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IT Director Enterprise Information Development

Company: Southern Glazers
Location: Grand Prairie
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

What You Need To Know

Open the door to a groundbreaking tech career with an industry leader. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. To create a new era in alcohol beverage sales and service, we're heavily invested in the most transformative new technologies - and the most brilliant tech professionals. Southern Glazer's was named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and is included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

We offer continuous learning and career growth in a fast-paced environment where you are respected, your voice is heard, and technology is part of our strategy for success. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.


The IT Director Enterprise Information Development is responsible for the overall architecture, design, development, and maintenance of the information infrastructure used to support analytics / business intelligence (BI) and Master Data technical solutions across the Southern Glazer's enterprise. This leader works closely with customers from a strategic perspective to identify and maximize opportunities to utilize analytics / BI capabilities to improve decision-making and business results, promote the strategic use of information technology, and to enable the workforce to use analytics / BI technologies as a competitive tool. The role will also be responsible for leading, managing, mentoring, and developing technology teams across ETP including Office of the CIO, business solutions, enterprise architecture and infrastructure teams.

Specialized Skills and Technologies

  • Expertise with the strategic planning, development, implementation and maintenance of large-scale integrated analytics / BI systems and solutions (and relational database technologies)
  • Ability to influence others to champion the proper use of analytics / BI technologies and capabilities
  • Proficiency and skills at utilizing current tools in Southern Glazer's BI/Analytics portfolio
  • Experience with Informatica suite of tools (Power Exchange, Power Center and informatica Data Quality)
  • Proven experience using Business Objects to run complex queries and data analysis as well as producing custom reports for a variety of business audiences
  • Strong Data Warehousing and cloud management experience
  • Knowledge of data management methodologies
  • Understanding of UNIX/Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience in programming languages like Java
  • Significant experience with SQL server functions

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership, direction, and performance of technical teams to ensure the delivery of IT services.
    • Provides the vision and leadership for the team ranging from short term tactical steps to long term direction and strategy.
    • Leads strategic technological planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives to enhance the enterprise architecture and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies.
    • Provide stretch opportunities and coaching to develop team and deliver results
    • Develops business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for technology spending and initiatives
    • Collaborates with the appropriate departments and outside vendors to develop and maintain a technology plan that supports organizational needs
    • Directs development and execution of a disaster recovery and business contingency plan
    • Analyzes complex business needs and recommends technical solutions to the Executive Team
    • Ensures adequate IT resources and support for remote users (including international travelers and employees), and subsidiaries
    • Provides technical support in addressing building and equipment maintenance services, along with other services necessary for buildings and business operations
    • Defines and communicates corporate procedures, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating new network systems, equipment, software, and other technologies
    • Contributes collaboratively within a fast-paced environment to ensure design and delivery of high- quality solutions which adhere to industry standards for architecture, security and privacy, and best practices
    • Conducts research to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable regarding industry trends and emerging technologies in anticipation of new business processes and system alterations
    • Ensures that the company is making the best use of available technology Ensures maximum uptime of all information systems impacting company business including SAP system, desktop computers and associated software, business machines, cell and smart phones, and telephone systems
    • Directs and prioritizes the workload of subordinate personnel and assists with workload prioritization as needed
    • Ensures continuous delivery of technical services through oversight of service level agreements with end users and monitoring of systems, programs, and equipment performance
    • Conducts and coordinates analysis, design and implementation of computer-based information systems to meet user requirements
    • Performs performance and conducts interviews and makes recommendations for new hires, consultants and/or replacement personnel

      Minimum Qualifications

      • Bachelor's degree and formal education in relevant disciplines (Business, Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or relevant degreed)
      • 10+ years related experience in technology management, customer relationship management and staff
      • 7+ or more years of work experience in managing one or more IT departments, including extensive experience across the entire BI lifecycle (from strategy through implementation and maintenance)
      • Ability to work with multiple technologies, aptitude for new technologies and ability to effectively apply technological solutions to business problems
      • Proven experience in planning, organization, implementation and development of applications or infrastructure
      • Experience successfully managing the support of application, systems, or infrastructure environments
      • Ability to provide strong leadership and timely/effective performance feedback
      • Exceptional written and oral communications, with ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-
      • Exceptional organizational skills; proven ability to multi-task
      • Able to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
      • Measures personal success through impact on business results, and client service
      • Able to stand back from immediate problems to focus on more far-reaching ideas
      • Develops a strategic plan to realize the vision
      • Revises and adjusts strategy considering changing circumstances
      • Takes a long-term view of organizational success
      • Native ability to function in multiple roles simultaneously, and demonstrates key attributes for working at the next level of seniority
      • Experience managing multiple medium-to-large projects across multiple functions including planning, analysis, design, development, implementation, and satisfaction of project requirements
      • Proven experience successfully managing business and technical resources under an integrated project plan to ensure the alignment of resources
      • Experience presenting, escalating, and providing solutions to senior leadership
      • Experience managing a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties. Proven record of focusing on building trusted relationship with those responsible for execution
      • Ability to quickly assess work for areas of risk, identify gaps and recommend areas for improvement
      • Showcases strong organizational effectiveness, improvement, and development skills
      • Experience as an exceptional facilitator including light-touch facilitation
      • Ability to lead a team environment with Agile delivery values

        Preferred Qualifications

        • Master's Degree and formal education in relevant disciplines (Business, Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Mathematics or relevant degreed)
        • Project Management (PMI) or Agile Certification
        • Competent with SAFe, Scrumban, XP, Kanban, Lean, and other Agile frameworks
        • Experience in food and beverage, CPG or distribution industry

          Agile Delivery Values

          • Openness - Team and stakeholders agree to be open about all work and challenges
          • Commitment - Personally commit to achieving the goals of the team
          • Respect - Respect your team members to be capable and independent
          • Courage - You have courage to do the right thing and work on tough problems
          • Focus - Everyone focus on the work in the sprint and the goal of the scrum team. Rise and fall as a team

            Physical Demands

            • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or adding machine
            • Physical demands with activity or condition may include occasional to rare amount of time include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping
            • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs

              EEO Statement

              Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.

              Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
              Nearest Secondary Market: Miami
              Job Segment: Information Technology, IT Architecture, Computer Science, Cloud, Information Systems, Technology

Keywords: Southern Glazers, Grand Prairie , IT Director Enterprise Information Development, Executive , Grand Prairie, Texas

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