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Sr. Director of Development

Sr. Director of Development

Job ID 
2017-9169
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-NV-Las Vegas
US-IL-Hodgkins
Posted Date 
9/8/2017
Category 
Information Technology
Company 
GES

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Overview

WE BRING THE “WOW”!

 

ARE YOU READY TO BE A “WOW” MAKER?

 

GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!

 

Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.

 

The Senior Director of Development is responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing projects related to Tradeshow Applications, Business Intelligence, SharePoint and Expresso (customer facing apps). You will be responsible for numerous software packages that supports multiple lines of business of GES. The candidate will manage a multi-functional and technical team to support the company’s initiatives. This position works closely with the Executive Director of Business Applications in all program development and budgeting activities.    

Responsibilities

  

  • Lead development teams responsible for the enhancement and maintenance of custom software solutions to meet business needs
  • Lead Product management team for customer application (Expresso and Expresso mobile)
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to improve and develop new features and capabilities for the various applications that will enable competitive advantage
  • Work with IT leadership and business units to drive technology and Innovation. Establish product roadmaps and strategies to implement applications systems that will allow the enterprise to scale and grow.
  • Mature enterprise analytics and reporting
  • Monitor program progress. Establish clear priorities, drive initiatives, and manage release delivery and quality
  • Provide metrics to IT management to communicate progress and program status
  • Build and lead a high performing technical team. Create an environment that will foster and retain top talent
  • Manage contracts and establish relationship with external suppliers. Oversee offshore development to augment staffing requirements
  • Perform other job-related functions upon request

Qualifications

  • 15+ years in leadership and management role, leading global teams and offshore execution
  • 10+ years of technical product experience in web development using ASP.Net, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Salesforce Sales and Service Cloud experience
  • Microsoft BI suite
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Microsoft SharePoint 2010/2013/2016
  • Ability to identify and evaluate problem areas and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to work effectively on tight deadlines, as necessary
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills; strong proofreading skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of customers
  • ERP or packaged solution experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Business Management or related field

Work Environment

BENEFITS:

Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401K with company match
  • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Career development program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vacation time
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Team activities

And much more……