The Everest Group

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  Angeles, CA
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Director, IT Platform Management

Please send resumes to Anthony Duncan at: [email protected]

About The Company:
Our client, St. George Logistics, operates the largest network of independent CFS facilities in North America, along with a vast array of 3PL amenities including Distribution, Storage, Air & Ocean services with revenues of $400 million and growing. At STG Logistics, you will be part of a dynamic environment that supports interdepartmental collaboration, fuels creativity and provides you with an opportunity to take ownership and play an intricate part in our company’s success.

Los Angeles, CA

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this role will have IT strategy and delivery responsibility for STG business application platforms. The IT Platform Manager will partner with leaders of the core STG business to stimulate, surface, and shape demand for IT solutions and assets. The role will also ensure delivery of information technology solutions that generate business value and confirm that the results are measured and communicated. The role will manage a team of approximately 7-10 cross disciplined IT employees supporting the business and other IT groups.

Role you will play:

  • Work with senior leaders to evolve culture and organizational behavior, elevating IT into a strategic partner.
  • Develop deep knowledge of business and build both horizontal and vertical relationships with business and IT leaders that deliver business impact.
  • Coach business partners and enable them to articulate the technology needs and requirements in their function that will advance business performance.
  • Act as the principal technology advisor to the business unit or function and a champion for identifying, leading and driving information technology transformation.
  • Ensure that business’s strategy and key performance indicators are identified and leveraged for effective IT demand shaping.
  • Partner with business unit or function leaders on pre-project ideation.
  • Partner with enterprise architects to develop technology enablement business capability roadmaps.
  • Partner with business and IT leaders to evaluate proposals, build business cases, and plan new joint initiatives, and determine how they fit into business capability roadmaps and priorities.
  • Partner with business analysts to ensure that essential business requirements are understood, captured, and reflected in solution documentation.
  • Partner with business transformation or change management teams to ensure that the business unit or function has the capacity and capabilities to implement changes required by new technology solutions.
  • Ensure that project/program managers and IT staff assigned to projects are knowledgeable about the business unit or function, business partner(s), and their objectives.
  •   Ensure delivery of new technology solutions and capabilities in accordance with the roadmap and ensure that they meet established objectives and expectations of business partners.
  • Share ownership of the business value results of technology related projects; measure and communicate business value results on a regular basis.
  • Bring outside-in or fresh perspectives into the organization by routinely meeting with end customers/consumers, industry peers, and other external sources.
  • Ensure continuous improvement in value optimization, IT performance, and business processes where applicable.
  • Proactively identify business capability and IT service gaps and contribute to improvement efforts.

Background Profile:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in information technology.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and projects based on organizational objectives.
  • Demonstrated track record of creating technology solutions to solve business problems
  • 3PL Logistics, warehousing or transportation experience strongly preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, business, or a related field.
  • An advanced degree is preferred
  • Strong collaboration, teamwork and relationship building skills across multiple levels and functions in the organization.
  • Ability to listen, build rapport, and credibility as a strategic partner vertically within the business unit or function, as well as with leadership and functional teams.
  • A strategic thinker focused on business value results that utilize technical solutions.
  • Skilled at conflict resolution and problem-solving to achieve win-win outcomes.
  • Diplomacy: able to influence and motivate others using personal rather than positional power.
  • An exceptional listener, able to comprehend what is said and probe for important details.
  • Able to communicate technical or complex subject matter in business terms.
  • An outside-in focus: outstanding end-customer relationship skills.
  • Highly skilled at creating business requirements documents, use cases, user acceptance test plans, process flow and data flow diagrams.
  • Demonstrated acumen and passion for business and technology.
  • Understands the IT industry, e.g. emerging technologies and trends, industry standards, solution architecture, and the vendor landscape.

  • Competitive