Provide overall leadership of the Bank’s Information Technology platforms. Works with EVP/Operations & IT to identify, develop and implement information technology, systems and processes that continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our employees as well as the client experience for our customers. Responsible for the Bank’s cybersecurity efforts. In addition, improves IT staff skills and capabilities in order to provide clear development pathways while minimizing the risk of IT succession events.
Develop IT strategies based upon FBHP business strategies over the next 5 - 7 year horizon
Gain alignment with FBHP Board and executive team on IT strategies
Implement IT strategies on time and on budget
Implement ongoing IT key business support functions as outlined in the IT Succession Risk Assessment
Develop IT staff skills and capabilities to support the Bank across all key platforms
Implement necessary cross training to cover IT succession risks
Responsible for management of the Bank’s key IT vendor relationships including, but not limited to, the IT Managed Service Provider, core banking system, CRM, and cybersecurity tools.
Negotiate contracts with Bank’s key IT vendors
Develop business operations and technical skills of the Bank IT support team; create targeted IT skills assessment and development plans for each team member
Work to align IT platform support with non-IT host departments such as Marketing and Risk Management
Working with EVP/Operations & IT, communicate with the Board and other Bank leadership team members regarding the impact on key bank strategies and programs due to IT market changes, e.g. Cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Identity Theft, etc.
Responsible for network and desktop service delivery
Prepare and guide monthly IT Steering agenda and prepare annual IT Strategic Plan
Maintain project planning schedule to strategically manage bank resources for steady and effective deployment of new tools, products and services
Continuously improve the IT teams project management skills
Create an IT project delivery dashboard outlining all major initiatives focused on schedule, milestones, risks and budget while considering concepts such as net present value and internal rate of return
Owner of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plan and responsible for coordinating periodic testing of the plan
Responsible for creation and updating of internal policies and procedures owned by the IT teams
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong verbal & written communication skills including business/policy writing, editing and proofreading skills; experience presenting to Board/Executive Leadership
Extensive experience leading multiple important initiatives that meet goals and deadlines
Highly skilled in change management principles and best practices
Experience with setting strategic initiatives based on modern IT architecture
Highly skilled in negotiating vendor agreements and contracts
Ability to multi-task
Ability to identify, research and resolve problems
Knowledge of general accounting practices
Knowledge of bank regulations
Ability to lead and supervise people
Training & Experience:
BS in Business, IT, or equivalent, MBA is a plus
7 - 10 years banking experience, community banking experience a plus
5+ years’ experience in community banking IT operations supervising others
Fiserv application experience
About First Bank of Highland Park
First Bank of Highland Park is a community bank committed to our Clients and the community at large. We have worked side-by-side with our Clients since 1955 combining practicality with creativity, while always remaining a consistent and steady financial partner in good and bad economies.
Our mission is to provide our Clients with exceptional service coupled with competitive rates and products without bureaucracy. We understand that banking today is more challenging than yesterday, but as a family business, we understand the advantage of being able to remain visionary and focused on the long term picture. Additionally, being independently owned and operated, allows us the authority and flexibility to make decisions quickly. That translates to exceptional service from experienced bankers and staff.
First Bank of Highland Park offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.
First Bank of Highland Park conducts credit and background checks on all candidates.
First Bank of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran.
To Apply: Send email with attached resume to [email protected]