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IT Business Partner - Commercial

at TallGrass Energy

Posted: 9/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1490
Keywords: system

Job Description

Operating across 11 states, Tallgrass is a growth-oriented midstream energy operator with transportation, storage, terminal, water, gathering and processing assets that serve some of the nation’s most prolific crude oil and natural gas basins.  




We were named to Colorado’s Top Workplaces list for the past five consecutive years. Tallgrass strives to create an environment where all employees feel they are safe, respected, that their contributions are valued, have equal access to growth and development opportunities. Our Total Rewards Package is comprehensive and competitive - designed to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We offer our employees competitive base pay; an annual discretionary bonus; paid time off for vacation, sick time, holidays, birth or adoption of a child, serious illness, and bereavement; Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; a generous 401K savings plan; company-paid Life insurance, Short and Long term disability insurance; Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts; Employee Assistance Programs; Identity Theft Protection; and Critical Health and Accident insurance.  




Primary purpose:

The Tallgrass Energy Partners IT group is looking for an IT Business Partner (ITBP) – Commercial to provide senior-level, strategic business consultation. The ITBP owns executive-level relationships and serves as a single point of focus, working to converge IT and our commercial functions’ (Natural Gas, Oil and Unregulated Assets) value streams. This is 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 is captured, optimized, and recognized for business applications, infrastructure, IT security and any other IT services.

Through effective relationship management capabilities, the ITBP contributes to the business partner leadership team by actively partnering with business peers to determine strategic direction. They work to identify ways in which the ITBP's function can
support and advance business objectives. Additionally, the ITBP shapes 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. Typically requires 5-7 years of related business & IT experience.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
•Coach business leaders and enable them to articulate their function's (i.e. technology, people, etc.) needs and requirements that will advance business performance.
•Partner with IT leadership to develop and maintain multi-year business capability roadmaps.
•Partner with business transformation teams to ensure effective business transformation for all initiatives.
•Partner with the project managers 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 ITBP's functional operating and project/program budget, and perform accurate budgeting and forecasting across operations and projects or programs.
•Lead as the strategic interface between the ITBP'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 for yourself in the role of a ITBP and for the entire function.
•Develop a 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. This includes 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.
•Other duties as assigned.

Minimum requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Computer Science, or a related discipline. MBA preferred.
•A minimum of five (5) years direct work experience in IT or a related discipline may be considered as a substitute for a degree.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:

•Minimum of five (5) years recent experience focusing on business development, marketing, customer success, billing and scheduling for an Oil & Gas business.
•Minimum of three (3) years recent experience supporting system development, support, implementation and upgrades.
•Knowledge of the full product development life cycle.
•Must be customer service oriented.
•Organizational, time management and communication skills; must communicate effectively with all levels of company personnel.
•Ability to work well both individually and in a team environment where the sharing of knowledge is highly regarded and expected.
•Ability to multitask effectively and meet deadlines.
•Ability to work on multiple assignments during the same time frame juggling tasks based on relative priorities.
•Uses time effectively and efficiently.
•Advanced proficiency level in MS Office applications that may include but are not limited to Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:
•Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers (for travel).
•BRMP/CBRM/MBRM preferred.

Competencies, Skills & Abilities:
•Must be able to perform all essential and marginal functions of the job.
•Must be able to work with a team, take direction from management, adhere to required work schedules, focus attention on details, and follow work rules.
•Ability to successfully perform multiple tasks with strict deadlines.
•Ability to organize and prioritize daily work.

Physical Demands:
All of the physical requirements listed below are those that may be necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Sitting; standing; walking or moving throughout facility; driving; talking; seeing (specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus); hearing; feeling; bending or stooping; squatting or crouching; reaching; kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting up to 25 lbs.
•Minimal safety hazards; general office working conditions.
•Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time.
•The employee is regularly required to use hands to type, touch, handle, or feel. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:
•Required to carry a cell phone and be available to respond during working and non-working hours.
•The successful candidate will be required to clear a drug screen and a complete background check, including credit report for certain positions, after an offer has been extended and prior to being employed.

Supervisory Responsibility:
•This role is positioned as a working manager position. The successful candidate will move from a working manager into a proper people leader with leadership responsibility over a team of 8 employees.

Above the minimum requirements; not required but advantageous in this position:
•BRM certification

Other responsibilities:
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This position may perform other duties as assigned.

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. EOE/M/F/D/V