Director, Business Information

NY, NY 10018

Employment Type: Direct Hire Area of Specialty: Business Intelligence/Data Management Job Number: 7007

 

GENERAL PURPOSE:

 

Work under the direction of the VP, Business Information, responsible for business-facing data needs. Serve as the liaison to the business for NY executive reporting demand. Also, partner directly with IT in California to build relationships and work together to deliver new reports specifically focused on the more flexible Operational Reporting capabilities. In addition, oversee the Level 1 support of the enterprise reporting system, providing support to Merchants and Planners. Primary responsibilities include understanding business demand, driving business solutions, and supporting IT delivery of related projects, within the ad-hoc and flexible reporting space. Highly visible role with the senior business executives and directly interfaces with the IT community as well.

 

Retail Industry experience required.


 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead & mentor a team of managers, business analysts and data analysts / report writers, coaching them on process and working with the business and IT

  • Guide the team through the creation of business solutions to think more holistically and operationally, so that we build solutions that are sustainable

  • Build a team of managers and analysts with core delivery skills, as well as business acumen and communication skills; this team will need to create a trusting partnership with our business partners

  • Consult with senior business leadership to align demand with broader strategic initiatives

  • Consult with IT stakeholders to keep the teams aligned on upcoming programs

  • Assist in architecting business solutions, working closely with business and IT partners

  • Help to further launch the more flexible reporting solutions with other business areas

  • Manage the team of Business Insights and Report Writers, as well as Level 1 support, report training, and communication

  • Learn the retail landscape, and specifically, the business model

COMPETENCIES:

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Communications

  • Managing and Measuring Work

  • Decision Quality

  • Develop Motivated Teams

  • Organizational Agility

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Undergraduate degree in business administration or information systems, or a related discipline preferred

  • At least 10 to 15 years of experience in Reporting, Merchandising, or Planning (either from IT or business working with IT on project delivery) with progressive responsibility and influence

  • Broad systems knowledge of major retail applications and reporting

  • Demonstrated experience in setting and influencing strategic retail business solutions

  • Demonstrated experience in the development of business requirements, coordination of business testing, and partnering with delivery teams for business programs/projects

  • Strong analytical ability, business acumen, judgment and problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to work effectively with VP and above executives

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization

  • Ability to work with teams that are geographically distributed and work across different time zones

  • Motivated by the desire to make a difference in the business, to work with a highly talented set of peers, and to work on interesting projects

  • Leadership skills; able to supervise and inspire team members

  • Some (minimal) travel may be required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with BI tools (MicroStrategy, Microsoft SSAS, Power BI)

  • Consulting experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

  • Requirements: Consistent timeliness and regular attendance. Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer. The job also requires sitting, standing, walking, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

  • Occasional Requirements: Job occasionally requires bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to 10 pounds.

  • May also require occasional driving and/or traveling overnight for business functions or site visits.

  • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Business Information Managers

Data Analyst(s)

Business Analyst(s)

Jackie Connors
CEO

Jackie Connors co-founded The Connors Group in June, 2001 and has been pivotal in building this premier IT staffing organization that serves clients in the areas of executive search, staff placements and consulting services. Jackie has over 20 years experience placing IT professionals, with the past seven years focused on information technology and eCommerce executives within the retail and apparel markets.

Jackie believes that building solid relationships with clients and candidates is the key to success. She always takes the time to listen, because she is truly interested in the needs of her clients and candidates. That's also how she has built her in-depth market knowledge and extensive network of contacts.

Prior to founding The Connors Group, Jackie was a Managing Partner at Jesse Garon Associates, where she became an expert in developing high-production recruitment strategies. Her methods utilize strategic sourcing as well as extensive networking to qualify and assess information technology and upper level management candidates. She is creative in her approach, which yields her clients the results they are looking for.

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