14 Jan

Associate Director Business Applications Jobs Vacancy in Vista Equity Partners Chicago

Position
Associate Director Business Applications
Company
Vista Equity Partners
Location
Chicago IL
Opening
14 Jan, 2018 6 days ago

Vista Equity Partners Chicago urgently required following position for Associate Director Business Applications. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Associate Director Business Applications Jobs Vacancy in Vista Equity Partners Chicago Jobs Details:

Vista Consulting Group helps drive value creation through operational excellence, and the tip of the VCG spear is the Business Applications team (BOSS). The BOSS team gets involved in every new portfolio company early in the investment in order to help the company transition to best practice processes by implementing a best practice systems footprint. BOSS is widely recognized as one of the most important steps in the entire value creation process.

The Associate Director may lead teams through the complete project life cycle, including design sessions, working models, agile testing, go-live and post go-live support. This is a critical and high-profile position in our company to drive transformational change within our portfolio companies.

If you're passionate about CRM/ERP implementations and a focus on operational excellence, we'd love to chat.

Location: Austin or Chicago office preferred; remote OK

Responsibilities:
Guide portfolio companies through complex business transformation programs.

Direct and assign responsibilities to teams of VCG, implementation partner and portfolio company personnel through the business transformation.

Validate the translation of business requirements into technical solutions.

Gain a firm understanding of cloud-based solutions (including, but not limited to Salesforce.com) in order to drive adjustments from best practice guidelines when implementing for each portfolio company.

Guide creation and execution of project work plans and revise as appropriate.

Facilitate team and client meetings effectively, including workshops, status meetings with the project team (portfolio companies, implementation vendors and management team) and executive steering committee meetings.

Review deliverables, perform engagement reviews and enforce quality assurance procedures.

Be assigned responsibility for developing, enhancing, and when appropriate establishing preferred vendor relationships under the direction of the Managing Director, Business Applications.

Enforce strategic and methodological execution of program deliverables and drive outcomes.

Review vendor and implementation partner proposals and statements of work and recommend scope, approach and staffing adjustments where necessary.

Manage development of Business Applications program / process improvements, etc.

Develop relationships with and guide senior executives at portfolio companies and within VCG.

Qualifications:
BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Engineering or equivalent experience. Accounting, Finance and other technical or business degrees will be considered.

MS/MBA or advanced degree preferred.

At least 7 years of experience including work as a program/project manager.

Prior experience managing complex packaged/hosted/SaaS software implementation projects. Experience with cloud-based solutions such as Salesforce.com or NetSuite is highly preferred.

Familiarity with Sales, Order to Cash, Support and Professional Services business processes.

Strong technical background and knowledge.

Very strong oral and written communication skills.

Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Proven track record of project delivery, interacting with all levels of management.

Prior experience in a consulting firm is desired, but not required.

Willingness to travel up to 60% (domestic).


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