Innovation & Optimization Team Manager in Earth City, MO at Interface Security Systems

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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Job Description

At Interface, it’s the human equation that drives us.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Interface is uniquely qualified to be the one source for safeguarding customer data, people, and assets. As the leading national provider of cloud-based managed network services and security systems for retail, commercial and small business customers, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive bundle of integrated solutions that connect and protect some of America’s best-known companies.

Our service offerings include PCI-compliant private secure managed broadband, managed digital voice, alarm/event monitoring, interactive video surveillance, managed access control and fire/life safety systems. Multiple UL-Approved 5-Diamond CSAA Certified Secure Operations Centers monitor, manage and support their system, backed by a nationwide service delivery infrastructure.

Interface believes in the philosophy of listening to our customers and addressing their needs. We are guided by integrity as well as an all-consuming desire to exceed expectations and foster long-term partnerships. Our goal is nothing less than complete customer satisfaction. And we strive to achieve it by providing responsive, accommodating service to each and every one of our valued clients.

Interface is seeking a strong and experienced leader to manage our Innovation and Optimization Team in Earth City, Missouri.  


The Innovation & Optimization Team Manager role is a combination of project and people management.  This is a new role within our organization and the I&O Manager will initially manage a small and diverse team of 3-6 direct reports with plans for growth.  Project management and past experience of successful leadership is essential. 

This team is comprised of data analysts, engineering experts, software experts, and information exchange agents.  Along with the direct reports, the I&O Manager will have working relationships with other department’s leadership, and 3rd party partners and vendors. The I&O Manager will be located in our corporate Earth City office and report to the SVP of I&O. In addition to team management, the I&O Manager will serve as project manager for many innovation and optimization projects.  Primary responsibility for those will be to maintain project Gantts, and reports.  Along with managing the workload of the direct reports as it pertains to those projects. 

Proficient with Microsoft Office suite required, as well as Gantt chart creation and maintenance. Security and/or Broadband industry experience is a plus, but not required.  Applicant should be a great communicator with the ability to relate to and work with, a variety of personalities and roles within the organization.  Applicant should also be able to provide structure to a team while working in fluid and dynamic environment.  Applicant must be a self-starter, with the ability to work and manage without the need of daily input from SVP.  Work schedule will mostly be standard business hours, however, the Manager must be open to working on occasion during non-standard hours, as we have partners located in multiple time zones around the world, that require near daily interaction, and meetings times can vary to accommodate those groups. 

Some limited travel may be required, however, one of the main functions of this role will be to provide local daily management of the Earth City team, giving the ability to work in person with all corporate personnel.  Thus, most travel will be performed by the SVP as needed while keeping in contact with the I&O manager in Corporate HQ.  Applicant must be process and structure oriented, but with the ability to work with an imaginative team of free thinkers-providing structure and the work discipline needed, while not stifling the free-thinking spirit required for a team tasked with coming up with innovations and optimized out-of-the-box thinking.  A laptop and company cell phone will be provided.   


Job Requirements


  • Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Industry/Security/Broadband experience preferred, but not required
  • Limited travel, possibly 5% required (newly created position, subject to change)
  • Strong Project Management and People Management Experience
  • Ability to initiate and grow teams

Interface offers a competitive compensation package based on education and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), paid time off, the opportunity for growth and much more. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and compensation requirements.

Interface Security Systems will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.  The contractor will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: Employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; for rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. 

Interface Security Systems will, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Interface Security Systems, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a protected veteran, or individual with a disability.  


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