JobPlex has been retained by a mall based national chain of specialty stores specializing in music licensed and music influenced apparel, accessories and gifts for the MTV generation. The target market is teenagers, ages 12 to 20.

Our client’s "secret weapon" is its connection to the customer. Through thousands of report cards filled out by customers each week and sent directly to the headquarters, along with a "talkback" feature on the website, the Company hears directly from their consumer. Clearly inspired by what's happening in modern rock music, the Company is quick to identify a new band or new product featured on an artist. Keeping their finger on the pulse first hand is the key to staying ahead of the curve. Their employees are the eyes and ears across the country. In fact, employees are reimbursed for the cost of a concert ticket in exchange for a brief fashion report highlighting the items worn by the music artists as well as the fans.

This year, Fortune Magazine ranked our client among the "100 Best Companies to Work For" and one of the “Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For”.

OVERVIEW
This position is the project leader, responsible for preparing detailed specifications from which business intelligence and reporting applications will be written. Has a broad knowledge of information technology and consults with development groups to enhance business applications and define solutions that are consistent with business strategies and standards. Maintains current knowledge of and makes recommendations for new systems and technologies. Responsible for delivering fully tested applications. Coordinates activities of Business Intelligence Programmers and Business Intelligence Programmer/Analysts.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
· Manage and develop user report requests and maintain current sales, inventory, and other departmental exception reporting.
· Identify ways to provide better and faster technical solutions to business issues/challenges and to improve business processes.
· Work with the Internet business group and other members of IT to match business requirements with appropriate technical solutions and approaches.
· Cross-train the IT Operations group and Helpdesk to support critical business systems.
· Provide input and assist Applications Development Director related IT projects.

REQUIREMENTS
· Bachelor’s degree in a technical/business discipline with 4-6 years practical technical experience or 5-7 years practical technical experience;
· SQL (TSQL/PLSQL);
· MS-SQL, ORACLE, MS Access or FoxPro experience;
· Crystal Reports, Oracle Reports and/or MS Access Reports experience;
· Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle with Object Oriented Technology methodology;
· Current experience is Microsoft VB.Net or C#
· Previous experience is with VB/ASP;
· Familiar with C++ and Unix Shell Script;
· Experience with Hyperion Essbase or MS Analysis Services

BENEFITS
Employee Discount, Annual Bonus, Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance, 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Program, Scholarship Program, Concert Reimbursement, Upward Mobility, and a 9/80 Work Schedule.

For prompt and confidential consideration, email dbarringer@jobplex.com