Website American Outdoor Brands

POSITION:  We work where we play! Turning pursuit into passion, AOB delivers brands that move you because our success is measured by moments that matter.


We are passionate about the activities we pursue to the point that those around us cannot understand. As VISIONARIES, we lay at night under the stars, wondering if there are better views somewhere else, ready to take on the next adventure before the current one is even over. Reflecting from the top of mountains, we are left with pleasant exhaustion after an intense climb, FEARLESSLY planning the next one that will be a little more challenging.

We daydream about working the land in preparation for the next hunting season, continually finding ways to improve upon the previous year’s results. We transition to RELENTLESSLY chasing that ever-elusive trophy that, even when faced with failure, somehow fuels the following year’s daydreams.

We set out in pursuit, INQUISITIVE about the weather, geography, and what lies around the next corner or over the next horizon to find the ideal spot. Questioning our judgment, regardless of the day’s success, we watch the sun go down, as our vessels head to shore, left believing tomorrow could be better.

We go to the range intent on improving our skills, for whatever our favored discipline may be, AMBITIOUS to become the most accurate and precise.

Regardless of the activity, the outdoors calls us in COLLABORATION, to share the moments that matter, in a way that delivers satisfaction through failures and success. A never-ending battle between us and our “hobbies” that always leaves us wanting….

We want applicants in pursuit of their passions, yet grounded by an industrious attitude to prevail. Yes, we daydream about the next adventure; however, we execute with the focus of lions stalking their prey. We are fearless with our goals and relentlessly raise the bar. We set our vision on the next opportunity but stay inquisitively, asking, “What could we have done better?” We collaborate, having a value in different perspectives and walks of life, then perform ambitiously to disrupt the market and set the trend.

Are you interested in changing the world?  If so, join us!

Position Overview:

The Infrastructure and Network Manager is responsible for leading and delivering on all assigned American Outdoor Brands (AOB) business transformation projects. Technologies involved include network, hosting, identity and collaboration, endpoint management, security, telephony, disaster recovery, and wireless management. Understand key business processes and be able to deliver effective improvements through business process reengineering and large-scale IT deployment initiatives. Thrive in an exceptionally fast paced environment and have equally high expectations of its leaders. They will be someone who can see the “Big Picture”, and who can identify and execute projects and products that have a widespread, business-wide impact.

This strategic role will bridge the technical and business worlds and is accountable for driving the internal business systems strategy as well as the planning, execution and success of systems projects across the company. They will ensure the enterprise infrastructure and network projects/portfolio are defined, prioritized, managed and communicated in a consistent and effective manner.  Projects must incorporate effective change and risk management controls.   This role is also responsible for working with other stakeholders to prioritize projects based on value delivered to the business.

The right candidate will have a successful track-record of leading major change initiatives, ability to navigate strategic and tactical challenges, strong business acumen, and capacity to lead several key initiatives in parallel working with large extended and cross functional teams.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in information technology related discipline or equivalent from accredited college or university (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
10+ years of IT and business/industry work delivering on business transformation goals.
Experience delivering innovative IT solutions to a large and complex supply chain and operations network.
Demonstrated track record of successfully leading a portfolio of IT projects within a high-volume environment.
Operational excellence/continuous improvement experience.
Competencies and Skills:

Network Design and Build – Assist with build and maintenance of the company SD-WAN.
Build & maintain local and Azure VMs, Backups, and disaster recovery solution.
Active Directory, O365, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Network file shares management.
Intune endpoint management and auto-pilot design and deployment.
Defender security and vulnerability management and security recommendations.
VoIP and telephony design and management, MS Teams call routing and RingCentral PBX management.
Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan – Detailed playbooks to support various disaster scenarios.
Wireless Management – Build and maintain wireless infrastructure for front office and warehouse needs.
Ability to drive measurable continuous Improvement.
Excellent collaboration and communication skills; ability to work across multiple stakeholder groups to translate business strategies, initiatives, goals and objectives into project proposals.
Ability to motivate, inspire, counsel and coach individuals and teams to take responsibility and accountability for meeting and exceeding goals.
Deep understanding and practical application of change management framework.
Strategic thinking/problem solving.
Innovative and able to think outside the box.
Cost and budget management.
Strong Vendor Management skills.
Ability to travel up to 10-15% domestically.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides direct leadership over the implementation of a large business transformation project with technologies that include network, hosting, identity and collaboration, endpoint management, telephony, disaster recovery, and wireless management.
Builds and manages relationships with senior leaders throughout the organization.
Creates high performing cross-functional teams optimized for successful execution and is a great team player.
Accountable for strategic and operational alignment between all critical business systems and their user communities.
Works collaboratively with business stakeholders to build and drive system roadmaps and project portfolios that drive innovative business growth and success.
Leads cross-functional, cross-discipline project teams to better leverage technology to meet business and customer needs with a focus on change management and adoption.
Develops customer-focused support capabilities, measures performance and drives continuous improvement.
Creates and manages the Enterprise Infrastructure and Network budget.
Research new technologies to provide innovative ideas that drive improvement and customer success.
Maintains and monitors all potential system and application vulnerabilities and required security updates across the enterprise.
Partner with Enterprise Applications manager to manage and track inventory of hardware, including asset and software license management.
Partner with ERP Manager to monitor ERP system performance, and any necessary D365 security updates.
Partner with Service Desk Manager to maintain all required windows and other application updates.
Excellent verbal, and written skills required.
Must possess above average time management and organizational skills.
Requires independent thinking, a methodical troubleshooting approach and a determination to overcome obstacles.
Team player in a fast paced, customer focused service department.
The ability to work with people in varied organizational relationships.
Occasional travel is required as a part of this role.
NOTE:  This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Physical Demands:

Occasional operation and work with scissor lift and other lift devices.
Prolonged sitting and performing typical office related duties.
Extended time in sitting position, prolong use of computer and possible eye strain.
Occasional: walking, standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, fine and gross upper body motor movement.
Occasional lifting: 20 to 30 pounds.
All employees are required to apply ergonomic correctness to all job tasks.
NOTE:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

Within any of our facilities, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing and distribution operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

American Outdoor Brands (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.

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