Exide Technologies

Director, Enterprise Architect

US-GA-Milton
Requisition ID
2017-1488
Category
Information Technology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Director, Enterprise Architect will proactively and holistically lead or support Enterprise Architect 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 enterprise 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 enterprise 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

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business, information systems or related discipline, or equivalent and extensive related project experience; M.B.A. preferred
  • Five to eight 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—batteries and associated equipment and services for transportation and industrial markets. With 128 years of industry experience and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward. Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The Company’s extensive sales, distribution and service network provides flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

At Exide Technologies, It All Starts Now. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier. Exide is "the 128 Year Old Start-Up," and the Company is moving forward—bringing the energy of the “new Exide” to customers around the world.

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