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Business Relationship Manager II
Ref No.: 18-00048
Location: Jackson, Michigan
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 01/10/2018
Req#: 7549617
Client: CMS Energy
Date Start: 02/06/2018
Job Title: Business Relationship Manager II
Job Category: Professional – Other
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Jackson, MI


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

  • 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

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