Tech Strategy Senior Director

PepsiCo

3.9

(195)

Harrison, NY

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    Position summary

    ectives, the tech strategy will bring an external lens of tech investments to ensure PepsiCo is aligned with internal objectives and external trends.

    In summary, the Tech strategy team plays a critical role anensuring PepsiCo invests in the right technologies, with the right resources to to achieve our company's digital objectives.

    This role will report directly to the VP Global Strategy, Innovation, Venturing and partner alliances.

    Responsibilities

    This role will support a high number of senior leaders within the horizontal and vertical S&T organization.

    This is a leadership role influencing 20+ executive leaders including the SVPS and EVP of Srategy &Transformation. This position is heavy on stakeholder engagement and alignment whilst working in a complex matrix organization/environment to deliver results:

    • Define overall tech priorities for technology capabilities to achieve digital transformation and overall company objectives.

    • Help guide IT costs/investments: Influence the digital strategy and tech capability roadmaps, through benchmarking of maturity/performance/cost, and through externally informed best practices, assessments and technology trends

    • Build a glide path to adopt emerging technologies: Develop and maintain comprehensive Tech roadmap (aka glidepath) to achieve vertical strategy. This includes

      • Tracking technology trends
      • Identifying key technology areas for investment.
      • Evaluating risks and opportunities for PepsiCo
      • Outlining tech-enabled glide path to achieve the vision (e.g., cloud, AI/Data, Cyber security)
    • Make recommendations on shape of our tech resource allocation and spend across enabling capabilities (bottoms up)

      • Lay out tech requirements for horitzontal 'enabling' teams (e.g., cloud, AI/Data, Cyber security)
      • Work with finance and enabling functions to calculate financial costs
    • Align the tech capability roadmaps and investments across Global Capability teams (and Sector teams, where relevant).
      The focus should be the 3-year horizon via strong partnership with finance and key functions. This includes

    • Provide input on objectives/OKRs for Global Capability teams in alignment with tech strategy and priorities

    • Drive special capability projects that cut across global/sector teams related to global tech capabilities and tech strategy

    • The role requires the individual to provide strong leadership and guidance to all S&T Horizontal and Vertical Teams, in order to align the Tech strategic glide path with the vertical priorities.

    • This leader must act as a key communicator across S&T Teams -

      • Ensure the Tech strategy fully supports vertical visions (e.g., automation needs in year 1,2,3)
      • Ensure the Tech strategy is communicated with the right clarity to the enabling S&T functions.
      • Imbed and provide input into the horizontal, enabling function, strategies to be aligned with vertical tech needs over the 1,2,3 year horizonsh (e.g., cloud, cyber security needs in years 1,2,3)
    • The requirements include a foundational technical understanding to integrate vertical tech glide-paths with horizatontal tech strategies.

    • The leader must be a good external collaborator to understand mega trends, and resource alllocations in peer orgnaizations.

    • The position requires establishing close partnerships with EA, Vertical leaders, innovation and Horizontal enabling-function leaders. This includes proactively identifying and addressing 'tension gaps' where there may be unclear or mis-aligned strategies.

    • There is significant ambiguity and complexity in this specific space - This role requires ability to form frameworks that bring clarity, bring precision that leads to action (e.g., resource re-allocation), and bring alignment thatachieves shared agendas.

    Compensation & Benefits:

    • The expected compensation range for this position is between $146,100 - $289,900 based on a full-time schedule.
    • Location, confirmed job-related skills and experience will be considered in setting actual starting salary.
    • Bonus based on performance and eligibility; target payout is 35% of annual salary paid out annually.
    • and an additional target payout of 15% of annual salary is paid out over 3 years following the end of the performance period.
    • Long term incentive equity may be awarded based on eligibility and performance.
    • Paid time off subject to eligibility, including paid parental leave, vacation, sick, and bereavement.
    • In addition to salary, PepsiCo offers a comprehensive benefits package to support our employees and their families, subject to elections and eligibility: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Insurance (Accident, Group Legal, Life), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan and Car Program

    Qualifications

    • Experience operating as a Tech Strategy role is preferred (either as a consultant or within a tech organization)

    • Broad technology knowledge: Across Apps, Infra, Data, etc. - Maybe more expert in 1 or 2 areas, but sufficiently versatile across others

    • Data-driven approach to assess capability maturity, benchmark costs, define OKRs etc.

    • Applied technology experience: Ability to influence tech leaders on business application of technologies, including guidance on adoption of global-to-local solutions

    • Emerging tech insights: Familiarity with key technology trends, posture being taken by Fortune 50+ players, and risks/tradeoffs to consider

    • Experience working in a large, matrixed corporate environment partnering senior executives to create and execute strategy.

    Potential backgrounds

    • Professional: 5+ years of Tech Consulting experience

    • Professional: 10+ years in Technology/Digital Consulting, Digital Transformation, and/or Product management

    • Academic: Master's in Business Admin (MBA), or Master of Science in Engineering/Management Info Systems

    • Industry: Experience in global CPG or Digital Native companies at scale

    • Must possess a global mindset and ability to flex and adapt style as needed.

    • Comfortable with ambiguity - An ability to synthesize and translate into tangible direction and deliverables

    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects

    • Ability to think highly at a strategic level

    • Ability to think creatively about business priorities, applications, models and new ways of operating

    • Ability to execute and 'get things done'

    • Ability to lead, inspire and influence technical and non-technical partners

    • Ability to manage a team and inspire/influence a large organization

    • High levels of emotional intelligence to effectively influence and lead in a highly complex and matrixed environment

    • High sense of urgency to deliver

    • Ability to collaborate across the organization - IT and functional business leaders

    • High integrity and ability to build trusting relationships rapidly - Including in spaces without authority

    • Must be a confident communicator (written and verbal) and the ability to effectively present to all levels of the organization; strong executive presence required.

    This will be a highly strategic and integrated environment where the individual will need to be well networked and able to work with high levels of ambiguity.

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

    PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

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    Why you should apply for a job to PepsiCo:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019
  • 4.2/5 in supportive management
  • 78% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 78% would recommend this company to other women
  • 87% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Work that Works program offers balanced independence & support to create a flexible, adaptive and productive working environment
  • 6 weeks of paid Parental Leave to new moms and new dads after the birth or adoption of a child
  • Center-based and in-home, back-up childcare is available for up to 15 days per year per employee