Dir, Applications

Job Ref#: 9984
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: IT and Developer
Job Type: Full-time
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full-time

With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.


This high-level position is responsible, in alliance with the VP, Global application, for providing leadership of the enterprise back-office applications and executing the technology strategy and delivery capability consistent with Chico’s FAS vision and growth objectives. This individual will play a key role in the enterprise-wide program to modernize technology across all Chico’s FAS. This pivotal role will contribute to driving a digital transformation by enabling scalable and flexible technology with applications, such as Lucernex, Hyperion, TREX, Vertex, Ceridian. This role will be pivotal in executing future SAP ECC to S4 upgrade. This individual will work collaboratively with cross functional teams, and vendors, to create enterprise-level technology solutions that are flexible, and transformational for the growth of our business.


  • Predicts technologies, service and functionality trends as well as comprehend market adoption of emerging service and business models.
  • Develops deep understanding of internal customer needs and dynamics, to create compelling propositions and set the path forward to drive efficiencies.
  • Leads a team of technology professionals focused on delivering world-class solutions that support Chicos FAS strategy.
  • Manages a portfolio of applications and integration software such as Tibco, SAP ECC, Ceridian, T-REX, Hyperion, Lucernx as well as a myriad of custom applications.
  • Collaborates and builds strong relationships with cross functional teams to adopt best practices and align technologies with business use cases. Build a culture that is empowered to provide recommendations for continuous improvement and development.
  • Works closely with Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Merchandising, and Supply Chain so they may fully understand needs and possibilities.
  • Serves as owner and point of contact for the respective technology solutions and ensure appropriate technology is implemented in alignment with business needs.
  • Leads development and supports vendor identification and evaluation.
  • Owns direct accountability for overall project/program delivery of your teams and vendors ensuring the successful execution and delivery of projects that meet scope, timing, and cost goals.
  • Builds, executes, and maintains a customer centric solutions strategy.
  • Partners to create and optimize workflows and system processes between tools.
  • Values individuality and the diverse talents of their team. Leads the team by communicating expectations, providing guidance, delivering feedback, and empowering the team to be their best.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field of study preferred
  • Master of Science degree a plus
  • 5+ years of leadership experience leading direct reports s—prior Director highly desired
  • 10+ years or more leadership experience in back-office applications such as ERP, HRIS, Financial reporting, reconciliation, tax, lease accounting, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of microservices with a keen understanding of orchestration and integration
  • Strong understanding of partner systems, eCommerce, marketing & digital technology landscape and trends across the stack (e.g., eComm, MarTech, CDP, CRM)
  • Experience delivering end-to-end technology implementation solutions
  • Experience working in an agile environment practicing core agile principles
  • Strong experience working in a high transactional environment
  • Strong senior-level leadership skills able to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives – on time and on budget
  • Strong knowledge of business strategy development, business process management, budgeting, and business operations
  • Demonstrable success in progressive leadership positions building and leading cross-functional teams and enterprise-wide programs, operating and influencing effectively across the organization and within complex, matrixed contexts
  • Demonstrated successful delivery of tangible outcomes with significant business value
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and build strategic working relationships
  • Proven experience of leading change, using different approaches and methodologies
  • Ability to interpret/ communicate technical information into business language
  • Strong hands-on leader with proven experience in driving change, possess technical knowledge and the ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment
Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
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About Chico's

In 1983, we started as a small Sanibel Island gallery filled with artfully stylish pieces. Decades later, our assortment includes clothing, jewelry and accessories—in over 500 Chico’s boutiques and 100 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and at chicos.com.

Though we’ve evolved, our distinct point of view remains: Create carefully curated collections with quality, comfort and versatility as the focal point — essentials punctuated by memorable pieces, pops of color, artful prints and globally-inspired finds.

Our collections invite our spirited customer to discover something chic and unique every day.

About WHBM

White House Black Market was founded by women, for women over 35 years ago. Now there are over 300 boutiques and over 50 outlets across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus 24/7 shopping at whbm.com

We built our brand on the foundation of fashion’s most iconic contrast—White + Black. That natural contradiction inspires everything we do, and perfectly reflects our customer. She is strong yet subtle, modern yet timeless, hard-working yet easy-going.

We empower her to fully embrace her complexity—giving her looks that are feminine yet strong, sensual yet sophisticated, attractive yet approachable. Because we believe that no woman is any one thing.

About SOMA

For women by women since 2004. Our customer is our inspiration. She works hard at everything she does, so we’re working hard to create beautiful bra solutions for her, for all of us.

It’s not about the runway, it’s about the real way. We are embodying the journey of women supporting women. We are here to listen to her, tell her story and design product that supports her needs.

Visit us in 250+ boutiques or online anytime at soma.com

About Chico's FAS

Founded by women, led by women. With our service and products, we strive to create a world where women never have to compromise, providing solutions to give them confidence and joy. Our portfolio consists of three brands: Chico’s, WHBM and Soma—specialty retailers of women’s apparel, intimates, accessories and related products—found in over 1,000 boutiques throughout the United States and online.

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