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Director Enterprise Architecture

Date: Aug 5, 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.


Director Enterprise Architecture  



Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this position leads the global Enterprise Architecture (EA) function.  The mission is to set, communicate and ensure compliance of global architecture standards and deliver enterprise architecture strategies, processes, and artifacts for Beam Suntory aligned to strategic needs and priorities. 


This is a great opportunity because...

  • The spirits industry is an exciting, dynamic, fast-paced business.  Beam Suntory is the world’s 3rd largest spirits company; the #1 producer of Bourbon and Japanese Whisky; the #2 player in Tequila and has a strong record of profitability and growth.
  • Exciting opportunity for global ownership of the application and base technology landscape and the chance to create and drive best practices, and lead a critical global function that is key to our long-term growth and profitability


Desired Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in the EA function with at least three of those years reporting to the CIO leading the EA function.  Consulting experience a plus.
  • Experience leading global enterprise architecture teams in multiple countries and time zones
  • Experience working with a broad scope of technology vendors including in a managed services environment.
  • Knowledge of business, operating, and financial models and business ecosystems such as SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SOA, and predictive analytics
  • Experienced with global enterprise applications and data platforms including digital, ecommerce, sales, marketing, analytics and back-office technology solutions
  • Conversant with modern architecture principles & frameworks


            Leadership Behaviors

  • Organization-wide, promote the Enterprise Architecture function and processes in alignment with delivering business value, outcomes, and results
  • Influence other leaders to enroll them in the benefits of architectural simplification
  • Ability to work with and manage internal cross functional teams to deliver technology solutions
  • Communicate effectively, and with a sense of urgency, to senior leaders, within and outside of IT across the global organization


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