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VP Supply Chain Solutions
Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits - Union City, CA
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What You Need To Know

Open the door to a groundbreaking tech career with an industry leader. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits is North America's preeminent wine and spirits distributor, as well as a family-owned, privately held company with a 50+ year legacy of success. To create a new era in alcohol beverage sales and service, we're heavily invested in the most transformative new technologies - and the most brilliant tech professionals. Southern Glazer's was named by Newsweek as a Most Loved Workplace and is included on the Forbes lists for Largest Private Companies and Best Employers for Diversity.

As a full-time employee, you can choose from a full menu of our Top Shelf Benefits, including comprehensive medical and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision plans, tax-saving Flexible Spending Accounts, disability coverage, life insurance plans, and a 401(k) plan. We also offer tuition reimbursement, a wellness program, parental leave, vacation accrual, paid sick leave, and more.

We offer continuous learning and career growth in a fast-paced environment where you are respected, your voice is heard, and technology is part of our strategy for success. If you're looking to fill your glass with opportunity, come join our FAMILY.

Overview

At Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, we're at the forefront of innovation and transformation within the beverage industry. Our Enterprise Technology Partners (ETP) are driving this evolution, and as a Vice President of Supply Chain Systems, you'll be at the heart of it all. Collaborating closely with executive leaders and ETP peers, you'll lead the charge in delivering cutting-edge solutions that redefine how we engage with suppliers and customers. Our 10-year roadmap is ambitious, aiming to accelerate growth and profitability through world-class capabilities. Join us on this exciting journey and be a part of revolutionizing the future of supply chain management in the beverage industry.

As a VP reporting to the SVP Corporate & Supply Chain Systems, this leader will work closely with executive business leaders to deliver the end-to-end technology ecosystem for the Supply Chain business function, including partnering with peer ETP leaders. This role will contribute to the development of collaborative ways of working with Supply Chain leaders along with ETP Enterprise Architecture leads to evolve the 10-year supply chain strategy. To be successful, this individual will need to build strong relationships within the Supply Chain organization as well as ETP colleagues.

In this role, the leader will be the single owner of the Supply Chain technology portfolio and have responsibility for leading the ETP Supply Chain team to collectively develop strategic business relationships supporting Supply Chain functions across corporate, regions, and the states. The VP leader will also work across the team with responsibility to work with the Supply Chain organization throughout all aspects of a solution lifecycle, including intake, define, plan, deliver, maintain, and retire all SGWS Supply Chain technology solutions. Additionally, this team will partner with the business to deliver strategic capabilities that drive measurable value for SGWS or operational effectiveness to reduce costs and increase margin. This leader has the ultimate accountability for the Supply Chain technology ecosystem from concept to execution, including overall ownership of the P&L for all Supply Chain technology owned by ETP (operating and capital expenses).

Additional Overview

The span of control for this role includes all major components of the Supply Chain technology footprint; this includes all technology in our Supply Chain ecosystem, including Warehouse Management, Warehouse Automation, Supply Chain Planning & Management, Supplier Management & Collaboration, and Transportation. The role is also responsible for; Business Relationship Management, Requirements Development, Solution Design, Solution implementation, Solution support, Security, and business continuity/disaster recovery. This leader will also partner closely with key ETP leaders, including the Enterprise Architecture team, to deliver an integrated architecture, the CISO to ensure our information and systems are secure, and the head of infrastructure to ensure superior service.

The VP of Supply Chain Systems role requires a technology-savvy leader, command of Supply Chain business operations, and strong relationship and change management capabilities with the ability to lead a large team of internal and third-party resources for delivering and maintaining complex technology solutions. Further, this role includes oversight of complex third-party relationships that are critical to the success of the Supply Chain stack. This includes overall accountability for all technology platforms that have 80% or greater usage from our Supply Chain organization.

A strong ability to communicate future vision and lead teams through change is required for this role, as it is responsible for communicating decisions, priorities, and relevant project information to appropriate levels of staff regarding business requests, projects, and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities

Executive Leadership Details:
  • Collaborate with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Supply Chain Officer, SVP Supply Chain, SVP Enterprise Architecture, and other executive members of the organization to align technology initiatives with business objectives.
  • Drive the implementation of SGWS-wide initiatives and represent the Supply Chain needs in the overall IT portfolio.
  • Provide strategic guidance and input during the development of the overall IT strategy, ensuring alignment with Supply Chain objectives.
  • Lead by example in fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the Supply Chain technology team.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to executive leadership on technology trends, innovations, and changes impacting the Supply Chain organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overall accountability for the Supply Chain technology strategy (i.e., develop, implement, refine).
  • Coordinate the Supply Chain Solution needs with the overall IT strategy.
  • Overall accountability to Supply Chain business leaders to optimize existing platforms and co-create future technology needs.
  • Develop a command of the Supply Chain aspects of our business.
  • Educate the Supply Chain organization on the value of IT.
  • Ensure all solutions developed by the IT portfolio for use by Supply Chain users have the proper change management and communications in place for successful execution.
  • Partner with Head of Infrastructure to ensure IT delivers superior service.
  • Responsible for ensuring disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place on all Supply Chain systems.
  • Partner with CISO to support all cyber policy, education and proactive mitigation.
  • Invest time to maintain knowledge of Supply Chain technology trends.
  • Establish Partnership with SVP Enterprise Architecture and team to establish solution architecture platform roadmap and clear business owners for the Supply Chain technology stack/products.
  • Lead a team that manages ETP's relationships with key Supply Chain stakeholders.
  • Lead a team that translates business needs into functional and technical requirements.
  • Lead a team that owns the implementation, deployment, and support of all Supply Chain platforms.
  • Engage and direct third-party partners.
  • Coordinate with the IT Program and Governance team.
  • Coordinate with the IT Finance team.
  • Coordinate with IT Demand and Supply leadership.
  • Define Key Performance Indicators for the Supply Chain Solutions group.
  • Participate in the Annual Operating Plan cycle to develop, align, and manage the Annual Operating and Capital plan.
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to a team of leaders within the Supply Chain Solutions group.
  • Drive employee engagement for the Supply Chain technology team.
  • Promote a departmental culture that aligns to the cultural aspirations of the broader SGWS organization.
  • Serve as the single accountable leader for the following vendor relationships.
  • Build strong relationships with strategic solution partners.


Minimum Qualifications

Experience: 15+ years in a leadership role managing supply chain technology efforts, with a proven track record of delivering results.

Education: Bachelor's degree required, preferably in computer science, information systems, or business administration.

Technical Skills: Strong understanding of Warehouse Management, Automation, Planning & Management, and Transportation technologies, particularly with Manhattan Associates, Blue Yonder, and Roadnet/Omnitracs routing solutions.

Leadership: Experience managing and developing large teams in a matrixed work environment. Ability to collaborate effectively with executive members of an organization and drive the implementation of SGWS-wide initiatives.

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Graduate degree preferred (MBA, MIS, or equivalent curriculum).

Travel: Approximately 35% travel required.

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands include a considerable amount of time sitting and typing/keyboarding, using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor), or mobile device
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, squatting, and stooping
  • May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs


EEO Statement

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, an Affirmative Action/EEO employer, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits provides competitive compensation based on estimated performance level consistent with the past relevant experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education of employees. Unless otherwise expressly stated, any pay ranges posted here are estimates from outside of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits and do not reflect Southern Glazer's pay bands or ranges.