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Director, Corporate Administrative Systems

Director, Corporate Administrative Systems

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The Director is responsible for directing all aspects of the Corporate Administrative Systems delivery team. This scope includes providing capabilities and services in support of Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Ethics, Compliance & Privacy, Internal Audit, Enterprise Risk and the Office of the CEO. The Director, in collaboration with other stakeholders, establishes a strategic vision for these areas of responsibility, identifies key challenges and opportunities, develops and executes a plan of action delivering technology solutions that produce targeted business outcomes. The Director is responsible for the Business/Systems Analysis and Application Development and Support functions within the Corporate Administrative Systems department providing leadership to several direct report managers and the staff beneath them. The Director also has broad vendor management lifecycle responsibilities with key technology product and services providers within their solution portfolio. The Director has managerial administrative duties for their team including recruiting, developing staff and establishing and managing budgets and is accountable for creating an environment where their team can be successful in achieving its goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Provides information technology leadership to the Corporate Administrative Systems team. This includes articulating the overall IT vision, strategies and roadmap and ensuring the team understands and embraces their roles and responsibilities to achieve them.
  • Builds relationships with business stakeholders, understands the challenges and needs of the business, and provides strategic guidance and oversight to Corporate Administrative Systems teams to meet the needs of the business effectively.
  • Monitors and analyzes changing business needs and industry trends to continually evaluate alternatives and implements solutions in response to those changing circumstances.
  • Re-engineers TNC business practices and processes in collaboration with the appropriate business owner(s), as necessary.
  • Creates, designs and directs the delivery of technology solutions in support of the business teams supported (Finance, HR, Legal, etc.) and of IT’s and TNC’s organization-wide priorities, goals and objectives in collaboration with other IT leaders and stakeholders.
  • Identifies and assesses end-user and technology-user business requirements for projects and maintenance with a wide range of complexity at varying levels of impact on organization-wide initiatives with the goal of determining purpose and fit on supported Corporate Administrative Systems.
  • Suggests changes to improve existing systems and products, including the financial and operational impact of proposed changes.
  • Collaborates with the IT Enterprise Architecture team, Information Security team and other IT stakeholders to ensure solution alignment with established organizational SOPs, established architecture principles and patterns, organizational technology standards, and architectural target states leveraging reuse of existing technology assets whenever feasible.
  • Ensures that appropriate peer reviews and quality assurance validations are conducted to validate work done for solutions and systems before release to production in all phases of the project life cycle.
  • Broad vendor management responsibilities including providing oversight and guidance on product/service evaluation and selection, setting strategic direction for negotiations on complex, high profile or sensitive agreements, representing TNC interests on vendor customer advisory boards to influence product direction and actively managing and optimizing vendor performance and value.
  • Provides broad management and leadership responsibility for a department, including recruitment, retention, professional development, establishing clear directions, and setting objectives.
  • Ensures the appropriate level of staffing, maintenance and support are provided to the systems supporting Corporate Administrative System business needs.
  • Fosters a learning culture by encouraging training in core competencies, technologies and organizational business practices.
  • Develops and manages the budget for all products/services included within Corporate Administrative Systems application portfolio.
  • Ensures that TNC policies and procedures, and IT security and financial standards are met and managed.
  • Fosters a supportive, inclusive, equitable, respectful and safe work environment.
  • Possess the ability and willingness to travel 15% or more to predominantly US locations, possibly non-US locations.
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