Head Of Technology Strategy, Transformation & Innovation

Ihop Glendale , CA 91206

Posted 1 week ago

The Head of Technology Strategy, Transformation & Innovation will lead the creation of strategies and plans that define how technology should be utilized to enable an organization's overall business strategy. Applies knowledge of best practices to define how technology will shape the overall strategy, governance, organization structure/staffing, architecture and processes to maximize the impact of technology for Dine Brands. Maintains knowledge of evolving trends in technology strategy and management and applies those to develop innovative approaches to deliver value for the organization. This leader will maximize business value by conducting rigorous analyses and developing strategic multi-year road maps in concert with other IT leaders and business teams.

Key focus areas include:

  • IT Value Strategy: shaping the direction of IT to align the overall shareholder and business vision and objectives and drive measurable improvements

  • Technology Innovation and Eco-systems: exploring new and emerging technologies to create a vision of how technology will shape the future and invent the next wave of cutting-edge business solutions

  • Operating Model: shaping how the IT will need to operate to achieve IT and stakeholder objectives and workforce talent strategy

  • Enterprise Architecture Strategy: developing the foundation for business and technology capabilities and execution improvement

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Experience in one or more of the following required:

  • Agile strategy, Agile transformation, Agile operating model

  • DevOps design experience, CI/CD, Product Based Operating Model and Org Design

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent leadership and management skills

  • Passion for excellence and delivering business value

  • Experience leading or managing small teams effectively and planning/structuring analytical work

  • Broad, diverse experience and knowledge of major technologies (legacy to emerging)

Responsibilities

  • Design technology strategy and planning workshops based on business objectives and stakeholder analysis including adopting appropriate approach/methods, facilitation techniques, pre-work, artifacts and deliverables

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary cross functional team in the planning and execution of technology strategy and planning workshops

  • Drive IT transformation efforts; own/shape the move toward an agile, product based operating model

  • Partner with business functions to identify new opportunities including process and/or value chain analysis, business service model, business canvas, process and solution enablement plan

  • Scout emerging technologies and define new opportunities that can add business value

  • Defines appropriate processes and manages compliance to ensure corporate delivery quality at product/platform/program level (e.g. requirements management, risk management, change management, issue management, resource management, project accounting etc.)

  • Executes a governance process to provide corporate executive leadership with visibility into program performance and decision making ability

  • Owns and manages the financial health of IT programs and projects and the IT financial management and budget process (G&A and capital plan)

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (i.e., Business, Computer Science or Information Systems) from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum ten years in IT roles spanning strategy, architecture (business, data, digital, information systems, infrastructure) and/or delivery functions driving digital transformation and data strategy leveraging emerging technologies and cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in at least 2 of the example offerings (IT Value Strategy, Technology Innovation and Ecosystems, IT Operating Model, Enterprise Architecture Strategy)

  • Minimum 5 years of experience writing business cases (quantitative and qualitative) to support strategic business initiatives, process improvement initiatives, or IT transformation recommendations

  • Ability to lead the planning, organizing and facilitation of executive-level strategic or IT planning workshops and ability to orchestrate emerging technologies to client services and solutions on cloud platform

  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in areas of teamwork, facilitation, influence, and negotiation

  • Experience in Big Four (or similar professional services firms) working across client-facing business lines such as Advisory is a plus

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