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Bus Relationship Mgr, IT Manager, Commercial & Corp Func

Location: 

Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  2947
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

 POSITION SUMMARY

This position will be responsible for developing and leading the IT Business Relationship Management (BRM) function in as part of the larger BRM Capability at Edgewell. This role will involve identification, management, and improvement of stakeholder relationships, to target and ultimately improve value delivery for the overall organization. This role will focus on the following functional areas: Commercial and Corporate Functions (F&C). The ideal candidate will help evolve our Organizations Culture to get the right mindset and demonstrate the right behaviors to support the BRM capability. This requires for the ideal candidate to work closely with the key functional business partners in the America’s by developing a solid understanding of how their business operations functions in order to build strong relationships to ultimately support and position the IT function as a trusted business partner. In this capability you will play a key role in supporting the development of the IT roadmap by focusing on successful prioritization and implementation of IT services as well as guarantee the appropriate support is being provided. Essentially, this position serves as a bridge linking the business community and IT to help drive goals, customer satisfaction, overall alignment, governance, and viability of strategy. As your business partners are global leaders for their functions, a key element of this role is also to support other regional BRM’s in terms of driving convergence regionally to global processes and practices where applicable. The scope of the role will evolve, and it is planned over time to include other functional areas such as Innovation & Insights.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

Build Partnerships

  • Own the strategic relationship between the BRM function and key functional areas of Commerical and Corporate functions and have the ability to be part of the business strategy discussions to stimulate, surface, shape and align demand with the IT Portfolio whilst offering to be a neutral third party between the company and organization outside of Core IT Operations and Solution Delivery
  • Develop deep domain knowledge of your partner's organizational processes and systems
  • Define roadmaps and strategies to support business needs by maintaining up-to-date awareness of the current and future directions of the business and associated applications, and, where appropriate, make recommendations for process or systems improvements and possible solutions.
  • Ensure conflicting stakeholders’ priorities and requirements are mediated appropriately by building consensus among key business partners and finding solutions to problems that may arise.
  • Educate partners on the BRM Mindset, e.g., powerful communications, approaches, roles, and capabilities
  • Establish a communication methodology for effective and efficient organizational communication by acting as the main point of contact for you business partners for IT needs and be able to point the users into the right direction or to the proper IT functional teams as needed.
  • Partner with individuals, teams, and organizations to drive value by identifying, planning, and building business cases and perform requirements gathering
  • Monitor customer satisfaction and understand and relay customer needs to the rest of the IT Department.
  • Manage relationships to keep communication channels open between business and IT by partnering with internal customers at all levels, from hands-on personnel to executives to enable making informed decisions.
  • Monitor ongoing commitments to ensure proper fulfilment.
  • Support change management efforts needed in the region for ongoing projects.
  • Track customer and technology trends that could impact customer perception and service provision.
  • Assisting in the creation of new services.
  • Assisting in the strategic planning of SLM and BRM processes and procedures.
  • Ensuring service levels are tailored and relevant.
  • Assisting in the development of customer feedback channels for complaints and compliments.
  • Handling complaints with tact and urgency.
  • Monitoring incidents and keeping track of escalations, seeing them through to client resolution.
  • Engaging with internal Audit and regulatory governing bodies like the CAB.
  • Assist PMO Function with oversight to the governance and reporting needed to support Global IT activities.

 

Drive Value

  • Ability to connect strategy to execution
  • Continually improve the value framework to drive organizational awareness and education
  • Partner with leaders to identify opportunities to evaluate, sequence, and shape initiatives for strategic value
  • Be able to identify gaps and areas that require improvements
  • Focus on value over solutions. Emphasize value when developing ideas, evaluating risk, and evolving needs
  • Innovate using knowledge and awareness of industry trends to identify new opportunities
  • Elaborate the strategic plans for partners to communicate their strategic capabilities
  • Monitoring initiative progress to ensure expectations are aligned with results and ultimately value
  • Collaborate with leaders across the organization and share ownership of maturing the BRM's function
  • Communicate partner value by quantifying impacts and clearly articulating value realized.

Business Relationship Management Capability Leadership

  •  Collaborates as a BRM team member to actively maturity the BRM discipline
  •  Develops best-practices for business relationship management
  •  Evolves BRM artifacts (strategic relationship plans, idea documents, value plan, etc.)

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, IT, or another related field.
  • A self-starter with initiative and strong customer orientation and building relationships
  • Excellent leadership skills and have the ability to listen, build rapport, and develop credibility as a strategic partner
  • Work well in a team environment with the ability to share-ownership and drive results as a team, but also have the ability to work independently
  • Able to positively influence others and shift opinions and to break down organizational silos.
  • Strong systems/process orientation with proven analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience dealing with tough customers, skilled and experienced at conflict negotiation and solving business problems.
  • Emotional intelligence and empathy.
  • Be experienced to communicate both good and bad news to avoid surprises.
  • Establish realistic expectations to support development of mutual trust.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – ability to deliver informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Combine technical competence with business awareness.
  • Experience in systems implementation including business process design, training, and change management.
  • Time management skills are a must; as well as the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Portfolio and service management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools; including MS Teams, SharePoint, MS Project, MS Office and Visio.
  • Being proficient in English is a must, other languages a plus.

PREFFERED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Prior experience in Consumer Goods sector and understanding of overall business model with strong focus on functions such as Commercial, Finance, and Controllership.
  • Experience in project management/coordination, business analysis and management reporting.
  • Prior experience working with SAP and good understanding of the main modules and the strong integration of key functional areas
  • Prior experience working with vendors and procurement.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Virtual meetings and schedule flexibility will be required to facilitate working with teams across multiple locations and time zones.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to international locations. 15 – 20% Travel Required.

EDGEWELL VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS

Values/Behaviors

What does this look like for the role?

People First

  • Build relationships
  • Invest in our people
  • Celebrate and include
  • Contribute to our communities
  • Builds authentic working relationship  
  • Celebrates and includes others
  • Contributes to creating a positive team environment

Move Forward

  • Try, create and learn
  • Be decisive
  • Bounces back and learns from mistakes made
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for making timely decisions

Listen up, Speak up

  • Say it straight
  • Listen to understand
  • Gives honest and open feedback
  • Encourages others to openly share and strive to fully understand what others are saying

Own it, together

  • Get it done
  • Do it together
  • Being self-motivated to get things done
  • Holds self-accountable for personal, team and organizational performance goals
  • Helps to remove barriers for team to effectively do their work

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.


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