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Chief Information Officer

Downey, CA, USA | The Meruelo Group

  • Industry:
    Hospitality, Travel, & Leisure
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Meruelo Group is a privately-held company providing strategic consulting and business support services to a diversified group of client companies across a wide range of industries including Construction and Engineering, Hospitality and Gaming, Television, Radio, Real Estate, Food Services, Financial Services, and Private Equity.

Responsible for the ongoing processing, maintenance and future technological direction of Meruelo Group.Oversees, coordinates and helps to manage computing and information technology strategic plans, policies, programs for the various Meruelo businesses including data processing, computer services, phone systems, network & telecommunications, and management information services to accomplish corporate goals and objectives and to ensure overall systems cohesiveness and communications.


Oversee, coordinate direct and manage computing and information technology strategic plans, policies, programs, and schedules for business and finance data processing, computer services, network communications, and management information services to accomplish corporate goals and objectives.

Direct the information and data integrity of the company and its affiliated entities.

Develop strategic plans and implement the objectives of information technology needs to ensure the computer capabilities are responsive to the needs of the company’s growth and objectives.

Develop and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology.

Develop and establish cyber-security policies, standards and procedures to insure a secure computing and information technology.

Evaluate overall operations of computing and information technology functions and recommend enhancements.Prepare associated cost-benefit analyses for management review.

Ensure all technology investments are cost competitive across vendors. 

Advise senior management on strategic systems conversions and integrations in support of business goals and objectives. Work with administration and individual company executives to exchange information, present new approaches, and to discuss possible system changes.

Prepare enterprise objectives and budgets to facilitate the orderly and efficient capture, storage, processing, and dissemination of information.

Interact with company managers on internal and external operations that are impacted by the capture, storage, processing and dissemination of information.

Review and approve major contracts for computing and information technology services and equipment.

Ensure the physical security of the information systems, communication lines, and equipment.

Oversee the development, design, and implementation of new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages.

Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.

Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced within the company.

Assess new computing technologies to determine potential value for the company.

Oversee ongoing improvements and the feasibility of system enhancements.

Establish company infrastructure to support and guide individual divisions/departments/sites in computing and information technology efforts.

Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience

BS degree in Computer Science and at least 7 years of senior management experience in all phases of computer operations.

Experience in strategic planning and execution.

Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.

Knowledge of information technology computer systems, software, and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations.

Experience with implementation of information technology integrations in a large division/company.

Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.

Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.

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