Job: Chief Information Officer

Title Chief Information Officer
Categories Information Technology
Salary Competitive
Location Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Job Information

Our client, a well-known multi-billion dollar company, has retained SkyWater to identify their next Chief Information Officer:

The Chief Information Officer will be the information technology architect of the company and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology and systems including the establishment of the company’s vision for, and deployment of, technology solutions.  This is a key position requiring demonstrated skills and experiences in senior level decision making, strategic planning, and execution.  With knowledge of both technology and business process and a cross-functional perspective, this person will align the organization’s technology deployment strategy with its business strategy to drive performance. The CIO will oversee technology purchases, implementation and various related services.

This person will be tasked with supporting the analysis and re-engineering of existing business processes, identifying and developing the capability to use new tools, reshaping the enterprise’s physical infrastructure and network access, and with identifying and exploiting the enterprise’s knowledge resources. The CIO will interact closely with other senior leaders in the company to align technology investments and resources with the technology organization.

Desired Skills and Experience:


  • An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related technical degree required; an MBA or similar advanced degree is a distinct plus.


Professional Qualifications

  • A minimum of fifteen years of total experience leading a complex IT department with companies known for strong discipline, process and methodologies in operational excellence.
  • Person will need to have a strong ERP background along with a sound understanding of mobile and cloud technologies.
  • Person needs to be a strategic leader who has a combination of technical know-how, business acumen, and organizational leadership skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of driving organizations through periods of significant growth and change, capitalizing on the strength of in-house talent while enhancing the core expertise of the business through identifying and recruiting key outside experts
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively and credibly in a senior leadership role which emphasizes strategic focus, innovative change and an entrepreneurial spirit as being critical elements of a company’s formula for success
  • Excellent analytical skills and solid business acumen coupled with the ability to establish the appropriate business strategy and implement into workable action plans
  • Proven track record in providing strategic direction and vision that has successfully been translated into actionable plans
  • Strong financial acumen and capability in running a bottom-line oriented business. Solid understanding of financials; can run a balance sheet and income statement.
  • Proven leadership with a track record of building organizations through periods of change. Ability to hire, develop, and retain high caliber “athletes” who have successfully contributed to the success of an organization
  • Ability to lead, motivate, manage and influence in a dynamic, complex, intellectual and technical environment
Type Executive
Functions Technology
Job ID# SWS616
About Skywater Search Partners

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Led by a group of seasoned search industry professionals, SkyWater Search Partners brings new focus to a novel concept, “short list search”.  Our purpose is to leave a lasting impression on the clients we serve by providing individuals who will make a measurable difference in their business.  We strive to consistently deliver great results to our clients in a very timely manner.

Our practice areas are led by highly experienced executive recruiters who take great care in fully understanding client requirements and candidate qualifications.

Practice Expertise:

– Accounting and Finance

– Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)

– Engineering

– Human Resources (HR)

– Information Technology

– Operations

– Sales and Marketing

– Supply Chain

Founded on long-standing relationships and hundreds of successful placements throughout the Twin Cities business community, SkyWater Search Partners is a proven resource for clients and candidates looking to quickly and confidently explore their “short list” of best choices. Count on us to find the best people – and the best fit.

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