Be part of the IT leadership team for COUNTRY Financial. The IT Manager, Billing Projects position leads a team responsible for implementation of billing and payment projects. As part of the application development division, you will lead all aspects of the billing projects team including analysis, development, testing, and implementation. In this role, you will engage with multiple levels of IT and business teams in order to deliver business solutions for billing and payments. This position leads a cross functional team including analysts, developers, and solution architects, and contractors, both on and off-shore.
The person in this role provides leadership for those involved in the development, design and optimization of one or more information technology and systems functions supporting company business processes and technical information systems platforms. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analysis, selection and modification of enterprise systems, application software, installation of network hardware/software and database management, preparation of budgets, schedules and feasibility studies. Provides direction for the effort required to protect the company's data, tools and information systems. May be involved in planning and coordinating all aspects of projects specific to their respective area of assignment. Utilizes subject matter knowledge of user group for practical application of system characteristics. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Provides leadership by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
Sustains information systems results by defining, delivering, and supporting information systems; auditing application of systems.
Assesses information systems results by auditing application of systems.
Enhances information systems results by identifying information systems technology opportunities and developing application strategies.
Safeguards assets by planning and implementing disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
Accomplishes financial objectives by determining service level required; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective action.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
Manages the implementation and maintenance of disaster recovery plans and activities in assigned areas. Maintains current contact information for all employees in applicable areas and communicates with non-recovery employees during a disaster.
Fosters the highest level of commitment among our people through transparent communication about business challenges, successes and results.
Creates an environment which encourages people to think, behave, take action and control work and make decisions autonomously to attain clear goals.
Takes personal responsibility for making tough decisions, meeting commitments and ensuring expected results are achieved.
Possesses knowledge of assigned business function/applications/technologies.
Possesses broad knowledge of Company business applications and technologies.
Previous experience in managing and supporting billing and payment technologies.
Previous experience with managing onshore/offshore contractors.
Bachelor's degree and at least 8 years of information technology or related experience OR,
Master's degree and at least 6 years of information technology or related experience OR,
At least 10 years of information technology or related experience.
At least 2 years of management experience.
Normal office environment.
Work may extend beyond normal business hours as business needs dictate.
COUNTRY Financial does not generally sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.
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