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Requisition ID:  32156

Manager Network Operations

 

Are you looking for more?

 

At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more and technology is a key factor in making more happen – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

 

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.

 

 

 

Primary Objective:  

  • The Manager Network Operations will be responsible for leading and transforming IT Enterprise Architecture for Wireline/Wireless Network operation. This is a high profile leadership role that needs collaboration with other Architects and Domain Experts to develop Reference architecture for the Network Infrastructure Teams supporting the Mohawk Flooring business unit.  Consistently, drive the implementation and best practice standards towards the end state. Additional tasks are to collect operational and trend statistics and to analyze performance results.
  • This position is expected to provide advanced technical support for issues that are escalated from the network and systems teams and is the top escalation point for all critical network related issues.  Sharing of skills through training, mentoring and knowledge transfers to other network team members is also expected.

Major Function and Scope:

  • Cataloging and owning project requests
  • Coordinating, leading, and managing project meetings and collaboration sessions
  • Establishing objectives and milestones
  • Defining and guarding scope
  • Resource capacity planning and velocity tracking
  • Planning, owning, leading, coordinating, and driving the project
  • Working with vendors
  • Work with Global team concerning infrastructure and related LAN and WAN issues.
  • Develop, revise and review SOPs, qualification/validation protocols and reports with ongoing awareness to changes in business or regulatory
  • Keeping project teams aligned
  • Coordinating and facilitating communication between departments and project team members
  • Work with the project teams to identify the level of effort required for tasks or projects
  • Work with cross-functional departments to ensure they are engaged and prepared to implement new project initiatives including associated process changes
  • Maintain project plan, timeline, status deck, sprint plans and backlogs
  • Work directly with Network management, vendors and business owners to ensure timelines are committed to and those commitments are upheld.
  • Enforce process and procedures
  • Produce, manage and report on project plans
  • Risk management
  • Performs duties/projects as assigned.

 

 

 

 

Type of Experience and Knowledge:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with a concentration or major in engineering or computer science and/or 8 years’ direct career experience in information technology disciplines with a focus on advanced network design and implementation. Expert level certification (e.g. CCIE, CCNP, CCDP) a plus.
    • 5+ years project management experience in a networking environment
    • Proven ability to manage diverse cross-functional teams
    • Proven track record managing multiple projects involving systems, software and network engineers
    • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
    • Skills in Cisco design for Wi-Fi, Voice and Video
    • Demonstrates an understanding of core US-standard telecommunications service technical concepts to include: analog, digital/TDM, and IP/SIP-based wire-line voice and data services.
    • Demonstrates a working knowledge of electrical and telecommunication wiring standards, color codes, and adherence to established IT standards by effectively identifying installation issues and resolving with assigned contractors.
    • Demonstrates an understanding of Local and Wide Area IP networking fundamentals, to include: IP network structural characteristics (Layer 1), the physical, electrical, and cooling requirements of installed hardware components, and the fundamentals associated with the design and delivery of wireless Ethernet-based networks.

Competencies:  

  • Strong understanding of overall business functions and ability to design an IT architecture supporting each function
  • Able to mentor coworkers to develop and apply creative solutions to solve problems
  • Able to assist Customer to establish and prioritize projects and drive toward accomplishing those priorities
  • Able to be a technical skills mentor to team members to help them become proficient in technology and issue resolution
  • Innovatively thinks outside the box
  • Able to mentor and motivate team; leads others to meet and exceed milestones
  • Takes ownership of larger or multiple projects and provides innovative solutions
  • Contributes to building and managing relevant portions of project plans, manage time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key objectives
  • Team leader capable of brining team together to achieve the common goal
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communications skills; ability to effectively exercise tact, discretion, judgment and diplomacy when interacting and/or negotiating with internal and external customers
  • Should be able demonstrate hands on skills:
    • IP routing protocols including RIP, BGP, OSPF, IP Multicast, MPLS
    • IPv4 knowledge required and IPv6 knowledge a plus
    • IP fundamentals including packet level analysis
    • Network infrastructure including LAN, WAN, routing, switching, load-balancing, security.
    • Network VPN protocols GRE, IPSEC, SSL, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP
    • Telephony including PSTN, voice and video over IP.
    • Network applications including VoIP, video, encryption, content delivery.
    • Network security including firewalls, proxies, ACL, IPSec, SSL/TLS, IPS/IDS
    • Physical layer including Ethernet, SONET, T1/T3, FiberChannel.
    • Application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTPs, HTTP, HTTPs, SMTP, SSH, LDAP, and Microsoft AD), and possess an understanding of how to support these applications / protocols when accessed through VPN and firewall appliances.

 

Associates Supervised: I

Temporary indirect reporting relationships may exist while working as Project lead. May be require to act in senior role, providing task related advise and direction to junior team members

Other Pertinent Job Information: (Such as: American with Disabilities Act- ADA requirements for certain hourly positions).

Disclaimer: The information on this description was prepared by Compensation and department management and is designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

  • Normal Office Environment
  • Occasional Travel
  • On call as required to support business
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Climbing stairs and ladders required

 

 

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.

 

Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.