IT Business Relationship Leader 1

at Black & Veatch in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

IT Business Relationship Leader 1

We believe real value is powered by the unique skills and experiences of our professionals. The interchange of ideas from a diverse group of people gives our teams an expanded perspective and the ability to find better solutions for our clients.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 39607

Job Title : IT Business Relationship Leader 1

Location : USVRTL

Business Unit Sector : COR-CORP-CIO

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

The business relationship Leader (BRL) is a senior-level, strategic business partner shares ownership for both business strategy and business value outcomes. The BRL will own executive-level relationships and serve as a single point of focus, working to converge functions such as IT, HR, finance, etc. and one or more lines of business or value streams. This is to be achieved by stimulating, surfacing, and shaping demand for capabilities and assets, in addition to ensuring that the potential business value from those capabilities and assets are captured, optimized, and recognized.

The BRL will contribute to the business leadership team by actively partnering with business peers to determine strategic direction. The BRL will work to identify ways to support and advance business objectives.

Additionally, the BRL will shape business demand into supply by 1) partnering with appropriate resources to facilitate the creation of idea documents, business cases, and value plans; 2) ensuring value optimization and communication; and 3) enabling continuous improvement in all areas and people around them.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic Partnering and Strategy

+ Coach business leaders and enable them to articulate their function’s (i.e. capability, technology, people, etc.) needs and requirements that will advance business performance

+ Partner with enterprise architecture to develop and maintain multi-year business capability roadmaps

+ Partner with business transformation teams (change management) to ensure effective business transformation for all initiatives

+ Partner with the project/program/portfolio management organization (PMO) to ensure a healthy and well-managed initiative portfolio

+ Partner with business leadership to plan new joint initiatives, evaluate proposals, and determine how they fit into business capability roadmaps and priorities

+ Think strategically by identifying business function opportunities and the best-suited position for the function’s adoption within the business partner organization.

+ Measure adoption and work with business leadership to develop future roadmap and opportunities Identify and integrate business partners’ long-range plans into business capability roadmaps and priorities, as appropriate.

+ Brief stakeholders on business partner plans

+ Focus on business value rather than solutions to develop ideas, including digital awareness, risk assessments, business continuity, and business capability requirements

+ Build and manage the relationship team to ensure convergence and strategic partnering with the business partner team, including working closely with CxO leadership as executive sponsors for each business partner

+ Advocate for an awareness and focus on business partner strategic plans

+ Correlate business value and priorities to planning activities and goal setting

+ Ensure that project/program managers of business partner projects are knowledgeable about the business partner and their objectives; engage as a project/program stakeholder, including evaluating project efforts and progress against joint strategic plans and objectives.

+ Be creative and innovative with regards to your knowledge and awareness of industry trends and digital advances as they relate to new opportunities and business needs.

+ Evaluate joint initiatives as they relate to corporate strategy to ensure convergence and opportunities for measurable success.

+ At a business unit level, own the BRL’s functional operating and project/program budget, and perform accurate budgeting and forecasting across operations and projects or programs.

Partnership and Relationship Management

+ Lead as the strategic interface between the BRL’s function and business partner to stimulate, surface, and shape business demand and ensure that the potential business value from those assets and capabilities is captured, realized, optimized, and recognized

+ Establish and earn value-adding, strategic partner relationship maturity

+ Develop deep knowledge of the business partner’s business unit and build positive relationship development, both horizontally and vertically

+ Ensure business value realization and optimization, from value plans through consultancy, business case development, financial awareness, managing expectations, and identifying opportunities to add value

+ Ensure project and initiative progress, including consistent and effective communication, managing escalation and avoiding risk

+ Educate business partners about processes, roles, and capabilities

+ Establish communication processes and channels across business functions

+ Measure and communicate business value realized with the business partner on a periodic basis

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications


+ Ability to listen, build rapport, and credibility as a strategic partner vertically within the business unit, as well as with leadership and functional teams

Strategic thinker

+ Ability to map joint organizational vision and long-term thinking, imagination, and idea generation

Energy, focus, assertiveness, and diplomacy

+ Knowing when to push an agenda and when to let a situation develop, rest, or advance

Highly developed communication skills

+ Ability and comfort with working at executive levels

Highly skilled and experienced at negotiating conflict and problem-solving to achieve win-win outcomes at executive levels

Exceptional ability to lead change using positive and collaborative methods


+ Setting the standard for business management

+ Leading by example, mentoring, and motivating others in the BRL team and all around you

Ability to set expectations with business partners and effectively leverage governance for a positive business partner experience

Ability to influence and break down silos within an organization as well across organizations

Ability to focus on business value results, rather than solutions

+ Technical aptitude, requirements management, and the ability to assess and articulate risk variables

Must have and maintain credibility with the business community

Must demonstrate acumen in business and function disciplines

Understand and integrate business strategies and trends in technology to deliver value

Be able to influence others, using personal rather than positional power

Strong communication skills in writing, speaking, and presenting

An outside-in focus

+ Outstanding end customer/consumer relationship skills

Solid understanding of IT, HR, and finance assets and capabilities

+ Be able to identify gaps and areas that need improvement

Strong humility, listening, creativity, and negotiation skills

+ Accept ownership and accountability

Minimum Qualifications


+ MBA or related qualification

+ Graduate degree or progressive educational certificate

+ Business Relationship Management Professional (BRMP®) preferred

+ Certified Business Relationship Manager (CBRM®) preferred


+ 10+ years of functional experience in the business function

+ 5+ years of experience facilitating the development and implementation of business initiatives and p

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Job Posting: JC184220105

Posted On: May 22, 2021

Updated On: Oct 10, 2021