Director IT - Data Strategy

Date: May 11, 2024

Location: New York City, NY, 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.



Director IT - Data Strategy  


The following position is open in New YorkUnited States.

What makes this a great opportunity?

As a Director of Data Strategy at Suntory Global Spirits, you will be at the forefront of establishing and leading a robust framework for data management and strategic use of data across the organization. This critical position offers the chance to shape and steer the company's data governance policies, data quality standards, data architecture design, and overall data strategy, ensuring alignment with our strategic business goals. Ideal for a visionary leader, this role promises the opportunity to drive innovation, enhance operational efficiency, and foster a culture of data-driven decision-making in a vibrant and fast-evolving industry.


This role is a unique opportunity for a strategic thinker and leader passionate about the power of data to transform business operations and decision-making. If you are ready to take on this challenge and make a lasting impact, we invite you to apply.

Role Responsibilities

Data Strategy Leadership: Develop and execute a forward-looking data strategy that aligns with business objectives, emphasizing the governance, quality, and ethical use of data.

Innovative Solutions Exploration: Identify and evaluate new technologies, data sources, and analytics methodologies that can enhance business processes, data quality, and governance practices.

Data Architecture Design: Advise on architecture for a scalable and secure data infrastructure that supports the organization’s analytics, machine learning, and business intelligence needs, integrating with existing systems and cloud platforms.

Governance Framework Development: Establish and maintain a comprehensive data governance framework that defines policies, standards, and procedures for data management, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Quality and Compliance Oversight: Monitor data quality and compliance with governance standards, implementing controls and measures to maintain the integrity and security of data across the organization.

Team and Stakeholder Management: Lead a multidisciplinary team of data professionals and collaborate with business leaders, IT departments, and external partners to ensure the successful implementation of the data strategy and governance model.


Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Mathematics, or a closely related field.
Experience: Minimum of 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility focusing on data strategy, data governance, data architecture, or related fields, with a strong preference for experience in the beverage and alcohol or other CPG industries.
Governance and Strategy Expertise: Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing data governance frameworks, data quality management, and strategic data initiatives.
Technical Proficiency: Strong background in data architecture and technologies, including cloud platforms (e.g., Google Cloud Platform), BI tools (e.g., MS Power BI, Tableau), data warehousing, data lakes, and ETL tools.
Leadership and Communication: Proven leadership skills with the ability to manage cross-functional teams and communicate complex data concepts to non-technical stakeholders effectively.

Innovation Mindset: A strong track record of leveraging new technologies and data architectures to drive business value.
Regulatory Knowledge: Deep understanding of data protection laws, compliance regulations, and ethical considerations in data management within the beverage and alcohol industry.

Commercial Analytics (Nice to Have): Experience in RGM (revenue growth management) and evaluating brand investment effectiveness for a CPG company. A background in leveraging analytics to drive commercial decisions, optimize pricing strategies, promotional effectiveness, and portfolio management in the beverage and alcohol sector is highly desirable.


The salary range for this role, based in New York, is $160,000 to $200,000, along with an annual bonus, 401K match, profit sharing, and medical and wellness benefits. The salary range is commensurate with the candidate’s location, experience, and skillset.

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.

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