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Company: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President Technology

At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Vice President (VP) of Technology to be responsible for providing leadership and direction to an entire IT department team(s). In this capacity, the VP of Technology owns every component of team leadership from staff development, oversight of all projects and initiatives, short and long-term strategic direction for specific competencies, vendor management and fostering and owning all stakeholder relationships within the department team(s).

Take this opportunity to join North Americas leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Training and Career Development
  • Generous Paid Time-Off

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to understand how to translate business requirements and industry drivers into actionable project work and product roadmap. Provide oversight to projects and related tasks that meet cost, schedule and resource constraints.
  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to develop ROI for initiatives and prove value of investment.
  • Owns an active role in helping meet objectives around department annual efficiency and cost savings initiative.
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders so that the VP position becomes the trusted single point of contact for stakeholders for all initiative communications.
  • Ownership of all department and project budgets from a Capital and Operating expense perspective.
  • The contribution of time toward innovative initiatives. Lead effort(s) around the industry-specific research/skunk-works projects to explore business efficiencies, revenue generation or data collection and insight.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field or equivalent job-related experience required
  • 15+ years of experience in information technology with cross-functional experience across major IT competenciesapplication development, infrastructure, mobile, etc.
  • 8+ years managing both department level resources and large project teams
  • Experience developing best practices in project management methodologies and guiding others to successfully execute project management of a full project lifecycle
  • Experience developing useful project metrics and applying those metrics
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills; Good interpersonal skills; Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating the performance

The Companyis one of North Americas leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods.The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:


Managerial - Leadership

  • Deep understanding ofthe Company, business offerings and services
  • Ability to understand how to translate business requirements and industry drivers into actionable project work and product roadmap
  • Own the day-to-day direction of team activities and project milestones
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to existing staff and career development
  • Ability to work autonomously with little oversight or supervision
  • Own a structured vendor management approach for working with key partners
  • Ability to lead vendor negotiations for pricing and contract discussions
  • Provide oversight to projects and related tasks that meet cost, schedule and resource constraints
  • Comfort level with direct interaction with ELT team members and able to present to group when needed
  • Active in Mergers & Acquisition activity, including company diligence and proposed integration strategies

Strategic Direction

  • Ability to drive 50-65% of team effort toward Foundational work, Foundational is defined as exploiting and expanding existing assets (systems, applications, infrastructure, etc.) for incremental value add
  • Ability to drive 20-30% of team effort toward Incremental work, Incremental is defined as net new IT enablement through the implementation of additional systems, applications, infrastructure, etc.
  • Ability to drive 5-10% of team effort toward Innovative work, Innovative is defined as R&D type projects focused on leveraging progressive technologies for business benefit
  • Ability to work with business stakeholders to develop ROI for initiatives and prove value of investment
  • Owns an active role in helping meet objectives around department annual efficiency and cost savings initiative
  • Ownership of departments 18-month rolling Technology Roadmap
  • Ownership of departments 3 year strategic plan

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Can independently manage expectations with stakeholders and drive prioritization efforts based on user request and available resources and budget
  • Own a defined communication plan for stakeholders that include specific deliverables on a set frequency (e.g.: daily calls, weekly or monthly status reports, quarterly roadmaps, etc.)
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders so that the VP position becomes the trusted single point of contact for stakeholders for all initiative communications
  • Foster, develop and maintain relationships with keyCompany executives through project efforts
  • Demonstrate ability to handle challenges tied to team dynamics or team conflicts independently

General Administration

  • Ownership of all department and project budgets from a Capital and Operating expense perspective
  • Provide a monthly status report update to CIO for company communication
  • Take accountability for individual and team annual goal setting exercises
  • Take accountability for completion of annual performance reviews for all team members

Innovation - Contribution

  • Contribution of time toward innovative initiatives. Lead effort(s) around industry specific research / skunk-works projects to explore business efficiencies, revenue generation or data collection and insight.
  • Looks for areas in IT or the business to contribute outside of their immediate role
  • Keeps abreast of new hardware and software development trends

Additional responsibilities as assigned by ones supervisor or other manager related to the position/department

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports
- Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports
- May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job
  • Travel up to %

Minimum Qualifications

The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required) Bachelor's Degreeor equivalent experience


Field of Study/Area of Experience: Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field

  • 15+ years of experience in information technology with cross-functional experience across major IT competenciesapplication development, infrastructure, mobile, etc.
  • 8+ years managing both department level resources and large project teams
  • Experience developing best practices in project management methodologies and guiding others to successfully execute project management of a full project lifecycle
  • Experience developing useful project metrics and applying those metrics
  • Experience managing multiple complex projects concurrently. Complex projects could be defined by the following factors
  • Size and duration of project
  • Multiple stakeholders
  • External data/system dependencies
  • Build and develop a high functioning team
  • Ability to successfully delegate responsibilities and tasks to others

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong written communication and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Project Management tools (i.e., MS Project) or similar project tool (s)
  • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
  • Excellent customer service orientation

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information RegardingThe Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by ones supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Keywords: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage , Austin , Tech, Other , Austin, Texas

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