Exide Technologies Director, Master Data and BI Solution Architect in Milton, Georgia

Overview

The Director, Master Data & Solution Architect will proactively and holistically lead or support Master Data and BI solution activities that create deliverables to guide business solutions, people, process, organizational change, and IT investments.

This individual will leverage technology to develop Exide's future-state business capabilities and enable or alter business processes or practices that, in turn, drive the organization's targeted business outcomes. The enterprise solutions architect must be capable of practically applying existing, new, and emerging technologies to new and evolving business and operating models. Conversely, they must be able to understand, monetize and operationalize new technologies.

The individual in this role develops deliverables that are valuable to the business, including business capabilities, business requirements and workflow. The role focuses on IT strategy and targeted business outcomes — clarifying strategic intentions; identifying IT and business outcomes; exploring implications, impacts and risks; and addressing stakeholder questions.

Responsibilities

  • Support business and technology innovation that drives the organization's top and bottom lines.

  • Engage key business stakeholders to facilitate both strategy and innovation planning.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders involved in business strategy and IT innovation to develop an IT investment roadmap.

  • Create deliverables that illustrate how to strategically move the business forward.

  • Work with key organizational stakeholders to define a strategic plan for leveraging integrated IT and business architecture as part of the Master Data & Solution Architecture.

  • Participate in enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, value cases and business innovation portfolio development.

  • Define a clear plan and governance for ensuring the IT architecture work is in lock step with the other EA viewpoints.

  • Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business (LOB) customers in defining or designing IT capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technologies based on business and end-user requirements.

  • Participate in Master Data & Solution Architecture development, including business architecture, information architecture, application portfolio and technical architecture.

  • Collaborate with the enterprise program management office on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.

  • Assess near-term needs, using structured interview processes, to establish business priorities. Consult with technical subject matter experts, and develop alternative technical solutions. Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. preferred

  • Ten years of business or IT experience with a direct responsibility for strategy formulation and/or translation, business analytics, and program management

  • Management experience in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, leadership, business relationship management and business process management

Skills

  • Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid)

  • Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and being able to practically them to new business designs and business models

  • In-depth experience with business transformation and process redesign methods

  • Knowledge in all aspects of designing and constructing business processes, functions and organizational structures

  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects

  • Experience leading multidisciplined, high-performance work teams

  • Exhibited skills in leading program management efforts involving the coordination of resources and goals across multiple related projects

  • Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, valuation and metrics development

  • Statistical and information analysis skills (a plus)

Competencies

  • Organizationally savvy, understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics

  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade — both business and IT leaders as well as peers

  • Use the language of business leaders and join the conversation that's taking place

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs

  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence

  • Ability to analyze project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives and solve problems that involve remote and elusive symptoms, often spanning multiple environments in a business area

  • Understand business process management, workflow and integration methods and tools

Characteristics

  • Team player, organizationally savvy, facilitator and works well with others

  • Respected and trusted leader

  • Remains unbiased, specific technology- and vendor-neutral — more interested in results than personal preferences

  • Displays intellectual curiosity and integrity

  • Motivated by long-term results and achieving targeted business outcomes

EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2018-1930

Category Information Technology

Position Type Regular Full-Time