The Strategic Planning Manager oversees the activities of the plan team within finance and purchasing. The Strategic Planning Manager manages the project managers, budget and financial planning, quality assurance, contracts, vendor relationships, strategy and other plan activities. The Manager coordinates financial, project management and architectural services for projects within cross functional organizations. Establishes innovation planning activities to support driving technical solutions to the business. He/she drives application architecture standards, processes and guidelines into the application development and support processes identifying technology risks and ensuring portfolio sustainability. The Manager assists in the development of business cases that effectively illustrate the value of the need — from cost/benefits and alignment to the enterprise and business goals.
A member of the Innovation Community of Practice the Strategic Planning Manager interfaces with strategic planning manager / business relationship managers / application run managers / IT business development lead, A&I planning team. The team is responsible for corporate strategic initiatives planning, global business process/IT roadmap development and validation, team resource planning, department resource planning management, supplier partner escalated issue management, department organizational effectiveness with respect to metrics for: supplier SLA, contract, PBR KPIs, and IT scorecard.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:
•Writes and executes POC projects with respect to innovation and early adaptor POCs
•Establishes and maintains an executive project dashboard for functional organization
•Directs strategic initiatives with build and run groups
•Drives innovation supporting desired technology
•Evaluates project objectives
•Provides project management and application architecture services and resources supporting strategic projects
•Attends leadership steering committee
•Industrial convergence enablement (project registration, checkpoint 1 and 2)
•Benchmarking and vendor evaluations
•Research on latest technologies and vendor capabilities for a functional organization
•Drives contract management best practices and support for a functional organization
•Continually drives process, technology and innovation continuous improvements
Decision Making Authority: The Strategic Planning Manager approves project prioritization and incremental capital and G&A requests for submission to CIO and Leadership review; approve invoices (per UDA) for services and assets provided to the IT functions.
Administrative Responsibilities: The Strategic Planning Manager is responsible for the organization portfolio budget cost tracking; pre-cost / project summary approvals, project status, and innovation, technical roadmap, capital and G&A budget builds. Process and document audits (ICT scorecard compliance, etc.) and remediation. Prioritization of A&I effort within functional IT group (IPRs).
•Minimum 10 years of professional experience
•Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience
•High level project management experience in successfully delivering complex cross-functional solutions within a defined SDLC
•Business analysis experience
•Proven track record working in a cross functional team environment
•Experience serving multiple business partners simultaneously
•Experience in project lifecycles from business case development through final delivery to operational support
•Experience with formal project management and application architecture methodologies and frameworks
•Oversight of project teams; gathering functional and technical requirements, project timelines, status reporting, issues/risk identification and mitigation, and deployment
•Experienced in Waterfall and/or Agile software development methodology
•Knowledge of PMP/PMI framework and book of knowledge
•Supplier relationship management
•In-depth knowledge of SLA / KPI development and calculations
•Experience working with global operations and in a matrix organization
•Experience writing contracts and SoWs with external partners
Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.
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