Exide Technologies Senior Director, North America Applications in Milton, Georgia

Overview

The Senior Director, North America Applications is responsible for the life cycle planning of business applications through the phases of strategize, architect, select, deploy, operate, evolve, and retire. They will manage the application group that has specific responsibility for building or configuring, maintaining or enhancing, and eventually decommissioning applications through their life cycle for all aspects supporting the North America operations environment. This role reports directly to the Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Director, North America Applications will oversee all activities that optimize the value, cost and risk of applications:

  • Provide leadership, vision and direction to the applications organization to ensure it will contribute to the company achieving its goals.

  • Work with CIO and other IT leaders to develop overall IT strategy in the context of the business strategy.

  • Develop productive relationships with business leaders across the organization to influence how applications can enable new sources of value.

  • Define and enhance methodologies and practices for the application life cycle management in line with best practice and practical experience of continuous improvement.

  • Ensure that applications processes (including those of external service providers) are conducted in line with corporate social responsibility, environmental and technical policies and applicable standards and legislation.

  • Manage application group personnel, developing their skills and capabilities to meet the needs of the organization, as well as building on existing recruiting capabilities to address new needs and skills gaps.

  • Implement and manage application life cycle management status reporting, metrics and benchmarks.

  • Manage relationships with major vendors and service providers to ensure they cost-effectively meet the needs of the organization.

  • Conduct regular surveys of stakeholder satisfaction with applications, publish the results and, where necessary, implement action plans to improve satisfaction.

Competencies

The Senior Director, North America Applications acts in a leadership role and must demonstrate the following leadership attributes:

  • High levels of personal integrity when conducting the professional affairs of the organization and dealing with sensitive and confidential data relating to risks and costs.

  • Calmness and clarity of thought while under pressure.

  • The ability to uphold the goals and culture of the organization.

  • The ability to lead, enable and motivate teams by providing advice and guidance in a nonjudgmental fashion.

  • An understanding of strategic business objectives and the ability to drive results toward those objectives.

  • Openness to and the ability to deal with, rapid change in business needs, processes and technologies.

Knowledge

The Senior Director, North America Applications must have in-depth knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Financial accounting and reporting practices applicable to applications, costs and risks.

  • Engagement with procurement and legal contract advisors for additional information.

  • IT contracts and their likely cost implications.

  • IT applications, operations, service and support organizations.

  • Data processing, analysis and quality management tools.

  • Development and implementation of processes and policies.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • A Minimum of 5 years of technology leadership experience managing a larger team in application development and implementation.

  • Must have at least 10 years of experience working in various technical roles and full understanding of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices

  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life-Cycle (SDLC)

  • Strong leadership, project management skills, time management, and problem solving skills

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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 2019-2284

Category Information Technology

Position Type Regular Full-Time