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Director IT - Enterprise Products & Solutions, Duluth MN

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

* Position is located onsite in Duluth, MN*

Job Summary

The Director IT and Enterprise Business Partner serves as a strategic interface between the Enterprise Team and IT organizations, with primary responsibility for driving the implementation of the Enterprise Digital Strategy within the Enterprise Team. This role is responsible for leading the development, adoption and value realization of information and technology solutions that are part of the Enterprise functional strategies (e.g. Finance, Human Resources, Legal, etc.) and the Enterprise Digital Vision. A primary responsibility of this role will be to lead Cirrus Aircraft through the implementation of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation.

This role is a member of the IT Leadership team, reporting to the SVP Information Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Establish and maintain relationships with key business stakeholders whom the business has given the budget and authority to fund development and make decisions regarding data and technology priorities.
* Facilitate and drive alignment among key stakeholders to lead them to converge on an Enterprise IT vision and roadmap that aligns with business goals and outcomes.
* Direct, lead and develop a team of analysts, architects, and developers required to fulfill Information Services.
* Develop and maintain effective relationships with Strategic Partners (e.g. software providers and consulting services).
* Define, track and communicate IT key performance indicators, including shared business results achieved using information technology.
* Develop and manage the capital and operating expense budget for the information services provided to the Business Unit.
* Establish and follow an adaptive and agile portfolio management process focused on continuously introducing new features and functionality, whether small enhancements or larger projects.
* Implement and maintain standardized processes aligned with Enterprise standards (e.g. NPIS) to manage all stages of the information service lifecycle: concept, design and development, adoption and optimization, maintenance and utilization, retirement and replacement.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

* Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, business administration or related field.
* 15+ Years of relevant experience in IT and business/industry that give the candidate a close-enough view of the Business Unit domains (e.g. sales, finance, supply chain, manufacturing, aftermarket service, etc.) to understand what they do and what they see as valuable.
* 10+ Years in diverse roles and increasing responsibilities in IT (i.e. portfolio/program management, solution architecture, software implementation, custom development, etc.)
* Demonstrated experience leading an organization through an ERP implementation and continual release cycles.
* Preferred experience in implementing and supporting Microsoft Dynamics D365.
* Preferred experience in optimizing HRIS, in partnership with the Human Resources function.
* Demonstrated experience of engaging and influencing executives and other stakeholders to drive digital transformation initiatives.
* Demonstrated experience leading diverse and cross functional teams.
* Experience with working in lean and agile delivery teams.
* Excellent communication and presentation skills.
* Experience with partnering with front of the house functions such as sales, marketing and customer service.

Demonstrated Proficiencies/Skills/Abilities:

* Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to develop and communicate strategy, inspire and motivate the staff, and maintain alignment across the business.
* A high degree of political savvy, astuteness and the ability to use informal power structure of the organization to achieve program success and overcome obstacles.
* Strong business acumen, including manufacturing industry and IT domain specific knowledge.
* Deep understanding of how organizations can use current technologies to drive digital business.
* Ability to develop programs and deliver them with financial and resource constraints.
* Strong communication skills and ability to translate between, and connect, business and technology


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

* Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. This competency includes building and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels, both internal and external to the organization. It is demonstrated by understanding and proactively managing the expectations and needs of various stakeholders, balancing their interests and resolving conflicts to fairly meet the demands of all.
* Situational Adaptability: Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match shifting demands of different situations. This competency includes leveraging emotional intelligence to pick up on situational cues and adjusting in the moment, as well as adapting to different personal, interpersonal and leadership styles. Leverages different approaches in different situation to drive to desired results.
* Builds Effective Teams: Builds strong effective teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals. This competency includes selecting individuals and building a team with appropriate and diverse mix of styles, perspectives, and experience. Creates a team environment via establishing common objectives and a shared mindset resulting in feeling of belonging and strong team morale. Recognizes and celebrates team wins. Fosters open dialogue and collaboration among the team.
* Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. This competency includes acting with a clear sense of ownership, following through on commitments and ensuring others do the same. Takes personal responsibility for self and team's decisions, actions and failures. Establishes clear responsibilities and processes for monitoring work and measuring results, including feedback loops.
* Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances. This competency includes engaging with the business unit on resolving trade-offs of scope, priority, business and technical risk, and business impact of dependencies among multiple Information Services. Ensures full transparency and no surprises, keeping stakeholders up to date with the latest delivery status and risks.

Other Duties

This opportunity is located in our Duluth, MN location.

Duluth, Minnesota. As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted "Best Town" by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named "Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland" and "Best Workplace Culture" by the Duluth News Tribune readers

Cirrus Aircraft's Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world's first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) - the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot's license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Work beyond 40 hours per week may be required.

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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