Brown-Forman Lead IT Project Manager (Remote Work Opportunity) in Louisville, Kentucky
Meaningful Work from Day One:
The Lead IT Project Manager has the primary responsibility for planning, managing and executing projects for Brown-Forman that range from medium to large-scale IT initiatives with varying levels of scope, complexity, duration and team size. This role will manage cross-functional project teams consisting of 10-50+ business analysts, technology engineers, external consultants, and business personnel to successfully deploy technical solutions that enhance processes within IT and across Brown-Forman business units. The Lead IT Project Manager may also serve as a people manager with Program Management Office (PMO) resources reporting directly to the position. Multiple projects will be assigned during overlapping time frames that can range from upgrades to full-scale implementations. Many projects assigned will involve SAP and solution integrations. The Project Manager will follow the Brown-Forman PMO methodology to support successful project delivery and enhance communications and portfolio planning.
What You Can Expect:
Leads the delivery of medium to large initiatives (enterprise- wide, unit-specific and tactical operational projects).
Ensures alignment of project stakeholders via superb communications, influencing, and relationship building.
Oversees all project activities and overall delivery.
Influences strategic decisions and provides input in portfolio planning.
Simultaneously leads multiple projects, coordinating resources across the IT portfolio and business operating units.
Partners with the respective Business Leaders and associated IT Managers to promote the PMO methodology and ensure quality delivery of project deliverables.
Ensures project activities are aligned with technology strategy and business goals, while meeting quality, scheduling, budget, and IT standards requirements.
Through project deployment, fosters and guides full adoption of tools and common business processes.
Provides leadership and training in the consistent use of the PMO methodology.
Drives the importance of risk management, formal test plans, and security controls.
Ensures internal controls and Brown Forman’s compliance requirements are consistently practiced and maintained.
Provides accurate project timelines and ensures project activities and resources are aligned to deliver established priorities.
Participates with the IT and Business Management Teams to develop and measure project success criteria and return on investment.
Champions the promotion of improved inter-departmental relationships through effective project communications and practices.
Advocates for change management with an empathy for relationships and positions.
Develops self in the knowledge of Brown-Forman project methodology, technical skills and culture.
Assists project assigned resources and IT Managers in the awareness and knowledge of PMO methodology to achieve increased productivity and quality in Brown Forman’s solutions deployments.
Contributes to the development of others on the PMO team, including direct reports.
We Are Looking For People Who:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field.
10+ years progressive experience in leading the deployment of medium to large scale IT initiatives, including SAP and system integrations.
12+ years’ experience working within IT teams to deliver business solutions.
Technical skills with knowledge in the development, configuration, implementation, and support of IT solutions, including ERP systems.
Experience in working with cross-functional IT teams to deliver system solutions.
Advanced change leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage communication, negotiate successful outcomes, identify risks, and engage stakeholders.
Extensive experience in building detailed, technical project plans and the creation of all project management artifacts.
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment, meet deadlines, and simultaneously develop, deploy and coordinate multiple projects.
Experience in performing the overall project management role for several medium to large scale SAP initiatives.
Project management experience leading initiatives of 12+ months in duration, 6,000+ person-days of effort, and project teams consisting of 25+ full-time project team members.
Deep level of proficiency and understanding of information technology and the linkage between business processes, people and systems.
Solid business acumen across multiple functional areas and processes.
Proven ability to effectively communicate ideas and solutions across all levels of the organization, including operational employees, senior management, technical personnel, and consultants (written & verbal).
Strong facilitation skills to drive issue resolution and consensus efficiently and effectively across all levels of the organization, as well as multiple business units / functional area stakeholders.
Well-versed in project management information systems and methodology.
What Makes You Unique:
SAP experience in a functional/technical/BW role
Experience working in international organizations with diverse cultures, business operations and organizational needs.
Foreign language proficiency is a plus.
Experience in industries that include manufacturing and/or distribution functions.
Contractor and vendor relationship experience.
Nothing Better in the Market:
Total Rewards at Brown-Forman is designed to engage our people to ensure sustainable and profitable growth for generations to come. As a premium spirits company, we offer premium and equitable pay. We offer a range of premium benefits that reflect our company values and meet the needs of our diverse workforce. We are dedicated to creating a responsible drinking culture, providing a safe, inclusive, and engaging workplace, protecting the environment, and making a positive contribution to our communities.
Locations considered for this opening:
B-F Headquarters office in Louisville, KY
B-F Regional office in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX or Irvine, CA
Locations across the US for a remote work from home set-up
This position is posted with multiple locations, you only need to apply to one of the postings to be considered for all locations and/or the remote work option.
B-F can employ a remote worker in the majority of the states in the US, however if you are located in one of the following states, relocation would be required. VT, RI ,CT ,NJ ,DE ,WI ,MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, LA, MS, NM, AZ, UT, OR, AK, HI
Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.
Business Area: Global Information Technology
Req ID: JR-00004060