VP of Enterprise Applications (Remote)

VP of Enterprise Applications (Remote)

Superior Group of Companies™, formerly Superior Uniform Group, established in 1920, is a combination of companies that help customers unlock the power of their brands by creating extraordinary brand experiences for employees and customers. It provides customized support for each of its divisions through its shared services model.

JOB SUMMARY

At Superior Group of Companies (SGC), we’re united in the belief that technology is the cornerstone of our business’s success. Stepping into the VP, Enterprise Applications role, you’re embarking on a journey to not just oversee our technology landscape, but to mold it into a dynamic force that propels our business forward. This role is about crafting a tech-driven vision that meshes seamlessly with our broader strategic goals, leveraging technology as a pivotal driver of growth.

As the VP, Enterprise Applications, you’ll be taking on a vital role within our executive team, working hand-in-hand with the Chief Information Officer to bring their strategic vision to life. You’ll be the one they count on to make sure that vision is felt across the company, ensuring the enterprise applications team’s aims dovetail perfectly with our overall business objectives. Your role is crucial in making sure we’re not just talking the talk but walking the walk, using technology to streamline our operations and spearhead initiatives that really make a difference.

Your leadership style? It’s all about being proactive and tuned into the emotional beat of our Data & Innovation Services team, turning every challenge into a stepping stone for growth. With a knack for deep analysis and collaborative problem-solving, not to mention a tireless quest for knowledge, you’re poised to lead with a blend of innovation and a deep-seated understanding of the tech world’s fast-paced evolution.

What sets this role apart is your global influence, stepping beyond the usual confines of management to truly inspire and drive your team to excellence. Your role is about making an impact, delivering results that resonate with our core business goals.

Moreover, a critical aspect of your role will be to establish and uphold rigorous governance across IT operations, from project management and the service desk to user access and change management. Your guidance will be essential in enacting IT General Controls (ITGC) that stand up to the rigors of a SOX audit, reinforcing our commitment to security, compliance, and operational excellence.

In this role, you’re not just part of our tech journey; you’re actively steering it, shaping our global tech strategy to foster innovation and ensure our thriving success in the digital realm. As you lead SGC to new frontiers of innovation and operational excellence, your foresight and leadership will be key in guiding us into a future where we not only adapt to the digital landscape but excel within it.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership and Strategy Responsibilities

  • Leads the enterprise applications organization to successful delivery of business outcomes
  • Manages the functional and technical budget, with ongoing focus on personnel, vendor, and capital expenditures
  • Builds strong working relationships with business leaders to ensure software engineering teams meet expectations and contribute to achievement of business goals
  • Collaborates with Data & Innovation team and business leaders to develop short and long term strategic plans
  • Supports and facilitates innovative and experimental software development work to test new ideas, within bounded cost and time frames
  • Provides leadership, vision, and direction for the software engineering organization
  • Works with architects to design, manage, and/or execute roadmaps
  • Champions  Data Governance with Enterprise Applications and ensures the team is maintaining good data practices
  • Explores innovations and trends in technology for institutional applicability

Talent Management Responsibilities

  • Develops workforce strategy to meet the organization’s current and future technical and functional needs through developing, hiring, and/or sourcing talent
  • Manages resource allocation across teams to maximize the business impact of resources and ensure each team has the skills and capabilities needed to achieve its objectives
  • Manages functional and technical talent, playing a key role in performance management and compensation processes, role and competency definition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Partners with Human Resources department to create learning and development opportunities aligned to the organization’s skill and capability needs, and to provide rewarding career paths for Enterprise Apps functional and technical staff
  • Recruits and hires talent to address new needs and skill gaps
  • Facilitates collaboration and partnership across the enterprise apps teams and stakeholders
  • Builds a culture that supports learning, collaboration, transparency, and inclusiveness
  • Manages employee engagement and promotes a compelling employee value proposition to retain software engineering staff

