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VP of Global IT

Position
Summary:
This position will be responsible for driving the Martin Brower Global Information Technology Function to ensure it is managed with a high degree of efficiency to achieve and surpass outlined business goals and objectives. In this role the VP of IT will propose operating expense as well as program budgets as it relates to operating and enhancing the technology landscape at Martin-Brower.
People or Process Management Responsibility:
Responsible for global IT function and direct reports.
Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:
Manages the day to day operations of the information technology department including all local shared services and international locations. This will include managing 3rd party providers and matrix employees.
Assess and anticipate technology projects and recommend appropriate action and resources.
Establish and direct the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the information technology department in conjunction with the Reyes Holdings CIO.
Develops a profound understanding of service offering and operational practices with our customers.
Understands the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to perform in the role; whilst understanding the various types of business propositions and how the businesses operate in general.
Monitors the progress of all key IT projects, particularly those which specifically relate to/support the strategic business plan and IT Roadmap.
Represents the company as a member of industry associations and other committees.
Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented to internal and external parties in a strong, positive and responsible manner.
Oversee the design and implementation of new applications, and changes to existing technology solutions.
Participate in vendor contract negotiations for all new technology solutions.
Act as an internal consultant to improve the effective use of technology for strategic business advantage or business efficiency.
Develop and execute against global IT roadmaps.
Establish and maintain IT Governance to align IT to the business, identify regulations and standards, and create policies and procedures.
Any other duties as assigned.
Fulfill Your Promise

Establishes and drives strategy based on stakeholders' needs

Recognizes our unique customer-centric perspective and leads all employees to fulfill their promise to the customer

Establishes alliances with key individuals

Creates and leads a culture of' diversity where everyone understands the role on the team in the success of the organization

Creates and leads a culture based on the 'CARES' values

Creates and leads a culture of safety and wellness that aligns with performance objectives
Leaders Developing Leaders
Ensures financially viable development processes & systems are in place
Role models commitment and accountability to performance management and development
Drives overall development agenda
Ensures organization is building long term bench strength for all roles
Supported by robust succession plans, is a "talent exporter"
Creates a culture of inclusion that celebrates diversity and supports the organization's various diversity initiatives
Drives Change
Ensures organization is agile to respond to change
Initiates change in response to external cues
Possesses a global perspective and visionary acumen
Creates effective strategic vision
Advocates a learning culture through continuous improvement and change management
Results Oriented
Builds a culture of meeting established deadlines
Develops a culture of holding managers accountable for team results
Builds a culture of eliminating barriers and managing conflicts
Sponsors initiatives that drive and deliver continuous improvements
Communicates Effectively

Ensures clarity around strategic goals and business objectives

Leverages multiple communication channels

Uses candor and openness when communicating

Demonstrates visibility across the organization

Facilitates exchange of opinions across organization
Financial Acumen

Establishes country objectives and ensures alignment with global objectives

Creates strategic financial objectives to meet long term business goals

Holds people accountable for financial discipline
Required Skills and
Experience:
Proven senior-level IT professional, with 15+ years' experience in an IT-related role, with a minimum of 10 years' experience in IT leadership in a high change, complex, customer-driven organization.
BA or BS Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with an IT focus, or equivalent on-the-job experience
Experience in interacting at the very senior/Board levels of large organizations.
Strong financial and commercial acumen.
A strong communicator who can write and present effectively; able to adjust to fit the audience
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build relationships with various stakeholders within the global Martin Brower organization and with our customers.
Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a matrix, cross-functional, cross-cultural, team environment.
Ability to travel internationally.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office.
This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.
Preferred Skills and
Experience:
Experience in an international matrix organization
CPG food distribution sector experience
Periodically, an employee in this position may be offered the opportunity to take a temporary assignment at another Martin Brower location, domestically or internationally. Temporary assignments are those that are between three (3) and twelve (12) months in duration. The terms of all temporary assignments are subject to applicable company policies and procedures.
About Martin Brower
Martin Brower is the largest McDonald's distributor worldwide delivering more than 500 million cases to 17,000 restaurants around the world each year. In addition to McDonald's, Martin Brower services other quick service restaurants in Latin America including Subway and Bob's in Brazil.Martin Brower has been serving the McDonald's system since 1956 and joined Reyes Holdings in 1998. Renowned for finding innovative and timely means of delivering products to customers, Martin Brower is well known for setting new standards for on-time delivery, dependability, efficiency and safety at the international level and has presence in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Ireland, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Panama, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, and the United States. As a testament to its leadership, Martin Brower has been recognized with top honors from its customers in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the nature of our business in regard to such things as delivery schedules, order inputs, selection, and Department of Transportation Hours of Service, overtime, attendance and punctuality are essential job functions. Should an individual in this classification not be able to adhere to this requirement due to a disability, they should contact their Human Resources department to see what, if any, reasonable accommodation may be made.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free Workplace.
Rosemont, Illinois
Rosemont, IL

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