Information Systems: Director of Business Systems
November 13, 2007 10:04 AM

IDEO helps companies innovate. We design products, services, environments, and digital experiences for organizations seeking new ways to provide value for their customers. IDEO creates visible and tangible strategies for innovation and executes all aspects of design and development, from conception through production.

Our work environment appeals to self-directed, flexible team players that have great interpersonal skills, learn quickly, work smart, and play hard.

We currently have an opportunity for a senior information systems professional with outstanding experience in leading organizations in the definition, selection, building or acquisition, implementation, and improvements in business systems within a highly dynamic and creative professional services organization. This position requires extremely strong collaboration skills, good judgment, tact, teamwork, insightful and analytical thinking skills, and ability to build a personal network based on communication, high performance and trust.

On the technical side, the position requires broad and deep awareness of the current state of both enterprise and consumer software technologies from traditional vendors, from emerging competitors (e.g., SaaS), and from the open source community. In particular, web-based collaborative solutions are of great interest. This position will report to our Chief Technology Strategist and will work closely with our IT team, Operations/Finance team, Leadership team, Knowledge Sharing team, and the Design Community. It will be based in our Palo Alto office, but have global responsibilities.

Beginning this year, IDEO is building new, highly collaborative, business tools and services, both for IDEO and for its clients. The Director will lead and manage the process of developing these tools and guiding their successful utilization. We are seeking a highly motivated leader with 10+ years of relevant experience. Ability to work in a flat, creative organization with collaborative teams is essential. Experience managing a diverse set of people on an ad-hoc basis and multiple simultaneous projects is critical. Exceptional time management and organizational skills are a must. Requirements also include excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills, experience working with software vendors and developers, and a passion for building future technology-based business solutions within social/organizational systems that enhance the work environment in many dimensions.

Qualified candidates should have experience working with diverse global teams in a similar environment, be familiar with all major productivity applications, open source software, collaborative platforms and applications, development environments, networking, mobile and other computing technologies. He/She should have a track record of implementing major new systems in organizations and in getting products and services to market successfully. Leadership skills, a highly proactive approach, and obsessive focus on getting things done at the highest level of quality and timeliness are critical.

Interested? Apply online at:
No phone calls, please.

payscale: Competitive
job type: full-time
posted by daisyace to Systems/Networking

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