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Title:  IT Infrastructure Manager


Opportunity Snapshot

Top reasons to consider aligning your career with CTS Corporation.


Make a global impact on the strategic direction of infrastructure and security at a growing industry leader.


Help our organization reach the next level in a visible role while building a progressive career home within a great culture.


If you have strong expertise in global IT infrastructure and security management and you’re looking for a career home where you’ll help shape the direction of global strategy, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will: 


  • Benefit from the best of both worlds leading our global corporate infrastructure team, where your strategic decisions and vision will impact network infrastructure and security, but you’ll also have the chance to roll up your sleeves to complete some hands-on work.
  • Help take our organization to the next level as you put your stamp on and shape the direction of our developing team.
  • Enjoy high visibility -- infrastructure and security are both strategic priorities, and senior leaders want to hear your perspective when deciding strategic direction.
  • Showcase your potential to advance within an organization that supports employees' career aspirations.
  • Work in an open and upbeat culture; our leaders are accessible and we promote broad communication at all levels, including town hall meetings and company round tables with the CEO and other leaders.


We touch millions of lives globally every day. CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We have over 20 locations in 12 countries and more than 3,500 employees. Our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products across many industries. We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.


The Requirements

Find out what it takes to own and thrive in this role.


To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have at least 5 years of experience. In addition, to be a good fit for the IT Infrastructure Manager opportunity, you will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of global IT infrastructure and security management experience for a multi-site organization, including experience with:
    • Auditing and security / privacy regulations such as PCI-DSS, CCPA, GDPR, SOX, etc.
    • Information security frameworks, such as NIST
  • Experience managing a team that includes onsite direct reports as well as remote resources who report in a dotted line
  • Solid management and leadership skills, and the ability to motivate the team and drive results
  • Excellent business acumen with the ability to understand the cross-functional impact of business processes in manufacturing, supply chain, sales, customer service, finance, and ecommerce


The Role

If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.

In this corporate position you will report to and support the Global Director of IT/CIO, managing IT infrastructure and security for our user base of 3,000+ employees worldwide across 12 manufacturing facilities. You will have overall responsibility for the design, implementation and ongoing security and support of all infrastructure related technologies and the IT teams that support them. You’ll be a key driver for strategic planning for overall information technology throughout the organization, as well as for maintaining strong cybersecurity capabilities, and ensuring IT best practices. This will include data networking, server engineering, data center operations, Desktop support, and more.


Why Join Us

More great reasons to join our team.


Make a visible impact

This is a key role in a global organization where you’ll have plenty of chances to expand your horizons. You’ll have influence over strategy decisions that impact the wider organization, working in our headquarters with high visibility to the c-suite. Your successes will certainly be noticed. 


Professional development

Our ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers. We offer plenty of skill development programs, such as leadership and communication trainings, and if you have the right aptitude and ambition you could build a rewarding career here. For example, success in this role could put you in a great position to lead the department when the director moves up. 


Great environment

You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart, talented and mutually supportive professionals with a variety of levels of domain expertise. The team is fairly lean and the pace is fast, but we believe in strong communication and are all dedicated to meeting our goals and objectives. Your director takes a hands-off approach, and believes in getting out of the way and giving you the autonomy to do your job. You’ll have plenty of leeway to shape the culture of the team for the overall good of the organization.


Growth orientation

Company-wide, there is a tremendous effort being spent to drive growth. That means adding key resources and providing room for strong performers to make a name for themselves. Growth = opportunity to take on even greater responsibilities and advance.


Excellent compensation

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus potential, we offer a slate of benefits including medical, dental, vision and other insurances; a 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts; and more. 


More Insight

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More about the Requirements

In addition to the experience listed under The Requirements section, we are looking for a professional who has:

  • A strong results orientation, with astute attention to detail, accuracy and cost
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills, with an ability to mitigate risk, communicate effectively, and facilitate problem resolution
  • The ability to self-manage and motivate, to work well under pressure, and to manage multiple projects at the same time, using sound judgment
  • A strong sense of urgency and the flexibility to complete after hours and on-call work (if needed) for upgrades, deployments, and support activities which cannot occur during business hours

Preferred but not required:

  • ITIL and CISSP certifications
  • Microsoft and Network certifications
  • IT project management experience, including assessing, analyzing, designing, planning, executing, testing, deploying and supporting new system capabilities


More about the Role

In addition to the information under The Role section, you should know: 


Your team will consist of four direct reports who will be seated with you in Lisle, as well as dotted line reports from the local site administrators at our plants. As a working manager on a lean team, you’ll spend about half of your time completing hands-on system and network administration tasks and guiding your team in those tasks. The other half of your time will be spent at a strategic level to determine the best ways to provide services to the organization, oversee ongoing support, and think ahead about the best ways to maintain information security while also making that information available to those who need it, and to help create the associated policies and procedures. 


In support of the above goals, some of your specific tasks will be to:

  • Manage IT infrastructure and security service providers and ensure objectives related to service levels, standards, financials, and information security are met.
  • Act as the single point of contact for all infrastructure and information security projects, operations, and support. The scope includes End User Services (endpoints, email, collaboration, help desk, phones, productivity suite), Data Center, Network (voice and data), Servers, Business Continuity, and Information & Data Security.
  • Actively manage the Managed Service Providers responsible for the underlying technologies, operations, and projects. Ensure adherence to standards, report on KPIs and project progress.
  • Interface with internal stakeholders, IT, and technical service providers to define scope and requirements, design system changes, estimate level of effort, develop and implement projects according to scope, budget, and timeline.
  • Maintain awareness of current technology standards, releases, and emerging trends in Networking, End User Computing, Server Administration, Collaboration, and Information Security.
  • Evaluate requirements and design appropriate infrastructure solutions to business problems.
  • Develop and publish appropriate metrics (KPI) to track customer (user) satisfaction as well as infrastructure and security performance. Monitor performance and take action to address areas of improvement.
  • Maintain system and operational documentation for all infrastructure components. Assist user departments with input to their Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Develop and maintain a rolling 5-year plan for global hardware, network and security infrastructure. Upgrade, patch, maintain, support, backup, archive and refresh infrastructure, endpoint, and security components. Verify and report on routine system maintenance procedures to ensure business continuity and security.


Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.



More about your success


The right person for this role comes in every day thinking about what they can do to help the company succeed, and is always focused on optimizing network and security operations. You’ll need to stay aware of current trends and apply them to the organization, bringing your recommendations to senior leadership to help take our organization to the next level.


Those who thrive in our organization are team players who can juggle multiple priorities and are willing to roll up their sleeves to help the team, but who are also self-driven to deliver their best work daily and inspire the best work from their colleagues. They are skilled, but also curious, natural learners who are compelled to increase their knowledge and continually add value through their contributions.


If you have the right aptitude, including experience and willingness to learn and grow, and the right attitude, as a go-getter with passion for what we do, then this job is a prime opportunity for you! 


United States EEO Statement 
CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable.
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.
United States Additional Considerations 
It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment.  

Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

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Lisle, IL, US, 60532

Job Type:  Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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