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VP, Business Capability Design & Delivery, Digital Experience

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Our Company

Changing the world through digital experiences is what Adobe’s all about. We give everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences! We’re passionate about empowering people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.

We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is respected and has access to equal opportunity. We realize that new ideas can come from everywhere in the organization, and we know the next big idea could be yours!

The Opportunity

Adobe seeks a Vice President, Business Capability Design and Delivery who will report to the Chief Information Officer, Cynthia Stoddard, and will partner closely with Anil Chakravarthy, the President of the Digital Experience organization which is a $5 billion 10,000 plus employee business. This individual will be responsible for providing end-to-end business process solutions for the Digital Experience organization’s platforms & applications through the architecture, development, release, adoption and maintenance of technology systems and services. This leader will be responsible for managing the relationship with internal business partners while providing strategic leadership and direction to ensure alignment of technology solutions with business goals, objectives, and needs.

The successful candidate will drive innovation, improve business value, take initiative and accountability using a CIO mentality in their approach with supporting the Digital Experience business. This role will be instrumental in driving the success of our technology solutions for the business while exemplifying the Adobe Values: Create the Future, Own the Outcome, Raise the Bar, Be Genuine!

What you’ll do

Own and drive Digital Experience’s business application platform strategy: Define the business application strategy and identify required investments and value, while working closely with key business leaders and executive management.
Leverage technical depth and industry experience to unlock opportunities for efficiency, financial rigor, and impact to business partners.
Continue to improve and scale Digital Experience’s business application platforms, aligning with key partners and functions.
Define the Roadmaps for business applications and platforms in alignment with the Digital Experience business strategy.
Optimization of end-to-end business processes.
Ensure adoption of technology capabilities and realization of business value
Senior leader management: Have a seat at the table and provide technology guidance to help with achieving business goals.
Drive technology transformation: Enable simplified processes and lead implementation of new solutions to power Adobe’s business. Provide guidance to co-create the vision to support processes that scale with company growth.
Be a change champion: Promote and practice a growth mindset to invigorate transformative initiatives and ensure successful implementation across teams.
Lead operating model transformation: Define and implement new operating model changes to accelerate digital transformation e.g., agile strategies.
Be a catalyst for change: Be a transformative leader who can see opportunities to inspire change. Guiding the team on different, contemporary, ways to work.
Lead and build diverse teams: Shape a collaborative, transparent, and entrepreneurial culture, in tandem with the corporate leadership team.
Build strong partnerships with teams across ATS and Product Engineering to deliver business capabilities.
Lead execution and operational excellence.
Develop engagement, control, and agile-delivery standard methodologies with a relentless focus on delivering business value balanced with quality.
Shape the policies, processes and tools that drive continuous operational excellence, business architecture evolution, improved solution design practices, and high value technology selection decisions.
Ensure compliance with regulation like SOX and GDPR.

What you will bring

Ability to context shift / pivot and possess a “CIO-mindset”.
Comfortable with ambiguity.
Wear the “One Adobe” Hat – optimizing for internal individual customers and for Adobe overall.
Build strong external relations with industry leading peer companies on standard process sharing.
Ability to make connections between disparate inputs that are connected.
Understanding the downstream implications of changes.
Act as a “hub”, connecting silos and who understands Adobe’s complex business and business processes.
Understand and optimize the entire customer journey representing various teams across Adobe.
Ability to translate complex technical issues into non-technical language for the appropriate audience and help leaders to make appropriate trade-offs on behalf of the business.
Keen eye for optimal designs and experiences – fanatical devotion to reducing friction in customer experiences and business processes.
Proven track record of leading global multi-functional teams to implement business platforms and applications and delivering an aggressive set of objectives.
Create a learning organization that’s keen to experiment, measure, react and keep moving forward; an organization that acts, is data driven, and willing to experiment quickly and learn from mistakes.

What you’ll need to succeed

Bachelor’s degree preferred in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field.
15 or more years of total experience in IT in the software industry, including: Five to seven years of progressively increasing leadership responsibilities.
5+ years of relevant experience, including managing multiple, large, multi-functional teams or projects, and influencing senior-level leaders and key partners.
5+ years of demonstrated ability in Business Architecture, Engineering, product management, including industry-leading experience in leading business application platforms.
Preferred experience at a well regarded management consulting firm including overseeing complex strategic technology projects.
Preferred experience in understanding the relationship of applications and platforms to infrastructure and operations.