IT Manager, Americas Service Delivery

Date: May 28, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117

CompanyLincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.

Req. ID: 20210


The IT Manager of Service delivery is responsible for the IT Service Desk, Desktop Services and Security remediation for devices. The Service Desk Manager will assist in establishing service objectives, provide technicians with opportunities to expand their knowledge of services, products, and troubleshooting techniques, analyze call center data, increase self-service knowledge base and focus on improving performance & processes to better support customers. The position oversees a hybrid workforce of employees’ and Managed Services. The role is part of the IT management team and reports to the Director of IT for Service Delivery.


  • Manage Service Desk function – includes intake, prioritization, and response to all incident/change requests. These duties also include operating our IT service management processes (incident, change), our ITSM tools, and call reporting metrics as well as driving efficiency and effectiveness in issue resolution through the development of knowledge bases to drive more call to our Level 1 Outsourced Helpdesk.
  • Oversee Desktop Services – includes End User Computing (EUC) hardware (desktop, laptop, tablet, MFP/printer, smart phones) and associated software (PC images, office productivity, business applications, etc). These duties also include managing our third party provider for new device deployments, replacements, and termination recapture as well as upgrades, relocations, security patching, and maintenance/repairs.
  • Perform Security/risk mitigation activities – includes ensuring End Users have the appropriate tools, patched software and follow our IT security policies through the collaboration with the security team and the managed services.
  • Oversee EUC projects – includes hardware/software life-cycle refreshes and the associated project admin duties (managing budget, milestones/plans, resources, risks, status reporting).
  • Execute procurement/contract activities – solicitations/RFP, alternative bid/pricing, software licensing, vendor professional services contracts and statement-of-work
  • Manages resources in a cost effective manner. Hires and develops staff and contractors. Assigns personnel to various projects and directs activities. Reviews and evaluates work and prepares performance reports. Mentors subordinates on administrative policies and procedures, technical problems, priorities, and methods.
  • Collaborate with other groups and 3rd parties to ensure service delivery excellence. Some examples are: Managed Patching, Manager Tier 1 & 2 Service and PC deployment.
  • Oversee the incidents, problems, change and requests. Manage and coordinates urgent and complicated support issues become the incident manager in major incidents. Act as escalation point for all incidents and requests. Develop and mature phone & email ticket escalation processes to ensure free flowing escalation and information within the organization. Determine root cause of issues and communicate appropriately to internal and external customers.
  • Maintain ongoing communication of incident updates to customers provided by 2nd and 3rd line support teams
  • Provide data and reporting of KPI’s and trends to Management and others in ad-hoc, weekly, monthly and as needed. Will drive Ticket and develop strategies for improvement. Work to make Service Desk the single source of service delivery channel for the company. Monitor and manage phone & email queue (participating in escalated calls as needed).
  • Participates in strategic planning for continued improvements of IT Service Delivery functions and is charged with implementing the plan, as it pertains to Service Desk operations. Establishes policies, procedures and standards in support of the corporate mission.
  • Oversee Solutions repository/ self-service knowledge base in ITSM and ensure top quality solutions are available to the staff & users. Develops Service and Operational Level Agreements to set expectations and measure performance. Develops an effective and workable ITIL framework for managing and improving customer support in the organization. Advise management on situations that may require additional client support or escalation.



  • College diploma/degree (either BS or BA), preferably in computer science or information technology
  • 5+ years’ experience with managing an IT Service Desk function (tickets, incident/change processes, etc) with a large, global enterprise.
  • Knowledge of IT service management processes & practices (ITIL, ITSM). Certification a plus
  • Professional IT Certifications, such as: ITIL, HDI or Microsoft MCSE
  • Experience in running End-User systems (hardware, operating systems, productivity applications)
  • Proficiency with application support (business applications, database systems, office productivity suite)
  • Strong customer-service skills, a good communicator at all levels, both verbally and written
  • Understanding of support tools, techniques, and how technology is used to provide IT services
  • Experience motivating and directing workforce (employee, consultants)
  • Exhibit skills in managing budgets (operating expenses, capital) and the administrative duties
  • Demonstrate experience with coordinating vendor contracts, bid/solicitation, SOW, etc
  • Experience in leading projects thru it’s life-cycle (plan-exec) and the admin duties (reporting, etc)
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world. With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers.

As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges. It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!

Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters. Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms. Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.

Employment Status: Salary Full-Time
Function: Information Technology
Section: Lincoln Cleveland (US10)

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Job Segment: Consulting, Computer Science, Welding, Technical Support, Information Technology, Service, Technology, Manufacturing

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