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Sr Dir Corporate IT Applications--Finance, Legal and Procurement Technology Solutions

Company: CDKGlobal
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Power the Possibilities
The CDK Global technology team is looking for collaborative innovators who are passionate about making their mark on emerging enterprise software products. We’re building and developing cloud technology for the automotive retail industry
that will change the landscape for automotive dealers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and the customers they serve.

Be Part of Something Bigger
Each year, more than three percent of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) is attributed to the auto industry, which flows through our customer, the auto dealer. It’s time you joined an evolving marketplace where research and development
investment is measured in the tens of billions. It’s time you were a part of something bigger.

We’re expanding our workforce – engineers, architects, developers and more – onboarding early adopters who can optimize, pivot and keep pace with ever-evolving development roadmaps and applications.

Join Our Team
Growth potential, flexibility and material impact on the success and quality of a next-gen, enterprise software product make CDK an excellent choice for those who thrive in challenging, fast-paced engineering environments.
The possibilities for impact are endless. We have exceptional opportunities to evolve our industry by driving change through new technology.

If you’re ready for high-impact, you’re ready for CDK.

We’re excited about your interest in joining the CDK Enterprise Information Technology Team!


CDK is a technology company with a singular focus. Our priority is to make it easier for dealerships of all types to excel, and we do it by developing integrated technology that optimizes, streamlines, and assists daily operations — all backed by data-derived business insight. In the same way we are obsessed with bringing our customers powerful business solutions we are obsessed with finding people who can grow, innovate, dream and create.


CDK’s culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding innovation. Our values define who we are and how we show up for each other, our customers and our communities.


Our teams in CDK Enterprise Information Technology exist to enable the future for our entire business.  We are agile thinkers and doers, designing solutions our competitors haven’t even dreamed of yet. We invest and develop advances in technology and employ the most creative people in the world, and then give them the support to innovate, iterate and serve our customers.  Our teams are diverse, innovative, and creative, taking our technology into the future and bringing the marketplace along with us.





CDK Enterprise Information Technology has embarked on a transformation to re-imagine the foundational application architecture of our enterprise. We are looking for a Sr. Director– Finance, Legal and Procurement Solutions to help us keep pace as our business evolves. As the Sr. Director – Finance, Legal and Procurement Solutions, you will drive the technical product strategy and roadmap crafting solutions in an end-to-end coordinated platform, laying the foundation for continued growth and acceleration of CDK corporate product categories. You will work with a variety of CDK teammates and be the leading force for building world-class enterprise products and platforms in support of our Finance, Legal and Procurement capabilities. The ideal candidate will have significant technology experience crafting creative, quality technical products, as well as enabling business capabilities and objectives through the application of technology solutions. 



In this role, you will lead a team of technical product managers and product analysts working on strategy, design, and development of high-quality, scalable Finance, Legal and Procurement technology solutions. You will also partner with Finance, Legal and Procurement leadership teams in providing strategic advice on technology solutions aligned with the corporate applications strategies.



You'll get to work alongside very hard-working teams including engineering, product, program and business partners. Your work will be highly impactful in defining the strategy & technical vision for the Finance, Legal and Procurement multi-year roadmaps.



  • Drive a culture that builds solutions in such a way they can be modified to quickly introduce high quality features in support of rapidly changing business conditions
  • Lead the strategy, planning and implementation of new products into production usage
  • Utilize a "customer-centric" approach, develop product/platform objectives that meet both current and future enterprise goals
  • Set priorities and goals for large and complex work products
  • Develop product and platform strategies that deliver measurable value, are scalable, and are delivered in an agile construct.
  • Bring outstanding market and industry insights to platform and product strategy
  • Understand monitoring and performance analysis to help resolve operational & performance issues
  • Coach and inspire a team of technical product managers and product analysts
  • Set priorities and coordinate projects and resources to align with business goals
  • Lead and provide oversight to all product teams involved in the design and delivery of new features for CDK’s enterprise application and platform landscape
  • Assess new technologies and toolsets and align CDK’s Corporate Applications teams with current software best practices and toolsets
  • Manage dependencies with other internal teams for release, delivery, support and monitoring
  • Oversee system integrations with internal technical groups and vendors
  • Ensure corporate security standards are met or exceeded for CDK’s production systems



  • Strong technology background in technology solution delivery with a focus on Finance, Legal and Procurement solutions
  • Oracle Cloud ERP experience is required
  • Proven experience designing and implementing solutions for enterprise IT including ERP, SaaS, commercial-off-the-shelf and custom developed applications
  • Background in product management a significant plus
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to perform under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage critical situations and guide efforts with technical partners and vendors for successful delivery
  • MS/BS in Computer Science, or related technical subject area
  • 5+ years leading technology teams.
  • 7+ years of experience in technical roles
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal




CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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