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Group IT Manager, BRM & PMO


Multiple Locations, National, IE

Job ID:  48061
Estimated Travel:  25 - 50%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  IT

Group IT Manger – Business Relationship Management & Group IT PMO

The main purpose of the role is to shape and own the Business Relationship Management (BRM) and Group IT PMO capability that supports the Group IT Long Range Plan definition and execution. This is a global role within Group IT Strategy, Architecture & Planning department with responsibility for the overall management of BRM and Group IT PMO. 

 Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead, manage and develop the BRM and Group IT PMO teams.
  • Establish relationships across various globally distributed IT and Business teams.
  • Contribute to the definition and maintainance Group IT’s Long Range Plan and IT Strategy in close cooperation with the global IT management.
  • Jointly with the business, identify opportunities for value generation through technology and fa-cilitate agreement on the respective value propositions.
  • Assist the business in defining expected benefits and related measurements. 
  • Define and support processes of supply and demand management in close collaboration with the senior business stakeholders and the IT management team. 
  • Support the management in the yearly budgeting process.
  • Define and continuously review the governance for large scale programmes, transformation in-tiatives and restructuring efforts.
  • Direct the customisation of global frameworks and methods used for portfolio, program and pro-ject management to the needs of the group.
  • Achieve global alignment on use of these frameworks, standards and methods. 
  • Supervise the selection, deployment and maintainance of solutions in support of portfolio, pro-gram and project management.
  • Provide guidance to IT and Business on program and project management. 
  • Design and implement KPI’s to continuously monitor value generation through BRM and Group IT PMO functions.
  • Chair steering committes and strategic planning sessions.



  • Designing and implementing practices for collaboration and joint decision making with the busi-ness.
  • Capacity to quickly immerse oneself into the business of Ardagh and continuously stay tuned to changes in the business.
  • Growing and leading multicultural, globally distributed teams.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and visualisation skills. 
  • Chairing and facilitating boards and committees attended by senior executives. 
  • Ability to translate technology change into business value and analytical skills to work with the business to justify investments and assess the long-term financial impact.  
  • Reaching alignment with a multitude of stakeholders in a complex global organization that oper-ates in a rapidly changing business environment. 
  • Ability to contribute to the Group IT Long Range Plan (IT Strategy) and to lead the development of a roadmap for executing it


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.

Our modern Dublin office is located in the Central Business Park in Sandyford. Our Dublin team has almost one hundred employees working in finance, IT, procurement, and HR.

  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?

Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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