SharePoint Team Manager
Plante Moran - Southfield, MI

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Collaborations Services Team Leader

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For 15 consecutive years, Plante Moran has been recognized as one of the nation’s “100 Best Companies To Work For” by FORTUNE magazine — providing unsurpassed opportunity and an unequaled culture to talented, self-motivated individuals who have a passion to serve and a hunger to thrive. It's hard to explain what makes a great firm. We think it has to do with the people, our benefits, and the overriding culture that guides them. It's a unique balance of achievement, teamwork, caring, and an unofficial 'relatively jerk-free' policy. It makes us different. It makes us better. It helps us thrive.

P osition Summary:
Plante & Moran is seeking a motivated, dependable person to lead our Collaboration Services Team which has a primary emphasis on SharePoint and SQL in our Southfield office. The Collaborations Services Team Leader is a technical leader with experience in administering SQL and SharePoint environments. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, a strategic vision, strong problem solving abilities, and direct experience managing a team. Leadership skills are a must !

Plante & Moran is currently using SharePoint 2010 in several areas of our business and we recently were recognized by Information Week as a Top Technology Innovator for our Client Collaboration Center which was built on SharePoint 2010.

This person will work in a challenging, fast paced, team environment. Our Technology Services Team prides itself on being a World Class Service Organization providing support to our staff at the highest level possible. This role will oversee a group of individuals that support a 24/7 production environment that includes our SharePoint, SQL, and Identity Management.

S pecific Responsibilities include:
Managing our SQL and SharePoint technical environments with oversight of day to day operations and future vision to support our Firm’s long-term strategic vision.

Managing a team of 5-6 members, establishing performance goals, conducting annual performance appraisals, and responsible for career development of team members.

Ensuring that all team members have clear goals and direction and are working on the right priorities/projects to further the Firm’s long-term strategic vision.

Working with team leaders and project managers to allocate staff and technical resources, establishing clear priorities, and tracking progress to meet established milestones.

Meeting regularly with our Support, Infrastructure, and Solution Design and Delivery Team Leaders identifying ways to improve our processes and procedures.

Identify ways to provide increased business value to our business units that we serve.

Oversee vendor relationships and assess vendor solutions for our Collaboration Services product suite.

Communication – Must be able to communicate in a professional, effective, open, honest, and timely manner with staff at all levels; able to develop well-written status reports, project plans, performance reviews, and other communications.

Analytical Thinking – Analyzes information, identifies key issues and relationships, and draws logical conclusions; identifies the root causes of problems and develops solutions.

Coaching and Mentoring – Transfers and imparts knowledge and expertise; provides feedback successfully to improve and/or reinforce the performance of others; leads by example.

Accountability – Takes personal responsibility for the outcomes of your own work and the work of others, as well as for one’s actions and decisions; holds others accountable for results; follows through on commitments to others; sees things through to completion.

Flexibility and Adaptability – Works effectively in changing or ambiguous circumstances; achieves desired results in the midst of changes in responsibilities, timeframes, or performance expectations; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change by others within the workplace.

Achievement / Results Oriented – Understands what results are important and is driven to achieve results; focuses time, effort, and resources to achieve the “right” results.

Building Relationships – Builds trust and rapport with others; develops and maintains collaborative relationships with business units and others to meet mutual goals and objectives; able to act in a consultative role to gather and understand business needs and goals from senior level executives and to guide the team to build solutions based on that data.

Desired Experience:
The ideal candidate should:
Have 3+ years’ experience managing a team of individuals.

Have 3+ years’ experience managing day to day operations of a SQL or SharePoint Environment.

Build, implementation and management experience of products/solutions such as:

SharePoint 2007/2010,

MS SQL 2005/ 2008,

MS Dynamics CRM.

Knowledge or experience with Identity Management Systems or role based access control is a plus.

Additional experience with the following is preferred;

Active Directory,

Windows Server,

Windows 7 Workstations,



Security Principles ,

Storage Technologies,

Web Services and the .NET Framework,

Bachelor's Degree is Required

Master's Degree Preferred

Travel & Hours

This is an exempt position that may require some Saturday work hours and overtime during workweek.

Qualified individuals must either reside in or near Metro Detroit or be willing to relocate to the area for this opportunity.

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They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

We only accept electronic applications. Therefore, those who apply directly to a position and submit their resumes through our applicant tracking system will be considered.

Plante Moran does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Plante Moran will not pay a fee related to unsolicited resumes received from search firms or employment agencies and the unsolicited resumes will become the property of Plante & Moran. Plante Moran will not agree to any contrary terms related to unsolicited resumes.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by a Staffing Consultant.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States without sponsorship.

Plante Moran is committed to a workplace that provides equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Plante Moran will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Plante Moran does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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