IT Business Solutions Manager - Go To Market
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

IT Business Solutions Manager - Go To Market

Work Mode: Hybrid

Location:  Kohler, WI


Kohler Co is driving a digital Go To Market transformation to fuel growth through an increasing focus on new digital business models and capabilities. This position will play a key role in accelerating Kohler's journey by leading sales and marketing business partnership, overall program management, driving innovation and delivering rapid business value by bringing the business and IT together.


As a critical leadership role in the Power Group IT Services team, the IT Business Solutions Manager will partner with business stakeholders and IT resources to drive digital transformation of the Go to Market functions. The role partners with senior business leaders and the IT organization to create and align a global technology strategy and dynamic roadmap. The role is responsible for defining and leading directly and indirectly resources to translate strategy to capabilities and their enabling technologies. Moreover, this role requires business and IT advocacy during the execution of the roadmap.


The successful candidate will be a passionate people leader, strategic thinker, a business advocate, a change agent and able to build credibility and influence at all levels of the organization. The ability to rapidly understand the opportunities at Kohler, create an aligned and inspiring vision and roadmap and then lead an organization to realize that vision is critical to success. This role will drive programs of critical importance to Kohler and will bring with it significant senior level visibility and career opportunities for the successful candidate.


This position will focus on Go to Market strategies/initiatives and therefore requires an in depth  knowledge of Sales & Marketing best practices and technology solutions that enable such capabilities. Advanced experience in the fundamentals of tech enabled sales, marketing, e- commerce, customer experiences, customer service & connected products is required along with experience or knowledge in Salesforce & Web technologies.


This role requires the ability to facilitate and carry out design thinking workshops to promote diverse thinking, innovation and alignment on strategic initiatives and business priorities.


1.     Responsible for creating and aligning the sales and marketing technology roadmap, ensuring alignment with business priorities by being a key partner and thought leader, as well working with the EAO and other IT teams to ensure security, scalability and integration with other platforms.

2.     Responsible for defining sales and marketing digital capability needs, including but not limited to customer relationship management, sales force automation, marketing automation, B2B portals, e-commerce, web sites and customer data platform solutions.

3.     The ability to manage a wide, global program with many stakeholders.

4.     Strong budgeting skills.

5.     Leading, inspire and influence a set of stakeholders and teams to bridge the gap between digital, business and IT

6.     Ensures a focus on "solving the right problems" through design thinking and a relentless ability to identify the next most critical priority

7.     Partnering with business counterparts, vendors and the PMO organization to deliver the roadmap, through a combination of Agile MVPs through to larger capability transformation programs

8.     Tracks progress against the strategy and roadmap, intervening where required to ensure we deliver the business results that we have committed to

9.     Advocates for continued focus and investment in digital capabilities, using a combination of storytelling with results and the art of the possible

10.  Strong awareness of privacy and data security regulations & considerations and works with data & analytics, security and privacy teams to ensure that all solutions are compliant

11.  Builds knowledge of what is coming next, through external networks, contacts and partnerships. Understand the changing competitive, consumer and technology landscape and identifies opportunities to bring new tools, concepts, and approaches to Kohler


·       Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Business or related field required. Masters / MBA desirable.

·       10+ years' related experience. Experience in manufacturing or retail a  plus.

·       Demonstrated track record of partnering with business stakeholders and handling multiple complex transformation projects and delivering sales and marketing technology capabilities

·       Experience with leading and working in large teams

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills for varied audiences on business and technology related subject matter - storytelling and making the complex simple

·       Travel approximately 10% of time.

We will consider applicants requiring sponsorship for this opportunity.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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