Head of IT

  • Sanofi Consumer Health Care
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • Oct 05, 2018
Full-time Digital Transformation Information Technology (IT) SAP Strategy

Job Description

The Head of IT is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure for an organization. Typical job duties include: Overseeing technical projects in alignment with organizational goals. Directing the effective delivery of networks, development, and disaster recovery systems and processes 

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Analyze complex business needs presented by the user community and recommends technical solutions
  • Ensures consistency and maintainability of existing applications by creating, maintaining and enforcing standards/procedures for implementing technical solutions 
  • Produces detailed time line for each application release and implements effective project control by monitoring the progress of the software release and reporting the status 
  • Directs and prioritizes the work load of subordinate personnel 
  • Approves all business requirements prior to the technical solution 
  • Participants on all hardware and software evaluations and maintains vendors contracts 
  • Directs education programs for the staff 
  • Recruits, leads, motivates, and develops the team. Develops and trains the team, providing coaching and feedback to build strengths and address development opportunities 
  • Builds strong cross functional partnerships internally, and consistently shares best practices 
  • Develops and maintains a high performance culture within the team and consistently refines priorities as needed, and assesses progress toward goals, objectives
  • Applies a continuous improvement mindset, streamlines processes, leverage synergies, and maximize resource utilization
  • Performs salary administration, conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires, consultants and/or replacement personnel 

This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.


Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college required in computer science or related field with a focus in business preferred. 

Experience: 15 years proven IT leadership experience with experience in SAP integration and JD Edwards operating systems. Experience in the most current technologies and products used in industry (Microsoft suite in particular). Cross functional experience helpful. 

Professional Skills: Requires strong leadership skills. Strategic thinking skills. Business and financial acumen. Problem Solving. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellence with Building Cross Functional Relationships; internal customer / client focus. Ability to analyze and evaluate several sources of data & develop action plans.   

Role Specific Competencies:  Ability to lead, motivate, coach & develop team to full potential. Ability to think strategically and prioritize projects. Strong presentation development and implementation skills. Ability to influence key decision makers at various levels of both Sanofi CHC.

Special Requirements: Overnight travel; sometimes international is required. 

Regulatory Compliance 

Americans with Disabilities Act 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process. 

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII 

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

 Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004) 

This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements. This position meets exemption criteria under the following tests: outside sales exemption. 


Relocation assistance is provided.