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Director, IT Business Partner - Operations

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Singapore, SG

Company: Maxeon

Maxeon Solar Technologies is a global leader in solar innovation. Built from 35 years of boundary-pushing solar innovation, Maxeon designs, manufactures, and sells industry-leading SunPower branded solar products. Maxeon is Powering Positive Change every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 5,000 people globally.


We push the boundaries, taking solar technology higher, faster, and farther than before.

We hold ourselves to a higher standard, striving for the highest integrity, safety, and quality.

We thrive together as a global team, embracing our diverse backgrounds to make a positive impact on the world. 



The IT Business Partner (ITBP) is the primary strategic interface from IT to the assigned business units or functional area senior leadership team. This role will primarily interface with the ELT member and the business units’ leadership team. The main purpose is to understand market challenges, including customer priorities, opportunities and lead the assigned stakeholder group to develop business technology strategy and co-develop an IT capabilities roadmap. The ITBP will also lead the domain consultant teams to drive solution discovery and the strategic implementation approach, risk management and relationship management.

The ITBP will provide strategic value consult and guidance on the assigned stakeholder(s) IT capability needs, and IT led initiatives by communicating decisions, risks, priorities and relevant portfolio and project information. He/She will proactively review IT performance scorecard relevant to the stakeholder, educate stakeholders on technology risks, digitization, IT best practices and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of business units or functions. He/She will also partner business leadership, and other key stakeholders as identified, to co-develop sound business cases, scope, and prioritize projects based on predefined criteria (e.g. return on investment, productivity, compliance etc).

Internally, the ITBP will work closely with the domain solutioning teams to advocate business needs with the execution and delivery of IT solutions and provide constructive feedback from customers for continuous improvement and innovation efforts. He/She will also work with Centers of Excellence (COEs) and resource owners to plan for the pipeline of project deliverables. This role is a key member of the ITLT and business/function LT, providing business inputs and knowledge to inform the overall business and IT priorities.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of strategic long term (3years+) IT capability roadmaps and to ensure successful introductions across the organization and with customers (right solutions at the right time to meet customer needs)
  • Advisory and facilitation with assigned [insert business/function] leadership team(s) to develop annual IT investment portfolio and budgets for respective business areas.
  • Anticipate and develop solution concepts, perform business and IT risk analysis and business cases for new investments.
  • Stakeholder engagement and influence through strong business acumen, systemic thinking and risk management view.
  • Navigate [business units or functions] to create network of advocates and upskill general IT knowledge.
  • Act as the key liaison across Maxeon business units and/or functions, the IT department, and outside vendors.
  • Co-define [business/function] portfolio on IT investments with sound business cases/rationale and partner stakeholders to drive adoption and maximize benefits realization (ROI)
  • Create consensus with other functions as to the timing of solution introductions and withdrawals, as well as ensure product phase-in-phase-out plans in place, proactively anticipating gaps and overlaps within the portfolio.
  • Make judgement calls and defuse conflicting situations between urgent customer demands and established IT practices
  • Create shared vision of their respective solutions and facilitate decision making and arbitration relating to trade-offs both within and between different solution platforms.
  • Identify, screen and evaluate new solution opportunities to address unmet (internal and external) customer needs.
  • Partner and influence internal IT leadership to role model, drive IT best practices, and enterprise integration value consistently
  • Collaborate with architecture and operations teams to ensure solution compatibility with company standards.
  • Collaborate with the Project Management Office and IT resource owners on the intake process and prioritization of candidate projects across the company.
  • Sense and anticipate business/functions need and use judgement to make priority decision for engagement and level of resources involvement
  • Approvals on IT related matters within scope for IT for assigned business unit/function, as governed by relevant IT policies.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 15+ years of broad range of exposure to various IT services and business segment work experience with a minimum of 5 years of business partnering experience at ELT/senior leader level (developing and executing/program managing strategic plans and/or project portfolios)
    • Earlier experience supporting the global manufacturing and supply chain foot prints with IT solutions and services including but not limited to Smart Manufacturing, MES, Statistical Process Control(SPC) systems, ERP, Analytics, Planning, Sourcing, Blockchain and IOT/edge systems
  • At least 5 years of people leadership experience
  • Work experience in Matrix organizations
  • Effective Change Leadership
  • Proven ability to operate strategically and have a hands-on approach
  • Demonstrated experience to work effectively across all levels of an organization and IT function; can influence peers shaping programs to meet business needs
  • Strong business acumen (financial mgmt.) and performance driven
  • Portfolio business case development and benefits realization
  • Strategic thinking and value consulting skills
  • Stakeholder influencing and engagement skills
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal skills and service oriented
  • Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in Semiconductor / green energy sector
  • Product Development Management Association- New Product Development Professional (NPDP) certification is desirable.
  • Operational excellence [business/function operational background] relevant to assigned stakeholders
  • Business Process Management Knowledge and/or LEAN

Safety Compliance

Your safety is our number one priority at Maxeon. All our employees must complete regular workplace safety training and comply with our mandatory safety standards.


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is Maxeon’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees. Maxeon will not tolerate unlawful discrimination against any applicant or employee because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, age, religion, disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by national, local, state or federal laws or regulations.

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