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Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:01 AM

Primary Function:

Our Grainger business environment requires business functional leaders to thoroughly understand the technology required to operationalize their long term plans. The Strategy Portfolio Manager enables strategic planning by partnering with business stakeholders to translate the functional long term plans into actionable technology roadmaps. This role helps Grainger's leaders and their teams bring technology forward to create a competitive advantage for how we grow and develop our global organization. This mandate is accomplished through recommendations linked to the organization's strategy and financial goals, reflecting an awareness of external dynamics. He/She leads and facilitates business and technology leaders to refine functional strategy, create technology roadmaps and translate business roadmaps into specific capabilities and features that align with functional goals and objectives. He/She will also identify and act upon opportunities for continuous improvement. The Strategy Portfolio Manager will report to the Strategy Portfolio Management Lead.

The Strategy Portfolio Manager (SPM) develops a strong understanding of the business function including business drivers and strategies, industry trends, key strategic partner relationships, as well as key business leaders and decision makers, competitive position in the marketplace, etc. The SPM works directly with functional leaders and is seen as a member of their team by positively contributing to the development of the functional strategy and increasing the company's competitive advantage through gathering and shaping IT and/or Digital requirements to deliver on that strategy. Additionally, the SPM builds, enhances and maintains trusted relationships, strong partnerships and communication at the mid:management level. With those key stakeholders, he/she acts as a trusted advisor to align business and IT and/or Digital strategy.

The SPM provides a primary point of contact with Enterprise Systems and/or the Digital business customers for functional strategic IT and/or Digital needs and points of escalation. The SPM is focused on inspiring, influencing and managing a functional area's IT and/or Digital demand to ensure the most valuable and effective use of IT and/or Digital investments and resources. Successful engagements result in functional plans that clearly document how scope, timeline and resource investment will be optimized across development objectives as well as align to long term corporate objectives. He/She functions as a technology thought leader and strategic partner with functional business areas. Additionally, he/she mobilizes others to support change through times of stress and uncertainty. This role is responsible for facilitating the planning of the portfolio and programs across business areas and products, leveraging ES and/or Digital production groups, as appropriate.

Strategic Planning and Alignment:
:Serve as the strategic interface to enterprise business functions for the purpose of aligning business, Digital and IT strategies; providing service management, risk management, and relationship management services; and by helping to ensure the business areas achieve their objectives through the effective and efficient use of products and technology.
:Create added value to the business function through proactively identifying and advocating IT and/or Digital enabled opportunities to drive growth, improve competitive edge, improve customer experience, and ultimately improve profitability.
:Assist the business in forecasting, documenting and planning for future needs and translate business strategies into IT and/or Digital development plans and forecasts.
:Conduct needs and impact analysis on business requests to identify opportunities to link programs, processes, and systems throughout the organization to achieve optimal efficiency. Ensures consistent representation across Product Management, Solutions


• Location: Chicago, lake forest

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