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Senior Manager, IT Product Owner DEV IT

Company: General Motors LLC
Location: Roswell
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

About GM

There's never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-2 times per week.

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM's global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing an elite GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.
Job Description

The Business Analyst Manager is accountable for maintaining the relationship with the end user (i.e. Business Team/Customer) in key business process threads. You are responsible for eliciting requirements/user stories and representing them to the Enterprise Solutions Delivery and Enterprise Sustain Services teams throughout the systems development cycle. Leads a team and is responsible for staffing, communicating, training and development, directing and prioritization of work, evaluating performance and removing roadblocks. You will lead requirements elicitation and documentation for a significant segment of the business - multiple projects or a major program.

Design, develop, communicate, train and monitor the process and responsibilities of the Product Owners in DEV IT. Mentor the Product Owners to a consistently growing level of maturity as demonstrated by a capability maturity model agreed to by leadership. Design, develop and communicate the performance of the Product Owner function in DEV IT. Daily/Weekly/Monthly backlog levels Daily/Weekly/Monthly areas of concern needing focus for on-time delivery Audit and share quality of work (Epics, Features and User Stories) Ensure the global common D2C platform is realized. Ensure the downstream IT dependencies across the platform are communicated and successful. Ensure the development organizations are happy with the engagement and results from Product Owners. Bring best practices from in and outside of DEV IT. Plan and demonstrate an ever increasing capability maturity of our Product Owner function.


Accountable project execution role for Plan through Close as part of the System Development process for projects without a PM or DM (Delivery Manager) Development of business process models, business requirements/user stories (functional and non-functional) and product backlogs Ensures comprehensive user acceptance testing/training plans are developed/executed and the application is successfully transitioned to production Understands business issues and data challenges of the business Responsible for IT strategy & portfolio development for a business area or functional domain Assist Business with Problem and Incident Management and lead planning to reduce problems/incidents Thorough understanding of the business and in depth knowledge of the overall project portfolio Understands the strategic direction of the organization. Partners with business to set strategic direction of IT applications Leads research on new ideas / initiatives the organization may want to pursue Makes recommendations on what projects should be pursued - "pre-project" go / no-go decisions Provides information around cost / benefit analysis and the feasibility of solutions Impacts the ROI by ensuring the right projects are being invested in at the right time for the right reasons Builds a diverse and effective team by identifying/selecting the best talent. Responsible for directing and prioritizing work, leading performance and providing guidance / coaching to team members. Leads the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture.

Expert understanding of business analyst fundamentals requirements and documentation Expert understanding of Business Process Modeling Subject Matter Expert (SME) in a functional area or business process domain- and data challenges of the org and industry Demonstrates critical skills such as collaboration, strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical capability Leads facilitation sessions with end users, asking probing questions to elicit business process discussion and bring together process flow diagrams Leads portfolio development activities
Critical skills:

Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)/Return on Investment on Analysis, Delivery/Advanced Scheduling /Risk Analysis. Ability to lead change management facilitation with key partners; Ability to develop product and process training for the business; Unique combination of both technical and business insight; Broader strategic/program portfolio analysis and big picture understanding; Accountable for bridging business and IT strategic directions for roadmap development

Bachelor's degree required (technical discipline preferred) or equivalent experience.

Master's degree preferred (technical discipline preferred). 12+ years in an applicable business environment

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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