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Director, Business Applications

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

BRAND:
FOR OVER 30 YEARS, MARC JACOBS HAS INVIGORATED THE FASHION WORLD WITH A UNIQUE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY:
PIONEERING DESIGNS.
AN IRREVERENT SPIRIT.
THE EVERYDAY AND THE EXTRAORDINARY.
LED BY THESE CODES, THE BRAND HAS BECOME A DRIVING FORCE IN THE WOMENSWEAR, BEAUTY, ACCESSORIES, FRAGRANCE AND JEWELRY INDUSTRIES.
ABOUT MARC:
BORN IN NEW YORK CITY IN APRIL 1963, MARC JACOBS ATTENDED THE HIGH SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN AND GRADUATED FROM PARSON'S SCHOOL OF DESIGN. AS A DESIGN STUDENT, JACOBS WAS THE RECIPIENT OF SOME OF THE SCHOOL'S HIGHEST HONORS INCLUDING DESIGN STUDENT OF THE YEAR.
IN 1984, THE MARC JACOBS LABEL WAS FOUNDED ALONG WITH BUSINESS PARTNER ROBERT DUFFY, AND HAS SINCE BECOME A GLOBAL BRAND.

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Marc Jacobs International, powered by the creative genius of Marc Jacobs, seeks a Director, Business Applications, to join the IT-Global team based in its New York City (SoHo) headquarters. Marc Jacobs International is part of the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) fashion division and operates in the wholesale and direct to consumer retail markets.

This individual will partner with cross functional teams including merchandising, IT, and other businesses to understand how to best align IT capabilities to achieve critical business outcomes. This is a high visibility role with senior business executives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead & mentor a team of business analysts, application analysts, and IT managers to evolve the Merchandising portfolio team to support upcoming large IT initiatives

  • Act as Product Manager or Lead Business Analyst for merchandising IT projects including large, multi-year initiatives; manage portfolio product backlogs, resource, scope and timeline commitments

  • Assess value and develop business cases associated with new capability requests and then prioritize against existing demand for delivery on key projects

  • Represent Merchandising & Planning Delivery as a key participant in the merchandising portfolio demand management process and manage ongoing business demand; establish process and cadence for prioritization and status of demand items with key business stakeholders in the context of assigned products

  • Help influence and set strategic direction for the merchandising and supply chain IT portfolio roadmap; work with business and IT leadership to ensure roadmap alignment and business commitment

  • Consult with senior business leadership to align demand with broader strategic IT initiatives

  • Consult with IT stakeholders on planning of upcoming programs

  • Ensure that individual project teams are constructed and staffed to effectively deliver commitments

  • Provide ongoing support and leadership to align projects with our data governance principles

  • Ensure the team works affectively across IT and follows processes and engagement models with cross functional IT partners


  • COMPETENCIES

    • Accurately anticipate future trends and implications (upside and downside, risks/issues) and factors them into decision making

    • Break down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions, reinforcing how each Associates' work contributes to overall team, department and company goals

    • Understand key levers that drive value and profitability in our business

    • Anticipate and dynamically adjust priorities with effective contingency plans

Profile

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience with retail, wholesale / vertical retail IT (either from IT or business working with IT on project delivery) with progressive responsibility and influence

  • Broad systems knowledge of major retail applications, with demonstrated depth with core merchandising systems

  • Demonstrated experience partnering with business teams to translate pain points or opportunities into capability needs with targeted, measurable outcomes, preferably in a Product Manager, Product Owner, or similar role

  • Demonstrated experience in the development and prioritization of business requirements, coordination of business testing, and partnering with delivery teams for business programs/projects

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to work effectively with VP and above executives

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a matrixed organization

  • Ability to work with teams that are geographically distributed and work across different time zones

  • Motivated by the desire to make a difference in the business, to work with a highly talented set of peers, and to work on interesting projects

  • Leadership skills; able to supervise and inspire team members

  • In compliance with the Order of New York City's Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene to Require COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace, candidates will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by their first day of employment.

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