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Manager, Enterprise Network & Telecommunications

HNI Corporation, an industry leader in workplace furnishings and building products, is in search of a Manager, Enterprise Network and Telecommunications, to join our team in Chicago, IL!

As the Manager of Enterprise Network and Telecommunications, you will provide HNI with proactive leadership to implement and maintain HNI’s network infrastructure.  You will drive initiatives for network efficiency to achieve optimal levels of operation and KPI targets.  Through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, you will ensure HNI is fully supported by the appropriate levels of technology services.

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

  • Provides overall global technical guidance and leadership in projects involving a variety of network and telecommunications technologies (i.e. Cisco, Talari, Avaya, Netscaler, Incapsla, etc.)
  • Designs, develops, implements and manages the performance planning, corresponding analysis and major problem resolution of the network and telecommunications infrastructure environments while managing highly technical staff who maintain these network and telecommunications infrastructures.
  • Functional duties include supporting and managing the enterprise class Cisco network environment, SDWAN, Cloud PBX and Local PBX.
  • Develops projects plans and monitors performance against cost center and project budgets.
  • Maintains network quality standards to achieve optimal levels of operation and KPI targets.
  • Tracks and monitors network traffic and performance to ensure minimal interruption to network transmission and or network switches.
  • Corrects network problems effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Drives initiatives and efficiencies to network facilities for improvement (i.e., enhancements, updates, upgrades, and new systems).
  • Establishes tools and procedures to monitor network performance.
  • Develops and establishes departmental standards and procedures.
  • Provides technical consulting to management, members, and vendors.
  • Provides day-to-day leadership, project management oversight, and works with team to ensure a high performance, collaborative, customer service-oriented work environment that coincide with HNI’s values and service standards.
  • Provides team with performance feedback and development opportunities.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, management information systems, information technology, or a related field
  • 10+ years of experience in information technology application environments, including planning, implementation, and maintenance of IT infrastructure.
  • 3+ years of experience leading and managing technical teams and managing a cost center.
  • Experience planning and executing large scale production network projects with minimal downtime and limited impact on systems and applications.
  • Proficiency with the Cisco, Oracle and Citrix
  • Proficiency with Public Cloud infrastructure connectivity. (Azure, OCI, AWS)
  • Consistent track record of handling escalations on large-scale and mission critical on-premise and cloud networks.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks while demonstrating poise in a high-pressure environment.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

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HNI Corp.
Chicago, IL 60290, US