Head of Business Relations, IT

IRISH DISTILLERS LTD (Dublin, Ireland) 29 days ago

At Irish Distillers, we live and love whiskey. But in our world, it’s the people who come first and it’s why we think of ourselves as a family. We have kept our tradition alive because we believe that Ireland produces the best whiskey in the world. There are over 600 hundred of us, all working together to share our passion and products with whiskey lovers the world over.  Irish Distillers have led the global renaissance in Irish whiskey and are Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines, distributing the Pernod Ricard portfolio of brands across Ireland.

Jameson is currently the 3rd largest whiskey brand by volume in the world. Our ambition is to sell 15m cases by 2030 and to be regarded as a global premium passion brand.

We are currently seeking a Head of Business Relationship, IT ( permanent ) to report to our Pernod Ricard UK based IT Solutions Director. Working as a stand alone business partner, the successful candidate will be a key contributor to the Pernod Ricard Regional IT strategy and roadmap and be responsible for defining and implementing the Irish Distillers IT strategy. You will work closely with the Head of Back Office Solutions and Head of Front Office Solutions in Dublin, and will manage the relationship with key Executive level stakeholders, helping them transform business plans into a clear IT solutions Roadmap. Key to success is a strong business acumen as well as excellent change management, project management and relationship management skills.

What’s involved?

  • Business Roadmap and Demand:
    • Create a favorable relationship with the local CFOs / Senior Leadership Team members.
    • Understand Business Priorities and identify what IT solutions could accelerate results.
    • Share, recommend and promote existing / new Solutions that could represent a good opportunity for the business.
    • Refuse projects / requirements that do not bring value and communicate to the business accordingly.
    • Work closely with other Business Relationship Managers within The Absolut Company and Chivas in the UK in order to detect new opportunities and synergies.
    • Apply the Demand Management process.
    • Involve different IT areas to evaluate and build high level proposals for big requirements.
    • Coordinate the building of the initial project documentation
    • Participate in the retrospective project analysis
  • Portfolio Management:
    • Apply the Portfolio Management process.
    • Lead portfolio review discussions.
    • Organize committees with the identified key stakeholders to prioritize the portfolio.
    • Organize and lead initial Capex discussions and its periodic revisions. In conjunction with Delivery areas and Technology team, govern Release Management cycle.
    • Ensure that the Organizational Change Management plan has been defined according project’s size and complexity.
    • Receive project feedback from the different Delivery Areas / Technology on a monthly basis.
  • Governance:
    • Create a communication framework (reports, dashboards, etc.) to be used with CFO / CODI members.
    • Depending on the size of the project, sit on the Steering group.
    • Produce a monthly report for each entity.
    • Discuss and apply governance rules.
    • Orchestrate IT audits with different IT areas.

What we are looking for?

  • Minimum of 10-15 years experience in an IT Leadership role with strong management experience of projects, processes and people.
  • Strong commercial and business acumen, with demonstrated leadership, project management, change management and relationship management skills.
  • Strong budget management experien
  • Must have experience dealing with various levels within company
  • Demonstrated expertise in large scale IT environments
  • Proven track record of institutionalizing leading-practice methodologies and processes
  • Experience in various functional areas (e.g.: sales & marketing, strategic planning, operations, etc.)
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferable

Life at IDL

At Irish Distillers, we live and love whiskey. Our shared spirit is guided by our values. Because special things happen when Real, Remarkable and Responsible people come together. We’re proud to be part of the Irish Distillers and Pernod Ricard family, and the magic moments we create through our brands.

Our culture is a blend of curiosity and craic, where everyone can be author of their own verse. Our enthusiasm for what we do is infectious. The spirit we share gives us purpose and makes life at Irish Distillers special. And what’s life without a little spirit?

What we offer

We understand our people are what binds us to become makers of the world’s most enjoyed whiskey. We treat our employees well and offer fantastic career and growth opportunities, in an environment that is fun, supportive and collaborative.  Our benefits and perks support our team across health & wellbeing, family, finance and time off. We believe that when you have smart, happy people working together, you can distil something truly special.

Like a well-blended whiskey, we believe that diverse perspectives make us better and we welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, orientations, and differences to create together the spirit that makes us great.

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