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Vice President of Information & Technology

Company: E. A. Sween Company
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details Description We are always looking for talented, hardworking people to join the E.A. Sween family. We are a family-oriented company that understands the significance of our employees and we are successful because of our incredibly committed team. We have a great opportunity to join our Leadership Team as a Vice President of Information & Technology in Eden Prairie, MN. This position is based in Minnesota.
E.A. Sween is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability E.A. Sween Company is growing fast. There is a driving need to work smarter through technology. A highly accomplished executive with a passion for partnerships, strategy, and problem-solving are vital in our next Vice President of Information & Technology. As part of the Corporate Leadership Team, this executive will help lead the company and drive a big impact towards our goals during an important time of growth. This Leader is the technology and information ambassador for the company. They bring a passion for driving the optimization of and solving complexities through technology, being end to end focused with solutions, while holding high security and governance standards, and enlightening and empowering users with technology. A successful leader will be able to optimize our main system of record, empower users, and enable new systems as integrated parts of the enterprise operations. This role will lead IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals, including managing a multi-year roadmap that will support company's rapid growth. The Vice President of Information & Technology is an effective communicator who leads decisions through their strong business acumen, pulling from the food industry, combined with their enterprise systems and technology expertise. This leader drives value and operates in accordance with the policies and practices of E.A. Sween Company, the ethical and social consciences of business, and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations. Main Responsibilities:

  • Builds, leads, develops, and mentors the Information & Technology team.
  • The team is strategically aligned with the organization, and in turn, the organization has trust in, and partnership with, the IT function. IT team is engaged, is capable across the spectrum of the information & technology ownership areas, and high performing.
  • Is a trusted advisor on the Corporate Leadership Team and provides analysis, support, and recommendations to the Board of Directors on information for technology strategies.
  • Strategic alignment with the organization. A high trust with the Corporate Leadership Team and an improved line of sight for the Board for information and technology matters.
  • Establishes the strategic direction of the company's information systems and technology and executes this strategy in collaboration with company leadership.
  • Is a financial steward of the company by developing, through business understanding and cross functional planning, enterprise strategies around technology and budgets. This includes advising on IT capabilities to drive revenue and operating efficiencies and building our multi-year IT strategy and roadmap to fuel growth and productivity.
  • Supporting to drive company financial performance. Ensuring budgets and resources are allocated appropriately to attain desired return on investment from the Information & Technology function and check and adjust based on business needs. Resulting in a successful achievement of short term, medium term, and long-term organizational goals.
  • Develops and regulates best practices for IT governance and enterprise standards.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of IT across the organization.
  • Partners well internally and externally. This includes managing vendor relationships, negotiating, and ensuring partner performance.
  • Mutually benefiting relationships will drive shared success. It also ensures fair pricing and maintains our expected performance standards.
  • Advanced expertise with leading enterprise systems and technology. Comfort in both big-picture strategic thinking as well as highly detailed technical analysis. Balance optimizing our main systems with integrating new systems of differentiation and innovation for the best outcome.
  • Dual expertise to manage all business complexities. Being able to operate at multiple levels, provide good guidance across levels, and to inspire across.
  • Balanced main "systems of record" (i.e., ERP, HRIS, CRM, etc.) intact, optimized, and empowered users with capabilities to drive business growth, while enabling new "systems of differentiation and innovation" (i.e., Channel Management, Pricing Systems, Supply Chain, Production Execution, Factory Automation, Mobile Apps, Social Media, etc.) to emerge as integrated parts of the enterprise operations. Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with consumer products, food, and/or packaged goods industries, that experienced significant growth and transformational change.
  • Experienced leader in both enterprise business/operational systems and technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to set direction for an IT function, influence strategy with companywide impact, and has led through change
  • Ability to combine industry leading solutions with internal tools to create and optimize solutions that meet E.A Sween and customer needs.
  • Ability to balance and optimize the company's main "systems of record" (i.e., ERP, HRIS, CRM, etc.) while enabling new "systems of differentiation and innovation" for the best outcome.
  • Possesses digital technologies, e-commerce, and media experience.
  • Leader who operates through an advanced portfolio management system.
  • Demonstrated success building, developing, and leading teams.
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) required and preferred is with a technical focus and/or a master's degree.
  • 7+ years' experience in a change environment with manufacturing and a high growth environment at scale.
  • 3+ years of experience interacting with executive teams and/or boards of directors and pairs outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency with various information systems and Microsoft Office Suite. Oracle's JD Edwards preferred. Competencies:
  • Relationship Building
  • Communication and Influencing
  • Customer and Value Focus
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Managing Change and Uncertainty
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Data Literacy & Cyber Security
  • Building Effective Teams Other:
  • May require travel of up to 15-20%. Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Experience Licenses & Certifications Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: E. A. Sween Company, Eden Prairie , Vice President of Information & Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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