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Vice President - Business Relationship Management

Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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26 Feb 2023

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Reporting to the Group Chief Information Officer, and leading a team of professionals, the Vice President of Business Relationship Management will act as the single point of contact in the Americas region engaging with key executives within the Kering departmental functions as well as the brands and representative at the Global level. Responsibility lies in understanding the business needs of Kering's luxury brands in the Americas region and developing a prioritized roadmap of enabling technology initiatives, considering maximum return on investment.

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KERING Vice President - Business Relationship Management

Job Title: Vice President - Business Relationship Management

Location: New York, NY or Wayne, NJ

Kering is the parent company to 10 renowned, global luxury fashion and jewelry brands, each with its own unique and creative expression. As a Group, Kering promotes "freedom within a framework", ensuring each brand has autonomy to drive their business strategies independently while offering a platform of shared services to support different stages of business size and scale. What we do is as important as how we do it; we care and we dare, and our mission is to be the most influential luxury group in the world in creativity, sustainability, and economic performance.


Brand Relationship Management:
  • Develop deep knowledge of business' technological needs through regular stakeholder engagement
  • Consult, collaborate and provide pragmatic/practical thought leadership with local leader stakeholders, giving clear direction, collecting any demand and/or operational need to ensure alignment of strategies and capabilities.
  • Coach business partners and enable them to articulate technology needs and requirements in their function that will advance business performance
  • Act as principle technology advisor to business users and champion for identifying, leading, and driving IT transformation
  • Partner with business and IT leaders to evaluate proposals, build business cases, plan new joint initiatives, and determine how they best fit into business capability roadmaps and priorities.
  • Ensure that business units have capacity and capability to implement changes required by new technology solutions
  • Align the projects and resources within the regional market in the execution of the larger business strategy. This includes the standardized global processes with defined performance metrics where applicable.
  • Drive communication, change management and engagement of the technology strategy and influence adoption of the roadmap
  • Build horizontal and vertical relationships with business and IT leaders and drive adoption of new technology service delivery model and tech organization roles and responsibilities
  • Evaluate the services provided by Kering Tech teams, the results and industry trends and make recommendations to improve processes and resolve operational issues to enhance end user service.
  • Management of the budget, planning, analysis and reporting to regional and global level stakeholders
  • Responsible for Kering Tech Quality of Service in the region

  • A minimum of 15 years relevant business operations experience preferably in a multinational company including; 5-7 years of experience with people management
  • Strategic thinker focused on business results that utilize technology solutions
  • Ability to set expectations with business partners and effectively leverage governance for a positive business partner experience
  • Highly skilled at creating business requirements
  • Demonstrated acumen and passion for business and technology
  • Understands IT industry - emerging technologies, trends, solution architecture, and vendor landscape
  • Demonstrated track record of creating technology solutions to solve business problems (globally or across multiple divisions or regions within a single company
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and influence C-level executives to drive business value
  • Experienced in multi-level relationship and change management
  • Comfortable exerting influence and authority in both matrixed and solid line reporting relationships
  • Execution-oriented, negotiation and networking skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence stakeholders
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Entrepreneurial motivation, political saavy and strong emotional intelligence
  • Bachelor or equivalent degree in Business required

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Kering Americas Inc.


A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end.

Talent is craftsmanship that is born when creative geniuses and artisans collaborate. Luxury talent at Kering is about having a bold vision which empowers confidence and creates beauty.

Kering empowers its employees to fulfil their potential and creativity by fostering their skills and performance in the most imaginative and sustainable manner for the long term.

Talent is the energy that powers our Group.

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