MGM Resorts International
The Business Solutions Executive is responsible for the development, management, and strengthening of the partnership between Information Technology and core business functions such as marketing, hotel, retail, casino, food and beverage, finance, and others. The Business Solutions Executive will work directly with senior property and corporate leaders as well as key vendors and IT leadership across all departments to define the product strategy and roadmap which aligns with the long term enterprise wide vision. This position is responsible for leading the organization in research for new products, product enhancements, versions and operating systems, product redesign as well as leading/driving technical execution of changes/ new products in the MGM environment. In addition, positon is responsible for the development of vendor relationships with respect to versions, contracts, and maintenance spend to value.
This position is specialized in that it requires an individual to: 1) Be proficient in their knowledge of the respective MGM Resorts International business functions with an aptitude for understanding information technology as well as the systems germane to the identified business area and be able to communicate, in understandable business terms, technology capabilities/solutions to satisfy the needs of the respective business function; 2) Matrix management of the various information technology applications technical functions and enterprise services, such as integration, information management, project management, testing to deliver solutions in support of the candidate’s business function; And, 3) Translate business needs into understandable technology requirements to ensure the solutions delivered support candidate’s respective business function needs
Partnership with respective business partners and their senior leadership.
Conceptualize and define the strategy for major business applications.
Management of product lifecycle for enterprise-wide applications including service providers, vendors, etc.
Communicates the roadmap, plans, product status, and direction to the business and IT leadership.
In-depth knowledge of MGM business and application functions for specific lines of business.
Practical business knowledge of IT.
Portfolio Management of line of business and applications
Identifies and develops new processes that can be augmented by technology to improve capabilities that support respective business function.
Provides technology and business conceptual subject matter expertise for the implementation of key programs/projects, new capabilities, enhancements, updates, etc. in support of business and application roadmaps.
Lead new product evaluation through RFPs and RFIs. Analyzes technical capabilities and new market product offerings to determine fit and appropriateness for business.
Maintains awareness of current trends, market conditions, and demographic data as they pertain to the development of new capabilities and offerings to lift respective business function’s competitive stance.
Identifies opportunities to make technology improvements at MGM through innovation, proofs-of-concept, and pilots while ensuring fit and appropriateness prior to corporate commitment.
Contributes in the creative development of solutions to support respective business function’s needs.
Identify opportunity to reduce application overhead including elimination or consolidation of applications where appropriate and with well-defined business benefits.
Works with IT operations to understand product performance, systemic issues and root cause, and makes recommendations to multiple organizations to drive overall improvement.
Manages the vendor relationship for the key product vendors including negotiation of contracts, roadmap, level of investment, project and operational costs, vendor performance, ability to meet deadlines and deliverables.
Reinforces department goals and vision and continually implements and communicates the strategy.
Understands and abides by the Company’s business practices, policies, and philosophies.
Perform other job related duties as requested.
Four year College degree in Business or a related field or equivalent experience.
At least 6 years relevant work experience.
At least 4 years previous experience in a management position.
Specialized expertise in core MGM business functions such as marketing, finance, retail, casino, hotel, food and beverage, etc.
Previous experience with leading large scale initiatives.
Excellent customer service skills.
Able to lead and mentor a team.
Have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts.
Professional appearance and demeanor.
Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and oral forms.
Previous experience in project management and/or information technology.
Master’s degree in Business or a related field.
Previous leadership experience.
Previous experience working in a similar resort setting.
MGM Resorts International
Website : http://www.mgmresorts.com/
The resorts and casinos of MGM Resorts International™ are some of the most famous in the world. Our 23 destinations are renowned for their winning combination of quality entertainment, luxurious facilities and exceptional customer service. We are actively expanding our presence globally, with potential developments in a number of domestic and international markets. At MGM Resorts International, we are all striving together to deliver an enticing blend of entertainment to every corner of the world. Many of our resorts are located in Las Vegas. Las Vegas features three of the largest convention centers in the U.S., spectacular entertainment, attractions, shopping and world-famous resorts. Whether dancing fountains, incredible stage productions, casino action, museums or natural attractions such as Lake Mead, Vegas offers something for everyone. A stroll down our streets takes you around the globe, with recreations like climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower or taking a Venetian gondola ride. From shimmering resort pools and spa rejuvenation to nonstop nightlife, Las Vegas promises an unforgettable career destination.