IT Business Partner

    • Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Description

The Information Technology Business Area Business Partner builds and maintains strong relationships with technology and business stakeholders, acts as strategic advisor to the business area leadership, plans, budgets and works across the IT organization to ensure the delivery of IT projects and services to the business. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with business to understand IT requirements and priorities
  • Defines, prioritizes, and sponsors program and project initiatives for the business
  • Participates in development of business strategic planning and leads IT strategic planning
  • Communicates business needs with appropriate IT solution center to gain alignment between business needs and technical capabilities
  • Gathers high-level business requirements and defines scope during initial discovery by conducting meetings/interviews, and facilitating large group/cross-functional sessions with partners
  • Maintains up-to-date awareness of the current and future directions of the industry and associated technologies, and, where appropriate, makes recommendations for implementation of new/upgraded systems and technologies
  • Monitors and manages financials for areas of responsibility
  • Coordinates integration and divestiture activities between the business integration lead, functional process leads, and IT project manager(s) to ensure a smooth transition
Required Skills and Education
  • Extensive knowledge of IT industry standard service delivery, operations, processes, standards, tools, and capabilities with a focus on infrastructure and project management.
  • Track record of developing and implementing IT system and process changes to improve business performance
  • Demonstrated record of managing internal and external (vendor) stakeholders to deliver technology solutions
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills-able to communicate technology solutions to non-technical stakeholders by focusing on business outcomes and value
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Self-directed, detail oriented, multi-tasking
  • Maintain an executive presence at all times
  • Ability to work across mulitple functions / organizations and build trusted working relationships
  • Ability to learn and follow processes while also identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Ability to handle conflict and difficult situations
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Background and knowledge of working in closed or classified environments
  • Demonstrated record of capturing and developing business requirements in order to support the development of technical solutions
  • Ability to carry out data analytics in order to identify opportunities for efficiencies and innovation
  • Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.

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