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Team Leader -Functional (Digital Insights) at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Information technology is rebooting the workforce one computer, one operating system, one associate at a time. From developing new tools and implementing standards-based applications to managing Garmin servers, email and phone systems, the team uses industry-standard technologies but also creates customized programs to meet the company’s needs. At Garmin, IT teams are comprised of associates who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

If you’re looking to lead, we’re looking for you. This IT manager oversees day-to-day activities for the given portfolio of focus. Responsible for mentoring associates, the person in this position will partner with the development team lead and team to collaborate on strategic direction and functional solutions to support various enterprise needs.

We are looking for a Functional Team Lead (Digital Insights and some Discovery and Purchase oversight) for our IT department at our headquarters in greater Kansas City. In this role you will be responsible for participating in discovery efforts, platform evaluation and selections in conjunction with development counterparts to determine feasibility of team or functional goals and objectives. Other essential functions include:  

  • Will partner with Business Analysts, Enterprise Stakeholders and Development teams to craft solutions and justify project impacts (benefits, risks and dependencies) and return on investment

  • Proactively identify and contribute to the resolution of ancillary discrepancies and conflicts between interdepartmental applications and strategic channels on an enterprise level.

  • Manage reconciliation and drive consensus regarding business tactical and strategic direction

  • Recruit, develop and retain a high performing team including conducting annual performance evaluations

  • Monitor progress of the team in meeting deliverables and schedule compliance

  • Plan and schedule work, including the allocation of resources and planning team members’ work. 

  • Must be able to work independently and with high degree of competency

  • Actively implement continuous improvement on an enterprise level for business processes and IT business analysis processes.

  • Set the tone for the team environment and build health team relationships.

  • Demonstrate quality and effectiveness in documenting work in organized manner in accordance with Garmin and IT standards

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Business or other relevant field AND 5 years’ experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and education. Other requirements include: 

  • Demonstrated prior leadership experience

  • Awareness and understanding across a portfolio of applications/ technologies

  • Ability to provide consultation for functional and technical solutions

  • Experience managing the implementation of internet applications (WCM, e-Commerce applications, CRM, Call Center, etc.)

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge of web analytics tools and analysis

  • Statistical analysis/ using data to drive business decisions

  • A/B tests

  • Search Engine Optimization (technical understanding)

  • Attribution and paid advertisement (SEA/ SEM)

  • Experience working within eCommerce/ marketing for consumers

  • Experience mentoring others

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.