Position Description :
IT Business Relationship Manager (BRM)
We’re looking to add great new talent to our BRM team. If you are an assertive, driven and independent IT BRM, then join our drive to develop world-class IT Solutions.
With a robust strategy focusing on People, Process and Technology, we believe that our culture and the quality of our people are our greatest strengths.
As such, we need to employ top talent to support our key business functions.
With a vision to be the leading fashion lifestyle retailer in Africa, The Foschini Group (TFG) consists of 28 stylish retail brands, 10 service divisions, over 3,000 stores, over 20 000 employees, 16 million loyalty customers and more than 23 billion in annual turnover! We are an innovative force with a passion for retail.
TFG Infotec, the dedicated IT division of TFG, provides innovative, strategic and cost-effective ICT solutions and professional services to TFG and its subsidiaries.
Working for TFG means : working with highly talented professional individuals, who are passionate about collaboration, creativity and working towards successful customer service and employee experience.
Key Performance Areas :
To manage the Infotec and Business Partners’ relationship,
Serves as Trusted Advisor’ between Infotec and Business Partners
Attends management forums where appropriate
Serves as escalation point between Business Partners and Infotec
Represents the needs and interests of business to Infotec contributing to relevant solution discovery discussions with Infotec development and operational teams
Maintains detailed knowledge of the Division’s business processes
Able to articulate the value delivered by IT to the business
Generate monthly management packs detailing the value creation and operational efficiencies
To partner to identify and understand business strategy,
Facilitate alignment across business and Infotec Strategy
Provide Service Management support,
Establishes and negotiates Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) with business partners on behalf of Infotec
Has oversight for Infotec service levels and reports on performance monthly
Ensures that Infotec can deliver to committed SLA’s
Play an active role in problem resolution with relevant Infotec owners teams representing business interests
Portfolio Management and Demand Shaping,
Supports business in shaping business demand and facilitates prioritisation through relevant processes
Supports business to motivate for technology investments through development of business cases
Oversight of key project delivery to ensure Value Realization,
Communicate portfolio health to business stakeholders
Ensures value is monitored and tracked in partnership with Business Partners and Project Management Office(PMO)
To qualify for this position, you will need :
A relevant tertiary degree
Minimum of 8 10 years’ relevant IT BRM experience within a corporate environment
Strong organisational and planning skills
Strong collaboration and team building skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
High level of influence and credibility
Excellent problem-solving skills
The ability to act independently when faced with complex situations, and identify improvement initiatives
Experience within Service Management principles (familiarity with ITIL and IT Service Management), good knowledge of the SDLC, experience with ITIL processes (incident, change, problem, availability management etc.
and experience with a Service Management application tool (Remedy, Service Now, HEAT etc)
Ability to effectively communicate business needs to technology teams
Demonstrated experience building and maintaining strong customer or client relationships
Strong ability to interact efficiently with technical and non-technical teams
Strong attention to detail and excellent analytical ability
Excellent interpersonal skills and able to influence across different organisational levels and engender collaboration within team
Experience and / or knowledge that will be to your advantage :
IT Service Management experience (and relevant tools)
Project Management Lifecycle exposure (and relevant PPM tools)
Systems Implementation (SDLC) exposure
PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CANDIDATES FROM DESIGNATED GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT.