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IT Network Engineering Manager

Company: fairlife, LLC
Location: Rochester
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based nutrition company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and dairy products to nourish consumers.With nearly $2B in annual retail sales, fairlife s portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife ultra-filtered milk; Core Power High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife nutrition plan , a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health.A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit
job purpose:As a network engineering manager, you will lead a distributed team of skilled professionals responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining fairlife s network infrastructure, encompassing both traditional IT and Operational Technology (OT) networks. You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability, security, and performance of our network systems while managing a remote team to achieve organizational goals. This role requires strong leadership, technical expertise, and strategic planning abilities, with a focus on effective remote collaboration and management.responsibilities:Lead, mentor, and develop a distributed team of network engineers and administrators, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning.Implement effective communication strategies and facilitate seamless interaction and coordination among team members across different locations and time zones.Manage the design, installation, configuration, operation and maintenance of network connectivity and equipment for new and existing facilities.Manage projects, tasks, and monitor progress/performance to ensure the team meets objectives and deadlines.Develop and implement strategic plans for the organization's network infrastructure to support current and future business needs.Collaborate with other IT and Automation (OT) teams to ensure seamless integration of network systems with existing technologies, particularly those utilized in CPWE and Purdue architectures.Enforce security policies and procedures tailored to address specific risks and compliance requirements.Support various audits and remediate any control deficiencies and/or gaps.Report on infrastructure performance and availability.Manage relationships with network hardware and software vendors to ensure timely support, delivery of products, and services suitable for both remote and on-premises environments.Forecast future team budget requirements by working closely with other departments to align IT initiatives with overall business objectives.Maintain accurate documentation of network configurations, policies, and procedures for both IT and OT networks across remote and distributed environments.skills/qualifications required: Bachelor s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.Previous experience (2+ years) in a managerial or leadership role, overseeing a team of IT professionals.Proven experience (3+ years) in network engineering/administration, with expertise in both traditional IT networks and OT environments, including CPWE architecture.Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a distributed team to achieve excellence.Strong knowledge of networking protocols, hardware, and security best practices.Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructure and hybrid network environments, Azure experience preferred.Knowledge of supporting Palo Alto firewalls and wireless networks in an enterprise environment.--Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and the ability to address challenges in both IT and OT contexts.Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and bridge the gap between IT and OT teams across different locations.Ability to handle ambiguity and work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment.working conditions and physical requirements:Standard office hours and shared on-call duties for off hoursAbility to lift up to 25 safety requirements:Notify supervision of any repairs or adjustments that are required that may affect product quality or food safety.Understand, observe, and comply with the handling and usage of the color-coded container policy while in the Production Areas.Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company.Ability to initiate action to prevent the occurrence of nonconformities relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the product, processes, quality system, or safety system.Identify and record any problems relating to Food Safety and the Quality of the ingredients, processes, quality system, or safety system.Control further processing or delivery of nonconforming product in terms of Food Safety and Quality issues until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.In the event of absence, another employee with the same skill level will assume the duties and responsibilities as required.--position location: Webster, NYreports to: IT Infrastructure and Services Directortravel requirements: 10%-20%, with increased travel expected during onboarding periodexempt/nonexempt: Exemptbase pay range: $140,000 - 160,000*Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, is offered.
*Base pay offered may vary depending on geography, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position, is offered.Base pay range:$140,000-$160,000 USD
fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of--race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email--careers

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