Senior Manager Information Systems at Acushnet Company in Fairhaven, MA

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Senior Manager - Information Systems


The Senior Manager furthers continuous improvement by developing and maintaining applications that promote effective business process and provide an industry competitive advantage.


  • Manages staff across multiple areas, sometimes through lower level managers.Conducts hiring, training and performance review activities. Ensures resources are appropriately allocated to workload/backlog.Responsible for coordinating systems analysis and application development activities through direct and indirect staff, including onshore and offshore teams.

  • Leads business partners and management in the identification, evaluation and implementation of information systems, and develops plans to insure the completion of these activities. Coordinates the acquisition of approved applications including the planning for migration, installation, and training. Identifies and researches alternative technologies for addressing business objectives.

  • Manages vendor relationships to maximize value to the business.Supports procurement processes related to services and/or products necessary for the organization.

  • Contributes to the development of standards and recommends changes to systems/applications. Provides technical and business expertise.

  • Supports department-wide IT strategic and operational planning activities.

  • Supports capital and operating budget processes and conducts fiduciary activities as appropriate to ensure appropriate allocation of funds.


  • BS or BA degree in computer science, business administration or related field is required.

  • 10 years of IT progressive, broad-based information systems experience, with 7 years of demonstrated management/supervisory experience in application implementation and support.

  • Experience with multiple business areas overseeing the direction, development, and implementation of software solutions with a focus on golf ball manufacturing & operations, shoe manufacturing & operations, packaging, and distribution.

  • Experience managing / developing individual contributors

  • Track record of managing application development teams in the areas of scheduling, technical direction, future planning and standard development practices.

  • Exposure to capital and operating budget processes related to packaged and custom developed applications

  • Successful at meeting scheduled milestones of multiple projects with limited resources to ensure project/program objectives

  • Seasoned development and operations experience with packaged software and web based solutions

Physical Requirements/Environmental Factors: Domestic and international travel may be required.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Positive attitude and ability to build strong relationships within the company and with external partners

  • Expert knowledge of the principles, theories, practices and techniques for managing the activities related to planning, managing and implementing systems analysis and application development projects and programs (e.g. Waterfall, Agile, etc.).

  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements

  • Ability to "think big" and challenge conventional wisdom regarding technology refresh and hype

  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills with business and technical groups and demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong project management and organization skills

  • Able to ensure that optimal performance is being achieved through maintenance, monitoring and performance management of the application environments.

  • Manage the design and creation of data models and metadata, implementation of system security requirements, as well as the creation of functional requirements documents, technical design documents, and source/target mapping documents.

  • Strong knowledge of database administration, performance tuning, archiving, disaster recovery and audit requirements

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and willing to take principled bets on new technology

    Acushnet Co. (NYSE: GOLF), comprised of the Titleist and FootJoy golf brands, is the global leader in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of performance-driven golf products, which are widely recognized for their quality excellence. The target market is dedicated golfers, who are avid and skill-biased, prioritize performance, and commit the time, effort and money to improve their game. They represent 15 percent of all golfers, 40 percent of rounds played and 70 percent of spending. The company operates through four strategic business units: (1) Titleist Golf Balls, (2) Titleist Golf Clubs (including Vokey wedges and Scotty Cameron putters), (3) Titleist Golf Gear, and (4) FootJoy Golf Wear.

    Acushnet is a recognized leader within the highly-specialized and competitive industry. Acushnet achieved this market position by adhering to core values that have shaped the strategic direction of the company since the Titleist golf division was first established in 1932.

    Acushnet Company (Titleist | FootJoy) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled.

    Acushnet Company offers competitive salaries to commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefit package consisting of medical & dental; 401(k) savings plan; tuition assistance; life & disability insurance; vacations/holidays; on site wellness programs / facility; etc. and generous product discounts.

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