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Vice President - IT Enterprise Applications

| West Suburbs

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.


HAVI is seeking a Vice President of Enterprise Applications for our Downers Grove Information Technology group. This position will provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for all enterprise applications and processes that support the business strategy for the HAVI Packaging and Supply Chain service lines, The Marketing Store, and The HAVI Group.  Applications include: ERP (JD Edwards & NetSuite), Business Intelligence and Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Human Capital Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Project/Portfolio Management.


This senior-level executive position is responsible for the strategic leadership of:


  • The portfolio of applications enabling core business functions for the organization (ERP, Business Intelligence, Project/Portfolio Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Reporting Services)
  • Global IT Service Management
  • Leading and developing the teams directly managing the enterprise applications portfolio  
  • Provide strategic direction in the creation, implementation, and adoption, of major ITSM processes within the IT organization
  • Partner as a thought leader across the organization to understand business needs and develop/implement applications that drive value and improve enterprise-wide efficiency
  • Partner with major vendors and service providers to ensure they meet the needs of the organization
  • Oversee the assessment of the technical and business fitness of the enterprise application portfolio and their associated costs and risks
  • Develop and foster a culture of leadership that contributes to employee success, professional development, and employee retention
  • Financial management of assigned departments with annual budget responsibility of $7-$10M
  • Remain current with technical and industry developments
  • Oversight of three senior-level direct reports with total team size approximately 30 employees and 10 contractor/consultant roles.
  • Member of the IT Global Services Leadership team
  • Partner with customer’s IT teams to ensure alignment of technology solutions and the secure exchange of data.



Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
  • 10+ years leading and developing a high performing IT organization
  • 15+ years implementing and/or managing ERP solutions, preferably Oracle JD Edwards or NetSuite
  • 10+ years IT experience with financial management and supply chain management solutions
  • Experience implementing and leading IT Service Management in a global organization
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • ITIL Foundations certification is a plus


Success in this role depends on technical and leadership capabilities, plus leadership competencies and characteristics that help drive our organization, such as:


Direction - Visionary mindset that drives culture of innovation

Drive - Sets high standards and clear goals and challenges others to achieve their potential

Influence - Clears obstacles and inspires others to action; coaches, develops, and empowers people

Relationship - Attracts and retains a high-quality, diverse workforce and promotes an environment that welcomes diversity; builds trust and credibility within and across all business units to accomplish goals

Execution - Leads proactive execution of strategic plans and organizational changes

Innovation - Creates and supports an environment that inspires others to challenge the status quo and drive innovation


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Amazing views of Morton Arboretum and wild life, walking paths. Bring your binoculars! Easy access to I-88 and I-355, 25 min Metra BNSF- free shuttle

An Insider's view of HAVI

What are some social events your company does?

Thankful Thursday! I recently came off the elevator on a random Thursday morning and our Executive Leadership team was handing out mimosas, bacon and doughnuts. Super fun way to start the day!


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What are HAVI Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can contribute your own pre-tax dollars to either or both: - Medical Spending Account/ $2,650 max. - Elder/Child Care Account/ $5,000 max.
Disability Insurance
No cost to employee Short Term Disability – Eligible on day of hire. Equals a percentage of your pay based upon length of service. Long Term Disability too.
Dental Benefits
Cigna is the Plan Provider and 2 Plan Options to Choose From Preventative Care: 100% (no deductible)
Vision Benefits
Lenses covered in full every 12 months after $20 Copay Frames covered every 24 months Contacts covered every 12 months: after $20 Copay
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is the Plan Provider 3 Plan Options to Choose From including an (HSA)
Life Insurance
HAVI offers a base amount equal to twice your annual salary provided by the company. Option to purchase additional life insurance and AD&D at discounted cost.
Wellness Programs
HAVI rewards participation in wellness activities. Fun, interactive and personalized online program that makes living a healthier life easier!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401K allows you a choice of fifteen investment funds to choose from. In addition, HAVI's Profit Sharing contribution is based on company performance.
401(K) Matching
HAVI's company match is 100% of the first 3% you contribute and 50% of the next 2% you contribute. Amazing!
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
HAVI will grant up to two (2) weeks of paid Parental Leave to an eligible employee upon the birth of their child.
Flexible Work Schedule
The Sunshine Hours Program offers full-time employees the opportunity to participate in an altered work schedule that will permit them to enjoy a half day (4 hours) off work every Friday, May - Sept.
Adoption Assistance
The HAVI Adoption Assistance Program is designed to provide tax-excludable reimbursement of certain expenses for employees who are pursuing adoption
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
HAVI offers 10 paid time off to observe all major holidays, 15 days off and 4 personal days!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Dress for your Day!
Commuter Benefits
If you take public transportation to work, pay to park your car, or park and ride, you can save money on taxes by paying for your eligible commuting expenses through our Commuter Benefits.
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
HAVI Global Solutions is dedicated to providing a lunch program that ensures that our employees have access to a very reasonably priced quality lunch
Covered Parking, no slush, no rain!
Fitness Subsidies
Preferential membership rates are available from X Sport Fitness
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Develop Your Place To Grow! HAVI’S digital platform that supports virtual and facilitated learning, which will empower you to navigate your own development journey.
Tuition Reimbursement
Eighty percent (80%) reimbursement, up to $10,000 per year for tuition, books and fees upon receipt of a passing grade. Courses must be approved by Manager and Human Resources prior to enrolling.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Impressive 401K and Profit Sharing • Life Insurance 2x's your annual salary • Educational Assistance • Summer Hours

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