National Grid IS Business Consultant in Syracuse, New York

_About the Position:_

This role acts as part of a Business Relationship Management function intended to create and grow partnerships with internal business stakeholders by identifying and articulating near and long term needs. The successful candidate will develop sound business cases and investment recommendations for technology solutions that meet the needs and goals of the business.

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_Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):_

  • Collaborate with Business Units to understand requirements and future needs.

  • Identify innovative, appropriate and cost effective solutions to meet business needs.

  • Develop robust investment plans and manage demand for IS Services ensuring alignment between IS and business objectives.

  • Partner with the Business counterparts in the development of strategic and tactical business plans.

  • Work with the Business Units to manage IS related expenditure and seek creative ways to reduce costs.

  • Participation on project boards, steering and governance groups as required.

  • Flexibility to travel as role requires.

_Qualifications needed:_

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant IS field - MBA or other relevant advanced degree an advantage.

  • Technical and business aptitude/proficiency in order to liaise between non-technical and technical functions across the organization.

  • 5 years of experience in consulting type roles (in–house or external).

  • Demonstrated consultative approach with management and ability to deliver difficult answers when needed.

  • Proven ability to perform well in a high pressure environment and balance competing priorities with strong commitment to delivering results.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to present complex business and technical matters effectively to senior technical and non-technical audiences.

_Desired Skills:_

  • IS project management experience a plus.

  • Experience with Customer Information Systems and/or SAP.

  • Experience developing IS strategies and business cases.

  • Proven abilities to translate business needs into requirements that can understood by technical and non-technical audiences.

  • An understanding of current and emerging technology best practices and their applicability to the industry.

  • Ability to build successful working relationships and partnerships with business stakeholders and IS counterparts.

  • Innovative and critical thinker willing to take calculated risks to satisfy needs of the business while working within the strategy and enterprise architecture policies.

  • Ability to perform well in high pressure environment, balancing competing priorities with a strong commitment to delivering results.

This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. //

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/National Grid is an equal opportunity employer thatvaluesa broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture ofinclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to bean affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team./

Job: *Information Services

Organization: *Information Services

Title: IS Business Consultant

Location: NY-Syracuse

Requisition ID: 20182724