Advance Auto Parts IT Director - Finance & HR in Raleigh, North Carolina

IT Director - Finance & HR

  • Job ID:305912

  • Functional Area:Information Technology

    • Location:NC - Raleigh
  • Position Type:Full-Time

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Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both the professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Advance operates approximately 5,100 stores, 126 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned CARQUEST branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada.

Advance Auto Parts is currently looking for anIT Directorto join theirCorporate Systems TeaminRaleigh, NCorRoanoke, VA. TheCorporate Systems Teamis responsible for IT strategy, development and operations of Advance’s “back office” systems. Our HR systems service over 70,000 team members daily while our financial systems enable billions of dollars of transactions with both our suppliers and customers annually. Transformation is the focus as we are replacing aged systems and embracing software-as-a-service (SaaS).As theIT Directorleading HR and Finance, you will:

  • Define the HR and Finance Enterprise System's roadmap in conjunction with the Business and IT Enterprise Architecture teams

  • Drive adherence to sprint and/or project milestones, including implementing appropriate corrective actions when progress deviates from plan

  • Define and manage Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with business leaders, staff and support partners / vendors

  • Define and maintain an effective labor sourcing strategy including where appropriate outsourcing and managed services agreements

We’re looking for individuals that possess:

  • Experience with integrating and/or implementing large scale systems

  • The ability drive continuous improvements across the corporate systems landscape

  • Direct experience with developing and operating in flexible labor strategies, including out-sourcing / off-shoring

  • Proven ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery and information management across all lines of business and technology platforms

  • Experience developing multi-million dollar department / organization budgets and effectively planning and managing activities within the established budget


Required Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years' direct Senior IT leadership experience

  • Must have a thorough understanding of all aspects of large scale HR and Finance functions and related applications (Payroll, Time and Attendance, Document Management, GL, AP, AR, Purchasing, ePro, and Budgeting / Planning)

  • Experience with Workday is a MUST

  • Experience with either Oracle EBS Financials, PeopleSoft Financials or SAP ERP.

  • Demonstrated, proven experience managing department budgets

  • Demonstrated, proven experience integrating with and/or migrating to SaaS solutions

    Preferred Technical and Professional Experience:

  • Workday SME

  • Demonstrated experience delivering business applications in the Distribution, Retail, eCommerce or Direct-to-Customer verticals

  • Strong experience leading others in Lean and/or Agile methodologies; experience working in a product centric organization

    Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

    Preferred Education:

  • Master’s Degree