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REMOTE Manager - IT Merchandising / Retail Systems -

Our direct client is looking to hire an IT Manager of Merchandising Systems for a Full Time Direct Hire role.  Client will consider 100% REMOTE.
  • Location of client:  Kansas City, KS
  • Client prefers someone LOCAL or within a 3-hour drive, however, is also open to 100% REMOTE.
  • Must be able to work Central Time zone
The client is open to 100% Remote BUT candidates must be located in these states only:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. 

Cannot accepted candidates in any other states.

Our client needs a Manager in Information Technology to provide management and leadership oversight for strategic, business-transforming projects in IT service and support. This role assists with the prioritization of needs for and serves the customers using merchandising systems and applications.

The manager partners with the Client’s merchandising business teams to deliver on strategic projects and initiatives as well as system enhancements and application support. You will use your business process understanding, critical thinking, and planning & organizing skills to build a team that delivers solutions that meet critical business objectives across the enterprise.  You will be asked to align people, process, and technology as a high impact leader for a team of business and process analysts and collaboration with integration developers. This role will be focused on improving the quality of solutions and overseeing the delivery of support, projects, and enhancements. It is important you guide the team in understanding the business outcomes, not just the tools and process used to achieve them. 
The Manager is responsible for leading teams and managing the implementation of new and ongoing maintenance of software and solutions.

The IT Manager is responsible for the development of 6-15 IT professionals. The role will be responsible building the core team that supports merchandising transformation, driven by business process architecture/design first mindset supported by package technology selection and integration expertise.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 7+ years of experience in the management of information technology teams and systems, including IT business relationship management in merchandising systems and vendor/contract management and strong estimation skills
  • Experience with merchandising systems, including at least 2-3 of the following: assortment planning/optimization, pricing and promotion/advertising management, product master management/data exchanges, forecasting & planning, planogram/space management, buying and inventory management, allocation, supply chain portals
  • Business process architecture / design lead solution selection and implementation, including building a team of business/process analyst skills that can facilitate design sessions and produce swimlane workflows
  • SaaS solution evaluation/selection and implementation for large scale, complex environments, including proposal comparison/score carding and total cost of ownership and benefit estimation.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, and results-oriented with effective communication skills to drive clarity with IT and business teams
  • Ability to apply best practices to the software development lifecycle (SDLC) for projects based on experiences with iterative/agile and blended approaches, effectively coordinates implementations with cross functional teams.  Experience with modern development practices and technologies to drive reuse, scalability, seamless process/system integration and long-term supportability
  • Experience working with various enterprise teams across the software development lifecycle, to review, inspect, document, and ensure the quality of software products being tested and eventually implemented
  • Identifies and initiates action plans with limited guidance, self-prioritizes, drives to deliver on commitments without prompting and communicates ahead of deadlines

  • Modern web and mobile application development, architecture, integration technologies, and security best practices 
  • Web and mobile software development, Restful APIs, Java/J2EE environments


Refine & Deliver Strategy (15%)
  • Develop a strong understanding of current technologies and solutions, and relevant trends
  • Responsible for business partner relationship, including communication and alignment on system operations and project delivery
  • Shape the vision and roadmap of merchandising systems associated to the business functional areas
  • Estimate project costs and timelines, identify resources to execute projects. Assist with preparing estimates to support the 5-year capital plan
  • Influence, promote, drive quality improvements, service enhancements, cost reductions, and productivity increases for the team and business systems
  • Demonstrate strong business partnerships, model effective teamwork and be an advocate for the business in all aspects of project and team management

Deliver Reliable Solutions & Technology (30%)
  • Define functional and technical standards along with best practices in the application development, system management, change reviews, code reviews and business system risk analysis
  • Review project status with project managers and assist in planning and organizing resources assigned to each project
  • Deliver solutions with the highest quality and on time, on budget
  • Drive change through influence, personal advocacy, vision, and consensus building
  • Evaluate technology acquisitions designed to optimize feature/function for long term supportability, vendor viability and total cost of ownership
  • Engage in day-to-day relationship management with vendors, hold them accountable for service quality/delivery and assist with creating cost-efficient & comprehensive contracts that protect AWG
  • Communicate roadmap and its relationship to the organization's mission, vision, and goals. Clarify actions needed to implement roadmap projects
Operational Support & Service Management (30%)
  • Responsible for the stability, availability, and operational effectiveness of solutions
  • Responsible for change implementation practices that reduce business risk and overall downtime (pre-deployment testing, implementation plan, post implementation verification, backout plan)
  • Responsible for 24x7 production support for merchandising systems and applications
  • Implement and manage operational and solution health and SLA metrics, set performance objectives and take corrective action where needed

Financial & Performance Management (25%)
  • Responsible for performance management practices that drive the growth, development, and overall performance improvement of the team. Hold direct reports accountable and take corrective action where needed
  • Grow a high-performance team by selecting high potential talent, training, coaching, and providing developmental assignments
  • Participate in financial budgeting/planning processes, work with teams to estimate project total cost of ownership. Partner and prepare benefit cases to establish the justification for solutions and priority.
  • Manage actuals to budget and timely communication of budget exceptions and development of plans to close gaps
  • Motivate team members to achieve business goals, develop their capabilities and fulfill their personal potential. Build capabilities mentoring

For immediate consideration please submit your resume in Word format, along with daytime contact information. 

Client is unable to provide H-1B Visa sponsorship at this time. All submittals will be treated confidentially. 

Selected candidate may be asked to complete a comprehensive background, credit and/or drug screening.  Principals only, no third parties please.


Atrilogy Solutions Group, Inc. (est. 2000), in partnership with Peak17 Consulting (est. 2008), provides organizations of all sizes with high-quality, cost effective information technology (IT) staffing services. 

Atrilogy has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Atrilogy also has offices in Denver, Phoenix, & Atlanta with satellite offices in Boston, Jersey City, Las Vegas, and Delhi, India.
Clients turn to Atrilogy for expertise in:
  • IT staffing and placement such as Project Managers, Agile/Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, DBAs, Software Engineers, Mobile Developers (iOS, Android), DevOps, Automation, QA, Systems & Network Engineers, Cyber Security / Information Security Specialists, ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Big Data and Creative (UI/UX, Web Design)

 Clients turn to Peak17 for expertise in:
  • Operational staffing and placement of Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing professionals, as well as Information Technology resources.

Atrilogy Solutions Group and Peak17 Consulting are Equal Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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