Cost Optimization Lead

at DivIHN Integration, Inc in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States

Job Description

For further inquiries regarding the following opportunity, please contact one of our Talent Specialists:

Varsha | 630-847-0953
Mohamed  | 630 847 1776

Title: Cost Optimization Lead (Hybrid)
Location: Naperville,  IL
Duration: 5 Months(December 2024 with possible extension)

HYBRID-1 or 2 days in office and the rest of the week from home   Overview:
  • As the IT Cost Optimization Lead, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the IT Organization in achieving the budget targets set for the IT functions following the 2023 spin-off of the North American cereal business.
  • You will act as a key advisor, facilitator, and executor, ensuring alignment of strategic objectives within the planned budget.
  • This will mean looking across organizational goals, efficient operations, and effective communication within the IT department and across other business units to achieve the budget objectives with full transparency of services and costs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of IT expenses, identifying areas for cost optimization and efficiency improvement
  • Evaluate Core IT technologies and spending patterns to identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement
  • Develop and implement cost-saving strategies, process improvements, and best practices within the IT
  • Collaborate with IT teams, finance, and other stakeholders to align cost-saving initiatives with organizational goals
  • Initiate and lead cost reduction projects, leveraging data-driven insights to achieve savings targets
  • Continuously monitor and assess the effectiveness of cost-saving measures, making adjustments as needed
  • Stay current with industry trends and emerging technologies to partner with the business and IT architects on potential solutions.
  • Serves as a liaison with all levels of the organization (Business and IT)
  • Assist in ROI analysis and contract financial analysis
  • Work across IT teams to help Identify process improvements and efficiency opportunities to optimize IT operations
  • Prepare cost optimization reports, presentations, and communication materials for senior leadership and stakeholders
  • Organize and facilitate IT cost optimization meetings, ensuring alignment with organizational priorities and decision-making processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field. MBA degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in a senior IT management role, with a track record of strategic planning, project management, and operational excellence.
  • Strong understanding of IT governance frameworks, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies, such as Agile or Waterfall, and tools like Planview or Microsoft Project.
  • Strategic thinker with a customer-centric mindset, capable of balancing long-term vision with short-term operational needs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience in change management, organizational development, or business process improvement is a plus.
  • Relevant certifications such as PMP, ITIL, or CISSP are desirable.
  • Familiarity with enterprise software and systems, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities and requirements.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a passion for creating an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
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Job Posting: 11984672

Posted On: Jun 17, 2024

Updated On: Jul 17, 2024

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