Management position over the Creative Technologies team, responsible for the creative technologies used across the enterprise, from product design and development to brand creative functions for marketing and digital. Accountable for business-facing support and delivery of projects, spanning application functionality, systems analysis, programming and implementation processes. Identifies strategic systems solutions that address key business objectives. Responsible for managing associates re: career development, merit increases, etc. Will manage functional and technical resources, both internal and consultants, and vendors. Reports directly to Director, Global Product Development Systems
Key liaison with brand leadership to prioritize, plan, and schedule system enhancements.
Accountable to deliver projects with respect to planning, design and implementation processes at a business unit within accepted MGT methodology.
Possess a broad knowledge of multiple business applications operating on multiple platforms, with focus on those supporting the Creative Technologies function.
Challenge business processes to ensure they are appropriately meeting business objectives.
Establish and monitor performance objectives for staff and conduct performance evaluations, monitor succession plans, career development and merit process as defined by HR.
Provide or recommend required training programs for developing appropriate skills within areas of responsibility.
Establish active/project timelines by collaborating with PMO function; accountable to deliver projects on budget and on time by managing vendors & staff, identifying and mitigating risks and roadblocks, in technology or process.
Develop tactical and strategic plans for application changes, resource loading, application development and maintenance and approaches for continuous improvement. This includes the execution, adherence and continuous improvement to a sound application development methodology.
Build and manage team. Coaches/mentors/develops associates in career development and performance.
Prepare and communicate status, issues and opportunities to the business.
Keep current on emerging trends and best practices as it is related to business objectives.Qualifications
Domain knowledge of product design for apparel, intimates, or beauty & home products
Domain knowledge of brand creative roles for marketing and digital
Proven ability to work with and fully understand creatives at an end-user and leadership level
Strong functional knowledge and solid technical understanding of creative technologies, such as:
Adobe CC Applications and Services
Digital Asset Management systems, preferably Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Assets
Color management workflows for garment design and color matching (EFI RIP, Epson Printers, Eizo Monitors, Spectrophotometers)
CAD for textile design, preferably NedGraphics
3D CAD tools (Esko, Rhinoceros, Keyshot, Maya, Solidworks, CLO3D, Browzwear)
5 to 7 years of project implementation experience, including 2 to 4 years of project lead/management experience
Proven track record of leading a team
4 year degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience
Minimum of 3 years business process and creative technologies configuration / implementation experience for soft goods (apparel) and creative functions
Strong understanding of specialty retail concepts and creative processes, with an emphasis on fashion design and product development
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple system development projects in a multi-platform environment. Utilizing both in-house resources and consultants.
Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Excellent written/oral communication skills
Broad knowledge base in multiple applications or businesses
Comfortable leading global teams and operating in dynamic, matrix environments
Minimum of 5 years production support experience
Ability to effectively communicate and manage relationships