The IT Technical Director - Business Applications is an innovative thought leader and trusted advisor within the Finance, Human Resources and Livestock Production/Accounting areas at Smithfield Foods. They oversee all aspects of technology solutioning, projects, delivery and support for business primarily focused within our Finance/Corporate areas. This role will be the primary technology leader.
Overall responsibility for solutioning/support of solutions related to various functional groups.
Working with the Business Relationship Managers (BRM), serves as the Technical linkage between the various Business departments and IT.
Serves as the escalation point for issues within assigned functional groups.
Brings IT innovation to all of areas of Operations within assigned functional groups processes.
Performs research, supports pilots, and investigates potential solutions to help anticipate the business needs and communicates solution recommendations that support business requirements to business partners.
Participates in identifying, assessing and promoting the use of new technologies for increased productivity or new capabilities for the business.
Communicates decisions, priorities and relevant project information to appropriate levels of staff regarding business unit requests, projects and initiatives.
Proactively identifies opportunities (to leverage technology) to create business values or reduce production costs.
Drives technology and business process innovation within and across the global organization ensuring continuity
Focuses on strategic initiatives and plans, proactive, anticipatory, and driving in nature and provides significant value-solution to BRM/business units. Facilitates the planning and execution of business changes through the use of technology.
Manages business relationships and projects across teams, vendors and 3rd party providers.
Oversees prioritization and delivery of solutions for area(s) of ownership ensuring value realization.
Collaborates with the BRM/business to define the strategy for integrating systems by providing a technology perspective, influencing and ensuring alignment of IT strategy with business strategy.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 10+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Minimum of 7+ years' experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
Broad business applications experience preferably in the Consumer Products, Food Manufacturing and/or Agribusiness, preferred.
In depth experience in SAP and/or JDEdwards.
Proven project management experience working with mid-sized to large projects
People management and development experience
Strong communications, influencing and partnering skills
Ability to work with Vendors and Corporate partners on delivery execution and providing cost effective- high quality solutions
Extensive experience partnering with all levels of the organization
Conversant and abreast of the latest technological advances (Ex: RPA, AI, Machine Learnings, OCR, etc.) in the relevant line of business areas
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Will have Technical Service Managers (TSM) reporting to support the assigned functional groups, will also be responsible for directly working with Technical/Business Analysts, contractors and outside vendors.
Provides leadership and guidance to employees within IT.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.
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About Smithfield Foods:
Headquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit , and connect with us on , , and .
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