Grinnell Chamber

Vice President of Technology

Full time
Posted: 10/12/2022
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


Adventure Summary

Are you passionate about adventure, the great outdoors, and have a strong commitment to the 2nd Amendment? Do you have proven success as an IT leader in a direct-to-consumer business environment, as well as the technology background and willingness to roll up your sleeves to join the team in developing innovative IT solutions? If you are looking for an IT executive leadership role in a family-owned, growth-minded, customer-centric company just outside the Des Moines metro area…APPLY NOW!


The Brownells/2nd Adventure Group (2AG) Vice President of Technology will lead all aspects of technology services and oversee the planning and execution of an IT roadmap supporting 2AG’s aggressive growth plans. The VP of Technology will report directly to the COO and will serve as an integral part of the company’s executive leadership team.

Benefits You Will Enjoy

  • Competitive Salary and Bonus Structure
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision packages to fit your needs
  • Additional voluntary supplemental insurance plans
  • Fully-vested 401(k) company match
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Career Pathing Program
  • “At cost” employee discount
  • Full range access at our Big Springs Shooting Complex
  • Opportunity to work alongside people who are passionate about adventure and the outdoors!

Main Duties / Responsibilities

  • Directly oversee our core Business Systems, Ecommerce and Marketing Systems, Data and Analytics Platforms, Enterprise Architecture, IT Infrastructure & Security, Vendor Management, and IT Governance
  • Define and maintain the overall technology roadmap
  • Build and develop a Technology Services team that will work collaboratively with 2AG business leaders to support and enable their goals and objectives
  • Provide proactive, strategic, and collaborative leadership forging strong working relationships with cross-functional partners in a fast-paced environment
  • Balance long-term vision with the ability to move and react quickly to current business trends



What You Will Need

Education / Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years in an IT leadership role, preferably in a high-growth consumer products environment
  • Experience in recruiting and building a high-performing IT team, ensuring global technology resources are aligned to drive success of the business
  • Experience with merger and/or acquisition planning and integration


Leadership / Knowledge / Skills

  • Strategic thinker, who can see beyond what is and imagine what could or should be
  • Proven ability as a business transformation leader, driving ERP or similar technology platform implementations
  • Excellent business acumen combined with creative problem solving and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of fundamental business processes of a wholesale distributor and multi-channel retailer
  • Proven ability to negotiate with vendors, contractors, and other service providers
  • Proven ability to establish IT Governance best practices
  • Operates with a high sense of urgency and able to adapt quickly to evolving leadership requirements
  • Decisive; not afraid to make difficult decisions
  • Holds others accountable and takes responsibility for one’s own actions
  • Results-driven, disciplined and hard-working, with a focus on setting and meeting deadlines and budgets
  • High level of maturity and emotional intelligence; able to inspire others to action through influence and actions
  • Ability to attract, develop and retain top technology talent


Culture Fit

  • Fosters a warm, authentic, welcoming, inclusive, and diverse environment
  • Possesses a creative approach to problem solving with a humble, resilient attitude
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, non-hierarchical, high-energy business environment
  • Possesses unquestionable integrity and personal values
  • Shares our passion for adventure, freedom-loving customers, and the 2nd Amendment

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