Vice President Enterprise Applications

Job Description

Vice President Enterprise Applications
 
The Howard Hughes name is synonymous with entrepreneurial vision, tenacity and a pioneering spirit—values still embodied by The Howard Hughes Corporation today. While Hughes’ passion for aviation and the silver screen are legendary, it was his investment in real estate that forms the bedrock of the company.  At the core of our DNA we believe we can Make Life Extraordinary.  We strive to embody these same qualities for every individual that our company touches, from stakeholders to partners, from consumer to shareholder.
 
We believe in “Thinking Big” at The Howard Hughes Corporation.   We demand excellence and an unrelenting dedication to success.  Our mission is to be the pre-eminent developer and operator of master planned communities and mixed-use properties in the United States.  We create timeless places and memorable experiences that inspire people while driving sustainable, long-term growth and value. We create environments where people want to live, work, shop, dine and play from coast to coast.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:  
The VP of Enterprise Applications is responsible for the strategic and tactical management of application development and support of application platforms which include JD Edwards as the ERP platform, HFM for SEC reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting applications, Enterprise Integrations and Master Data Management. The individual seeking this opportunity will be a strong thought leader, great people leader and excellent communicator; above all the person is expected to be an excellent collaborator across multiple business stakeholders, vendor partners and the team members. The VP of Enterprise Applications will lead the planning, design, configuration and deployment of Enterprise Applications and business systems in support of core organizational functions and processes. Provide leadership by example, leveraging strong organizational, technical, process, and people management skills. Work with vendors, and with peers to develop and coordinate strategy, architecture, roadmap, budget, and execution of IT services.
 
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provides oversight for systems analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation, and support of technical solutions within the Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1.5 ERP system and other supporting business applications.
  • Provide strong leadership to subordinates through mentoring, career development, interpersonal communication, and team work enabling professional growth and development.
  • Enable solutions delivery on JDE platform for the real estate industry, provide the business counterparts with the necessary thought-leadership on JDE optimization and process optimizations across multiple business segments (Strategic Development, Operating Properties, Master Planned Communities, Hospitality and Corporate).
  • Provide thought leadership in real estate operations supporting software solution.
  • Responsible for the ongoing integrations and oversight of “eBuilder”, a fully integrated cloud-based construction program management software.
  • Responsible for the ongoing integrations and oversight of Concur, Nexus, P-Card, Bank-Recon and other 3rd-party systems into the Enterprise software/systems.
  • Enable and develop Real Estate sales application utilizing salesforce.com from lead management through sales closure and condo sales processes.
  • Manage, coordinate, and oversee program development and the execution of all enterprise applications development activities, including project definition, application design and analysis, programming, testing, implementation, and documentation
  • Coordinate implementation of system enhancements, upgrades, updates, patches, and fixes to assure optimal system performance, data integrity, and reliability
  • Serves as the key technical interface between IT and all business functions dependent on Enterprise Applications to determine current and future technology needs
  • Serve as “hands-on” escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve project issues
  • Provides expertise around the realization of business requests and technical design specifications
  • Responsible for developing, distributing, supporting, enforcing, and integrating best practices and technology standards across the organization
  • Implement and maintain enterprise application roadmaps, including capacity planning and modeling to support short and longer term growth requirements
  • Lead vendor management activities, including vendor selection, contract negotiation and ongoing vendor relationships
  • Lead multiple employees to perform at their best and manage the G&A costs to be most optimal with a balance of vendor and employee blend on a project-by-project basis
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • 15-20 years of increasingly responsible experience in managing successful projects and implementing technical solutions to business process problems.
  • Proven ability to work as an IT Leader & General Manager including experience directing multiple complex initiatives, projects from formation through deployment and creative problem solving to quickly address IT issues.
  • 10+ years of proven expertise in software technical design, planning, project management, implementation and support for a variety of Enterprise Applications Solutions (ERP, Financial SEC reporting, SOX Compliance, etc.), preferably in the real estate industry
  • 7+ years in leadership, supervisory or management position is required.
  • 5+ years developing corporate policy and procedure.
  • 7+ years supporting users spread across multiple locations.
  • Strong understanding and experience in ITIL processes.
  • Proven expertise in managing IT projects, budgets and vendors.
  • Excellent problem solving, root cause analysis skills. Able to readily diagnose system deficiencies and independently design and implement effective solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Executive presence, ability to interact with senior leaders and adapt style as needed for technical or non-technical audiences.
  • Experienced in analyzing project scope and determining resources needed to meet project demand.
  • Experience leading multiple technical initiatives through cross-functional, matrix environments using strong program and project management tools and practices.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills. Detail oriented, decisive and goal oriented to consistently exceed objectives
 
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in IT, Computer Science, etc.
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