Business ArchitectGrant Thornton11/26/2019 9:03:59 AMJOB ID: 045121Specialty: Boston, Massachusetts Grant Thornton is collaborative, entrepreneurial and on the move. As part of a dynamic global organization of 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader.
The Enterprise Planning Manager is responsible for developing, directing and evolving the organizational business architecture required to deliver strategic firm goals, working in conjunction with Grant Thornton business domains. This individual will be the primary liaison between the firm’s service lines strategy/planning functions, internal service teams, firm-wide investment decision committees, and Technology & Transformation. The position reports directly to the Senior Manager, Enterprise Vision & Planning of the Technology & Transformation organization.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, business units, and ecosystem partners, you will conduct and lead discovery interviews, workshops, exercises, and initiatives to identify opportunities and gaps in capabilities and user experience. Act as the primary consultant to several firm business domains in support of creating technology strategies, plans and roadmaps Provide input to business strategy development (e.g. internal and market opportunities and constraints) and define business capabilities and roadmaps needed to deliver the strategy. Lead the development of personas and user journeys that reflect the current and target experience of audiences using the technologies and solutions supported by the Technology & Transformation organization. Lead the development of the supporting business architecture (user interface, activity, process, etc.) that enables user journeys and business strategy, including supporting business cases or impact to Firm investment portfolio. Develop compelling content which effectively communicates the enterprise-wide vision of technology investments, roadmaps, and the target users which they serve. Work with other architects, technology teams and vendor/consulting partners to identify and support cross-business and cross-functional opportunities for collaboration, standardization and reuse of enterprise technology to maximize firm technology investments. Provide clear and effective leadership that demonstrates, communicates and promotes the value of a business planning discipline across the organization. Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality in matters that require discretion. Perform other job-related duties as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Business, MIS, Economics, or related field. MBA a plus. 5-10 years of experience in business information technology with demonstrated evidence of increasing growth and responsibility 5+ years of direct business architecture and/or business process development related work in a variety of industries Demonstrated ability to facilitate stakeholder groups in cross-functional, cross-department working sessions resulting in actionable results Brings updated thinking to solve traditional challenges; Experience with design thinking methods a plus Strong ability to consume existing processes and understand impact to adjacent areas Possesses critical thinking, pragmatic problem-solving and leadership aptitudes Previous experience in the Professional Services or Accounting industry a plus Previous client service or consultative experience a plus Good business knowledge and confident decision making skills Excellent written and oral communications skills Ability to present and defend points of view to executive audiences Excellent teamwork and inter-personal skills Team oriented, flexible and able to work in a rapidly changing environment Some domestic travel required.
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Requisition ID: 045121
Boston, MA Boston, Massachusetts
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.