Senior Manager - Sales & Commercial IT Data & Reporting

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Suntory Global Spirits

At Suntory Global Spirits, we craft spirits of the highest quality and deliver brilliant experiences to people around the world. Suntory Global Spirits 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. Suntory Global Spirits is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.



Senior Manager - Sales & Commercial IT Data & Reporting  


The following position is open in IllinoisUnited States.

What makes this a great opportunity?

This position will be part of the Global IT – Sales organization and support the company’s Global Commerce Excellence initiatives by leading the Commercial Data and Analytics strategy. This leader must be self-driven, have a strong understanding of business processes, data management and analytics and have an executive presence. This key role will be the IT Product Owner for Commercial Data and Analytics and will work closely with the Enterprise Information Management, Digital Analytics, and business teams.  They must have experience working with Sr. Business and IT Leaders, Process Documentation, Project Management/Execution, and hands-on experience working with data and analytics.  In addition to, this role will support a RGM/Promotional tool in the US as it requires data feeds and data refresh on a regular basis.  They will lead a team responsible for Commercial Data Management and Analytics, focused on maximizing the value of our data and driving business results.


  • Suntory Global Spirits is a leader in the spirits industry with a track record of profitability and growth.
  • Opportunity to help enable the Digital Technologies & Analytics initiatives for Global IT
  • Growth potential beyond this role


Role Responsibilities

•    The role will support our Commercial teams across the North America, International and Asia Regions. 
•    Responsible for External Data Management Partners, including strategy, governance, compliance, and budget management.
•    Partner with EIM and Digital Analytics to define Commercial Data, Governance and Compliance models.
•    Define and enable Commercial Data, Promotional and Analytics Strategy.
•    Commercial Data Architecture and Flow – design, document, govern. 
•    Drive process for change management and training activities to support best practices, ensure tool adoption and drive business results.
•    Develop the data strategy with the Commercial Excellence leaders, execute to ensure key markets implement and ingest commercial data that drive the business towards growth
•    Provide ongoing change management, training, user support and advocacy for data and analytic tools to drive best practice business processes.
•    Develop recommendations, solutions, and business cases for new investments/projects.
•    Capture new requirements and work with cross functional teams and external partners to assess, recommend and deliver solutions.
•    Continuous improvement – identify ways to improve the process, data quality and data sources to drive business satisfaction and results.
•    Provide Program/Project Management and oversight of different work streams within Commercial Excellence. 
•    Effectively communicate results and status of projects during various stages of their life cycle.
•    People Management - ensure that the teams are in place (both internal and external) to deliver technology-based solutions and drive business outcomes. 
•    Provide consultation and act as a SME for process and technologies during all commercial data and analytics initiatives. 


  • This role requires 10+ years working in various data and analytics roles.
  • Previous people management experience required.
  • Experience working in a global organization.
  • Exposure to SAP, Google Cloud Services, PowerBI, Integration Platforms and
  • Proficiency in programming languages, including SQL and Python is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, or a related area.   Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working in AGILE framework a plus.
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience working in highly regulated industries (Alc Bev, Tobacco, Pharma) is highly preferred.
  • Functional experience working with Commercial Sales and Marketing organizations.

At Suntory Global Spirits, people are our number one priority, and we believe our people grow together in diverse and inclusive environments where their unique insights, experiences and backgrounds are valued and respected. Suntory Global Spirits is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, military veteran status and all other characteristics, attributes or choices protected by law. All recruitment and hiring decisions are based on an applicant’s skills and experience.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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