• Director of IT Systems Architecture

    Job Locations US-KY-Louisville
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/9/2019 10:21 AM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
    Regular Full-Time
  • Sazerac Company Overview

    Build your career at Sazerac. The Sazerac Company produces and markets the most award-winning bourbons and whiskeys in the world, including Buffalo Trace, Pappy Van Winkle, Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, and Sazerac Rye. Additionally, Sazerac owns many popular brands across a range of spirits including Fireball, Southern Comfort, Margaretville Spirits, Dr. McGillicuddy’s, 99 Brand, and Platinum Vodka.

    Since 1850, Sazerac Company has thrived as an independent, American family-owned company with operations in the United States and around the world. Since 2008, Sazerac has experienced double-digit growth every year! We attribute our success to a unique blend of our history, culture, brands, relationships, innovation, technology, and most importantly, our people. Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, Sazerac provides extraordinary opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, entrepreneurial industry.

    Job Description/Responsibilities

    The Director of IT Systems Architecture will join a talented and experienced team that continues to deliver strategies and results while demonstrating strong performance. In this role you will work with the IT team along with an experienced Executive Team to develop partnerships with business to improve business capabilities. The Director of IT Systems Architecture will be charged with improving the value of the IT investment portfolio, identifying cost and productivity improvements, and driving long-term view on technology investments.



    • Create a 5-year vision and strategy for the transformation of IT processes, capabilities and operating model in support of Sazerac’s business transformation vision
    • Design technical architectures to increase business agility and manage complexity
    • Assess technologies and design technical architectures to increase business agility and manage complexity
    • Drive long-term growth by designing IT projects, processes and skills that enable fast integrations and information used to run the business in a common way across Sazerac’s Global portfolio
    • Define and execute forward-looking plans to develop relevant new technology skills and capabilities
    • Partner with business to align business and IT strategies and maximize the value of technology investments
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with senior business leadership to gain their active support for transformation agenda
    • Create strong partnerships with business areas through account management, IT investment guidance, and performance reviews
    • Operate and deliver efficient IT services and solutions to support the business while managing risk and protecting core assets
    • Identify and prioritize cost-out and revenue generating opportunities through the use of IT, analytics and data integration
    • Drive effective and targeted IT spending towards the long-term plan while keeping a low investment-to-net sales ratio
    • Establish on-going change management capabilities to support major innovation and transformation programs
    • Establish and execute on-going communication program, outlining status, progress, and staff recognition for periodic transformation milestone achievement
    • Attract, develop, and retain top talent to continually improve IT capabilities necessary to increase performance of the organization
    • Key technologies and applications in use or need experience: ERP - AS400 based. Integration – SQL platform, Microsoft Azure, Power BI and OneStream. Will manage 3rd party development and relationships.


    Sazerac is seeking will be first and foremost a world class, highly effective business leader. Specifically, the successful candidate will have the following qualifications and experience characteristics:



    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
    • Minimim 10 years relevant experience
    • Savvy about the business and technology, and effectively interacts with/influences business leaders
    • Strong personal leadership and communication abilities – while empowering others to grow and deliver results
    • Communicates a clear vision and priorities
    • Delivers on commitments (such as SLAs, projects) through operational excellence
    • Business and technology change agent
    • Leverages process and technology to drive down unit costs and ensure consistent performance – focused on continuous improvement
    • Defines, establishes, and delivers large transformational programs



    • Master's degree in related field
    • 3 years Experience in Alcohol Beverage Industry


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