IT Director

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 160,000-200,000 Annually
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Who We Are

Authentic is a global brand development, marketing and entertainment platform.  Authentic elevates and builds the long-term value of more than 50 consumer brands and properties by partnering with best-in-class manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. We are a Lifestyle and Entertainment platform comprising value-driving business models and global brands.  Authentic creates sustainable revenue streams through brand development, strategic partnerships and digital innovation.

 Why Authentic

 You’ll be able to access the resources and scale, while leveraging innovative technology and nimble environment. What we’re saying is, this isn’t your average day job. If you’re hungry to drive ideas into action and own your career, let’s chat. Our team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future of our brands. With the help of some of the brightest minds in retail, marketing, licensing, legal and more, we are building the intersection of digital and experiential marketing to help achieve that mission. We reimagine, evolve and transform brands! At Authentic, we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought and expertise drive competitive advantage. Our global teams are built by go-getters who contribute unique perspectives and push the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Headquartered in New York City, Authentic has offices in major metropolitan cities including Los Angeles and Miami, as well as Toronto, Mexico City, London, and Shanghai.

What You’ll Do 

The IT Director is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of IT infrastructure and support functions globally for Authentic Brands Group. This includes directing all IT infrastructure and support operations to meet company and internal customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing infrastructure and the development of new technical solutions. The IT Director will set the strategy for how infrastructure technology needs to be utilized globally in addition to being operationally focused. This position is expected to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited resources and budgets to maximize performance and contribution.

What you’ll be working on

  • Responsible for overseeing all IT infrastructure (network and systems), operations, projects, and ongoing user support.
  • IT infrastructure strategy, digital transformation, systems maintenance.
  • Organization development and management, budget management, people development and management.
  • Deep understanding of the fashion apparel industry and operation
  • Global organization alignment.
  • Systems maintenance
  • Day to day systems support
  • Video Conferencing / room system support
  • Audio Visual system support
  • Analyzes complex business needs presented by the user community and/or clients and recommends technical solutions.
  • Ensures the consistency and maintainability of existing infrastructure by creating, maintaining, and enforcing standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions.
  • Keeps abreast of new technology relevant to the company's security and infrastructure.
  • Responds to the needs of a 24/7 operation, as needed.
  • Responsible for data backups. Specifically, the regular occurrence, integrity, and periodic test restores of the backups to make sure data can be recovered successfully.
  • Directs and prioritizes the workload of IT Infrastructure and support teams
  • Participates in all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendor contracts.


Must Haves:

  • At least 8 – 10 years of professional experience in organization management and global project management
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, information systems, computer science or related field (graduate degree a plus)
  • Experience with global scale IT infrastructure project management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strong collaboration and cross-functional communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong technical ability including report creation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and effectively prioritize
  • Proven ability to lead company-wide projects
  • Customer centric
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience implementing and maintaining IT infrastructure required
  • Experience working for a global company preferred
  • Passion for current and emerging trends in infrastructure technology

Primary Salary Location:

$160,000 - $200,000

Authentic is an equal-opportunity employer and we value and embrace the diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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