Director, IT Business Relationships - Operations & Finance

HNI Corp.
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Job Details

  • Location: Madison, WI, 53715
  • Date Posted: 2023-08-01
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Admin/Clerical
  • Req Number: 23-2427
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HNI Corporation is a global family of brands for the workplace and home dedicated to enhancing the spaces where we live, work, and gather. We pride ourselves on fostering an environment where we make a positive impact on others; upholding our beliefs in integrity, inclusion and belonging.

What We Need:

We are looking for a Director, IT Business Relationships to join our HNI team.

Reporting to the Vice President, Business Transformation & ERP, the Director, IT Business Relationships is designed to serve as the strategic interface with functional leadership for the purpose of business technology strategy development and solution discovery to deliver effective business capabilities that meet the needs of HNI, specifically related to Operations and Finance.    

What You Will Do:

  • Act as a trusted technology leader providing guidance, consultation, and influence on business strategy related to technology solutions for Operations and Finance. 
  • Assist Operations and Finance business leaders to shape their strategies regarding technology solution implementations and product adoptions into an aligned IT strategy.
  • Develop and maintain a technology roadmap which supports business needs, business requests, and IT delivery functions, ensuring successful adoption across functional areas.
  • Manage progress against the roadmap by coordinating with cross-functional teams and partners.
  • Analyze relevant information and present recommendations to senior leadership creating a shared vision of technology solutions that facilitate decision making.
  • Be constantly aware of evolving solutions and technologies and their applicability to the business and IT portfolio.
  • Oversee all aspects of people leadership; setting expectations, coaching, mentoring and developing to create an efficient and effective team.
  • Collaborate with key IT members and leaders to support cross functional initiatives and explore IT efficiencies.
What You Have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, or related field
  • Minimum 12 years of progressive IT experience that includes proven success in a leadership capacity managing business relationships and gaining business/IT alignment
  • Experience with Oracle EBS and Oracle Fusion implementation in a manufacturing environment
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Oracle Finance
    • Industry or manufacturing 4.0 (Internet of Things – IoT)
    • Manufacturing Execution systems (MES)
  • IT operational experience with solution delivery methodologies such as waterfall and agile.
What You’re Good At:
  • Ability to operate and communicate at a strategic level yet focus on details to drive successful execution and deliver value
  • Strong facilitation skills to effectively guide the business to identify needs and evaluate alternative solutions as needed
  • Ability to decompose problems and opportunities when they may not be clearly defined

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products.

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation was recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020 for the diversity of our Board of Directors and was named in 2020, 2021, and #6 in 2022 as one of America's Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek. 

How we act today protects how we live tomorrow.  Check out our CSR Report here:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), are not just core beliefs at HNI - they are operational imperatives.  We value each other’s differences in experiences and ideas to solve problems and better serve our customers. Take a look at our DEI goals here:

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