Director Platform Engineering Mgmt

Responsible for the development, implementation and Level 3 support of Mainframe, Wintel, UNIX and Client platforms, as well as storage.
Structures and ensures adherence to the processes and standards for high-quality development and implementation. Constantly monitors performance of platforms and develops continual improvement programs to bring better quality of service to customers through enhancement recommendations.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
o Ensures opportunities are provided for career growth
o Ensures associates are prepared for movement as opportunities arise
o Ensures associates receive productive coaching
o Ensures effective associate development plans are in place
o Comfortable working across geographies and a variety of national and corporate cultures
o Able to establish partnerships with peers across geographies to coordinate standard approaches and communications, act as a single team
o Responsible for compliance with internal and external policies such as SOX and PCI
o Ensures the organization adheres to Delhaize policies - company policy.
o Compliance to policy and procedures for Global IT, Regional IT, and local IT
o Compliance to policy and procedures for operating companies serviced
o Establishes partnerships with direct counterparts in other regions to ensure a standardized environment, leverage contract opportunities, and share resources to improve quality and efficiency
o Ensures execution of IT specific Corporate Responsibility initiatives and priorities such as Green IT
o Ensures selection of platforms follows Architecture and Security standards and requirements.
o Structures the technical design of Platform components
o Monitors quality implementation of designed installation from design through testing and release into the production environment
o Works toward repeatability and standardization of processes; facilitates the development of standard software images
o Provides leadership and guidance in project planning, management and reporting for Platforms components
o Ensures proper integration of Platforms components with other parts of the infrastructure
o Manages and plans the implementation of all storage hardware and software components
o Manages availability of resources to ensure timely handling of all Level 3 incidents and problems referred by the Helpdesk and IT Operations
o A minimum of 25% time allocated to travel required within the region
o Approximately 5% to 10% time allocated to travel to other Regions
o Networking, identity management, telephony and collaboration
Basic Qualifications:
o Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science, electrical engineering or business administration
o Eight years' experience managing and/or directing an IT operation
o Five years' experience working in the Retail industry preferred
o Excellent knowledge of business theory, business processes, management, budgeting, and business office operations
o Superior understanding of the organization's goals and objectives and place in the market
o Strong understanding of human resource management principles, practices, and procedures
o In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations as they relate to ITExperience in strategic planning, execution, policy development and ITIL
o Expert in requirements gathering, functional design, data and technical architecture
o SDLC and Project/Program management experience
o Extensive experience and expertise in customer-service focused organizations.
o Strong skills in performance monitoring and quality assurance
o Proven experience in IT planning, organization, and development.
o Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business problems
o Exceptional service orientation
o Proven leadership ability
o Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities and comfort with ambiguity
o Ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
o Ability to serve as a catalyst for change in the organization
o Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
o Excellent written and oral communication and listening skills. Strong negotiating skills
o Strong aptitude and proven ability for developing professionals and future leaders
o Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical addressees
o Exceptionally self-motivated and directed
Preferred Qualifications:
o Masters degree preferred.
o 5+ years related retail experience.
o In-depth knowledge of applicable laws and regulations related to IT
o Experience with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) processes
o Excellent knowledge of business theory
o Excellent knowledge of business processes
o Excellent knowledge of business management
o Excellent knowledge of budgeting
o Excellent knowledge of business office operations
o Strong understanding of human resource management principles
o Strong understanding of human resource management practices
Skills and Abilities:
o Has strong analytical skills and uses these skills to solve problems.
o Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
o Proven leadership skills.
o Strong negotiation skills
o Able to handle multiple priorities.
o Strong active listening skills.
o Can travel as required
o Customer oriented

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