The Director of Applications Technology role is a technology leadership position responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and integrating business systems and associated data sub-systems. This role works closely with business leaders, and senior management throughout the organization to develop and execute a portion of the larger strategy and vision that seeks to introduce standardized, scalable, sustainable, effective, efficient and secure systems, architectures and applications. This role is responsible for directing staff that develops and executes the strategic technology roadmap for enhancing IT applications such as CRM (Salesforce), ERP (Repzio, eCommerce, etc), and other various internal applications. Engage and support business stakeholders in a strategic capacity by identifying and implementing new and innovative information technology applications; aligned with and meeting business needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. This position also implements our enterprise technical data strategy for warehousing, reporting, analytics, engineering and database administration. Finally, this position also is expected to support and enhance the Cloud and Infrastructure as a Service strategy Focus will be on providing leadership in the creation of efficient and innovative technology based business solutions for all business areas. A major responsibility of this individual will be to develop a comprehensive applications strategy in conjunction with the overall IT strategy and Architectural vision, develop an applications road map, and outline and execute a plan that will achieve the organization's strategic business goals while seeking to maintain operational effectiveness and efficiency. This role will also investigate industry trends and key research bodies and provide guidance and recommendations to senior management. • Manage and maintain our Enterprise Architecture practice via standardization and governance across all information technology disciplines. • Manage all phases of the software development lifecycle including design; implementation; deployment; development; testing and maintenance, working within defined architectural standards. • Integrate third party to third party systems (example: Salesforce to ERP), internal to internal, or internal to external using common best practices and standards. • Implement and maintain best practice standards and guidelines in the areas of software development; application management, secure coding practices and integration solutions. • Along with other Leadership, create and implement strategic mission and vision for Information Technology, and maintain a multi-year technology strategy. • Enhances business value of information by setting overall data strategy for storage and retrieval of data. Manages team responsible for designing and building data warehouses, analytical data stores, maintaining operational and analytical reporting systems, etc.