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Manager of Datacenter Services

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 368802 

 

BASIC PURPOSE: The Datacenter Services Manager manages the team responsible for implementing, maintaining, and/or coordinating infrastructure hardware and services, both on premise and through cloud service providers. The manager must have experience with general datacenter processes, metrics, and documentation. The manager will have a functional understanding of infrastructure hardware, operating systems, and virtualization is needed, and the ability to effectively communicate with business and non-technical individuals and groups. 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain administrative staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal and career growth opportunities.
  • Accomplish staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and providing constructive feedback to employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage internal infrastructure tasks and projects and assist as needed in business projects requiring new hardware or technology.
  • Achieve financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring costs; analyzing variances.
  • Schedule regular vendor and/or third-party systems reviews and health checks to assist with maintaining uptime, performance, and security standards.
  • Manage vendor relations with existing and potential providers, seeking cost-savings and beneficial technological partnerships.
  • Maintain continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; benchmarking professional standards; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education
    • College-level degree or certification required
  • Experience
    • 5-7+ years in IT administration and management required
    • 3+ years in IT Project Management preferred

 

SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    • Tracking budget expenses, quality management, managing processes, organization, communication processes, coaching and providing feedback to employees, motivating others, promoting process improvement, reporting skills
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping. 
    • Occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. 
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. 
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision. 
       

Job Function(s): Information Technology 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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