Dir - Enterprise Applications in Clearwater, FL at PODS

Date Posted: 1/7/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description


PODS moving and storage is implementing an entirely new ecosphere of applications including (ERP, HCM, CRM, CPQ, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Fleet Management, Web Services) . Reporting to the VP of Enterprise Application, the Director of Enterprise Applications is responsible for the delivery, management, and implementation of platforms, applications and solutions that support PODs customers, employees, and business partners aligned with one of the four major business organizations.  We are looking for a passionate Director of Enterprise Applications to join PODS leadership team to lead the development, configuration, customization, and support of their new and modern systems as well as collaborate with other IT leaders to define the future strategic direction for PODS.  In this role, you will be responsible for leading a team of Solution Architects, Integration Engineers, Developers, and System Administrators in the Enterprise Applications team as PODS embarks upon the replacement and modernization of existing legacy platforms.  Tasks include building SaaS based applications engineering bench strength, (internal and external) overseeing project/program implementations while establishing and maturing overall DevOps software development standards, procedures, and lifecycle.  

The complexity of this position requires a leadership approach that is engaging, imaginative, and collaborative, with a sophisticated ability to develop scalable, supportable, maintainable, robust, and high-performing SaaS based solutions that meet PODS clients’ requirements. This will require the introduction of Agile, the Enterprise Application Development Methodology that integrates technology and business to quickly develop and deploy business solutions.



  • Lead and inspire the application team to engage with the business and identify new functionality, develop compelling business cases, prioritize projects, and develop plans that maximize return on investment for the company.
  • Effectively initiate, plan, schedule, control, and bring to closure high priority projects with area of responsibility.
  • Seek out, validate, and bring to the technology organization innovative best practices and ideas from the outside, with an emphasis on application development and integration of PODS SaaS based solutions.
  • Experience with strategy, planning, implementing, and driving operations for ERP systems. I
  • Experience planning, building, staffing, and managing Centers of Excellence for key platform(s) that run critical business functions
  • Develop and lead a collaborative and Agile software development approach that improves velocity, while maintaining a strong focus on both quality and scalability.  
  • Foster a strong client service mind-set throughout the Enterprise Applications team, while championing speed to delivery and partnership with the business.
  • Partner with business leaders to create robust solutions that are integrated with architecture and operations.
  • Identify emerging technology trends, especially in SaaS and cloud computing, and ensure the business area is leveraging them when appropriate to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and drive value. 
  • Ensure that IT area of responsibility is well managed and delivered to meet expectations on functionality, timeliness, and cost.
  • Utilize and monitor software development policies and controls to ensure data accuracy, security, and legal and regulatory compliance.
  • Partner with internal clients to develop training and deployment plans aimed at maximizing both user adoption and realization of business benefits in area of responsibility.
  • Manage application vendor relationships and negotiate contracts to procure resources and technology solutions to meet the company’s delivery objectives.
  • Recruit, develop and retain high caliber software development talent, especially for key positions, and develop a robust career development and upskilling plan
  • Evaluate team members performance, provide candid feedback and high impact coaching that enables (and motivates) them to achieve departmental as well as enterprise goals
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



  • Typically reports to Management.   Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: VP- Enterprise Applications 
  • Job is directly responsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management).  Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Sr Architect - Enterprise

Job Requirements

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential Skills, Abilities and Example Behavior(s)


Customer Focus: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers.


Results Orientation: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.


Teamwork / Collaboration: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.


Character Displays honesty, integrity, makes sound decisions, advances diversity, creates an inclusive environment and encourages open dialogue about differences in perspective.

Eye for Talent Development- Selects noticeably better talent & develops them to full potential, empowers employees to do their best work, energizes employees, rewards performance, makes “tough calls” on performance issues in timely and fair manner 


High Standards Follows up on procedures, ensures high quality output, takes action to solve quality problems or notify quality issues as appropriate.

Strategic Thinking- Seeing and synthesizing different sides of an issue, examining the full range of options and outcomes, and building intellectual frameworks to guide analysis and action.



JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, applied math; advanced degree preferred
  • 10+ years of IT leadership experience, preferable working with technologies within the Logistics, CPG, Retail, and Wholesale industries
  • Has successfully led development and delivery of multiple complex business technology solutions into production that have achieved or surpassed business goals.
  • Experience developing and supporting mission critical applications, including ERP systems, optimized to run in the cloud or virtualized environments.
  • Deep knowledge of system architecture, technical design, and system and software development technology.
  • Expertise with managing application development, employing SDLC methodologies including Agile and Scrum.
  • Has knowledge of emerging trends and developments in PaaS, SaaS, iOS/Android app API, cloud, AI, machine learning and other digital technologies.
  • Ability to explain complex technology topics to senior executives. Typically, CXO level audience and provide ‘game-changing’ EA perspectives in both business and technical terms



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