The IT Director is responsible for the overall planning,
organization, and execution of all IT functions at Fresh Produce.
This includes directing all IT operations to meet customer
requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing
applications and development and deployment of new technical
solutions. The ideal candidate will have the ability to function
strategically as well as contribute to the technical execution of
Lead the IT department's operational and strategic planning,
including fostering innovation, planning projects and setting
Develop and implement a near-term tactical plan to better
utilize and integrate existing applications/systems and a long-term
strategic roadmap for investment in technologies which will provide
increased leverage and scale to the business while meeting business
needs, strategies and goals.
Facilitate communication between senior management, technical
team and non-technical teams.
Negotiate contracts and manage relationships with major vendors
and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the
needs of the organization.
Develop, implement and ensure compliance of IT policies and
procedures, including those for architecture, security, disaster
Maintain and/or implement protocols based on industry standards
such as PCI/DSS to ensure the security and compliance of all
Oversee and participate in all technical aspects of eCommerce
including architecture, scalability, software development,
security, compliance and reporting.
Ensure the consolidation, creation, and maintenance of
documentation, including system and user manuals, license
agreements and documentation of modifications and upgrades.
Work with IT team to manage and administer current application
platforms and solutions; including vendor management, data
integration, data transformation, EDI support, and ongoing
maintenance and customization.
Manage all financial aspects of the IT department, including
purchasing, ROI. KPI, budgeting and budget review.
Oversee performance, development and mentoring of the technical
Maintain and/or implement security standards and protocols to
ensure the security and viability of all systems.
Negotiate and administer vendor, outsourcing, and consultant
contracts and service agreements, monitor cost effectiveness and
performance of vendors against negotiated service level
Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development,
upgrade and support of all IT systems, including
telecommunications, servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware and
Provide organizational and project management within and across
departments: create requirements documentation and RFP/RFQs
Direct and manage application development and assist when
needed. Lead the charge on quality and reliability.
Where you’ve spent your time and what you are good at:
8-10 years of relevant experience, including 5 years in a
5 years in at least one of the following disciplines: System
On-prem or cloud enterprise architecture
Proficient in at least one of the following computer languages:
TSQL, Bash, Powershell, C#, PHP
Experience with Windows servers and desktop operating systems,
SAN, Dell servers and switches, Cisco ASA firewall, MPLS networks
Experience managing and contributing to the following: Software
development, IT Administration, Network Architecture
Experience with Windows Server 2003 - 2016 – Active Directory;
DNS, DHCP, IIS, RADIUS, SQL server, Exchange, Office 365
Experience in an IT retail environment using various ERP
solution, EDI. financial solutions, and Point of Sale.
Experience in a multi-location, omni-channel organization
Experience with Magento e-commerce
The ability to elicit requirements through use case interviews
or other means
Team player, versatile, flexible, and enthusiastic with a “no
task is too small mentality”
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
We think life is too short for beige, if you agree, let’s
About the brand
From its start at a small kiosk at the 1984 Summer Olympics in
Los Angeles, California, the Fresh Produce brand now offers a full
line of women’s apparel and accessories – available at 16 company
stores, online at www.freshproduceclothes.com, and at more than 425
independent retailers throughout the continental United States,
Canada, Hawaii, and the Caribbean. Over the past three decades, the
brand has built and maintained a reputation for creating beautiful,
comfortable clothing that evokes a carefree vacation vibe, no
matter the time or place.
We are a brand that celebrates individuality and color. We
believe that style and comfort are not mutually exclusive. We
believe in fit, in bold patterns, and vibrant hues. We believe in
flair. We believe in creating high-quality clothing that looks
great, and that feels even better – we want women to feel as
comfortable in our clothes as they do in their own skin.
Fresh Produce is a leader in the women’s apparel sector. Our
products are made primarily in the USA, and the company is
headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with key production and
fulfillment facilities located in Gardena, California. We are
unwaveringly customer-focused, and believe that strong teams are
paramount to our company’s success. At Fresh Produce, you will work
alongside highly intelligent, creative, and hard-working
individuals who respect and support each other and believe strongly
in the work that we do.