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Director of Technology Consulting - Hybrid

Company: Associated Banc-Corp
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

As a Director of Technology Consulting you will:
Serve as the principal resource overseeing all technology consulting activities required to take place between each organization business line and the appropriate groups in Information Technology. This position has overall responsibility for ensuring proactive and as needed engagements are taking place with line of business partners to ascertain whether new technological solutions (either purchased or built) or changes to existing systems and processes are desired. In addition, ensure those solutions are integrated into existing solution sets per architectural standards. Responsible for identifying opportunities and building strong relationships with executive leadership. Responsible for the management, development and mentoring of Technology Consulting staff. This individual will assist in aligning recommended technological changes with ABC's strategic goals, visions and values.

Job Accountabilities

  • Work with all business lines to provide Technology Consulting services including but not limited to; application and product roadmap planning, new project identification, application rationalization analysis and ensuring thorough understanding of business line strategies and how the business runs.
  • Act as the connection point to ensure successful liaison and brokering is taking place between all business lines and the appropriate technology areas.
  • Work closely with the Application Services and Application Development IT groups to align on work efforts and orchestrate hand offs.
  • Ensure Application Portfolio Management activities and decisions are based on strategic LOB objectives and technology strategies and patterns that deliver consistency and optimized business results.
  • Anticipate changes within the company and the financial/technology industry, formulate strategic direction, develop business plans and provide recommendations to Executive Management for any changes needed. These should focus on the overall strategic objectives of the company as defined by Executive Management.
  • Communicate and provide information by relevant methods across business units to maintain effective working relationships between business units and IT. This will include reviewing/assessing technology requests, negotiating and prioritizing request based on ROI.
  • Mentor, coach and develops colleagues across multiple locations according to company policies and employment laws. Ensures relevant company-wide procedures are followed. Carries out manager responsibilities in accordance with organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Plan, forecast, set objectives, and determine course of action that effectively deploys the resources (human, technology and financial) within the department to attain objectives. This includes the management and control of departmental expenditures within agreed budgets.
  • Formulate solutions to complex problems through researching, analyzing, and recommending solutions which will remove, amend or nullify problems or inefficiencies affecting the business.
  • Maintain expertise in technology and business line areas and core applications used by the areas, have working knowledge of software applications used and be aware of changes in the financial industry that impact business lines. Stay informed as to relevant skills and qualification levels required by staff to perform their functions. Accomplish this through trade or other publications, outside visits and meetings, vendor provided materials or attending conferences/seminars, knowledge of software applications used and be aware of changes in the financial industry that impact business lines. Stay informed as to relevant skills and qualification levels required by staff to perform their functions. Accomplish this through trade or other publications, outside visits and meetings, vendor provided materials or attending conferences/seminars.
    We are looking for candidates with:

    • Bachelor's Degree Business or technology related discipline
    • More than 15 years of combined experience in:
      • Technology Leadership experience
      • Technology Leadership related experience in the financial services industry
        Associated Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We support a work environment where colleagues are respected and given the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability who need assistance applying for a position with Associated Bank are asked to email:

        Compliance Statement
        Fully complies with all applicable enterprise policies and procedures. Acts in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in training materials, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act. Responsible for reporting suspicious activity to Financial Intelligence. Responsible to report all customer complaints as prescribed and procedure violations to management or HR. Responsible to report ethical concerns as needed to Associated's anonymous Ethics Hotline.

        Associated Bank is committed to working diligently with any colleague who needs an accommodation perform the essential functions of the job. Please contact the Leaves & Accommodations office to request an accommodation.

Keywords: Associated Banc-Corp, Milwaukee , Director of Technology Consulting - Hybrid, IT / Software / Systems , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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