System Strategy Director
Ernst & Young - Atlanta, GA

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What an excellent opportunity to make an impact within a global organization! The System Strategy Director will be responsible for the development of strategies for key applications and IT infrastructure. This role may specialize in one of these areas but will work across applications and data, end user productivity and infrastructure as required. A key component of the role will be taking input from a variety of internal and external sources, including market research, roadmaps supplied by Enterprise Architecture, and results of research and development conducted jointly with the Solutions team.

Essential Functions of the Job:
Lead the identification and analysis of strategic technology trends to give guidance in the development of the IT strategy

Lead the development of a research framework

Coordinate and conduct research and market analysis activities for current or potential strategic technologies

Foster and enable a culture of technology innovation relevant to key solutions within the IT Services organization

Work with Enterprise Architecture to understand the new capabilities identified in roadmaps for applications and data, end user productivity and IT infrastructure

Lead the analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommend strategies for improvement.

Identify requirements for and develop System Strategies for applications and IT infrastructure in support of the overall IT strategy

Ensure the commercial and cost impacts of System Strategies are clearly evaluated and articulated

Establish and maintain ongoing communications with senior management and stakeholders about Systems Strategies

The System Strategy Director will have responsibility to d

evelop the IT vision and strategy for key applications and IT infrastructure. He/she will work with the Customer and Services Portfolios group, ensuring effective communication to all key stakeholders. Other responsibilities include:

Develop appropriate policies and procedures to embed each System Strategy in the key IT Services processes


sing the Strategy framework, deliver System Strategies and a 3 year plan (including benefits realization plan and roadmap)

Proactively assist cost reduction initiatives including review of existing contracts for opportunity to reduce cost through consolidation, removal or price negotiation

This role is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Qualified candidates will possess the following knowledge and skills:

Demonstrated experience in identifying strategic business and IT market trends

Demonstrated experience in implementing strategic frameworks and processes on a global basis

Strategic skills to develop long-term visions and the ability to translate them into actionable roadmaps that are broadly accepted

Outstanding communication skills to achieve understanding and support for System Strategies

Exceptional judgment, tact and decision-making ability

Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change

Ability to work and team with a multitude of different people including business customers, IT project managers and IT engineers to balance demands

Outstanding management, interpersonal, communication, organizational and decision-making skills

Ability to understand and integrate cultural differences and motives, and to lead cross-cultural teams

English language skills - excellent written and verbal communication

Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments

Willingness and ability to w

ork flexible hours between 6 AM and midnight+ to fit in with European and Australian time zones for teleconference and video conference meetings

Qualified candidates will also bring the following qualifications:

A minimum of 15 years experience in business, plus significant experience working in or closely with IT on global process design or architecture and management experience in one or more of the following areas:

Strategic planning, leadership and relationship management

Program management efforts involved the coordination of resources and goals across multiple, related projects

Developing and monitoring the delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems

This role is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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