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VP Infrastructure

Category: Management
Region: Noord-Holland
Status: Filled

Full Description:

Our client is a worldwide service provider. In this role you work closely with Senior IT Management to establish, plan, and administer the overall policies and goals for Infrastructure Services; to develop IT department strategies and direction regarding infrastructure; to provide vision, develop and monitor business plans, budgets, and coordination with procurement and related financial analysis related to infrastructure and other areas as assigned; and to be responsible for the overall planning and management of the company data center and Corporate IT Infrastructure services.


  • Oversees the architecture, implementation and key support of infrastructure appropriate to the long-term strategic goals.
  • Sets standards of excellence for data center, networking, and communications technology operations.
  • Manages strategic planning for all customer-related and Corporate IT network, server and storage operations.
  • Coordinates and plans with enterprise architecture and software development teams.
  • Responsible for management liaison to technology vendors providing infrastructure services.
  • Ensures that services are delivered in a manner that complies with architectural and compliance standards, established best practices, and customer service goals.
  • Researches and recommends infrastructure tools and resources to satisfy operational requirements.
  • Proactively recommends course of action to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness.
  • Evaluates and recommends appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Proactively assists in defining strategies and direction for future infrastructure projects.
  • Conducts project planning, cost benefit analysis, and prioritization.
  • Proactively promotes positive client/prospect relations.
  • Prepares budgets and business plans.
  • Provides direction for departmental financial and human resources issues.
  • Provides 24/7 x 365 support, guidance, leadership and motivation to promote maximum performance.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, management information systems, engineering or related discipline with an IT focus required. Advanced technical or business degree preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of technology management experience with large-scale infrastructure systems experience required to include five (5) years of management experience at a department level involved in strategic and tactical planning, personnel and financial management required with one or more of the following:
  • Proven ability in leading multidiscipline, high performance work teams/groups
  • Proven ability to delegate appropriately and oversee delegated tasks
  • Demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems
  • Demonstrated competency in leadership with strong abilities in relationship management
  • Thorough knowledge of the implications of relevant current laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of technologies including server platforms, network, security, storage, and business applications
  • Commitment to collaboration, teamwork, and open communication
  • Commitment to developing and leading a strong, geographically dispersed team
  • Experience in managing a third party for outcomes and customer service
  • Leadership/management/motivational skills
  • Analytical and interpretive skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and duties
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive
  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies

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