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VP, IT-Strategic Business Partner - Taste, Food & Beverage

Date: Feb 18, 2021

Location: Hilversum, North Holland, NL, 1221 JT

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


It’s an exciting time to be part of IFF!  We are looking for our next VP, IT-Strategic Business Partner to become part of our industry-leading IT team.  Are you passionate about IT and driving business results?  As a VP, IT-Strategic Business Partner at IFF, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategy and the overall development of the most exciting projects in the company. Working in a collaborative team environment, IFF will be looking for you to drive innovation and creativity to assist our organization in growing and enhancing our IT capabilities. 


As the VP, IT-Strategic Business Partner, you will:


  • Act as a trusted advisor to ensure executive leaders can make confident decisions about technology within their business
  • Lead IT program and portfolio management for the Taste, Food & Beverage businesses. Develop business cases and advise on IT investment allocation.
  • Collaborate with IT Solution delivery and digital/data capabilities for agile delivery.
  • Contribute to enterprise strategy and business capability strategic planning. Lead development of IT strategic plan and roadmap related to the BU.
  • Own End to end project of IT initiatives.


The ideal candidate: 


  • Builds effective relationships at all levels of the business to build a comprehensive needs analysis.
  • Anticipates and develops a clear IT Technology strategy for the assigned business unit.
  • Understands the inner workings of the businesses and functions and builds operational plans to drive business and customer impact.
  • Is technology driven and leverages digital trends to create scalable solutions.
  • Knows how to prioritize and quickly identifies the critical contracts with the key decision makers.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 10 years in IT roles of increasing responsibility most recently managing partnerships between IT and the business.
  • Technical background to draw from a wide range of experiences.
  • Experience working closely with business leaders, knows the environment well and can identify issues and adapt as necessary.
  • Experience managing the program and project portfolio for very complex IT initiatives.
  • Cross Functional leadership across businesses and functions (highly matrixed organizations).
  • Experience creating an enterprise process architecture.
  • Experience with prior global M&A’s is preferred.
  • Experience developing and managing strategic business insights at scale
  • Fluent in English, additional languages is an advantage
  • SAP/Salesforce experience a plus


At IFF, we believe that your uniqueness unleashes our potential. We value the diverse mosaic of the ethnicity, national origin, race, age, sex or veteran status. We strive for inclusive workplace that allows each of our colleagues to bring their authentic self to work regardless of their religion, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, or disability. Visit to learn more.