This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy


IT Operations Manager in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

We look forward to your application! When applying, please be sure to put your Full Legal First Name and Last Name for legal and processing purposes.

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The primary responsibility of the IT Operations Manager is to manage the performance, functionality and reliability of ATDs applications. This position manages Technical/Functional Specialists and Operations staff to ensure 24x7 application software availability in support of mission critical business requirements. The IT Operations Manager functions as both production support and development support for implementation projects. This position also works with the Senior IT Management team to establish strategies and priorities for the overall IT operations team by analyzing and understanding the current and future applications and operational support needs in order to formulate and recommend plans to keep pace with business demand.

This role works very closely with the other team members in the Infrastructure, Network and Operations groups including Systems and Network Engineers. They also work regularly with the Development, QA and Partner Support groups

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, lead and motivate the IT Operations teams consisting of Oracle DBA’s, Linux and Windows technicians
  • Coordinate with business analyst, developers, and DBA teams to ensure application/database performance and reliability
  • Support the current IT portfolio of systems; Oracle databases, eBusiness Suite, open source (LAMP) online and database technologies, legacy applications, SQL and PL/SQL
  • Act as liaison for IT Operations and Application Security compliance
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of technology and production processes
  • Ensure regular communication to Senior IT Management concerning project's, risks, concerns, problems, and needs
  • Keep abreast of new design tools, hardware, software, and technology and make recommendations for future deployment
  • Skilled with examining and re-engineering operational procedures, formulating policies, and developing/implementing new strategies
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Support mission critical systems in a 24X7 environment
  • Plan and implement application/database upgrades as needed
  • Ability to analyze and resolve application/database performance, capacity, replication, and other distributed data issues
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Document process and procedures
  • Accomplishment of IT objectives and execution of goals
  • Delivery on projects and service level delivery
  • Participates in disaster recovery testing and the updating/maintenance of disaster recovery scripts and documentation
  • Schedules and manages system activities in order to optimize Application software availability and optimization
  • Interacts with Infrastructure and Operations Leadership to ensure that computing platforms are not interfering with customer service performance metrics
  • Act as incident management lead during outages/crises
  • Perform on-call duties when required

Key Partners (Positions):

  • With any customer whom he/she comes in contact with                                          

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You: 


  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University required
  • Experience:
      • 5+ years of previous Management of Server and Database teams is REQUIRED.
      • Current or prior hands-on experience installing/supporting Linux and Windows servers
      • Current or prior hands-on experience supporting Oracle databases, eBusiness Suite, open source online, database technologies and legacy applications
      • Experience in SQL and PL/SQL a plus
  • Alternatives to the above qualifications as the Company, in its discretion may find appropriate and acceptable

Key Competencies:

Drive for Results

  • Internally motivated; takes ownership and accountability for own work; willing to see issues through to resolution
  • Pushes self for results on commitments/deadlines
  • Demonstrates appropriate planning and prioritization
  • Assures everything we do is focused on member/customer service by delivering on expectations and providing exemplary service
  • Focus on service and operational excellence

Business Acumen

  • Understands enterprise mission, vision and values and how his/her day-to-day work contributes to goal achievement for the unit and the enterprise
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of his/her unit, including appropriate level of operational and financial acumen
  • Seeks knowledge and understanding of all ATD units and services, as well as the industry
  • Knowledge of ATD and unit policies and processes


  • Effectively copes with change; looks for ways to make change work rather than only identifying why change will not work
  • Shows willingness to learn new methods, procedures, or techniques resulting from change
  • Can decide and act without having the whole picture
  • Shifts strategy or approach in response to the demands of a situation

Communicate with Excellence

  • Maintains open, transparent, two-way dialogue on work and results
  • Provides individuals with accurate and timely information that they need to know to do their jobs and make decisions
  • Keeps confidences
  • Clearly communicates, both verbally and in writing
  • Practices active listening

Team Player

  • Cooperative, seen as a team player; finds common ground for the good of all; collaborates and encourages collaboration
  • Steps up to and manages conflicts; is candid with others in a constructive way
  • Can be counted on to meet obligations/deadlines; participates in team/staff meetings’ shares ownership and visibility; balances individual responsibilities with team initiatives
  • Coaches, mentors and shares knowledge; is supportive and encouraging of others growth/development

Problem Solver

  • Seeks to incorporate innovation in his/her work; looks for new and creative ways to solve problems, improve processes and services and reduce costs
  • Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; seeks out best practices to find solutions
  • Presents problem analysis and recommended solutions rather than just identifying or describing problems
  • Acknowledges when he/she doesn’t know something and takes steps to find out


  • Knows personal strengths, weaknesses and limits; is receptive to other perspectives and seeks feedback to gain insight
  • Relates to others with self-awareness, empathy and social skills; effectively controls emotions and impulses
  • Works at developing new skills and abilities; takes responsibility for personal learning and development
  • Behaves ethically and avoids the appearance of impropriety; demonstrates understanding of and adherence to the ATD Code of Conduct


  • Experience with Oracle CEMLIs (Configuration/Customization, Extension, Modification, Localization and Integration)
  • Experience working with conversion and interfaces programs between Oracle, open source and legacy
  • Understanding of regulator, legal and compliances issues for SOX and audit functions
  • Understanding of Business Processes utilizing Oracle Application Flows across the
    E-Business suites
  • Experience with backup and recovery functions
  • Experience with database monitoring tools
  • Knowledge of Data warehouse design and implementation
  • Excellent leadership capabilities and communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to be proactive and work well under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and write administrative scripts
  • Plan and Execute for Success:  Identify and address root causes when solving problems Work collaboratively with other departments and functional teams to coordinate effective solutions
  • Act Collaboratively:  Communicate effectively across teams, functions and departments
  • Communicate Effectively:  Communicate clearly and concisely and adjust communication style to improve performance
  • Demonstrate Respect:  Handle all business matters ethically and in full compliance with American Tire Distributors “Code of Conduct”
  • Be Accountable for Results:  Assume full responsibility for the consequences of one’s behaviors, decisions and results
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; capable of writing proposals or papers, acting as a vendor or project liaison, making presentations to customer or client audiences or professional peers, and working closely with management
  • Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate them, identify opportunities for improvement and recommend these opportunities which include overall recommendations and timelines
  • Identify and recommend process improvement activities for the team and successfully implement them
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and completely
  • Ability to identify and implement standardized processes across the team
  • Be able to collaborate well with cross functional teams in order to ensure timely delivery of solutions which drive successful business outcomes
  • Knowledgeable about all aspects of Engineering; for example, configuration of systems, system installation and configuration, printing systems, fundamentals of security, installing third-party software and the effective troubleshooting of the same
  • Ability to solve tough and complex problems, and deliver quality decisions under conditions of ambiguity and stress
  • Capable of self-learning and taking direction from IT leadership
  • Familiarity with fundamental networking/ distributed computing environment concepts
  • Collaborate well with cross functional teams in order to ensure timely delivery of solutions which drive successful business outcomes
  • Remain focused to drive consistent results and value to the team and ATD

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

Shift Type:
Job ID: R08044