Chief Information Officer at Real Chemistry (Austin, TX)
It's not every day we have a chance to make the world a healthier place—but here, it’s our way of life. Idealistic? Maybe. Deeply pragmatic? Always. Real Chemistry is a global health innovation company that has carved out its space at the intersection between healthcare, marketing and communications, tech, and the people at the heart of it all. It’s with a great sense of purpose that we work together with brave health and wellness companies to create and inspire healthier, happier, and longer lives. It’s our passion. And if you’re still reading, we’re guessing it might be yours too. We are looking to add to our alchemic mix of more than 2,000 talented professionals. At Real Chemistry, we don’t just wish the world was healthier. We leverage tech, data and creativity to make it so. You in?
We are seeking a Chief Information Officer (CIO) to join our growing team. Reporting directly into the Chief Technology Officer, the CIO is a pivotal member of our leadership team with overall responsibility for the enterprise application and IT teams.
Responsible for establishing, upgrading, maintaining, and supporting the enterprise applications including financial and HR systems.
Create and implement IT policies, protocols, and standards.
Ensure that IT, IS, and network infrastructure adequately support the company’s computing, data processing, and communications needs.
Work closely with Finance, HR and other corporate functions to ensure that their business requirements are implemented timely and that their user experience expectations are met.
Work closely with security and regulatory teams to ensure adherence, proactive actions, and compliance at optimal cost.
Stay abreast of emerging technologies that can improve enterprise application and IT performance.
Select and manage relationships with external vendors and consultants working on enterprise applications and IT.
Develop, track and ensure adherence to the enterprise application and IT budgets.
Ensure that department strategies and processes provide appropriate support to company-wide goals.
Communicate roadmap, risks, and fallback plans to the rest of the organization.
Manage, grow, and optimize a great team with emphasis on teamwork and technical knowledge.
Required Skills & Experience
Undergraduate degree in computer science, engineering or relevant field required; MS/MA/MBA is preferred.
Should have participated in at least one end to end enterprise application upgrade exercise involving financial systems and HR systems.
Experience in managing enterprise systems and infrastructure in a services ecosystem.
Expertise and experience in managing cloud-based infrastructure ecosystem.
Expertise in planning, budgeting, evaluation, and implementation of IT/IS initiatives with the ability to estimate total cost of ownership and cascading consequences of implementation.
Collaborative, strategic thinker who leads with honesty, transparency, and vision.
Demonstrates a continuous improvement and forward-thinking mindset.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to articulate technology impact to business customers at all levels.
Ability to attract, retain, develop, and motivate high quality professionals.
Health care experience is strongly desired but not mandatory.
Real Chemistry is currently operating with a flexible, hybrid approach and giving our teams the ability to operate in the way that works best for them – at home, in office or a mix. * We trust our people to decide what works best for them, working together with their teams and leaders to support our customers and make the world a healthier place. This policy will continue to be evaluated and may change in the future as we seek to ensure our people stay inspired, engaged, and motivated to do their best work.
*All employees who work in a Real Chemistry office, travel for business, or attend a Real Chemistry sponsored event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who qualify for a religious or medical exemption to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are advised to work with our People team for accommodation.
Real Chemistry offers a comprehensive benefit program and perks, including flexible PTO, expanded paid leave for new parents including Your 4th Trimester ® , a program that helps new parents transition back to work, and a five-week sabbatical program. Other perks include Income Protection, Retirement plans/401(k) match, and cell phone savings plans. Learn more about our great benefits and perks at: https://www.realchemistry.com/
Real Chemistry is committed to being an Equal Opportunity employer. As such, we seek motivated and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnic or national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where Real Chemistry operates. We strive to employ, motivate, advance and reasonably accommodate any qualified employees and applicants. We believe diversity of persons and ideas forms the most comprehensive, forward-looking company.