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sr. Director, Global Business Solutions

Country : USA USA

State : New York

County : New York County

Town : New York

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Company presentation

Stuart Weitzman shoes are designed for high fashion and high function. Known for over 35 years for it's artisanal Spanish craftsmanship and precisely-engineered fit, the luxury footwear brand inspires women around the world to shine with confidence with every step.
Stuart Weitzman is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands committed to stretching what's possible.
A member of the Tapestry family, we are part of a global house of brands that has unwavering optimism and is committed to being innovative and wholly inclusive. Visit Our People page to learn more about Tapestry's commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity.
At Tapestry, the Head of the Agile PMO will manage, report on, and ensure the alignment of our IT & Digital capital portfolio. They are responsible to assist in the delivery of the technology portfolio, as well as helping improve the overall agile maturity across the organization. As part of this undertaking, the Head of the Agile PMO will lead the transition from traditional portfolio management that has an established process, to help define and build technology's global Agile product strategy. They will be a key leader to work with all levels of the organization to affect positive, sustainable change.
Through collaboration with peers and business partners, they will drive the execution of the IT strategy. As a leader within the business of IT, this role is not static and will integrate constantly changing dynamics into an evolving enterprise methodology and delivery practice. The Head Agile PMO, must combine strong delivery and lean process experience, and a proven track record of transforming large-scale delivery from traditional methodologies to agile and beyond.
The Head of the Agile PMO ensures that the governance work adds value, is relevant to the strategy of the organization, and meets the goals set out by the IT Leadership Team. They will balance agility with the need for formal governance, whilst applying empirical continuous improvement to meet the control needs of our business.

Job description

- Develop and leads the Agile Practice, putting in place the systems, processes and ways of working to sustain a high performing team, where skill development, increased agility, collaboration and improved ways of working are key to success.
- Hold Quarterly Business Reviews to ensure ongoing visibility to portfolios and connection to Business.
- Evolve and continually improve the interdependencies between business models and operating practices, integrating waterfall, iterative, and agile delivery models into one, cohesive delivery strategy to best meet the evolving business needs.
- Drive Annual planning processes and timelines as well as off-cadence requests.
- Partner to transition from a project/program centric process to that of product.
- Partner across all IT, Digital and Business Leadership teams to identify, prioritize and plan long range plans as well as annual roadmaps
- Engage with Global cross-functional teams across front end Brand and Corporate supporting functions to continuously evaluate resource capacity and budget ensuring annual plans and off-cadence requests are properly evaluated and prioritized.
- Build an Agile Portfolio and Demand Management team as well as communication of strategies, processes, metrics and tools to promote visibility and alignment across IT and Business.
- Maintain relationships with cross-functional partners including Finance, vendor mgmt., Procurement.
- Continuously evaluate tools, methodologies, and processes to improve portfolio planning, tracking of KPI's, and efficiencies
- Hold a quarterly training to align the global technology team on any new or emerging governance changes related to the IT portfolio (finance/vender mgmt./procurement).


- Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Developing Direct Reports and Others: Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
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