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IT Enterprise Applications Director

Company: Rentokil North America
Location: Reading
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewIT Enterprise Applications DirectorLooking to build your career in an exciting industry and a growing world-class organization? Come see why so many of our team members recommend us to their friends!Who are we?Rentokil is a family of companies in North America. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner to many of the world's leading brands across industries as diverse as manufacturing, distribution, retail, food service, and hospitality. We are extremely proud of our legacy of excellence and constantly work to enhance the value and impact of our services.ResponsibilitiesWhat do our IT Enterprise Applications Director's do? The Director of Enterprise Applications is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing business solutions across the enterprise. This role will work closely with functional leaders to understand business demands and build an application portfolio that delivers to those needs, while maintaining clear strategic direction and architectural integrity.As a Director and an IT Leadership Team member, the person in this role will apply extensive knowledge of a broad range of technologies, methodologies and best practices to ensure the achievement of business outcomes where the business processes are dependent upon technology. The Director, Enterprise Applications will develop and maintain trusted relationships with business stakeholders, executives, and peer IT leaders in North America and at the Group (Global) level. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:* Provide leadership and accountability for the IT Enterprise Applications used by all Rentokil North America businesses* Provide leadership to the managers and teams for Product Ownership, Application Architecture and Application Delivery.* Work alongside other North American IT leaders to ensure appropriate resources are provided to enable the successful deployment of new or upgraded business solutions* Ensure stakeholders understand all available IT Enterprise Application services, and promote financial and commercial awareness in order to deliver value-for-money.* Ensure there is broad understanding of how new Enterprise Applications will be delivered to the business (This will include the planning around key business periods / cycles). * Identify opportunities to bring technology innovation to the businesses* Consider all potential options for IT system deployments and advise on appropriate build versus buy strategy. This decision will be based on whether the new system is one of: System of Record, System of Differentiation or System of Innovation* Ensure application architecture and delivery teams operate within the principles of Secure by DesignProduct Management / Ownership Team* Align product roadmaps to overall business and technology strategies* Manage backlog of configuration and enhancement requests for 3rd party products. Influence product roadmaps through strategic vendor management* Manage product upgrade and enhancement releases, working with internal and third party test and release resources. Inform and facilitate training for business teams to leverage new capabilities. * Coordinate with global product development teams to manage backlogs and influence roadmaps according to business objectives in North America* Manage the backlog, development and delivery of requests for speed products developed within the North American application development teamApplication Architecture Team* Define enterprise application architectures for the North American businesses in coordination with RI Group architectural standards* Coordinate with and drive Global TDA standards into the NA businesses* Proactively review the North America IT landscape to identify risks and opportunities* Work closely with project and development teams to ensure designs meet the company's strategic enterprise architecture and roadmap* Provide support to IT Business Partners, and other project team members, during functional requirements definition to ensure that functionality is both technically achievable and feasible within the project constraints* Maintain standards and processes for Development and Release Management, and work with the support functions to maintain integrity of solutions* Maintain testing standards so as to proactively manage the risk of new development* Create strategic direction and execution of application development and delivery methodologiesApplication Delivery Team* Design, develop, integrate and implement speed applications and services using a variety of available tools and technologies* Evaluate and adopt new tools to support speed application development objectives* Engage with IT Business Partners and Product Owners to creatively design and deliver applications that fill solutions gaps within the business and IT landscape* Prioritize backlog by assessing business and customer value through input from business and technology leaders* Work with Solution Architects to understand and prioritize business demands and deliver within agreed standards.What do you need? * Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or a related field- required* Master's Degree in Business Administration or a related field - preferred* 4+ years of Program/Team Leadership Experience - required* 10+ years of Related experience - required* Scrum/Agile qualifications desired* ITIL Foundation in IT Service Management desired * Software development and / or systems integration experience required.* Deep understanding of both waterfall and agile System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies, techniques and tools.* Proven ability to create strategies and execute on those strategies.* Proven ability to manage multiple projects and resource management in various stages of the Project Management life cycle.* Working knowledge and experience with ITIL processes* Ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.* Demonstrated ability to be organized and multi-task; establish and follow priorities.* Outstanding interpersonal skills.* Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills.* This is a full-time position. While the Director, Enterprise Applications will report to an office, occasional travel to North America sites may be required. There may be overnight travel required. * Work Schedule: This job tends to have regular office hours but may have extended hours due to time-sensitive deadlines and time frames. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.* Must pass pre-employment background screen and drug test* Must possess a valid driver's license and pass motor vehicle record searchWhy Choose Rentokil?A career with Rentokil is exactly that - a professional trajectory filled with opportunity. We pride ourselves on being a world class team that rewards high performance. We offer competitive pay on a bi-weekly pay schedule and many of our roles offer incentives based on performance and providing exceptional customer experience.Below you'll find information about some of what Rentokil North America has to offer. All Full-Time Colleagues qualify for the following and Part-Time Colleagues qualify for most benefits when they meet certain criteria.* Professional and Personal Growth: * Robust Paid Training & Professional Development Path* Opportunity to grow - We love to promote from within!* Fantastic Tuition Reimbursement benefits & Scholarship Programs (for FT Colleagues) * Wellness: * Excellent Health benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance* Access to Flexible Spending Accounts for Health-care or Dependent Care Expenses* Outstanding Company-Paid Short Term Disability* Access to Long-Term Disability Insurance* Wellness Reimbursement Program* Employee Assistance Program that offers services such as free counseling services, will preparation, discounts to health clubs, and other benefits* Company-paid sick time* Savings & Retirement: * 401(k) retirement plan with highly-competitive company-matching contributions* Holiday Savings Club option with company-matching funds* Employee Discounts (includes many offerings, including cellular/mobile service, health clubs, and more)* Work-Life Balance: * Vacation Days & sick days* Company-Paid Holidays & Floating HolidaysWe are looking for individuals who want to make a difference where our customers live and work. Is that you? Additional InformationRentokil North America is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to equality in every aspect of employment. As we expand, we are focused on building a foundation of diverse talent and equality in all areas of our workforce. All qualified applicants receive equal consideration, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.Link to Federal employment poster:* English Version - Revised November 2009* Spanish Version - Revised November 2009Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision* English (Formatted)* English (Unformatted)* Spanish#

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