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Director, Commercial Applications

Company: CVR Energy
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

The Commercial Applications Director will play a leadership role in managing the strategy, day-to-day operations, and service delivery for the commercial functions. Responsible to drive innovative strategies to improve business performance and manage risk. The Director will be a primary interface for business users in commercial operation, structuring and planning engagements, developing relationships, and managing delivery teams. Typical engagements include developing an application roadmap, providing subject matter expertise in how to best leverage the capabilities within RightAngle, and managing the legacy Petroman billing system. He/She will be responsible for directing and managing all aspects of Energy Trading Risk Management functions and corresponding integration and business processes. The individual will be the primary liaison between business stakeholders and IT to ensure all requests and business expectations are managed, prioritized, planned, communicated, and met.

Strong written and verbal communications skills are required so the individual is able to work across organizational boundaries and gain support from key stakeholders. The individual will manage and coordinate the team on analysis, design and implement incident and problem resolution, enhancements, and releases. The individual will serve as mentor and share best practices with other members of the team, hold others accountable to established performance levels as well as train team in the necessary skills (technical and non-technical) needed to succeed and advance.

Collaboration with peers on a daily basis to implement structured common practices, manage quality against delivery metrics, and promote a common delivery approach across IT. A knowledge of SOX controls and application security requirements is beneficial.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Systems, Finance/Accounting, or other related technical or business discipline required; or demonstrated technical proficiency may be substituted for education requirements.


15-20 years of hands-on ETRM experience, including RightAngle functional and architecture, business design methodology and implementation

15+ years of experience in energy and financial trade capture system, trade logistics, settlement and accounting system, risk valuation and risk control management

15+ years of experience with ETRM management and support, including RightAngle desired

15+ years of experience desired developing solutions with Developer tools in .NET, Java, PL SQL, some Power Builder desired

12+ years of experience in management/project management and proficiency leading project teams

Industry experience in energy and/or commodities trading and risk management technologies, operations, and processes, as well as, delivering full lifecycle systems implementation in energy trading environment

Strong commodity exposure including crude oil, NGL, refined products, and derivatives

Strong functional and cross functional business knowledge around ETRM and commercial applications

Ability to manage creation of development specifications ensuring they meet user and business requirements

Experience in configuring and deploying ETRM functionality including strategies, risk management, invoicing, primary and secondary costs, tax applications, planning, scheduling, actualization, financial and physical commodities including both energy and agricultural products, multiple modes of transportation, and simple and complex pricing formulas

Experience with ETRM reporting including inventory management, netback, risk, and credit

Ability to readily comprehend business expectations that affect the current enterprise architecture and future strategy

Display competencies in incident management, problem management, change management and service requests and documentation; demonstrates leadership ability to develop and propose overall strategy, architecture, and process improvements

Ability to establish performance levels to achieve individual, team and departmental goals

Ability to lead, direct and supervise team members and outsourced vendors

Ability to identify the automation opportunity to improve the operation process, and take initiative to drive the delivery of IT solution to business stake holders

Ability to influence and collaborate the effort within IT to deliver the solution to business.

Fluent in English, oral and written required

Ability to manage schedules to meet business needs

Ability to travel as needed


Strong Business Analysis or Program Management skills

Manage programs of work in accordance with projected timelines, budgets, and quality standards

Lead secondary research, data collection and market/competitor analysis

Lead customer/vendor analysis, and client interviews and workshops

Develop and present solutions and recommendations

Lead financial analysis and business case development, applying new conceptual frameworks and analytical approaches

Actively participate in business development activities and manage senior client relationships

Active participant within a community that provides thought leadership, project support artifacts and analytical concepts for use within the practice

Build and maintain strong business stakeholder relationships with all levels of management, including C-level Steering Committee members

Lead planning, analysis, design, and implementation of RightAngle related system solutions, including break-fix and enhancements

Lead/facilitate analysis and implementation of new deal type, trade structure and business modeling in RA system, solutioning for deal capture, logistics setup, processes, cross functional data flow and timing impact

Work closely with the front, mid, back office to understand business needs, in order to develop IT strategy, and propose solution options including advice on design, implementation, tools, scalability, system performance, dependencies

Serve as "hands-on" escalation point to identify and suggest approaches to resolve RightAngle related issues

Execute market know-how, industry, and technology trends, to enhance supportability of RightAngle and associated solution and on-going business processes and requirements

Provide direct oversight of all vendors support and ensures incident resolutions and problems are correctly identified with the proposed final solution consistent with the end users' project requirements

Review project estimates and assess impact of project risks

Set standards and project processes for support team and mentor team members

Assist in analysis, design, modeling, testing and implementation activities by providing guidance and recommendations for process enhancements and efficiencies

Perform analysis of present systems and operations; documents existing procedures and operating methods; define requested data requirements, analyzes documentation files and reports; design improved system and methods of implementation around the application modules

Understand business work requests and translates them into clear and actionable application directives

Meet business needs and strategic objectives by managing the activities of Development Programmers and 3rd party vendors consistently delivering quality solutions, on time, within budget and scope of projects

Partner with internal customers to gather business processes as well as project and development requirements using industry best practices while directing multi-disciplined software teams

Maintain enterprise application architecture with high-level visual schematic of key systems and business flows

Actively drives the development life cycle from requirements analysis, feasibility estimates, design, code, documentation, testing, implementation and support

Support change management processes to manage software releases, application patching and changes to production configurations

Maintain current knowledge and system functionalities. Actively seeks new advances on the horizon

Manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in high-pressure environments; excelling at pinpointing and resolving problems in early project stages to avoid cost/time expenses


Improved business efficiencies and end users' interactions with IT group through positive and proactive customer support

Contribute to IT staff achieving goal of superior quality

Assigned projects completed within budget and schedule

Direct continuous improvement of the application development process enduring consistent delivery on time, within budget and project specifications

Establish and maintain the documentation of the overall team goals at a consistently satisfactory level of ticket completion aligned with departmental goals and objectives

Manage and update application support documentation

Manage and ensure documentation files and reports and design improved system and methods of implementation around the application modules are current and updated

Maintain the Application Portfolio with clear definition of applications in Production, Test and Development, and current versions

Oversee and provide coaching and formal performance management as well as offer feedback and developmental opportunities for team members while keeping current with new and emerging technology related to area of responsibility, participating in continuing education related training to the position.

Adherence to all company policies and procedures within department

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas. CVR Energy is an EEO and affirmative action employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply.

Keywords: CVR Energy, Sugar Land , Director, Commercial Applications, Other , Sugar Land, Texas

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