Senior IT Manager

Company Name:
The Harvest Consutling Group, Inc.
Our client, a reputable, growing company is looking for a Senior IT Manager to join their team in Madison, WI as a full-time employee. Your primary functions will be: Project & System Executions (30-40%); Application, Data & Technical Strategy (10-15%); Business Leadership & Customer Relationships (20-30%); and People Leadership (20-30%). This individual will work closely with the VP of Retirement Products, as well as the Product Development, Sales, and Marketing teams to develop a strategic technology roadmap and execution plan that meet the business objectives for customer facing solutions including advisors, plan participants, plan sponsors, and broker dealers. This position requires in-depth knowledge of the technology trends within the retirement products, as well as broader trends across the financial
industry. You will have responsibility for key technology solutions supporting Retirement Plan Services, including plan sponsor and participant web sites, participant self-service enrollment and educational tools, advisor and wholesaler sales tools, and product support solutions. Our client offers a competitive compensation package, relocation assistance and tremendous opportunities for growth!
7+ years of IT experience with progression from applications development through management, including 3 years in the direction of systems development as a strong manager.
Experience in supporting retirement plan service products, investment or annuity products, or broker-dealer operations.
Experience with building a large proprietary 3rd party retirement plan record keeping system, and converting from one system to another.
Proven track record of IT development, execution, implementation and maintenance of IT strategic initiatives relating to supporting a specific internal business unit to include - road map, defining customer objectives, and providing solutions.
Previous experience managing operational and project budgets in excess of $1M.
Previous experience leading professional IT staff to include - hiring, performance management and terminations of full-time staff. Management of contracted staff resources ( in-house, on / off shore) would be beneficial.
Understanding of software development life cycle ( SDLC ) - waterfall and iterative.
Experience working with cross-functional teams and in a matrixed IT organization.
Bachelor's degree in
Science or related field, or equivalent trade-off in related professional work experience.
Ability to travel regionally up to 10% of the time.

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