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Manager, Strategic Planning Lead

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Overview

Our IT ambition is to be recognized for ‘Transforming National Grid into the leader of the digital energy future’. Market innovation will drive the digital utility. We plan to enhance our IT offerings, mature the way we interact with our business partners, and transform the culture of our teams. Culturally, we will be placing a stronger emphasis on designing systems around the end user. We are establishing an operating model based on accountability and empowering our workforce to share ideas and drive continuous improvement. There will be clear career options within the company, both management and technical. We are focusing on enhancing and investing in both leadership capability and developing necessary technical expertise.

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Job Description

Manager, Strategic Planning Lead

Organization Information Technology Department IT US Strategy

As part of National Grid’s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

Title:  Manager, Strategic Planning Lead

Location:  40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451

Req ID: 34519

Key Accountabilities

Help run multiyear & multi million dollars Strategic Efficiency programs for the IT organization working with various stakeholders & department leaders in organizing workshops, capturing ideas and create/run concreate initiatives. Help report the progress of these programs to the leadership/C-Level of the organization. Manage and facilitate alignment of US Information Technology projects with National Grid’s units, including development of business plans for multi-year programs/projects and tracking performance). Responsible for strategic planning, including creating, maintaining, and tracking progress of a multi-year Strategic Business Plan for all of IT organization.  Create very complex divestiture models for leadership like by vendor, by initiative etc. to show multi year divestiture savings & actual numbers based on different scenarios. Create models based on jurisdictions like NY, NE and business units like Gas, Electricity. Work closely with all Business and IT teams to provide support on all aspects of scoping, building, and supporting IT platforms. Support demand management process working with PMO and USIT Business Partner Leads. Align key performance indicators with team and company objectives; Apply project management principles in tracking performance across project portfolios. Tools used include Visual Basic, Power BI, ECVT (Alix Partners) and Microsoft excel (advanced), SAP & Salesforce, Oracle and SQL.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics & Communication or foreign equivalent degree. Seven (7) years of related IT consulting experience within the energy utility industry with a focus on managing scope, planning, financial budget/forecast  of IT projects, engaging IT Service continuity management and disaster recovery planning, using ITIL & Agile methodologies with ITIL certification (intermediate level), using CRM, SAP, Salesforce, IOT, AI, Data science, Enterprise information management concepts for client applications; consulting business on various Enterprise information management products and databases like Oracle, OpenText Content Suite 16,  OpenText Archive server, ICC, OCR, IBM Maximo, RSA Archer product suite, Oracle Primavera Unifier.

More Information

Salary $197,496 a year

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.  

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  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Results-driven
  • Leadership
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Our culture

  • A culture of inclusivity where the best ideas can come from anywhere.
  • A belief that we do our best work when we all work together.
  • An understanding that to engineer the future, you have to think out of the box.

Rewards

  • Healthcare

  • 401(k)

  • Continuing education

  • Paid time off

  • Employee assistance (EAP)

  • Health & wellness

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