Oversight Responsibilities for Enterprise Apps Team Activities

  • Champions best practices and modern software development methods and tools
  • Leads software engineering teams and other stakeholders to set goals for improving code quality, maintainability, security, and scalability; monitors progress against these goals.
  • Implements and manages software development status reporting, metrics, and benchmarks
  • Manages collaboration with Infrastructure and Operations to ensure software performs well in production and meets SLAs
  • Works with the Chief Information Officer to ensure software is effectively secured and that risks are mitigated Oversees management of relationships with consultants, vendors, and contractors and supports negotiation of statements of work and business terms with suppliers
  • Collaborates with Infrastructure, DevOps, Service Desk, Compliance & Security, Process Optimization, and PMO leaders to oversee functional and technical processes and practices, including automating the handoff of code releases from development to operations

QUALIFICATIONS

REQUIRED SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • 12+ years of experience in ERP implementation and application development, deployment, and support, with at least 4+ years of experience managing architects, preferably in a retail manufacturing environment.
  • Strong business analysis and process reengineering skills
  • Portfolio and project management experience
  • Strong familiarity with various SDLC methodologies
  • Open and effective communication style, excellent public presentation skills, and the ability to interact with and influence key stakeholders
  • Proven ability to solve business problems using technology and/or analytics
  • Ability to influence, lead and mentor the Data & Innovation team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across all levels of the organization

PREFERRED EDUCATION/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • A supply chain and manufacturing process background
  • Extensive experience in managing SAP or other tier-1 ERP systems, with a strong understanding of structured implementation and upgrade methodologies
  • Proven track record in systems implementation, development, operations, maintenance, and support within a publicly traded company
  • Expertise in data management practices, including data governance, data warehousing, and reporting
  • Strong principles and techniques in systems analysis, design, programming, and documentation
  • In-depth knowledge of system backup, continuity, data protection, and security techniques

COMPETENCIES

  • Leadership Maturity – Senior Leaders serve as role models for performance and organizational behavior by demonstrating humility, confidence, and courage in their leadership role.
  • Leadership Communication – They generate a shared commitment to the organization, building morale and encouraging ownership of mission, goals, and values.
  • Organizational Savvy – They are able to gather and accurately assess information related to the organization’s formal and informal communication channels and power relationships.
  • Deliberative Decision Making – They tend to gather, consider, and evaluate all relevant information to make logical conclusions before being moved to action.
  • Decisiveness – They tend toward taking calculated risks by making decisions and taking action, even in the absence of all information.
  • Strategic Thinking – Senior Leaders develop and help drive a shared understanding of a long-term vision for enterprise applications that aligns with overall business objectives, leveraging technology to drive growth and innovation for how the organization needs to operate now and in the future
  • Leading Change – They effectively create a vision for change and engage others to implement the change process.
  • Strategic Talent Management – Senior Leaders attract, hire, engage, and develop talented people to build the capabilities required for the organization to perform at high levels.
  • Driving Results – Motivate individuals to achieve and exceed goals by establishing accountabilities, clarifying performance expectations, setting high standards, and providing timely and relevant feedback.
  • Leadership and Influence – Inspire and guide diverse teams, including senior executives, business process owners, and enterprise application architects, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Technical Expertise and Innovation – Extensive knowledge of ERP systems, especially SAP or other tier-1 systems, and experience in managing their implementation, upgrade, and support, with a focus on continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Governance and Compliance – Expertise in establishing and upholding IT General Controls (ITGC) and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, including SOX, with strong principles and techniques in data governance, security, and risk management.
  • Communication and Collaboration – Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and build strong relationships to foster collaboration across teams and departments.
  • Employee Development and Engagement – Commitment to developing talent within the enterprise applications team, providing learning opportunities and career growth paths, fostering a positive, inclusive culture that promotes engagement, collaboration, and high performance.

COMPENSATION: $185,000 – $200,000, varies according to location and experience

**Along with a competitive compensation package, the company offers an excellent benefits package, including Medical, Dental, a defined contribution plan (e.g. 401(k)), life insurance, long term disability, a flexible spending account (FSA) and paid maternity/paternity leave.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law