Director Human Resources - IT & Digital

Date: Sep 6, 2023

Location: NewYork, NY, 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.



Director Human Resources - IT & Digital  


The following position is open in New YorkUnited States.


What makes this a great opportunity?

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker's Mark Bourbon brands, Suntory Whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier Cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden's and Legent Bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese Whisky; Teacher's, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch Whisky; Canadian Club Whisky; Hornitos and Sauza Tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle Vodka; and Sipsmith and Roku Gin. 


Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit, and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in NYC, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. Our culture is anchored deeply in a set of core values, including our East-Meets-West Culture, Yatte Minahare spirit, Giving Back to Society, Delighting Consumers, responsibly and Embracing Diversity & Inclusion.


Role Responsibilities

Role Responsibilities

This role will serve as a primary HR lead for Beam Suntory’s Global IT and Digital organizations reporting into the VP HR – Global Brands & Corporate Functions.   As the strategic HR lead, this role will be accountable to provide HR support to the Global IT and Digital Leadership team, including but not limited to, strategic talent decisions, critical succession planning, performance management, and key organization decisions.


Supporting approximately 300 employees across the US, Europe, and India, this role will be a key leader across the strategic people pillar throughout Global IT and the Digital organization.  This role will also engage with the HR COEs to adopt and leverage best practices across Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, DE&I, and Learning & Development.   Additional areas of responsibility include:


  • Talent & Workforce Planning: Build talent and role profiles for the capabilities required to underpin the organizational models. Match talent, capability, and roles as part of the organizational roadmap. Partner with the business leads and global talent on succession planning, building bench strength, and strategic workforce planning related to ITs long-term ambitions.  Drive the talent review process and own career pathing for both the IT organization and the Digital ecosystem across the enterprise.
  • Capability Development: Act as a coach and strategic partner to the Global IT and Digital Leadership teams, recognizing and deploying learning solutions where applicable.
  • Change Management: Support and lead change initiatives across the Global IT and Digital networks.
  • Performance Enablement & Organizational Effectiveness: Look for opportunities to continuously improve the processes and new ways of working to drive efficacy.
  • Culture: Ongoing proactive engagement building and driving of a “we over me” mindset throughout the Global IT organization.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Ensure that D&I is at the center of our talent decisions 


Major Interfaces

  • Chief Information Officer
  • VP – Digital Products & Experience
  • SVP Chief Financial Officer
  • IT and Digital Leadership Teams
  • Human Resources Leadership Team


Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.  Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • 8+ years of experience as an HR Business Partner with increasing responsibility, including experience in a Direct to Consumer (DTC) environment and/or a technology environment
  • A blend of experience driving and supporting organizational and cultural change is required.
  • Proven success partnering with senior leaders, leading change initiatives, and developing organizational effectiveness solutions is required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship-building skills 


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. The range will vary if outside of this location.



At Beam Suntory, 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. Beam Suntory 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.