Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy

Information Technology Everett, Washington


Funko Overview
Welcome to the Funko-verse, a world built on pure imagination, a land governed by the philosophy that stories matter, a universe comprised of characters from countless fandoms, a galaxy of once upon a times and happily ever afters.

But what does Funko do?
Funko is a purveyor of pop culture and licensed-focused collectibles company located in Everett, WA.  Funko currently holds hundreds of licenses and the rights to create tens of thousands of characters – one of the largest portfolios in the pop culture and collectibles industry.  Funko’s Pop! Vinyl is the number one stylized vinyl collectible on the market, selling millions of figures to fans around the world.

The Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture and Strategy is responsible for aligning the direction of Funko’s technology landscape with our IT and Business Strategy.

You will need to be technically and financially astute and able to solution architect across a wide range of technology intersections as well as being a strong and dynamic leader.

The role will be accountable for resolving conflicts arising from inflection points as the landscape matures to ensure the quality and speed of program delivery.

You will be comfortable in a rapidly changing, transformational environment and able to pivot to new priorities as they emerge.

Your Superpowers in Action

  • Engage stakeholders across the enterprise to gain a strong understanding of business needs and deliver services that enable Funko’s business objectives.
  • Work across your technology peers to establish an overall IT strategy, roadmap and enterprise architecture.
  • Directly manage the financial tasks of forecasting the total platform, services and headcount implications to build, deliver and operate proposed systems.
  • Own the process of technology selection. Utilize an “As-Is – To-Be” approach in defining business and technology capabilities.  Derive requirements from current capability gaps and pain points.
  • Create a transformation plan for Funko considering intersecting programs and underpin the cost of transformation with a business case.
  • In collaboration with business and other IT functional areas, assess feasibility, determine cost/benefits, prioritize projects, and develop and implement systems.
  • Assist the delivery of projects to successful completion by overseeing the delivery on promised scope / functionality, resolving issues and conflicts with business / IT / Vendor partners, hitting deadlines with quality deliverables.
  • Responsible for managing relationships with our application vendors. Held accountable for hitting metrics associated with vendor performance.
  • Ensure the operational performance, scalability and reliability of application services.
  • Be responsible for application compliance (SOX) and application security considerations.

Must-Have Superhero Gadgetry

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, business, or equivalent (MBA and/or Master’s degree in information systems or related technical field is preferred)
  • 10+ years' of experience in technology selection, adoption and operation. It is vital you have experience in a company utilizing SAP or Oracle ERP at its core and how that shapes the technology landscape
  • Experience in the analysis of emerging technologies and assessing the risk of adoption
  • Experience in the following areas: Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Order Management, Retail systems, and Supply Chain including Warehouse management.
  • Experience in managing vendors and systems integrators.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of an enterprise wide ERP program.
  • Highly self-motivated.
  • Accepts ownership and welcomes responsibility.
  • Demonstrated acumen and passion for both business and technology, including the latest digital innovations as they apply to the creation of business value.
  • Ability to step into projects already in progress, or in need of rescue, and effectively assume a leadership role.
  • Deep knowledge of system architecture, technical design, and system and software development technology.
  • Experience in a Retail and or Wholesale consumer environment
  • Proven internal and external influencing skills at senior and executive management levels
  • Maintains focus, and persistence, even under adversity, while maintaining the confidence of key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates an ability to communicate with impact to audiences of senior executives and regulators and to convey complex IT operations issues and their implications on the organization
  • Exceptional ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines
  • Experience of transitioning to or operating a SOX environment would an advantage

What Funko Offers
Funko offers a competitive compensation package with full benefits and a 401(K) plan with matching contributions from the company. Most importantly, we offer a creative work environment with people who love pop culture just as much as you do. Can’t wait to gush about your latest binge? Neither can we! Looking for a place where your favorite pop culture t-shirt will receive the compliments it deserves? We know how you feel!

Funko is an equal opportunity employer. We know that every superhero has a unique origin story and the diversity of these stories enrich what we do. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.