Responsible for setting strategic direction for database solutions within the global SBS organization. Work closely with the architecture, application, publishing, and other I/T global teams to ensure we are providing the right service level as well as be engaged as a partner as solutions and architectures are decided upon. Manage, control, and administrator the operations of the global database team. Set directions and have responsibility for evaluation, recommendation, and implementation for alternative approaches to support client requirements and customer service offerings. Participate in the database design life cycle from idea phase through release into post release and maintenance. Responsible for making recommendations on establishment of standards and policies, capacity management and planning, backup/restore management, budget preparation assistance, and technology thought leadership. Reviews and evaluates the work of staff and prepares quarterly performance reports. Manages multiple projects, professional and technical staff, and other related activities of the area. Serves as a backup to the Director of IT where appropriate.