What's the role?
The IT Advisor role provides support to the Lubricant Business IT Manager (ITM) in delivering bottom line value to the business through implementation of innovative, new IT solutions and harvesting existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business strategy, value drivers and KPIs in North and Latin America.
The key focus areas of the role are:
Relationship management : Support the ITM to drive a One Team mindset; work closely with business stakeholders (below VP/GM level) to understand and influence how IT and the business can align strategic success goals, challenging the business to deliver value for IT dollars invested. Works with the natural team in IT and supports the ITM to ensure all are operating with a commercial mindset and driving measurable value.
Business intelligence : Understand the Business and Industry landscape, including strategic priorities, challenges and how this relates to the wider enterprise strategy and competitive landscape. Supports the ITM in contributing to business decisions through strong relationships, business and IT understanding and external market perspectives.
Integrated Business and IT strategy : Understand the business and IT strategy, recognize how IT is contributing to the business top and bottom line while utilizing the existing landscape and identify opportunities to grow and transform the business through the deployment of processes, data and technology solutions. Works with business and IT to shape opportunities and align solutions with business strategies. Supports the ITM to captures and maintain the IT strategic response in the IT Strategic Plan.
Innovation : Supports the ITM to improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, data, products and services.
IT Portfolio Management : Supports the ITM with managing demand, capturing detailed business requirements for review and agreed business outcomes. Supports the ITM with the IT Strategic Plan for their business area, ensuring decisions take into account the full lifecycle of the portfolio optimizing investments, operational costs, health and risks to drive business value.
Value Generation : Provides support to the ITM to develops robust business cases in partnership with business stakeholders and other IT areas, capturing IT expenditures, business changes and business benefits incorporating IT performance metrics, measurements and benefits.
What we need from you
Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum five (5) years of IT or Digital BA experience. Experience in Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) / Consumer Package Goods (CPG) preferred.
Familiarity with a range of business analysis, financial modeling, requirements gathering, and process design mapping; has broad & current knowledge of IT standards, applications, and trends. Has an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
Working knowledge of SalesForce and SAP is desirable.
Language skills: English (required), Spanish and/or Portuguese (preferred).