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  MIS Director/Project Management
 
  Company Type: Financial Services
  Location: South Florida
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Spanish a plus!
  Job Code: ac/1297
  Date Posted: Completed
  Description:
  This position will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive management information system primarily for our brokerage firm and provide support to the rest of  the group's companies.

Key functions and responsibilities include:
  • Ensure alignment of Information System requirements with  business units' priorities.
  • Identify and introduce e-business technology to existing and potential business applications.
  • Design and improve the overall Information Systems infrastructure aiming to optimize enterprise-wide information resources and integrate applications as efficiently as possible.
  •  Acquire thorough knowledge of the business applications within each business unit and department.
  • Work jointly with the Software Development area in designing new system applications, identifying performance and operational indicators for EIS and reporting purposes, and improving the information content and usefulness of all IS applications.
  • Establish close relationships with the key internal clients and users of information to gather their specific requirements.
  • Consult and provide advice to IT customers on best practices and most efficient alternatives for their information needs via custom-developed or proprietary solutions.
  • Implement multi-dimensional analysis tools to determine business units' financial performance and productivity, including profitability by client/broker/office and segmentation and trends analyses.
  • Perform forecasts of business and operational indicators to predict critical success factors based on internal and external economic/financial information.
  • Evaluate new system solutions and provide proactive recommendation on new IS technologies.
  • Work closely with the CIO in launching and managing new projects, and identifying new business opportunities both internally and externally.

In addition, this position will also be responsible for the coordination and project management of all IT initiatives including:
  • Obtaining frequent input from all IT areas to update our Project Management application.
  • Performing cost/benefit analyses on all new initiatives.
  • Developing and implementing cost and revenue indicators to track and control project financial performance.
  • Monitoring and reporting project progress while providing feedback to IT customers, IT staff and corporate management.
  • Implementing process re-engineering to improve the flow of information and introduce automation where applicable.
  Requirements:
 
  • At least 10 years of experience in the Information Systems/Technology industry.
  • Computer Science or Systems Engineering degree.
  • MBA or Graduate level education.
  • Financial Services background highly desirable, specifically within the brokerage industry.
  • Working knowledge of Windows 2000, NT, Unix, Sun, or OS platforms.
  • Basic programming skills and understanding of  Java, HTML, XML, SQL, C++
  • Other tools: Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Project, HEAT
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) Systems, preferably Oracle and/or SAP.
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) desirable.


  Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

  Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
  For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Ana Callava and reference the job title and reference number.
 
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