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Advantage Solutions Senior Director Technology - Application Development in Tampa, Florida


Senior Director/Director of IT - Application Development

At Advantage Solutions, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a highly dynamic IT leader to stand up and operate a new product for our global workforce. This is truly unique role that you would get to own a modern custom-built platform and mobile apps that would be to introduce to thousands of associates around the world through launch of a transformational business operating model.

This leader should have an excellent engineering foundation and be well-rounded in architecting, building, and maintaining world class solutions, with an emphasis on usability, extensibility, and stability. The successful candidate should possess the technical acumen and managerial experience to lead a team that includes high-potential architects and engineers. The position requires a strategic leadership approach, exceptional leadership skills, and strong cross-team and cross-functional collaboration skills. This role requires strong communication skills and the ability to work with executives, technology peers, key business partners, technical staff, and external partners. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills, who has a strong bias for innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, loves solving complex problems, and thrives in our high energy, fast paced environment.

Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

What we offer:

  • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Training and Career Development

  • Generous Paid Time-Off

  • Fun, exciting, Remote first culture


  • Lead, Own and manage the design, product and engineering functions for the new platform

  • Sets direction for direct reports to ensure supported business units are receiving the customer service and innovative technology solutions required. Provides insight, guidance and support to both the Business Engagement and PMO teams.

  • Works closely with business unit leaders, business relationship managers and IT Leadership teams to develop close partnerships in support of IT dept. goals and objectives.

  • Build and mentor a broad team of software engineers and product owners and drive highly engaged ownership culture

  • Architect, design, and build critical back-end systems, mobile applications and integrate with third party SaaS systems

  • Research leading edge technologies and processes for continuous improvement and innovation.

  • Work with internal and external development teams to track delivery solutions to defined architectural standards.

  • Plan, forecast and manage budgets


  • 15+ years of experience in technology role, including 5+ years in a leadership role

  • Solid background in cloud-first environments and building cloud-native platforms in GCP or AWS

  • Recent hands-on experience in Mobile development or backend development using Python Django

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-moving technology landscape and keep pace with the latest thinking and new technologies.

  • Track record of building and effectively managing internal, external and globally distributed teams

  • “Hands-on” operating style, potentially bring in startup work style to a large enterprise.

  • Proven experience as a business-focused, credible leader in a large fast-growing technology company

  • Eligibility for US employment (sorry, we are not able to provide visa sponsorship for this role)


The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Team Management

  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.

  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.

  • Recruit, select, orient, train, coach, counsel, and discipline employees

  • Communicate values, strategies, and objectives

  • Assign accountabilities; plan, monitor, and appraise job results

  • Delegate work duties to staff to attain objectives

Business Development

  • Work with Business Development, Account teams and Project Management team to respond to RFPs and meet with prospective clients to win new business

  • Engage with existing customers on assigned accounts to determine additional ways we can serve their business needs in order to grow the accounts

  • Consult with business units to understand current business processes and provide recommendations on how to leverage technology to streamline processes.

Technical Leadership

  • Hold monthly team meetings to develop and grow the technical competency of their team

  • Work with other technical leaders to technical areas that need additional growth within the teams

  • Act as Tech Lead or Architect on major projects

  • Provide technical mentorship to team members both on and off your specific projects

  • Contribute to projects as an individual contributor as needed; be the glue when projects need help

Vendor Engagement

  • Work with platform and software vendors to build and maintain partnerships

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct Reports

  • Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

Indirect Reports

  • May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements:

  • Travel is an essential duty and function of this job

  • Travel up to 30%

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level:(Required): Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:Must have an undergraduate degree in business, management information systems, computer science or equivalent job-related experience. PMI Certification is desired but not required.

  • 12+ years of experience in technical architecture, technical development and/or leading technical teams

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills

• Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment

• Ability to work effectively with clients and technical teams

• Strong technical skills in one or more web and/or application development areas, e.g., HTML/CSS, JavaScript, .NET, PHP, Java, iOS, Android, NodeJS, DevOps, Cloud (AWS/Azure), Server OS (Linux/Windows)

• Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment

• Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers

Environmental & Physical Requirements:

Office / Sedentary Requirements:Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (80%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas | US-GA-Atlanta | US-MO-Fenton | US-TX-Dallas | US-OR-Portland | US-KS-Lenexa | US-FL-Tampa | US-TX-Woodlake

Primary Posting Location : City Dallas

Primary Posting Location : State/Province TX

Postal Code 30301

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2022-408243

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)