Vice President, IT Application Services

Location: Stamford, CT

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Job Posted
Feb 01, 2024
Company: Curaleaf

Company & Role Overview


Rooted in


Our Mission:

Our Vision:

Our Values:

  • Lead and Inspire.
  • Commit to Win.
  • ONE Curaleaf.
  • Driven to Deliver Excellence.
  • Develop multi-year application strategy and roadmap aligned with the business strategy and technology roadmaps.
  • Develop departmental KPIs and manage and report to these metrics.
  • Develop service catalogs and SLAs for services provided.
  • Maintain applications and tools to supported versions
  • Manage client expectations for application portfolio, support and delivery.
  • Work with cross functional IT leadership to prioritize initiatives across work areas and effective resource planning.
  • Develop a practical and working knowledge of business processes; interact with key business partners to recommend solutions that best meet the strategic needs of the business.
  • Motivate, lead and develop a team of diverse individuals with a variety of experience levels and skill sets.
  • Evaluate installed software solutions and identify areas to improve standards, simplify, and enhance functionality and/or transition to packaged solutions to improve supportability and time to market.
  • Lead analysis of leading technology, industry, and market trends to determine their potential impact on the enterprise architecture with a focus on aligning and enabling the business strategy.
  • Provide leadership direction for the overall strategic application architecture plans, system design, and implementation.
  • Provide broad understanding of platforms and applications across all technologies to both IT and business leadership.
  • Work with project teams across the organization to develop and apply architectural best practices and standards, including performing a more involved advisory role on complex initiatives.
  • Deliver application recommendations consistent with architectural standards that drive significant value back into the organization relative to IT investments.
  • Ensure the "face of IT" and all things coming out of IT are consistent with the communication strategies and aligned with ease of use and agility principles.
  • Develop and apply consistent, standardized system development life cycle processes that are regularly updated through lessons learned from previous projects.
  • Understand and apply development methodologies to meet service delivery objectives.
  • Ensure Project Delivery objectives are met.
  • Create and maintain architectural best practices and standards that address applications, data, and technology across the Applications landscape.
  • Develop IT communication strategies and process optimization across the different groups touching IT (employees, business, corporate, production, etc.)
  • Manage internal application development projects to meet scope, goals, budget, schedule, resourcing and deliverables.
  • Maintain effective communication with business partners, management and team.
  • Follows change management processes.
  • Effectively applies established methodology and enforces standards.
  • Ensures the project management methodology is adhered and stores all project deliverables and documentation.
  • Leads and may champion change management activities.
  • Support all applicable regulations such as SOX, HIPAA and GDPR.
  • Develop department Cap ex and Op ex budgets and forecasts.
  • Ensure team is structured and resourced to meet service delivery objectives.
  • Provide leadership and management of staff, including mentoring and career development.
  • Manage vendor relationships and contracts.
  • Optimize resourcing to meet service delivery and cost objectives, through use of managed services, offshore resources, contractors.
  • Ensure cross training and documentation is in place to meet service delivery objectives.
  • 10+ years of experience implementing IT application projects with track record of handling multiple projects concurrently with successful project delivery across a broad footprint.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in IT management, business analysis, solutions management or other related area.
  • Experience with global delivery of SAAS application solutions.
  • Experience successfully leading large, complex projects in business, IT consulting or management roles.
  • Deep understanding of MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with Financial and Operations ERP systems required, D365 preferred.
  • Experience with Manufacturing systems preferred.
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Expert planning and organizing, decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Very detail oriented and organized
  • Strong critical thinking and managerial skills, including managing of remote staff
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Solid working knowledge of entertainment industry (specifically, organizations similar to Deluxe) and industry context preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, launch and deliver multiple IT projects on time, delivering expected business results
  • In-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle especially, current and emerging application development tools/platforms and application program development alternatives
  • Knowledge of multiple technologies including system analysis and design tools
  • Works well under stress with tight timelines for deliverables
  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Retirement Plan - 401(K)
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement Through our Rooted in Good Initiative
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Referral Payment Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Product Discounts

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About Curaleaf

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