Business IT Liaison
Our client is hiring a Business IT Liaison for their team in Portland, Oregon. This role acts as a link between business and IT, fostering relationships between data & technology teams and internal business leaders, while demonstrating value on a strategic and executionary level (strategic planning, technology implementations, project management, process improvement and change management). This role will work closely across teams to prioritize key initiatives, enhance cross-functional communication, awareness, and drive effective technology solutions in support of the enterprise technology strategy.
Build and maintain relationships with internal business partners.
Be an advocate for the needs of the business in conversations with IT (strategic planning, prioritization, intake, etc.).
Be an advocate for IT in conversations with the business (strategic direction, application portfolio management, IT processes & governance, etc.).
Partner with business leaders on the creation of business cases & cost estimates.
Understand and navigate the IT landscape to get relevant information or updates on behalf of the business partner.
Lead strategic initiatives to achieve top business objectives.
Identify areas for operational and process improvements.
Drive improvements through the use of a consistent set of key metrics.
Manage projects and process improvement efforts.
Drive understanding of educational and training needs related to operational or divisional initiatives.
Create effective written and visual communications as needed (project updates, project overviews, executive summaries, solution options, etc.).
Define the methodology for prioritization of projects/initiatives.
Develop and maintain systems used to track and report on divisional business results, action items, and simultaneous divisional projects.
Plan & facilitate meetings as needed (strategic planning, retrospectives, process improvement meetings, etc.).
Leads significant division-wide or cross-divisional initiatives resulting in measured cost savings or innovations.
Identifies and drives division-wide simplification efforts resulting in significant cost savings.
Prior experience acting as a product owner or internal consultant, partnering with the business on IT initiatives.
Demonstrated experience managing a program & delivering quantifiable results.
Demonstrated ability to adapt to a dynamic environment with changing requirements.
Experience managing initiatives involving multiple stakeholders, resource planning and budgeting/forecasting.
Ability to function in a rapidly changing environment and make decisions with limited information.
Excellent project management, interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to drive and implement ideas in a changing environment.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to drive change through influence.
Ability to use data supported metrics to identify process improvement initiatives.
Demonstrated ability to collaboratively identify problems with key partners, and achieve partner buy-in and participation.
Demonstrated curiosity to tackle hard business problems using data and analytics to develop meaningful, practical solutions.
Proven leadership experience in effectively teaching, coaching and transferring knowledge to both leadership and line level employees.
Experience in working with technical terminology and teams.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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