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IT Director Corporate Applications

Date: May 11, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Director of Finance Technology has the responsibility for guiding the delivery organization for the Finance Technology Team at Vail Resorts. This talented individual will work with a cross-functional team to manage the overall finance technology portfolio and to deliver forward thinking creative solutions in a collaborative environment.  This is a leadership role with direct interactions with the CIO and CFO and their leadership teams, reporting to the Sr. Director of Enterprise Technology. The team is comprised of a Project Manager and Business Analysts and works closely with our technical development team as needed.

 

The Director’s day-to-day activities include delivery of large projects, ongoing releases, rigorous prioritization processes, vendor release management and planning, and alignment of vendor roadmaps to our business objectives and IT resources.. They will partner with their stakeholders and their team, utilizing their expertise in delivering complex finance technology programs that meet the needs of their business stakeholders. We’re looking for someone with deep delivery expertise to manage large and complex interdisciplinary technology teams coupled with the strong account management skills necessary to create value for stakeholders.  Additional routine responsibilities include ensuring software contracts are adhered to including monitoring license levels, renewal dates, and pricing leverage as well as managing financials associated with technology expense and capital initiatives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Drive:  Develop and drive the accountability of business objectives and supporting IT initiatives.
    • Provide project/program facilitation and oversight; facilitate agreement on objectives and success measures, provide overall project/program issue resolution and roadblock removal. 
    • Ensure timely and consistent communication to facilitate a clear understanding of ongoing projects and their prioritization within the organization
    • Partner with Finance & Technical Leadership in development of long-term technology roadmap.
    • Lead and organize efforts continuously maintain the Finance Technology portfolio including the definition of agendas, materials, review cycles, timelines, etc.
    • Deliver high-impact solutions by identifying key issues, defining appropriate work structure, and driving workable recommendations that create value
    • Partner closely at the Vice President and Director levels to support key areas of work that focus on highest priorities, including suggesting and managing the best time allocation and use of group meetings.
  • Connect:  Inspire trust and build strong, authentic, productive relationships within the Finance Technology team and with key stakeholders.  Effectively engage and collaborate with leadership across the organization to develop, define and build on innovative ideas and business priorities.
    • Engage broadly and deeply across the organization to quickly connect information and people to drive enterprise projects, programs and initiatives.
    • Partner with Finance stakeholders to understand their drivers and needs, and uses that knowledge and those relationships to drive effective prioritization and roadmaps for delivery.
    • Leverage industry & other external connections to bring best practices and solutions to bear
  • Develop:   Create an environment of continual improvement both inside and outside of direct team.
    • Demonstrate the ability to learn and develop as a self-starter requiring little direction.  We are looking for someone who shows the potential to do more and is a natural leader.
  • Out Front: Anticipate the needs of key leadership and facilitate as well as motivate those around you to identify solutions that both improve the employee experience and advances business objectives.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain project governance standards, resource management, and project planning for organization-wide and strategy-aligned initiatives.
    • Understand the latest trends and innovations in technology and use as influence in driving solutions forward.
  • Re-Imagine:
    • Bring new ideas, methods, and approaches to Vail Resorts and this role.  Leverage own expertise to challenge the status quo and drive decisions and actions necessary to improve our business processes and related technology.
  • Passion: Demonstrate an unyielding passion for the employee experience, culture, mission and vision.  Lead by example and inspire others to follow.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Technology or related field
  • 8-10+ years of relevant work experience including proven ability to successfully lead and oversee critical projects and multi-faceted efforts
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of key concepts in Finance, Accounting, and Procure to Pay business areas
  • Successful regular exposure to Director and VP levels within Finance, Accounting, Procurement and related technology leaders
  • Understanding of corporate Finance, Accounting, and Procurement functions
  • Consistently demonstrated growth in their own skills & leadership
  • Experience with one or more of the following applications preferred: Oracle PeopleSoft, Coupa, Concur, SAP, OnBase

 

Leadership:

  • Ability to drive strategy, vision, direction, and prioritization on enterprise wide projects and programs at the senior leadership level.
  • Can manage initiatives from concept through to completion, including the development and presentation of a business case.
  • Applies systems thinking to generate new thoughts and opportunities; has ability to build on strategic and innovative thoughts/ideas.
  • Informed on industry standards and practices, and a forward thinker on new innovative approaches.

Project Management:

  • Ability to socialize and manage a portfolio of projects in support of stated strategic objectives.
  • Manage operational business impacts as well as technical components of the program or project.
  • Work with internal and external teams to develop and execute a comprehensive QA approach for enterprise wide projects and programs.
  • Provide vision and leadership regarding organizational design and resourcing of large, complex and undefined enterprise wide initiatives including all aspects of management from vision through execution.

Financials:

  • Manage enterprise wide programs with complex financial models including internal and external stakeholders and complex contract negotiation.
  • Participate in the annual expense and capital budgeting processes & cycles for their areas.

Employee Management:

  • Ability to manage/oversee a significant number of internal and contract resources across multiple projects.

Vendor Management:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to external vendors including influencing product roadmaps, resourcing, and financial management.
  • Ability to work through vendor contract management issues.

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at www.vailresortscareers.com
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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