones and tablets

§ Printers/Copiers/MFPs

§ Projectors

§ Video Conferencing

§ Asset Management (software & hardware)

The Technology Support Manager ensures that all phases of deskside support, including installations, upgrades, software, hardware, operating

Key Areas of Responsibility

§ Provide leadership to individuals on team(s) through coaching, feedback, development goals, and performance management.

  • Manageperformance of the Technology Support team by driving productivity andimproving the experience coworkers have when interacting with IT.

  • Reviewdaily, weekly, and monthly reports for Technology Support to ensure thatall service level initiatives are being met per department goals andobjectives.

  • Managerelationships with key hardware vendors to include:Lenovo, HP, Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft,Apple, etc

  • Ensurethat all phases of desktop support, including installations, upgrades,hardware, software, peripherals, etc. are properly coordinated, monitored,tracked, and resolved.

§ Responsible for effective talent management to attract, develop and retain staff including pipeline & succession planning

  • Identifyskill gaps and develop staffing plans to address training opportunities.

  • Planand drive Technology Support related projects and initiatives.

  • Identifyand implement process improvements that will increase productivity anddrive consistency in how support is provided to CDW coworkers.

  • Create& communicate staffing schedules.

  • Monitorall Technology Support ticket queues.

  • Observe/coachsupervisors and coworkers.

  • Firstpoint of contact for management escalation involving Technology support.

  • Approveand sign staff time cards.

  • Collaboratewith other departments to align goals, objectives, and resources.

  • Addressissues of diverse scope where analysis of situations and/or data requiresevaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of currentbusiness trends.

§ Define and regularly review current organizational structure, ensuring alignment to departmental and business strategies.

  • Workoff hours and weekends as business needs dictate.

  • Addressemergency issues from home when necessary.

  • Carrysmartphone for off hours support.

  • Travelas needed up to 25%


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

§ Bachelor’s degree in a technology related discipline; OR a combination of work experience, education and training equivalent to a four-year college degree in a technology related discipline

§ 3 years of experience in a Helpdesk or Desktop Support Supervisor or Manager role in an enterprise environment (5000+clients)

§ 5 years related IT work experience

Other Required Qualifications

§ Ability to work with minimal supervision.

§ Advance knowledge of PC hardware and software installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and repair.

§ Advance working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and software products.

§ Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders including senior leadership.

§ Track record of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.

§ Demonstrated experience leading projects, effectively delegating responsibilities and managing resources.

§ Proven record in developing and implementing long term desktop strategies and initiatives.

§ History of building and maintaining productive cross-functional relationships with key stakeholders and business partners.

§ Strong attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills.

§ Demonstrated ability to attract and retain a successful talent pool.

§ Flexibility to work off hours and weekends as required.

§ Login capabilities to work from home when needed.

Preferred Qualifications

§ 4-5 years of Manager or Supervisor experience in an enterprise environment (5000+clients)

§ 3 years’ experience managing large rollouts and mass deployments of PC and Apple desktops and laptops.

§ 3 years working experience with developing, updating, and managing hardware build process and procedure

§ 2 years’ experience managing capital planning around hardware/software used in an enterprise environment.

§ 2 years’ experience with expense planning and forecasting for an IT Service Desk or desktop environment.

§ Certified Desktop Support Manager (HDI)

§ ITIL v3

Manager IT Technology Support

* Vernon Hills, IL *


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