Job Details

Director, Information Technology


Date Opened: 06/13/2019

Job Type:

Job Number: 190001B0

Job Description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings. Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. HBC?s portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


HBC?s leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson?s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium?s only department store group Galeria INNO.


HBC has significant investments in real estate joint ventures. It has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBS Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, it has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


The HBC India corporate teams focus on Finance & Accounting, Technology, Merchandising and Shared Service operations.  HBC?s entrance into this market has expanded the company?s global footprint and further established HBC as a truly global retailer.


The teams in the India office play an integral role in supporting HBC?s strategic plan. Bengaluru?s workforce has deep experience in a variety of areas, including finance and accounting, technology, as well as other shared services and will support HBC?s operations on an ongoing basis.  


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What This Position Is All About:

The role holder is responsible to lead and direct the QA team by defining strategy, approach and execution in projects. The incumbent will lead a team of 75 resources across various streams and seniority. Responsible for establishing and running the QA department in Information Technology with the objective of ensuring all projects are delivered using a ?best-

practice? Project Delivery Approach and are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.

Who You Are:
  • The successful candidate should be a respected and proven professional with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within a large complex organization.
  • He/she must have the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy, critical objectives, and cultural norms.
  • He/she must be creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action. He/she must have strong relationship building and influence skills, strong verbal, written communication skills and strong analytical and diagnostic skills.
  • The ideal candidate should be able to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities and stakeholders. The person should be an effective people manager, having led large teams.
You also have:
  • Minimum 16 years of work experience leading project delivery in IT having developed delivery framework using project management methodologies
  • Led team of 100+ employees and contractors
  • Experience across multiple projects, offshore and in-house.
  • Strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Advocate of Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized Best Practices.
  • Experience managing testing departments or a testing function, managing large and complex activities and processes.
  • Prior experience in Retail in a GIC environment is highly desirable

As the Director ? Information Technology, you will:

  • Overseeing the portfolio of QA projects, providing expert knowledge and support and monitoring progress and reporting on the portfolio status.
  • Managing projects/program directly.
  • Development, introduction and on-going iteration of the organization?s Project Delivery Approach.
  • Developing impactful and lasting relationships with various stakeholders across the organization and providing valuable insights into the functioning of GICs in India
  • Thought leadership to strategically contribute to HBC?s corporate goals.

How Often You May Travel:

  • Will be on a need basis

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities from IT to Human Resources, Merchandising to Finance.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance

Job Qualifications

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.


HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.