IT Director Business Solutions – Merchandising Job at Dollar Tree in Chesapeake, VA

Job Description

The Director Business Solutions – Merchandising & Global Sourcing serves as the primary liaison between IT and the company’s Merchandising & Global Sourcing departments, for both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. This Director partners with each department’s leadership team to define and prioritize its multi-year technology roadmap. The Director also manages a team of Project Managers and Business Analysts who plan and execute the roadmap projects, in partnership with other internal and external resources, on time, on scope and within budget. Occasionally this Director may be asked to personally run some of the company’s most strategic initiatives. This role must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of management both within and outside of the IT department.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as leader of the Merchandising & Global Sourcing technology team

Collaborate with business leaders to identify and prioritize technology initiatives

Define technology roadmaps that align to long term business objectives for the company

Lead and mentor team of Project Managers and Business Analysts

Create and manage annual IT capital budgets for the Merchandising & Global Sourcing domains

Perform team capacity planning, work prioritization and resource allocation

Provide regular status and risk reporting to IT and business senior leadership

Define and ensure adherence to project management processes, templates, standards

Serve on departmental process improvement initiatives

Monitor the software market (current and/or new providers) for relevant solutions

Develop partnerships with the following key stakeholders

Executive sponsors to document scope and approve project charters

Internal and external development resources to ensure solutions meet requirements

IT networking, engineering and security to maintain compliance with corporate standards

QA to define testing strategy and execute regression and user acceptance testing

Training to define training strategy, develop materials and deliver training

Internal Audit to ensure project controls and SDLC processes are followed

IT Operations to ensure a successful transition to support

Occasionally serve as primary project lead on strategic initiatives

Determine appropriate project structure, work streams and team leads

Develop and maintain project plans with detailed tasks, activities, deliverables and timelines

Manage and evaluate project resource requirements

Continuously assess and re-evaluate project priorities; develop contingency plans

Facilitate project schedules and meetings

Document project decisions, action items, issues and risks

Maintain project document repositories

Serve as primary liaison with external vendors

Maintain, manage and report on project financial budgets, actuals and forecasts.

Prepare project status reports and steering committee presentations

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

Bachelors in business, computer science, MIS or other four-year related degree

10-15 years of related work experience, with 3+ of senior management experience highly preferred

Prior supervisory experience, preferably within an IT department

Experience managing complex technology projects

Desired Qualifications

Retail or consumer products experience

Merchandising & Global Sourcing technology experience

Core merchandising systems

Financial planning, assortment planning, and forecasting systems

Floor planning, space planning, and plan-o-graming systems

Price and markdown optimization systems

PLM and logistics tracking systems

Experience managing the work of external / offshore vendors

Advanced oral and written communication skills

Strong facilitation skills

Team player with excellent collaboration skills

High attention to detail

Self starter with sense of urgency

Enjoys fast paced environments

PMP certification

This is not to be considered a complete list of job duties, as they may be amended or added to as needed.

About Company

Company: Dollar Tree

Company Location:  Chesapeake, VA

About Dollar Tree