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IT Business Technology Portfolio Manager

Company: Shaw Industries
Location: Dalton
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title

IT Business Technology Portfolio Manager

Position Overview

This IT business technology leadership position is responsible for owning the technology vision and roadmap for Shaw's Corporate Planning organization and ensuring the successful execution of that roadmap on time, in full and within budget. The ideal candidate for this role is already, or able to quickly become, an expert in the planning technologies utilized across Shaw's Corporate Planning Organization and how those technologies are related to other technologies throughout the enterprise. The ideal candidate also already has, or can quickly build, a detailed awareness of the capabilities of modern supply chain planning technologies on the market and how those technologies fit within the functions and goals of a modern supply chain planning organization. Shaw's supply chain consists of both sourced and internally manufactured finished flooring products that are distributed throughout the U.S. and the world via both owned and contracted distribution and transportation networks. This role is responsible for delivering the technology utilized to effectively plan, schedule, and execute across that entire supply chain.

This position requires a lifelong learner attitude with a keen interest in both technology and supply chain planning and management techniques and practices. The person in this role must understand planning terminology and the functions they represent including, but not limited to, S&OP, forecasting, demand planning, supply planning, MPS, MRP, scheduling, production activity control, and rough-cut capacity planning. CPIM or CSCP certification is not required but is a plus. Supply Chain Management education and/or professional background is also a plus. On the job training opportunities are available.

The person in this role must be able to understand technical descriptions of software features and how those features relate to specific supply chain planning functions. Experience with commercial off-the-shelf supply chain management software, particularly OMP, is a plus. The person in this role must be able to understand how other enterprise technologies, such as master data management, manufacturing, logistics, and customer order management systems, relate and ideally integrate with supply chain planning software in a modern supply chain management environment.

This position requires building strategic relationships across Shaw's business and technology functions as well as with Shaw's technology suppliers. To be successful in this role, the candidate must exhibit strong communications skills and an ability to exert strategic influence across a wide range of stakeholders in Shaw's business areas, Shaw's IT group and with Shaw's technology suppliers. This role is the point person for major technology initiatives in Shaw's supply chain planning organization and is responsible for leading the development, communication, and execution of Shaw's Planning Technology Roadmap. The person in this role is responsible for keeping all stakeholders engaged and excited about the ongoing work to improve Shaw's supply chain planning technology environment and must maintain a shared vision for the future among all stakeholders.


* Develop and maintain the 3-5 year technology roadmap for Shaw's corporate supply chain planning organization, ensuring that roadmap appropriately challenges us to provide the greatest positive business value as quickly as possible while appropriately considering resource constraints across all involved parties and necessary change management activities.

* Have a detailed understanding of Shaw's enterprise technology environment and how Shaw's technologies employed across the supply chain are interrelated.

* Maintain knowledge of the full capabilities of and enhancements to Shaw's chosen technologies provided by technology suppliers, including capabilities beyond current implementations at Shaw.

* Maintain strategic partnerships with Corporate Planning, IT, other Shaw business areas and Shaw technology suppliers and consultants.

* Lead the execution of Shaw's Planning Technology Roadmap, ensuring the roadmap is executed on time, in full, and within budget.

* Obtain and maintain technology initiative buy-in, consensus and an ongoing shared vision among all stakeholders.

* Define and manage project plans, which includes determining phases, milestones, change management, development, testing, training, and implementation timelines.

* Holding project team members accountable to meet defined target dates.

* Present project status updates to appropriate level of management (project teams, senior management, and executives).

* Manage technology project costs, approve payments, and manage project capitalization.

* Able to lead technology build vs. buy discussions and decisions with appropriate cost, benefit and risk assessments.


* Bachelor's degree and 3+ years demonstrated leadership experience in relevant supply chain area or in technology project management OR high school diploma and 5+ years demonstrated leadership experience in relevant supply chain area or in technology project management.

* An ability to build strong relationships across all levels of the organization from executive leadership to the plant floor and software development teams.

* Existing knowledge of supply chain planning and/or a proven ability and willingness to develop needed business acumen quickly. CPIM or CSCP certification is a plus. Supply Chain Management education and/or experience is a plus.

* Existing knowledge of supply chain planning technology and/or a proven ability and willingness to develop that knowledge quickly. Experience with OMP (Shaw's chosen planning technology) and/or similar technologies is a plus.

* An ability to understand highly technical content and evaluate it for business process impact and overall business value.

* Proven strong organizational and time management skills.

* Proven ability to prioritize multiple needs and develop a plan for meeting those needs through the most business effective means possible.

* Ability to identify conflict and provide collaborative leadership to harness that conflict to promote the best business outcomes.

* Proven ability to create written and deliver verbal communication at all levels of the organization in a compelling manner.

* Comfortable leading in a group setting and able to present to large and small groups at all levels of the company, including executive leadership.

* An ability to lead cross-functional teams to successful business outcomes.

* An ability to focus on business results and lead stakeholders across the organization to understand the expected business results of the technology vision and work toward those results.

* An ability to effectively manage costs and business relationships with outside technology providers.

* An ability to work effectively in a remote/home office environment with technology supplied by the company or, alternatively, work full time in an office in the Dalton, GA area.

* An ability and willingness to travel to the Dalton, GA area when needed to attend in-person events. It is common to be onsite 3+ days (consecutively or non-consecutively) each month.

* An ability to communicate and work effectively through remote meetings conducted on Microsoft Teams that may include some remote participants and some participants in a conference room.

* Some additional infrequent travel beyond the North Georgia area may be required occasionally for educational opportunities and visiting manufacturing and distribution locations.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: Shaw Industries, Chattanooga , IT Business Technology Portfolio Manager, Executive , Dalton, Tennessee

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