PepsiCo, Inc.
September 3, 2021
Plano, Texas
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The IT Strategic Planning Senior Director will lead the team responsible for creating and maintaining the Global IT organization’s strategy and related strategic investment plans.  The IT Strategic Planning Senior Director will lead the business-aligned IT strategy to drive all planning and activities in the short, medium and long term (i.e. Strategic Plan, Enterprise Investment Plan) and ensure that the IT strategic roadmap aligns to this strategy. This role will ensure linkage between the global IT function and strategic business capability needs with IT imperatives and roadmaps.  This role will partner very closely with the IT finance organization.  Additionally, this role will own and drive external research and benchmarking initiatives maintaining an up to date view of technology trends and how they can be applied to PepsiCo.

A primarily internally-facing position, the IT Strategic Planning Senior Director will provide support to the Global IT Leadership Team, CIO and Senior Business Relationship Leaders aligned to each business unit and global function and will be expected to align the IT Strategy and approach with the broader PepsiCo Strategy function.


  • Develops and owns the IT Strategy development, refinement & management for PepsiCo
  • Translates PepsiCo business strategy into technology strategy and ensures that new capabilities required by the business are planned
  • Develops and articulates the IT vision providing a roadmap aligned to business imperatives, including investment plan and key change programs
  • Partners with key stakeholders to lead the creation of the overall PepsiCo Strategic Plan (PSP) for IT aligned with business goals and priorities
  • Consults on overall portfolio and investment plans, prioritization and alignment with IT Strategy & Roadmap  by coordinating with IT Portfolio Management & Governance lead
  • Performs periodic benchmarks and assessments to calibrate PepsiCo IT performance relative to best in class organizations
  • Monitors and reports on the progress towards IT strategic measures


  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of related IT business work experience including experience developing and executing IT Strategy for $1B+ IT organizations.  Consulting experience is preferred
  • Big picture expertise and ability to think strategically and convey leadership messages effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to solve highly complex problems within and across teams
  • Provides outstanding customer service skills to direct and indirect customers, resolving very difficult and sensitive issues effectively
  • Experience with developing strategic materials and concepts for senior business and IT stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills including the ability to develop relationships at all levels
  • Experience structuring and managing a team is required, including a demonstrated ability to develop teams and cultivate talent
  • Strong financial management experience with proven ability to manage annual budget
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Global experience is required
  • Working knowledge of global IT process and organization best practices.   Experience with IT delivery outside of IT Strategic Planning (e.g. business relationship management, PMO, development)

req Id:245059BR

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