Share this Job

Global Leader Data & Analytics

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.


Global Leader Data & Analytics  




Beam Suntory is on a journey of digital transformation and this global leader must drive the change by leading a global team. This leader will do so by using data as an asset, managing the analytics suite, data warehouse and the analytics data lake. This global leader must take a holistic view of the company’s business strategy to align the technology strategy, processes, data and systems to the technology roadmap. Lead a global team through this transformation while maintaining efficient, high quality operations.  Enrolling business leaders in the new ways of using data to drive better business decisions and insights to drive growth.  This leader must partner with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain stakeholders, as well as technology partners to ensure that the business intelligence and analytical solutions align with our focus.  Lead a team of analysts, programmers, data scientists in delivering advanced analytics, AI, advance modeling, data engineering and visualization of information for digestible and meaningful insights. This digital acceleration is a critical enabler in staying competitive, understanding our consumers better, and aligns to our company’s strategy.  This role will lead the development of data strategy and is accountable for establishing and promoting the company’s information architecture; this would include definition of data entities and their relationships, depiction of the enterprise information value chain (where and how information is created, updated, stored, distributed, and used), conceptual and logical data models. Delivery across a globally dispersed team of employees and vendors to ensure a sound and sustainable platform is well positioned to run operationally as well as well positioned for growth.  As a result, partake in changing the role and overall value of IT in the Spirits industry by bringing the right competitive solutions to market at right time with right cost that drive both revenue and cost savings.


This is a great opportunity because...


Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam has evolved into one of the world's leading premium spirits companies... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.


Desired Qualifications


Qualifications & Experience


  • Experience implementing and supporting business intelligence platforms
  • Experience leading functionally broad and geographically dispersed teams
  • Leading successful uses cases using machines learning, AI and data science that proves out successful ROI or revenue generation
  • This leader is also responsible for setting the departmental vision and culture and championing for the use of data in making key business decisions.
  • Proven comprehensive knowledge of managing an enterprise BI/data analytics and technology operations including driving enterprise adoption of new solutions
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with key strategic vendors to drive initiatives forward to deliver efficient and effective managed services operations, including strong partner governance
  • Developed business cases for executive approval, measured ROI and managed complex IT financials and project budgets (ex. capital and operating expense, multi-geographies, multi-vendor)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus among many stakeholders
  • Ability to establish, implement, and enforce appropriate IT standards to meet business requirements
  • Relational, NoSQL, Big Data, Integration, and Analytics solution architecture experience especially in the Google platform suite
  • Preferably worked in a global role in a multi-national company
  • At least 10+ years of IT experience
  • Strong analytical skills that has lead a transformation, stood up an organization and has lead multiple business value propositions that lead to further expansion.  This person would need to have had a strong architectural background and is able to demonstrate use cases where he has lead and implemented architectural design, and rationalization 
  • Lead the agile development, continuous improvement and operations of our BI platform consisting of both internal employees and key strategic partners
  • Partner with the enterprise architecture function for information flow, information context, data architecture and enterprise data governance
  • Partner with business and technology leaders and subject-matter experts internally and externally including employees, customers and vendors to elicit ideas, enroll participation and translate business requirements into innovative technological solutions to drive revenue growth and employee productivity
  • Develop and maintain processes, policies, standards and guidelines to ensure that a consistent approach and framework is applied across the company
  • Promote total cost of ownership and use/governance of a common process, data, application and infrastructure landscape to reduce costs, simplify and improve overall agility
  • Provide strong technology leadership and coaching to build teams, motivate and develop the IT staff





Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago