Responsible for providing leadership and management to the information technology function and for short-, mid- and long-term strategic planning, implementation and maintenance of technology and processes that support the organization’s North American business direction.
MAJOR POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and execute short-, mid- and long-term strategic technology and system plans that translate business requirements into projects, goals, objectives and deliverables with the end user experience in mind.
Establish effective partnerships with functional leadership across the organization to ensure that technology solutions are effective and in alignment with functional and organizational needs.
Participate, as a member of the business leadership team, in strategic planning activities by providing systemic and technologic solutions where business opportunities or challenges are identified.
Evaluate effectiveness, efficiency, and costs of existing technology and systems, research new or alternative solutions, and make recommendations to senior management as appropriate. Maintain working knowledge of new and evolving technologies and systems for possible application to developing or future organization needs.
Develop, implement and monitor information technology system policies and controls to ensure data security across a wide variety of frequently changing platforms, hardware, and user needs in compliance with evolving industry, legal and regulatory requirements. Responsible for recommending and implementing disaster recovery practices as appropriate.
Manage, train, develop and coach a high performance information technology staff; identifying appropriate staffing needs, skill sets, or alternative outsourcing.
Develop and manage the annual information technology department budget; includes project planning, expense management, and external resource utilization.
Prioritize, assign, and manage a portfolio of technology projects in support of business goals; ensure delivery of projects within time and cost limitations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Seven or more years experience managing and directing a corporate Information Technology function.
Bachelor’s degree in information systems or equivalent analytical and strategic management capabilities acquired through on-the-job experience and training.
MBA or equivalent non-technology oriented business expertise acquired through working.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects and responsibilities to meet customer technology needs.
Ability to analyze business needs and recommend and implement appropriate solutions.
Ability to develop and collect key performance indicators to measure performance.
Experience managing a wide variety and scope of information technology projects that successfully achieved time, cost and operational expectations .
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