Smithfield Foods

  • IT Business Relationship Manager, Finance

    Job Locations
    Information Technology
    FLSA Status
    Corporate - Day Shift
    IndSPR- Information Technology
  • Overview

    Are you an Information Technology professional looking for a fast-paced, challenging and transformational environment? Smithfield Foods, one of the country’s top consumer packaged goods companies, is looking for you! Our Information Technology and Transformation (IT&T) team is searching for focused and driven candidates who are excited about communicating new ideas and delivering first-class technical solutions to meet the demands of a growing business. We foster a culture that values each individual’s creativity, our environment and the communities in which we live.


    The IT Business Relationship Manager manages client relationships and all aspects of technology delivery and support for the business primarily focused on the Finance business partners, including overall responsibility for IT delivery and value realization. This position partners with the business for pursuit opportunities, solution evaluations and confirms solution requirements. The role leads end to end solution delivery within time and budget constraints.


    The IT Business Relationship Manager works closely with their assigned business teams for planning, delivery and sustainment of deployed solutions. Key capabilities will be the ability to work with/influence senior leaders, manage budgets and deliver on projects.


    • Serves as the business relationship linkage between the business units and IT, at multiple levels including the executive level.
    • Communicates decisions, priorities and relevant project information to appropriate levels of staff regarding business unit requests, projects and initiatives.
    • Proactively shares knowledge of technology risks and opportunities to build competitive advantage and improve efficiency and effectiveness of business units.
    • Focuses on strategic initiatives and plans, proactive, anticipatory and driving in nature and provides significant value to business units.
    • Facilitates the planning and execution of business changes through the use of technology.
    • Manages business relationships and projects across teams, vendors and 3rd party providers.
    • Oversees prioritization and delivery of solutions for area(s) of ownership ensuring value realization.
    • Collaborates with the business to define the strategy for integrating/combining systems by providing a technology perspective, influencing and ensuring alignment of IT strategy with business strategy within the sub-function or region.
    • Drives technology and business process innovation within a particular business area to enable front line competitive position and manages a portfolio of services to address business needs within a sub-function or region.
    • Performs research, supports pilots, and investigates potential solutions to help anticipate the business needs and communicates solution recommendations that support business requirements to business partners.
    • Participates in identifying, assessing and promoting the use of new technologies for increased productivity or new capabilities for the business.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related field and 7+ years of experience in IT; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 5+ years of experience with emphasis in systems supporting the specific business area, required. 
    • 2+ years experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management or managing processes and projects, required.
    • Broad experience in business applications preferably in the accounting and financial areas.
    • Working experience and knowledge of SAP projects, preferred.
    • Ability to lead and manage under conditions of ambiguity and uncertainty. Proven organizational skills in working across organizational boundaries and reporting lines - ability to work in a matrix environment as required.
    • Demonstrated discipline, analytical skills, problem-solving abilities and attention to details.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and prioritize IT projects according to business benefit.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with peers and executive leadership.
    • Strong leadership and management skills, including facilitating change, driving operational excellence, and striving for continuous improvement.
    • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
    • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provides leadership and guidance to employees within IT.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions.

    EEO/AA Information

    Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as directed by law.


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