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Tyson Foods, Inc.

Director Applications - Advanced Analytics & Data Management

Tyson Foods, Inc. - Springdale, AR


This primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the streamlined operation of the IS department and to ensure it aligns with the business objectives of the organization. The principal goals are to manage the technical environment for multiple departments and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization. The director will plan, coordinate, direct, and design operational activities of specific IS functional teams as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission critical business operations; work closely with both technology groups and upper management to identify, recommend, develop, implement; support cost-effective solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Responsibilities include:

Analyzing the needs of customers and establishing priorities for system design and implementation

Understand and ensure compliance to IS standards and methodology

Recommend and develop plans for systems development and operations, hardware, software and equipment purchases

Budget and staffing

Negotiate and contract with consultants, technical personnel and vendors for services and products;

Personnel administration of IS resources, both internal and external - interview, hire and train employees

Plan, assign and direct work

Appraise performance

Reward and discipline employees for performance

Address complaints and resolve problems

Prepare reports and make formal and informal presentations to Tyson executive management

Provide direction to the vendors and stay current on the latest technologies of the systems supported by the organization to assist in the future planning of necessary IT initiatives

Responsible for overall quality of solutions supporting the business

Conduct feasibility studies to support buy verses build decisions

Design and implement training plans for team members as well as mentor their professional development

Manage capital, travel, and training budgets for the organization

Other duties as assigned

Accountable for establishing and maintaining the Advanced Analytics and Data Strategy and Data Stewardship approach for Tyson in conjunction with the major business functions and IT towers, inclusive of business intelligence, data visualization, master data management and use of data in transactional workflows.

Defines new approaches, techniques and/or technologies to improve overall delivery quality, functionality, speed and cost of data and analytics initiatives. Must provide thought leadership in the area of analytics, big data, master data management and use of modern data technologies. Extensive interactions with all levels of the business and IT through the ongoing work with stakeholders and subject matter experts to achieve goals related to both the data and analytics strategy as well as the specific data and analytics initiatives required by Tyson.

Keeps abreast of changing market and industry approaches to data, analytics, artificial intelligence and other related capabilities and propagates these across the organization Determines the appropriate tool sets that will create a business advantage, implements and trains personnel in their use. Maintains and improves existing data analytic tools.

Supports investigations, task forces, regulatory submissions by providing data-based rationales and ensuring data and analytics quality.



Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Experience: 10 years of experience in Information Technology or related area with proven management experience.

Computer Skills:

Extensive understanding of business process design and experience using and building a System Development Lifecycle Methodology; significant experience designing, building, and implementing enterprise level solutions; ability to create, analyze, and evaluate information systems proposals; extensive knowledge of relevant multi-user computer systems, applications, and/or equipment; knowledge of current technology developments and trends; experience developing and executing integrated test plans; practical project management capabilities and a demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships with business area management and other team members.

Communication Skills:

Excellent communication skills.

Job Specific Skills:

Technical knowledge of hardware and software platforms; expert in system performance tuning; ability to address technical problems related to system support and to participate in on-call rotation for specific environment; understanding of Tyson processes and systems; ability to manage multiple large projects; demonstrated leadership abilities including management, analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; excellent organizational, planning and negotiation skills; strong conflict resolution skills.


Some travel may be required. Amount of travel will be determined by individual project requirements.

Job requirements

Proven track record of delivering actionable business recommendations, influencing decisions, and impacting results.

Strong priority management skills to ensure data and analytical resources are leveraged and applied to the most important business issues.

Demonstrated success driving a business model and influencing an organization across different verticals.

Proven effective oral and written communication skills – especially the ability to explain difficult concepts in simple, straightforward, business terms.

11 days 16 hours ago

Tyson Foods, Inc.


Director Applications - Advanced Analytics & Data Management Tyson Foods, Inc. - Springdale, AR, United States


Location: Springdale, AR

Company Profile:
Tyson Foods, Inc., founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. The company has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.