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Posted December 7th

Director, PMO & Change Management

New York, New York

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Posted December 7th

Director, PMO & Change Management

New York, New York






Full Time

Position Title: Director, PMO & Change Management

Location: New York, NY

Pernod Ricard USA (PRUSA) is part of the Pernod Ricard Group, the #2 alcohol beverage company in the world with a strong portfolio of brands such as Absolut Vodka, Chivas Regal, Avion Tequila, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and Kahlua, to name a few. At PRUSA, we are creators of conviviality: our purpose is to bring people together every day and create the moments that make life worth living. It means working with great people from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about our brands, our industry, and spirit.

A new part of the PRUSA team is the introduction of the Transformation Team. This newly created team spearheads data analytics, insights generation, IT strategy and e-commerce. At the center of everything is the Strategic Execution (PMO) and Change Management team. The modern PMO is a strategic execution office that goes beyond traditional project management. At PRUSA, the PMO will serve as the critical link between PRUSA's vision and the day-to-day work and projects by providing a consistent approach to ultimately achieve our ambition.

Position Summary

The PMO & Change Management Director is a key role on the Transformation Team and will be leading some of PRUSA's most critical cross-functional projects. To continue to build a competitive advantage, we need to take on a mix of "foundational" projects as well as "Advanced / Digital" projects.

This role will be leading a mix of both types of projects and liaise with our Global counterparts as North America will be the key test market for priority global initiatives. Over time, the incumbent will be well versed in all PRUSA's initiatives and help the organization create a future roadmap of new projects to help achieve our ultimate goal.

One main cross functional project that will be at least 50% of this person's role is the work of mapping and documenting business processes to drive clarity on roles and responsibilities across the entire US organization. Part of this engagement will require leading the design and set up of a digital platform to facilitate knowledge sharing and enable interactive learning experiences. A big part of this project will also include designing the optimal ways of working and a change management process.

Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities

Project Management and Change Management

  • Serve as the lead for key cross-functional projects as well as leader within the larger Transformation team
  • Define and manage project scope, timelines and deliverables for each project and map out interdependencies across other projects and functions
  • Create strong change management implementation plans while assessing resource needs
  • Identify opportunities for efficiencies in work process and innovative approaches to completing scope of work
  • Help monitor the overall PMO program, including identification and validation of new projects as well as regular reporting to various levels of the organization (CODI, HQ, OPCO...)

  • Relationship Management

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Sales, Marketing and Finance leaders
  • Organize, lead, and facilitate workshops with key project stakeholders to drive progress across the various project phases (planning, pilot, implementation...)
  • Lead through influencing, navigate multiple stakeholders to gain alignment on key decisions and move projects forward
  • When needed, manage external parties/consultants involved on projects
  • Offer innovative approaches to overcome project roadblocks and drive progress towards project objectives

  • Data Analytics and Presentation

  • Leverage exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills to drive progress and meet deadlines on simultaneous initiatives
  • Leverage expert level written presentation skills to develop and deliver executive-level presentations
  • Synthesize data into actionable recommendations and create concrete implementation plans
  • Analyze and distill complex information, drawing out relevant insights and implications into succinct, easily understood plans and communication

  • Key Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree required, MBA a plus.

  • Qualifications

  • A minimum of 7+ years relevant leadership experience in consulting, corporate strategy, PMO roles
  • Strong understanding of BevAlc. industry and its related operating models and processes (Sales & Marketing) preferred
  • Strong experience in process mapping, process reengineering or process improvement
  • Dedicated experience in leading change management processes related to company-wide initiatives.
  • Design Thinking experience is a plus
  • Highly analytical, with ability to use the power of facts and knowledge to bring insights that challenge and influence the business.
  • Expert project management skillset - Able to build and deliver professional, succinct presentations to tell the story; describe project or analysis proposals, results, and recommended actions.
  • Excellent organizational skills - structured approach and capable of managing competing numerous work streams simultaneously
  • Excellent written, verbal & interpersonal communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels. Adaptive to different audiences.
  • Demonstrates strong intellectual curiosity; always seeking new approaches and challenging the organization to new levels of success.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and develop high performing team.
  • Embrace cross-functional ways of working and strive to embed within Pernod Ricard, championing our culture of entrepreneurship and conviviality
  • Strong sense of integrity and ethics

  • Who are we?

    Pernod Ricard USA is the premium spirits and wine company in the U.S. The company's leading spirits and wines include such prestigious brands as ABSOLUT® Vodka, Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Jameson® Irish Whiskey, Malibu®, Kahlúa® Liqueur, Beefeater® Gin, and Avión™ Tequila such superior wines as Jacob's Creek® and Brancott Estate®; and such exquisite champagnes and sparkling wines as Perrier-Jouët® Champagne, G.H. Mumm™ Champagne and Mumm Napa® sparkling wines. Learn more about our history, values, strategies and organization by visiting us at

    Working at Pernod Ricard

    Working for Pernod Ricard USA means working for the co-leader in the global wines and spirits industry - and having the opportunity to work with great people and great brands in diverse and challenging roles. Our success is the result of the passion and creativity of our people, our exceptional portfolio of leading premium brands, and a shared commitment to our values of entrepreneurship, mutual trust, and a strong sense of ethics. Pernod Ricard USA rewards both individual initiative and a spirit of collaboration, and encourages ongoing professional development. Pernod Ricard USA recognizes the importance of continuously building upon our diverse workforce and inclusive culture. We believe in championing an inclusive culture that embraces differences and encourages employees to challenge themselves and their colleagues.


    Pernod Ricard USA offers competitive compensation, performance bonuses and domestic & international career development opportunities.

    * Pernod Ricard USA is anEqual Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

    * Offers will be subject to United States local terms.

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