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IT Business Relationship Director

HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time IT Business Relationship Director to support Supply Chain Product Strategy in Distribution, Procurement, and Order to Cash functional areas. The IT Director will report to the VP, IT Business Solutions. This new hire will work at McCormick's global headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD and will be eligible to participate in McCormick's hybrid work program (50% onsite and 50% remote per month). 

 

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 14,000 employees worldwide. With over $6 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."

 

As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The IT Director works with business partners across McCormick seeking to shape demand for capabilities and solutions forming IT's business-aligned capability roadmap. This role ensures that the potential business value from those capabilities and assets are identified, optimized, and recognized in partnership with other IT teams. Acts as an internal business consultant by recommending strategic projects that brings business value. Provides technical expertise regarding project design, architecture, implementation, and support. This position is responsible for the direct management of global teams. The Director must be able to communicate technical roadmaps, strategies, capabilities, solutions, and trends both inside IT, with business leaders, and with leadership teams in a form and level that each audience can consume. Through effective relationship and stakeholder management, the Director contributes to IT direction by actively partnering with business stakeholders to determine and set overall strategic technology direction. They work to identify ways in which they can support and advance business objectives. Additionally, the Director helps shape business demand by partnering with business and IT resources to facilitate the creation of business cases and value plans and ensuring value optimization and communication across teams.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive business performance through partnerships with business leaders enabling technology needs and requirements which provide capabilities which positively impact business performance and outcomes
  • Identify technology investment opportunities and create aligned capability roadmaps and investment strategies
  • Plan new initiatives, evaluate ideas, and collaborate to develop functional business portfolios and roadmaps based on aligned priorities
  • Partner across the IT teams to maintain visibility over the portfolio execution.
  • Act as an internal advisor and visionary on emerging technologies by recommending strategic projects that drive business value.
  • Manage multiple cost centers and project budgets through a global team, securing funding and resources that map to the portfolio.
  • Accountable for end-to-end process technology cost centers, budgeting technology projects and assistance in development of value propositions for solutions.
  • Partner with Enterprise Architecture and Security on strategy and technical innovation plans to support the portfolio.
  • Seek innovative solutions that meet business requirements weighing all key factors such as business fit, development and support cost, technological fit in landscape, security requirements and ease of use.
  • Evaluate new applications for compatibility with current systems, technical requirements, business objectives and corporate strategy.
  • Provide team leadership and coaching.  Manage annual and interim evaluation process of global team members for both performance and development needs, including drafting goals and supporting employees’ in creating their development plans.
  • Mentor teams and team members to shape initiatives and work efforts to seek cost efficiencies and effectiveness for the business.
  • Actively survey technology and process innovation, identify, develop, and embed technology and strategic capabilities that drive profitable growth and/or provides competitive advantage for McCormick & Co.  Drive innovation within the IT organization and the business through on-going evaluations of emerging or value-added solutions.
  • Leverage external sources, network and partnerships, to identify best practice and offer progressive solutions that deliver incremental value or create a competitive advantage.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BSc - Business or Technology field, or related discipline
  • 7+ years’ experience in systems solution design, integration or development, 5+ years prior staff leadership experience, 5+ experience in resource and budget planning.
  • Ability to build relationships, interface effectively with all levels of the organization. Ability to influence across functional teams and manage relationships across multiple cultures and geographies. Ability to manage remotely, working with diverse global resources, ensuring they are engaged and informed throughout the organization.  Strong organizational and prioritization skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project management skills in technical or business area for a particular function or process. Strong time management, organizational and prioritization skills.   Ability to think strategically; strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. Global business and functional acumen - Understand the complexity of business on a global scale. Embrace cultural and individual differences with empathy. Work with the nuances of specific cultures to make informed decisions.
  • Business digital transformation
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, able to influence up to C-level executives,
  • Strong business acumen, as well as financial acumen (including total cost of ownership, value realization, business case)

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology or related space
  • PMP, SAP, TOGAF

McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 

 

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WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.


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