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Sr Director IT JA1947

Required Skills: * 15+ years experience in Information Technology with progressively expanded roles throughout their career
* Minimum 10 years in a IT managerial role which includes: developing and directing individuals, interviewing, personnel evaluations, and disciplinary matters.
* Significant experience in new distribution center start-ups including:
* WMS implementation (experience with Manhattan WMS) - required
* LMS implementation - required
* Automated distribution centers - required
* Retail: B to B and B to C - required
* Mechanized facilities - required
* BA /BS Degree in Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related field.
* Significant IT Program and Project Management experience.
* Ability to lead teams and gain consensus across functional areas
* Manage and lead continuous improvement roadmap activities with limited guidance
* Project visibility across all shared resources
* Department P&L and budget responsibility
* Direct and successful accountability for project budgets and time-lines
* Works well with all levels of operations, IT and customer personnel
Plus-Skills: * PMP certification preferred
* Master’s degree desirable
* TMS, Demand Management, Order Management - desirable
* Third Party Logistics - desirable
* Professional Services / Consulting experience - desirable
Duties: Senior Director IT, Retail BU

The Senior Director IT, Retail Business Unit will be a member of the Retail BU Leadership Team as well as the IT Leadership Team. This individual will have excellent analytical and leadership skills and will be good at thinking creatively, balancing multiple large-sized projects simultaneously, and developing collaborative working relationships with business partners, customers and technical experts. The successful candidate will have expertise in the retail industry including expertise in Tier-1 supply chain IT applications such as WMS, TMS, Demand Planning and Order Management. Additional experience in new site start-ups as well as automation/mechanization solutions is desired. Candidate must be a results-oriented problem-solver with good business acumen and effective communication & collaboration skills; have the ability to affect the business by influencing decisions through advice, counsel, or facilitating services to others in their area.

Detailed Description

The Senior Director IT, Retail BU acts as IT Leader for the Business Unit as it relates to IT strategy and solutions, project management and customer interaction. Specific responsibilities including:

Organizational Interfaces –
Directs and co-ordinates interaction with Business Unit Management Team representing IT in the development of Business Strategy for the sector.
Identify IT requirements in support of expanding business strategy for the assigned sector
Directs efforts in assessing the fit of complex IT solutions and identifying gaps early for subsequent evaluation in the pursuit/solution development process
Directs and co-ordinates participation in new product evaluations to define requirements and assess business fit for assigned sector or division
Directs IT competency and capability in the early stages of lead and proposal development for all opportunities
Directs the development of the IT section of response to customers RFP / RFI / RFQ’s for new business opportunities for all opportunities
Delivers, or directs staff in the delivery of, customer/partner presentations for all opportunities
Directs and co-ordinates productive business relationships with all levels of customer, business partners, and vendor management

Project Planning & Administration
Directs efforts to conceptualize a solution of significant scope across multiple applications and/or platforms
Directs efforts to assist in the definition of all complex engagements to guide the most appropriate IT solution to the end user in concert with Company and IT strategic direction
Directs efforts for the creation, or assisting others in the creation, of the overall project work plan
Directs others in the effective use and oversight of project administration processes including project initiation, labor tracking, status reporting, and basic project capital / expense tracking
Provides experienced vendor co-ordination and management skills in the context of planning for overall project delivery; able to individually direct all IT groups – either in-house, customer, or third-party

Project Delivery
Directs the completion of all project components to meet appropriate economic standards, ensure customer satisfaction, timely completion, and project profitability
Directs staff to ensure overall project success
Directs the co-ordination, communication, and development of detailed requirements in conjunction with the Business Systems Analysis and Business Systems Development group(s)
Directs staff to assess project risks and develop timely, proactive plans to mitigate risk factors
Directs staff to apply system development methodologies for custom and package application projects

Personnel - significant
Experienced and effective ability to provide direction, motivation, training, and decision support to project staff within the sector and across the entire division
Experienced and effective ability to leverage the competencies of project associates to enhance project quality and accelerate results
Experienced and effective ability to recognize and manage staff diversity, performance and or personality conflicts
Directs others in the completion of assignments through knowledge sharing
Experienced and effective ability to deliver high quality performance reviews of project team participants
Experienced and effective ability to recruit, develop, coach and counsel subordinates

Experienced and effective ability to propose, refine, and implement project standards, policies, procedures, and methodologies for Company IT
Experienced and effective ability to understand and promote Companies project lifecycle, concepts, principals, and business processes
Apply broad understanding / knowledge of complex IT infrastructure components – e.g. networks, platforms, and operating systems
Directs the development and management of fiscal budget for the assigned sector.
Requires no day-to-day supervision from IT management

Full Benefits and a comprehensive relocation package.

Client has the option to help with relocation expenses
Onsite Position
No Work Visa Option
Location: OH
Salary: up to $250k + bonuses
Closed 7/10/2013  -  Print this page

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