Position Summary: Manager, IT Telecommunication Services The Manager, IT Telecommunication Services manages all Carrier relationship for our telephony and data communications services for Guitar Center Stores and Shared Services facilities. This role includes management of the vendor relationship with telecommunication carriers, aggregators, and expense management vendors, along with management of our mobile/cellular telephony and administering user functions on relevant systems. As the Manager, IT Telecommunication Services, overseeing both the telecom expense and IT department operating expenses will be required. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following: Manage a support staff in support of Guitar Center stores and other facilities servicing a production staff of 10,000+ employees. Mentor staff and ensure personnel issues are addressed in a timely manner. Maintain visibility of day to day operational requirements and projects at each location. Provide technical assistance to local production staff for Telecom/Carrier-related issues. Supports customer base in problem troubleshooting and resolution. In general, provide technical training, instruction, analysis, recommendations, project planning, implementation services and operational support for telecommunications and data communication systems. Forecast, manage and oversee budgets at all sites under your responsibility. Manage labor resources (recruitment, retention, training, mentoring, evaluations, promotions, etc.). Manage financial relationships with carrier and aggregation vendors. Manage efforts surrounding Customer Support -- Respond to calls and requests for problem resolution or service. Attempt to resolve issues remotely first, in person if necessary, and finally through detailed escalation management with relevant support providers. Manage efforts surrounding Mobility and Mobile worker information security -- Maintain minimum supportability standards for our mobile computing environment. Consult, recommend and revise minimum standards at least yearly. Coordinate telecommunication orders and installation for new and existing facilities in conjunction with Store Support and Network administration teams Additional duties as assigned. About Guitar Center The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion. The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast. E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products.The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.