US Director, Solutions Development - CRM - Military veterans preferred

National Grid (https:\\


  full-time   employee

United States

Job ID 677
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Organization Information Services

About us
Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.
To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.
Job Purpose
National Grid IT team is currently seeking an innovative, adaptable, and results-oriented leader to lead major initiatives within our Global Solutions Delivery team as the Director of CRM Solutions. This leader will be responsible for technology programs to transform our relationship management, and customer interaction capabilities, primarily leveraging the Salesforce platform. This Director will lead the CRM technology platform and implement technology solutions using best in class CRM solutions to support National Grid Customer Transformation business strategy. This role will report to the VP Global Solutions Delivery within the National Grid IT organization.
Key Accountabilities
Develops and implements technology vision and operating plans; sets direction based on alignment to business strategy and technology opportunities
Sets technology strategy and direction for our Salesforce platform; partners with business stakeholders and influences overall strategy and used of Salesforce capabilities
Initiates and fosters relationships with business partners and executives, technology leaders, vendors, and partners; develops relationships that promote trust and increase efficiency and effectiveness
Hires and leads managers and technical leaders; coaches and counsels team members, and determines and manages staffing strategy and plan, consistent with the needs of the team
Provides leadership to agile and SAFe teams, and proactively engages with teams to promote process and organizational improvements that enhance overall effectiveness. Especially drive CI/CD methodologies.
Oversees delivery of multi-year initiatives with timeliness and quality
Manages relationship with Salesforce, influencing technology roadmaps and contract negotiations
Prepares and presents program-level communications for executives and stakeholders
Defines performance objectives and development plans for team members and ensures alignment with department objectives
Establishes financial plan for department and manages to plan, and jointly establishes financial targets with business partners
Develops and maintains a network of industry contacts; performs research on industry trends, competitors, business and IT products; analyzes trends and make strategic and tactical recommendations
Ensures system, technical and product architectures are aligned with business objectives
Contribute and influence and National Grid global data architecture – Customer Data
Minimum Qualifications:
Experience leading large, multi-year, business-critical Salesforce CRM technology programs
At least 15 years of experience working in the technology industry with 5 years in leadership role.
Thorough knowledge of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, etc.)
Advanced knowledge of leadership concepts, practices and techniques, especially change management and leading culture change
Ability to promote and role model a team-oriented environment
Ability to lead technology teams in different countries (US, & UK)
Highly developed negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills
Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills
Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or in related field; Master's Degree preferred
Preferred Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge and experience with Salesforce cloud platforms and applications, and experience implementing at an enterprise-scale
In-depth understanding of cloud-native architectures, microservices, and open API’s
Good working knowledge of Salesforce development and core frameworks (Apex and Lightning)
More Information
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.