IT Business Planning Manager
Allison Transmission, Inc. - Indianapolis, IN

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This candidate will manage the lifecycle of Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software used within Allison's Business Planning community. This includes acquisition and maintenance, deployments and upgrades, problem management.

This candidate will also be responsible for managing implementation of changes to the Business Planning and Portfolio Management custom applications from definition, design, development, testing and deployment. This position must manage technical resources to execute changes and work closely with other IT staff members and business process owners to deliver functional changes while maintaining high system availability.

This position will ensure that projects deliver a maintainable application, documentation, test plans, etc. prior to transition to Business community.

Support SAP and other open-technology framework that delivers up-to-date data required by enterprise processes for program management, product life cycle management and engineering related functions.

Conducts project management assessments

Exhibits strong leadership skills and can lead project teams

Manages the integration of project management within an organization resulting in culture change

Develops strong relationships between IT and business team

Identifies new business opportunities

Position Requirements

Skills Required:
Bachelors Degree

  • 2+ years experience in IT application support utilizing ITIL processes.
  • Extensive experience working with multiple IT vendors in an outsourced environment.
  • Exceptional interaction skills in differing environments with business, functional and technical personnel.
  • Proven track record of successful management of multiple custom written applications and Commercial Off The Self software solutions.
Proficient written and oral communication skills

Knowledgeable of Cost-Integrated scheduling and can perform Earned Value Analysis

Identifies and recommends project management tools

Identifies risk, provides analysis and contingency planning

Minimal of 2 years Project Management experience
Minimal of 2 years Business/Industry Knowledge

Minimal of 3 years experience Systems Application Management

Minimal of 1 years experience in Engineering related Applications

US Citizenship or Permanent Resident

Skills Preferred:
  • ITIL Certification
  • Product Engineering experience