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Senior Director, Enterprise Applications

Company: Conmed Corporation
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Director, Enterprise Applications
CONMED is a medical device company with more than 20 locations globally, with approximately $1B in annual revenue and growing.
IT is a critical enabler of CONMEDs strategic growth, which will be achieved through a standard solution set, leveraging data across systems, and innovating in the area of technology to provide strategic advantage (e.g. entry into new markets, operating efficiently with high quality). This role entails establishing and maintaining critical, internal enterprise systems towards that end goal, with those systems being capable of supporting the full portfolio of our products and services. Specifically, this role is accountable for providing and maintaining systems to support our financial, procurement, distribution, and product lifecycle processes. This will entail building an enterprise application function capable of successfully interacting with our internal customers to gain a deep understanding of processes, goals, ascertain needs & make recommendations. This role is also accountable for delivering work as prioritized by the business and provide/maintain reliable systems. Additionally, it is critical to create and influence strategies that support long term business goals, anticipate tactical needs, and maximize value out of our internal enterprise applications. The person in this role will create the systems & services, outside relationships, and structures required for the organization to accelerate our growth path and compete in changing social and business environments. The person in this role is expected to create 3-5year strategy and roadmaps for our enterprise applications, working across executives and business operations to ensure successful roadmap implementation.

  • Accountable for building and maintaining a high performing team
  • Accountable for defining and enabling the practices that deliver and maintain reliable, scalable Enterprise Applications & services.
  • Accountable for maximizing the flow of work through the enterprise applications team while delivering on our Value Promise: on-time, on-budget, on-quality
    • Create overall internal enterprise systems strategy based on business goals and direction and in alignment with overarching IT strategy, with supporting roadmap accounting for technology trends and regulatory requirements. Articulate alternative options and solicit approval from key business & finance stakeholders, including governance boards and Executive Committee.
    • Collaborate with CIO on measures for overall IT team
    • Create and regularly monitor measures within areas of accountability (for enterprise applications team)
    • Implement governance structure in partnership with business stakeholders and Business Technology Partner function. Act as key IT executive leading governance over enterprise systems areas (including ERP), raising strategic decisions and risks/issues for resolution. Accountable for executing governance decisions.
    • Set SLAs in collaboration with stakeholders
    • Identify risks to goals and objectives and create mitigation plans in collaboration with stakeholders.
    • Communicate relevant and timely information to Senior stakeholders for purposes of governance and risk mitigation
    • Work with business and finance to create business cases (and approve at appropriate stakeholder level)
    • Manage relevant vendors, with heavy involvement in negotiations and contract review for the best possible outcome for CONMED
    • Fiscal responsibilities:
    • Ensuring best possible budget in alignment to the strategy
    • Oversee Financial budgets and forecasts and remain within commitments while achieving goals; Understand the progression of the budget vs commitments
    • Review & adjust budgets developed / recommended by direct report departments and authorize expenditures
    • Improve productivity at best possible cost
    • Construct and manage an organization and high performing team capable of executing the tactics, including:
    • Understanding business processes associated with enterprise applications, product lifecycle management, and other enterprise applications, recommending solutions to problems and to enable achievement of business goals
    • Implementing and ensuring best leverage of new and existing enterprise application technology across diverse business areas/processes
    • Provide resources and subject matter expertise for reliable execution of project delivery (on time, on budget, on quality), in cooperation with the PMO, (leveraging tools, methodologies, and resources provided by the PMO)
    • Communicate dependencies & required resources in other areas to successfully execute programs (e.g. business, IT, data & analytics, etc)
    • Maintain a reliable core applications and related interfaces
    • Set service level agreements with internal customers
    • Consistently achieve SLAs as agreed
    • Upgrade and patch for longevity and security of applications
    • Enable effective decisions to be made at the lowest level reasonable in the organization
    • Adhere to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOX, GxP, SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols]
    • Work with peers to appropriately coordinate and communicate activities & mitigate risks in alignment with overall corporate and IT strategic intent
    • Partner with the Business Technology Partner function on major business priorities & goals, and organization change management for new / updated applications
      QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Bachelors degree (B.A./B.S.) in computer science, engineering, business administration or related discipline.Experience & Skills:
      • Minimum of twelve (12) years application delivery & maintenance experience, preferably in medical device, life sciences, or related industry
      • ERP implementation & maintenance experience strongly preferred
      • Consulting experience preferred
      • Effective communication skills for large, multi-national audiences
      • Management acumen Solid understanding and demonstrated ability to:
      • Build and manage a high performing team
      • Lead amongst business partners & customers to drive desired outcomes
      • Business acumen Experience managing budgets, understanding of business processes & customer value
      • Operational Performance Understanding of and/or experience with operational excellence theories and methodologies
      • Experience and/or understanding of Agile and/or Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)Physical Demands:
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work/type at a computer.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
        • Some travel will be required (estimated 10-20%) based on the nature of projects and team management, with schedule for travel generally being flexible/self-determined.
        • Disclosure as required by Colorado law, the annual salary range for this position is 155,000 to 245,000. The actual compensation may vary based on geographic location, work experience, education and skill level. The salary range is CONMEDs good faith belief at the time of this posting. BenefitsCONMED offers
          • Competitive compensation
          • Excellent healthcare including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage
          • Short & long term disability plus life insurance -- cost paid fully by CONMED
          • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) -- company match dollar for dollar up to 7% Employee stock purchase plan -- allows stock purchases at discounted price
          • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate level coursesCONMED is an Equal Opportunity Employer & an Affirmative Action Employer. CONMED is a strong advocate of workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.If you feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, you are encouraged to contact us at 800-325-5900 option Jobble

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