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IT Strategy Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Location

London, United Kingdom

Description :

IT Strategy Manager has primary responsibility and accountability to provide development of a business-aligned IT strategy for their functional area.  This role is responsible for current to future state business capability/system mapping, IT roadmap input and development, project concept phase execution, solution development, business case development, and supporting strategic IT demand management and prioritization activities for gas supplier.

Key outcomes for success include:

• Proactive recommendation and delivery of innovative and cost effective business process and technology solutions that enable the achievement of business objectives
• Effective strategic prioritization and technology decisions made based on the development of sound business requirements, business cases and strategic technology plans that support our business strategy
• Defined future state business capability maps that support the direction of the organization and function
• Expertise provided in Field Operations, Work Management, Mobility and Engineering solutions and capabilities.
• Strong relationships and effective collaboration with key business partners
Essential Responsibilities:
• Understand and influence business strategies to establish proactive Technology guidance and recommendations that will address business objectives and align with the IT Strategy
• Facilitate business/IT alignment processes to review IT service results, opportunities for improvement, portfolio progress, business capability project ideas, and approve priority work for further analysis and business case    development
• Lead and execute the Concept phase of IT initiatives.  Specifically partner with identified business partners (Operations, IT, Finance, Regulatory, etc.) to define the preferred business outcome, identify solution alternatives to achieve the outcome, and lead through development of the business case – costs, benefits and financial analysis
• Translate approved programs of work into roadmaps that achieve a defined future state
• Advise and counsel business leaders and teams on pertinent IT industry trends and technologies that will positively impact business outcomes and success
• Explore, maintain, and leverage strategic partnerships with academia research communities, industry research institutions, leading providers, current service providers and think tanks to bring that knowledge and innovation to gas supplier.
• Establish and maintain a value driven business / IT relationship, advocating for business needs and required results, and in collaboration with IT service owners identify / resolve gaps in services delivered
• Effectively govern and manage related budgets
• Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives and regularly integrate with and share lessons learned and leading practices

Qualifications

• Bachelors or Advanced Degree that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental IT theories, principles, and concepts
• Strong business acumen and a minimum of 5-7+ years of practical experience in strategy, technology research and technology innovation
• Experienced in leading multiple projects and teams through project delivery and execution
• Strong skills in the areas of facilitation, collaboration, negotiation, influence, process mapping, problem solving, stakeholder management, and project management
• Knowledge base of IT industry disciplines, technology, applications and IT infrastructure components, trends and best practices
• Strong written, organizational, listening, and oral communication skills
• Strong financial acumen and experience building business cases
• Proven ability to lead, coach and develop others
• Knowledge of regulatory issues and Sarbanes Oxley compliance
• PC Tools skills:  Proficient in MS Office and MS Project; Familiarity with Vision

How to apply :

Send CV and CL to [email protected]

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