IT Manager

McHale is an export driven manufacturer of agricultural baling and wrapping machinery, located in Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo. McHale products can be seen working in over 55 countries. McHale is seeking to recruit an IT manager to lead the current IT team and enhance their IT function.



  • The IT manager is responsible for proactively leading the IT function
  • The appointee is responsible for the operation, strategic direction and budget for IT across the entire business


Key Responsibilities:

  • Capturing short, medium and long-term IT needs
  • Providing plans/ road map for IT, including investment plans, programme of work and proposals
  • Providing technical guidance in infrastructure, development, business analysis, requirements definition, training, project management and project delivery to the rest of the IT function
  • Review of all current IT systems, infrastructure and security
  • Making IT talent decisions and providing coaching and career development for all IT personnel
  • Responsible for the delivery of IT projects, methodology, processes, systems selection and standards to ensure achievement of targets
  • Accountable for security of all IT systems, infrastructure and data governance including but not limited to GDPR
  • Regular reporting to the business and the IT function of plans and progress of projects
  • Manage relationships with 3rd parties and outsourcing partners
  • Responsible for IT operating and capital budgets
  • Develop, implement and ensure compliance of all relevant IT policies and governance across the company
  • Ensure all systems and infrastructure are within vendor support levels


Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent
  • Candidates must be a senior experienced IT professional with a minimum of 10 years relevant IT experience
  • Experienced in successfully delivering enterprise wide systems and infrastructure in particular ERP and Best of Breed solutions
  • Experienced in data security and implemented IT and user policies
  • Proven track record in project management
  • Proven ability to successfully select and implement systems and drive their efficiency
  • Understanding business processes especially in manufacturing and supply chain
  • Experience in leading change management and process changes when implementing systems
  • Experience in working with operations outside of Ireland
  • Experience in managing IT budgets
  • Experience in negotiating and managing 3rd party suppliers



  • Competitive salary
  • A positive & collaborative working environment
  • Opportunity to join a rapidly growing international company in a key management role
  • Play a contributing role in the growth of the company
  • Access to company pension scheme
  • Access to company health insurance


Interested Candidates should send their CV and cover letter to

  • Please put IT Manager in the subject line of your email.
  • Should you have any questions in relation to the role please contact HR on +353 94 95 20352