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Business IT Advisor

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/12/2019
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
* Typical Experience: 5 - 8 years of IT experience across any two proven domains - Project Management, Service Operations, Information Management, or Software Development.
Prefer IT Project experience as a Business Analyst or in IT Service Operations,
Budget Management, Business Interface responsibility with senior executives and stakeholders.
* Minimum Education or Certification: A Masters Degree in Information Technology, Computer Information Systems or Computer Science or a similar study and certification in Project Management or Business Analysis.
* IT Consulting, Business Analysis or Systems Analysis experience.
* Coding experience in C++, Python, R, or HADOOP will be an asset.
* Experience in Visualization tools such as Power BI or Spotfire will be an asset.
* Typical Job Grade of Supervisor/Manager: JG2 or higher.

Dimensions The IT Advisor role provides support to the IT Manager (ITM) in delivering bottom line value to the business through implementation of innovative, new IT solutions and harvesting existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business strategy, value drivers and KPIs. The IT Advisor will be the technical specialist with the focus on integrating information, in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Must be able to reach high-standards in the delivery. Strong analytical skills along with time management, multi-tasking capability as well as having strong communication skills.

The key focus areas of the role are:
* Relationship management
* Business intelligence
* Integrated Business and IT strategy
* Innovation
* IT Portfolio Management
* Value Generation

Relationship Management: Support the ITM to drive a One Team mindset; work closely with business stakeholders (below VP/GM level) to understand and influence how IT and the business can align strategic success goals, challenging the business to deliver value for IT dollars invested. Works with the natural team in IT and supports the ITM to ensure all are operating with a commercial mindset and driving measurable value.
Business Intelligence: Understand the Business and Industry landscape, including strategic priorities, challenges and how this relates to the wider enterprise strategy and competitive landscape. Supports the ITM in contributing to business decisions through strong relationships, business and IT understanding and external market perspectives.
Integrated IT and Business Strategy: Understand the business and IT strategy, recognize how IT is contributing to the business top and bottom line while utilizing the existing landscape and identify opportunities to grow and transform the business through the deployment of processes, data and technology solutions. Works with business and IT to shape opportunities and align solutions with business strategies. Supports the ITM to captures and maintain the IT strategic response in the IT Strategic Plan.
Innovation: Supports the ITM to improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, data, products and services.
IT Portfolio Management: Supports the ITM with managing demand, capturing detailed business requirements for review and agreed business outcomes. Supports the ITM with the IT Strategic Plan for their business area, ensuring decisions take into account the full lifecycle of the portfolio optimizing investments, operational costs, health and risks to drive business value.
Value Generation: Provides support to the ITM to develops robust business cases in partnership with business stakeholders and other IT areas, capturing IT expenditures, business changes and business benefits incorporating IT performance metrics, measurements and benefits.

Skills & Requirements Skills & Requirements:
* The interest and ability to understand the business strategy, value drivers, processes and challenges and to use this to identify opportunities for IT to drive greater business value
* A good understanding of technology deployments in the market and their relevance to driving business value for their business area
* Strong business analysis skills and the ability to shape opportunities into project proposals
* Good communication and influencing skills and a collaborative approach for use in engaging with both business and IT stakeholders
* Previous experience identifying and maturing business IT opportunities
* The ability to learn quickly, with strong logical and analytical approaches to work
* Has a high capacity for a large volume of work with disciplined delivery around deadlines, and good prioritization skills for heavy workloads.
* Demonstrated Leadership Ability
* Experience with preparation of documentation, report and presentations for senior executives
* Experience with Change Management processes in order to assist the business with IT Change Management practices.
* Knowledge of Risk Management methodologies

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