Information Technology (IT) Systems Coordinator

Information Technology Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Description

Job Title: IT Systems Coordinator

Location(s): Pittsburgh, PA

About Edward Marc

Edward Marc (www.edwardmarc.com) is a Pittsburgh-based, rapidly expanding manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of chocolate and caramel products. A family business since 1914, the company was rebranded in 2007 when the fourth-generation of chocolatier siblings assumed management. Under their leadership, the company has launched national and global brands including Edward Marc Chocolatier, The Milk Shake Factory, and Snappers. The management team values sustainable innovation, aggressive sales growth, and maintaining the company’s foundation as a family-owned enterprise.

 

Position Overview                               

As member of the operations team, the IT Systems Coordinator will assume a critical role in creating a technology infrastructure that scales with the company’s expanding organizational needs. The IT Systems Coordinator will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting all technology- and database-related operations of the company. The IT Systems Coordinator will also inform the creation and implementation of IT policies, procedures, and best practices. Ideal candidates will be process-oriented and have superior technical, communication, organizational, and troubleshooting skills.

 

Essential Functions

  • Lead the design and implementation of IT systems and projects and allocation of resources for all company locations (e.g., HQ, retail, online)
  • Facilitate cross-functional meetings to effectively communicate process improvement objectives
  • Install and configure computer hardware, software, systems, networks, printers, fax machines, VoIP phones, scanners, etc. across multiple locations
  • Maintain and secure passwords, file system security, and data integrity for desktop environments
  • Work closely with all external IT vendors
  • Oversee troubleshooting, system backups, data archiving, and disaster recovery
  • Make recommendations for new equipment and services to purchase and work with various vendors for procurement
  • Manage entire purchase of inventory related to hardware, software, and other IT supplies
  • Maintain and track technology inventory, certificates, licensing, and support contracts
  • Manage the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, upgrade, and support of all IT systems including servers, PCs, Macs, operating systems, hardware, and software
  • Interact with employees on all levels to quickly resolve IT-related issues
  • Work Safety – Ensures that all tasks and functions of position are performed in a safe manner at all times and that all procedures and requirements are properly followed to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Food Safety/Quality – Responsible for food safety and quality as well as reporting food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

  • Ability to explain in laymen’s terms the use of computer related technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, or Business preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in desktop support or server support
  • 2+ years of directly related work experience in management of information systems
  • Strong technical knowledge of telecommunications, network, PC, and Mac operating systems
  • Strong technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards
  • Strong team player with the ability to diffuse tense situations
  • Passion for organization and structured project management
  • Capacity to operate independently and towards a goal
  • Proven experience in IT infrastructure planning and development
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • Ability to conduct and direct research into IT issues and products as required
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills

 

Backup Coverage – In the absence of the IT Systems Coordinator, the Director of Corporate Development shall be responsible to make provision to cover the absence with a qualified employee

 

Edward Marc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Edward Marc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.