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Senior Director, Technology

Company: Rho, Inc.
Location: Durham
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Direct report/functional management responsibilities for Technology's PMO, Business Analysis, Enterprise Architecture and Validation personnel, meeting regularly with employees to provide mentorship and discuss development and performance
  • Assists executives in defining goals and strategic plans and makes strategic decisions based on company goals and objectives
  • Proactively advise senior leaders on the emerging technologies and trends that are most relevant to the industry, the company's goals and to clients' evolving needs
  • Help determine business priorities and partner in the definition of technology capability roadmaps, programs and projects to deliver enterprise-wide initiatives to achieve company's strategic goals and maximize the return on investment
  • Establish a Technology Project Management Office, implementing technology-related policies, processes, portfolio management, project planning and management standards and methodologies
  • Oversee the development and implementation of Technology programs and projects involving cross-functional teams. Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending. Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule, within budget constraints and associated business benefit realization
  • Direct the analysis of business issues and creation of business requirements, providing practical systems solutions. Oversee the requirements gathering process and define acceptance criteria. Drive the standardization of tools, artifacts, and process documentation
  • Establish an overall strategic build vs. buy strategy for technology investments
  • Ensure, on an ongoing basis, that current and planned enterprise architecture, investments and solutions are aligned with company strategic goals and the IT roadmap
  • Build strong relationships with all sectors and their leaders across company and develop a detailed understanding of their issues and challenges to determine if a technological solution will address the problem
  • Lead a high performing team that is customer-service focused, anticipates business needs and fosters a culture of accountability and transparency
  • Establish metrics for managing effectiveness and for measuring the impact of Technology Services on the business
  • Maintain processes and standards for system validation and compliance
  • Responsible for overall Technology financial planning and vendor management
  • Performs other duties per the guidance of manager and/or other leadership
  • A bachelor's degree is required; advanced degree in a related field, such as computer science, engineering and/or business (MBA) is preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of progressive responsibility as an IT professional, with at least 5 years' experience in a management position
  • CRO industry experience preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse leaders and build consensus around key initiatives and projects
  • Highly detail-oriented and technically proficient
  • Excellent judgment and ability to see problems and develop solutions
  • Demonstrated experience driving business growth through innovation
  • Action oriented personality who tackles issues when they first arise
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly visible and dynamic environment is critical; able to work effectively with ambiguity and incomplete information
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written; able to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated experience with SaaS, cloud-based, and outsourced solutions through third party providers
  • Solid knowledge in emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these in the service of the company's key business goals
  • Demonstrated portfolio, program and project management skills
  • Experience managing Technology capital and operating budget
  • Demonstrated vendor negotiation and management capabilities
  • Experience supporting complex, major change initiatives; demonstrated skills in change management

Keywords: Rho, Inc., Durham , Senior Director, Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Durham, North Carolina

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