Business Relationship Manager

Michigan, Jackson

Post Date: 01/10/2018 Job ID: 11221 Industry: IT

Our Client, a Public Utility that provides natural gas and electricity to the majority of Michigan s 10 million residents is seeking a talented and self-driven individual for needs serving in the role of Business Relationship Manager.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:
Identify and establish future business needs and translate these into technology projects
Understand current technology landscape and its ability to support strategic business objectives
Analyze the business operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses; determine opportunities to automate processes and functions to bring solutions to the business partner to enhance the enterprise s competitive edge
Possess an understanding of technological trends and collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture team to understand how future IT trends can address business needs, and how to best leverage the technologies for maximum positive business impact
Facilitate development of business drivers, business cases, costs, benefits, and high-level implementation plans
Analyze and determine operational and financial impact of new product and service offerings
Partner with business leaders and IT to build out RFI/RFP requirements and scope
Align with business partners in Corporate Services specifically Finance and Information Technology to gain business insights
Participate in review of contracts and statements of work
The Business Technology Partner is responsible for delivering results such as:
Facilitating the development of business cases and high-level implementation plans that help business areas meet their strategic objectives, recommending appropriate technology solutions to maximize positive business impact.
Building strong, authentic relationships within the business areas that drive improvements in IT Functional effectiveness and overall business partner satisfaction and give IT a voice in strategic planning efforts.
Leadership of efforts in support of initiating technology implementations including process standardization, identifying high-level business requirements, organizational change management, etc.
Help drive creation and updating of capability maturity models and 3-5 year technology roadmaps for Finance and IT
Skills Required:

6-10 years of previous IT business relationship required, with at least 5 years experience in IT, business analysis, process analysis and/or consulting.
Proven track record of delivering business results and building effective partnerships with business leaders.
The following skills may set you apart from others:
Previous leadership/supervisory experience strongly preferred
BRM Certification
SAP FI experience
Strategic experience
Project management experience
Presenting to executives
Problem solving, results-oriented leader with a positive attitude
Ability to partner well with senior management team; proven strength in providing counsel and feedback to executives and leaders at all levels of the organization with diplomacy and tact
Solutions-oriented with strong employee relations skills/experience
Strong influence skills
A strategic thinker, yet focused on execution
Experimental, ready to learn and open to change
Committed to building a diverse, inclusive work environment
Strong computer skills with MS Office products; advanced skills with Microsoft Excel preferred.
Strong collaboration skills, proven success in working with others to deliver results
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong planning skills with proven success in project implementation
Strong prioritization and time management skills
Comfort handling difficult conversations

Educations Required:

.Bachelor s degree required, preferably in Information Technology, Business or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

Business Relationship Manager (BABOK)
PMI/Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

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