IT Applications Manager Corporate Applications
Company: KinderCare Education
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 16, 2018
Description:AtEmployer, we make it our passion to nurture a sense of discovery,joy, and wonder in every child, every day, at every one of our centers. As thenations leading private provider in accredited early childhood education,were committed to delivering the highest-quality child care and educationalopportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.Wesee the greatness in each child, and we believe teachers can change the world.Every day, our more than 33,000 employees create a world of learning, joy, andadventure for more than 158,000 children. Whether youre in one of our centersor providing support from our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, being a part ofthe KinderCare family means that you care deeply about positively impacting thelives of children and families through the power of education.KinderCareEducation has three brands to meet the needs of busy families wherever theyneed us\:Werein neighborhoods with our KinderCareLearning Centers that offer early childhood education and care for children6 weeks to 12 years oldWereat offices with Employer atWork, our suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer totheir employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers,Back-up Care for last-minute child care and Care SelectAndwere at schools with our Championsbefore and after school programsJobSummaryTheManager of Corporate Applications manages the Enterprise Resource Planning andother corporate applications, SharePoint and Integration teams. TheManager will work with the IT Leadership team to support the strategic planningand visioning of application technology to best support needs of KinderCare. KinderCareis looking for a collaborative leader with strong management skills and deeptechnical acumen. A delivery-focused mindset and the ability to build andsupport client relationships and develop demands into effective IT solutionsare critical to the role. The IT team will look to the Manager to stayconnected and current on trends in new technologies, how these new technologieswill impact KinderCare, the fields of compliance, security, and accessibility,encouraging innovation and growth. Acommitment to equity and inclusion, as well as staff and team development areessential.Keyresponsibilities include\: Provide business and technical guidance to thecorporate office business units with the intent to optimize and streamline thetechnology and functional processes supporting these business units Lead a small team of employees, contractorsand vendors in support of relevant business systems Provide business and technical guidance to thecorporate office business units with the intent to optimize and streamline thetechnology and functional processes supporting these business units Collaborate with the business unit, vendorpartners and IT colleagues in examining solution options and planning systemsdeployment, maintenance and enhancement projects that are in line with thestrategic direction defined by the business unit and IT Lead the vendor evaluation selection processfor corporate office business units (outside of operations) to includedevelopment of requests for proposal, vendor evaluation & selection, andcoordination with the enterprise PMO Analyze business requirements, costs andbenefits, project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectivesthrough formal business cases and project charters Formulate and participate in corporate officebusiness units governance activities to ensure project costs and schedules areproperly controlled also while ensuring execution as defined by the roadmap. R emerging technologies where alignedwith the multi-year roadmap. Evaluate existing applications and platformand provides recommendations for system enhancements by conducting gapanalysis, identifying feasible alternative solutions, and assisting in thescope of modifications Work in a hands-on manner with internalbusiness unit stakeholders to align technology solutions with business needsand strategies Create functional strategies and specificobjectives for the sub-function and develops budgets, policies, procedures tosupport the functional infrastructureQualification:Keydesired skills and experience includes\: BS in IT Services, Business Management,Business Administration, Project Management, or other applicable degree 8+ years experience working with enterprisepackaged applications and SaaS solutions 3-5 years practical experience definingmulti-year department level technology roadmaps and strategies 3-5 years of practical experience managingprojects, implementing systems and defining business requirements usingprocesses and methods including but not limited to ITIL, PMI, RUP, and Agile Significant experience leveraging strongtechnical, analytical, problem-solving and conceptual skills within InformationTechnology disciplines such as software engineering, design and development,package solution evaluation/selection and implementation, applicationintegration, business process re-engineering, outsourcing, IT governance,application architecture, security and disaster recovery planning Demonstrated, hands-on leadership in thedevelopment and institutionalization of contemporary enterprise technologyarchitectures such as Mobile, Web, ERP/MRP, EAI, Identity Management, Portals,Business Intelligence and Cloud Computing Proven experience and expertise insuccessfully delivering enterprise integration solutions using technologiessuch as SOA, ESB, JMS, XML, web services Exceptional organizational and planningskills, analytical abilities, problem solving, and follow through Ability to quickly assess and resolveconflicts and provide appropriate follow-up Commitment to excellence in service,performance, and execution Ability to develop strong workingrelationships with business leaders at all levels Demonstrated executive leadership with provenability to manage, grow a
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