Manager, IT Delivery Strategy & Transformation

US-IL-Downers Grove


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HAVI is a privately held global company that innovates, optimizes and drives the supply chains and marketing promotions of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at HAVI, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your personal fingerprint, that has the power to make a real difference for our customers… and to touch the lives of people both at home and around the world.


The Manager, IT Delivery Strategy and Transformation will focus on standardization and optimization to enable delivery excellence across all Service Lines for technology projects. This role will be responsible for leading and mentoring one team member direct report while driving Agile transformation in our Global IT PMO from design to implementation to increase overall IT productivity, meet internal and external customer requirements, and ultimately help meet the company’s strategic objectives. This will involve partnering with other departmental PMOs, developing a PM Community of Practice, and ensuring a training curriculum is in place to support the Global IT PMO strategy. Additional responsibilities:

  • Define and author project management best practices and standards that will improve productivity and investment decision making, and realize targeted business outcomes that support both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Provide thought leadership in Agile ways of working through innovation and methodology improvements
  • Define and author best practices for Agile project management, including backlog management, sprint process, user-story development, and product reporting
  • Define and ensure use of standard methodologies, processes, PPM tools, and reporting metrics (KPIs) in partnership with Service Line PMOs and IT Leadership
  • Ensure that training curriculums support the PMO strategy
  • Build a community of practice for the Program/Project Management function across the HAVI organization
  • Manage transformation efforts led by the Global IT Governance and PMO team such as rolling out a standardized PM competency matrix
  • Perform or oversee reviews of Programs and Projects to ensure standard best practices are being utilized and provide recommendations and/or coaching as necessary based upon review results
  • Occasional travel may be required (<15%)

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Extensive experience in program, project, and portfolio management. In addition to traditional waterfall knowledge, looking for knowledge and experience in various Agile methods and practices (Scrum, Lean, XP, RAD etc.)
  • Extensive experience with delivery methodologies and tools including Hands-on knowledge and experience in more than one Agile tool (such as Rally, Version One, JIRA-Agile) for managing backlog, sprints, tasks, scrum boards, Kanban boards, defects, and reporting
  • Experience coaching others in Agile concepts and practices
  • Program manager experience or people manager experience (with direct reports)   
  • Experience driving change management initiatives across an organization  
  • Strong influence management skills; ability to work cooperatively at all levels in a matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals   
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal/team effectiveness
  • Exceptional analytical, strategic, planning, organization, and time management skills to effectively execute project plans and budgets   
  • Clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of cross- functional project teams and functional management
  • Business acumen; ability to think from an overall “best for the business” perspective   
  • Demonstrates initiative; results oriented   
  • Excellent decision making skills – ability to negotiate and balance decisions and manage competing priorities across multiple areas


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field   
  • Experience in scaled agile principles and practices
  • Practical understanding, experience, and knowledge of DevOps capabilities such as Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD), Automated Testing, etc.
  • Industry recognized certifications related to Agile such as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)
  • Project Management Certification (PMI PMP or PGMP, Prince 2)     
  • Experience implementing initiatives through effective influence management skills at multiple levels in the organization   
  • Excellent facilitation and issue resolution skills   
  • Previous experience operating in a matrix organization  
  • Experience managing global initiatives
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively to determine and develop approaches to solutions with very little to no supervision or direction   
  • Experience with PPM Tools, MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Word


Our total rewards philosophy integrates programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, corporate culture, corporate citizenship and work-life balance. While individual program components may differ by country, some things remain constant:


   …our commitment to rewarding results

   …the opportunity to work with talented and driven individuals at every level of our company who respect each other, treat each other fairly and hold one another accountable for our customers’—and our company’s success

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