Senior Information Officer - Enterprise Systems

Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Information Technology

Thank you for your interest in a position with Equitable.

This is an on-site opportunity in Syracuse, NY.

Reporting to the CIO, the Senior Information Officer (SIO) will collaborate with the Company’s leadership team to establish scalable and sustainable technology solutions which maximize short and long-term business growth and results. Areas of responsibility include partnerships with key business units including Finance, HR, Legal, and Compliance. The SIO will manage, develop and mentor direct reports and lead an IT team in the attainment of the Company’s strategic goals and commitment to IT excellence. It is critical for the SIO to build strong and productive relationships with aligned business unit leaders, acting as a true partner and making IT a business enabler.

Key Responsibilities:

• Strategy: Develop for Corporate Systems an IT vision, strategy, and a roadmap aligned with business goals and objectives. Lead the IT team and its business partners in effective execution of solutions. Monitor Corporate Systems’ Lights On (BAU) and Discretionary budgets that meet prevailing objectives and constraints.

• Operational Execution: Ensure that the Corporate Systems organization adheres to the enterprise information security program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of relevant data.  Lead the outcome of discretionary systems development and implementation for the respective systems. Lead the outcome of discretionary systems development and implementation for the respective systems.

• Team Development: Hire, develop, evaluate, reward, and retain a highly-qualified team of IT professionals.  Foster a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability across Corporate Systems.

• Delivering Business Results: Collaborate, influence others and build consensus and commitment to a strategic direction.

Minimum Qualifications:
• 10 years’ experience in Information Technology leadership role Senior Director Level.
• Previous experience of 7+ years managing in a matrix report structure
• Demonstrated success working in a team environment and ability to collaborate cross-functionally and in diverse geographic locations.
• 10+ years of experience in conceptualizing and driving implementations of large-scale enterprise applications.
• 10+ years managing Corporate Systems with direct report Directors.
• Strong working knowledge of Corporate Finance business expertise required.
• Prior 10+ years of experience leading and influencing others in a diverse and dynamic work environment.
• Incumbent must have excellent oral and written skills, ability to handle a broad range of functions and business issues, and ability independently handle all leadership levels and third parties.
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Management of Information Systems, or related business discipline(s).

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree preferred
• Industry related experience within the IT organization as a Senior Director

About Equitable
We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.

As an employer, Equitable is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. Equitable has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.

We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave Equitable. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.

In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401(k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.

Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

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