Executive Director - Enterprise Business Systems (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Information Technology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Menlo Park CA 94025
Req: 16851
FTE: 1

Information Technology

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

This position is the strategic partner to the CIO in the development and leadership of a long-range strategic enterprise business systems plan. Serves in the role of Executive Director- Enterprise Business Systems and will be the catalyst for the expansion and execution of the Enterprise Business Systems (ERP, Cost Accounting/Budgeting, Web Services and Business Systems Reporting). Partners with leaders across the enterprise to develop and maintain the Business System strategy and governance. Responsible for the implementation of enterprise system controls and services, and execution of priorities, budgets and agreed upon service levels.  Responsible for the selection, implementation, user support, maintenance and training for all business systems and information delivery for the enterprise. Responsible for recruiting top talent to Stanford Children's Health.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s). 

  • Works closely with the CIO in the role of enterprise leader for Enterprise Business Systems, assisting with the following deliverables: strategic and business operations planning, vendor relationships/management/contract negotiations, formalize roles and responsibilities of the business system support teams in a federated model, and expand scope to meet critical gaps.

  • Serves as a thought leader in introducing concepts and generating the right types of business systems/applications and reports that allow for optimization of  business operations across Stanford Children's Health; anticipates future industry trends 3-5 years out

  • Works with clinical and business leaders across the enterprise to prioritize business systems needs objectively to deliver best user friendly tools.

  • Coordinates, communicates, and presents recommendations on issues associated with enterprise business systems to executive leadership. 

  • Works closely with CIO, CFO, senior leadership, Enterprise Business Systems Steering Committee and Web Steering Committee to develop the Stanford Children's Health strategic enterprise systems vision and communicate that vision throughout Stanford Children's Health.

  • Assesses and oversees a best in class business and web infrastructure involving several multidisciplinary teams.

  • Develops and presents priority recommendations and an annual budget for enterprise business systems/Web Services capital and operating investments; recommends, monitors and reports annually on the budget for Enterprise Business Systems.

  • Identifies, develops and recommends specific information systems and communication network applications for implementation throughout the organization; develops and maintains organization-wide project work plans for attaining agreed-to corporate-wide objectives for business systems.

  • Serves as the point person for coordination with the SHC, School of Medicine on shared business systems priorities and issues.

  • Represents Stanford Children's Health's enterprise business systems program to external audiences and healthcare provider community through presentations, conferences, and publications.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in an appropriate discipline or equivalent experience.

Experience: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible and directly related experience.

-Prior experience overseeing the successful development and delivery of business systems projects, products, and services.

-Prior experience with large, complex organizational entities such as a multi-location health system environment preferred.

License/Certification: None.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to establish and communicate a program vision for enterprise business systems across the enterprise and facilitate resolution of resource/priority conflicts

  • Ability to foster effective relationships and build consensus throughout the executive and all leadership levels in the organization

  • Knowledge and ability to work on large-scale complex projects that includes multiple strategic goals and multiple tactical tasks

  • Knowledge and ability to integrate information systems with specific organizational business needs and plans

  • Knowledge of financial annual budget planning process with the ability to analyze and provide explanation of variances 

  • Knowledge and understanding of needs, goals, deliverables and interdependencies of other functional organizations

  • Knowledge and ability to develop new and future programs and provide cost analyses

  • Knowledge of new developments and future trends in the areas of information technology

  • Ability to collaborate with key stakeholders


 Physical Requirements


The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job


  • Physical Demands: Work is primarily sedentary in nature. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

  • Working Conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting that is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated.


Additional Information


Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Category/Description:  Category III - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, and Category I tasks that are not a condition of employment.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $223,662.40 to $296,576.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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