Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this position sits on the Office of the COO (OCOO) senior leadership team and is responsible for technology strategy and leadership across Company (UA). This role is responsible for developing and driving information technology strategies across the organization critical for cost-effective operations and long-term strategic success. The CTO leads UA’s technology team to maximize efficiency via the use of technology-based systems and processes to ensure technology solutions deliver efficient, secure and effective experiences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and implement the technology vision, strategy and roadmap to drive UA’s strategic initiatives. Establishes short- and long-term strategies for the organization's information technology systems, including computers and peripherals, hardware, software, applications and networks.
Establish overall governance to define and enforce technical architecture
Define and implement a consistent and repeatable process for quality assurance across all areas
Acts as a trusted advisor, building and maintaining relationships with other leaders to develop a clear understanding of business needs.
Responsible for leadership of the technology team, assigning clear tasks and objectives, and establishing KPI measurables for monitoring results versus objectives. Responsible for the development and engagement of team members by creating a motivating work environment that recognizes and rewards strong performance.
Holds the overall responsibility for the talent strategy and people development for the technology organization. Provides leadership and coaching to team to drive innovation and to identify opportunities in building the business
Develops and controls annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT. Works closely with contracted IT and telecommunications service providers to manage the technology infrastructure in the most effective and efficient manner.
EDUCATION, CRITICAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
BS/BA in computer science or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree or MBA preferred
20 or more years of experience driving technologically enabled growth, both consumer facing and internal operational excellence.
Strong analytical skills and track record of developing IT strategies and models for DTC business growth.
Ability to think strategically about technology and how to incorporate it into the business units and processes to increase efficiencies. Solid technical knowledge and experience in the use and application of the most current technologies and products used in the industry.
Ability to drive organizational change and lead IT transformational initiatives in a complex and dynamic environment, utilizing project management techniques.
Robust experience in Omni/E-commerce strongly preferred
Highly effective leadership profile to develop and coach high performance teams with organizational clarity, accountability, and engagement consistent with UA culture and values.
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