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IT Director

Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
February 23, 2018

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JULIA LOMAX

Phone: 312-***-****

Email: ac4k4q@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology field

Created IT strategy as Head/ Director of IT for large European Retailer

Extensive experience with IT systems strategy, Architecture, roadmap, budgeting and integration of on premise, legacy and cloud systems

Strong presentation skills to Internal and International Stakeholders

Experience in the retail/ hospitality and casino Industry

Intermediate business knowledge in IT Systems including processes and integration

Native German speaking

CAREER EXPERIENCE

TENGELMANN GROUP

International holding company with subsidiaries totaling over 5000 Stores and a presence in 10 countries

HEAD/ DIRECTOR OF IT

July 2017- present

Lead the IT Department for the Americas Operations for the Kik Brand

Consulted the CEO, CFO and International Stakeholders on IT decisions and process improvements

Guided the business on improvements and efficiencies throughout Implementations

Created the IT Budget for 5 years with an estimation of 1000+ Stores and multiple countries

Designed the IT Architecture and defined a clear System Roadmap for 10 years

Created the E-Commerce and Digital transformation strategy for the Organization

Implemented the SAP ERP system and saved the holding company over 5 Million Dollars over a 3 Phase approach

Evaluated the POS and various other systems for Headquarters and 1000+ future stores

Implemented Office 365 and Skype for Business for the Organization in a short time frame

LIDL US LLC.

3rd biggest international grocery retailer, presence in 27 countries and over 10,000 stores

IT SR. MANAGER

June 2015- July 2017

Lead the Business Solutions department with the key responsibility for Internal Applications, HR Systems, GRC (Legal) Systems, Real Estate Systems, Construction Systems, Finance/ Controlling Systems, Asset Management System, Store Planning System, SAP basis, databases, development and integrations for on premise and cloud applications

Directed projects and all daily operations including 2nd and 3rd level support

Directed the implementation of large scale global projects and acted as a Project Manager

Worked with the business and senior/ high level executives and continuously presented on system timelines and pitched/ reviewed new IT Architecture, solutions and process improvements

Selected and successfully implemented various solutions with a cost saving of over 1 million dollars

Drove the IT strategy of a keyless and paperless store with the sales department

Responsible for hiring, managing, mentoring, guiding and empowering the Business Solutions team

Created development plans to enhance Technical and soft skills knowledge and implemented an e-learning solution for the whole IT department

Directed the webforms solution including, UI design, process and workflows

Wrote the first IT article published by the US for the asset management system my team has implemented

Worked with the international team in defining and implementing a global Service Now solution

Implemented the Change Advisory Board alongside the ISO

CHUMASH CASINO RESORT

Casino with two hotel properties and a vineyard

SYSTEMS ANALYST

2013-2015

Subject matter expert for Hotel CRS, PMS, POS, bingo and table games systems

Responsible for Table Games, Accounting ERP, change management Forms, bingo, CVPS (Valet) and Aristocrat

Analyzed requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing and to improved existing computer systems, software and integrations

Worked independently and as project management to analyze current information processing systems and operational procedures in order to evaluate effectiveness, identify problems, translate user requirements into technical specifications and propose solutions.

Documented and analyzed user data requirements to make recommendations for support process improvement, and implementing changes.

Performed internal Audits and assisted in Gaming Audits

Reviewed computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to be able to determine if requested program or program change is possible within the existing system and timeline

Performed tests upgrades, patches, fixes and new releases and documents the steps necessary to perform these system changes

Created Project Timelines for System Upgrades and new Software Installs

ITESSO/ HOTEL CONCEPTS

One of the largest international hotel and POS software company

SOFTWARE SUPPORT ANALYST

2011-2013

SYSTEM KNOWLEDGE/ IMPLEMENTATION/ INTEGRATION

System knowledge/ implementation/ integration: Dayforce, Successfactors, ADP (integration), Kaba, LockPath, GaLexy by Legal suite, Efile cabinet, IMS, Project Mates, GLT, Radiant RFID, LanDesk, Tembit, MIS, webmethods ESB, Service Now, SQL 2012 Always on cluster, SAP HCM, SAP RE/FX, SAP FI/CO, SAP ERP, SAP GTS Integration Architecture.

Micros Opera, IDMS, Agilysys InfoGenesis POS, Aristocrat, Genesis Bravo Table games systems, SAGE ERP, CVPS Valet System, Planet Bingo, HR systems, Shift4, Delphi, Formatta, total promo, Serena IT ticketing solution, Sharepoint and LanDesk

EDUCATION

Technical Business School (Business, Information Technology, Accounting, Agriculture)

BBS II Wirtschaft & Verwaltung, Kaiserslautern, Germany

2005-2009

High School Diploma

Bertha von Suttner IGS, Kaiserslautern, Germany

1999-2005



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