Senior Vice President & CIO @ Liquor Stores, NA Ltd
Collaborative leader accomplished in guiding large teams and managing large budgets in a complex retail, wholesale, and franchise environment. Change leader experienced in restructuring and building IT teams to achieve business results. Passionate people leader experienced in mentoring and developing high performing talent. Relationship builder skilled at partnering with business executives to plan and implement effective strategies
Collaborative leader accomplished in guiding large teams and managing large budgets in a complex retail, wholesale, and franchise environment. Change leader experienced in restructuring and building IT teams to achieve business results. Passionate people leader experienced in mentoring and developing high performing talent. Relationship builder skilled at partnering with business executives to plan and implement effective strategies and solutions. Delivers day-to-day IT operations with a customer service approach and a focus on continuous process improvement. Top-ranked performer with a proven track record of achieving results in a challenging and fast-paced environment in a senior management role.
Areas of Expertise: Strategic Planning • IT Leadership • Governance/PMO • Software Selection • Application Development • Analytics & Business Intelligence • Vendor Management • Outsourcing/Off-Shoring • Help Desk Management • Organizational Design • Change Management • Six Sigma Black Belt • Talent Management • Business Relationship Management • Product Management • Communication
Senior Vice President & CIO @ Establishing an IT organization to support a growing international retail organization. From 2014 to Present (1 year) Vice President, Information Technology @ Served as a direct report to the Supervalu CIO and the Save-A-Lot CEO with full accountability for technology planning, implementation and support for 1300 retail stores, 17 distribution centers, and the corporate office. Led a team of over 100 solution design / developers, IT support staff, quality assurance and business intelligence analysts. From 2011 to 2013 (2 years) Greater St. Louis AreaSr Director, Merchandising Systems Business Transformation @ Led multiple application development teams delivering critical initiatives in pricing, vendor negotiations, and promotional planning. Led teams both on and offshore in multiple geographies while configuring Oracle Retail solutions. From 2009 to 2011 (2 years) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaSr. Director, Project Management Office (PMO) and Business Process Design @ Strategic leader of 4 teams and over 50 team members including project management, portfolio management, and user experience testing. Oversaw $200M IT portfolio and the IT governance process. From 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Boise, Idaho AreaDirector, IT Communications & Research @ A direct report to the CIO, accountable for creating an IT communications team and for the strategic development and execution of the communication strategy for over 2000 IT employees and global contractors. From 2006 to 2007 (1 year) Six Sigma Black Belt @ Managed Six Sigma process improvement projects throughout Albertson’s retail operation. Internal business consultant tasked with solving key business problems and sustaining measurable long-term results. From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) IT Account Manager @ Primary liaison from the IT department for two Executive Vice Presidents and their employee base (over 2000 customers). Accountable for successful IT solution delivery based on prioritized business needs and strategic objectives. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) E-commerce & Web Development Sr. Business Systems Analyst @ Founding team member for Albertson’s online grocery startup; Albertsons.com. Managed business intelligence and creative design teams. From 1997 to 2001 (4 years)
B.A., Organizational Communication Studies @ The University of MontanaA.A., Liberal Arts @ Cottey College Erika Cobb is skilled in: Project Management, Process Improvement, Business Process Re-engineering, Leadership, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Business Intelligence, Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, Budgets, SDLC, Visio, Information Technology, Merchandising, IT Strategy, Management
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