Purpose & Accountabilities :
The IT Advisory role provides support to the IT Manager (ITM) and Product Line Manager (PLM) in delivering bottom line value to the business through implementation of innovative, new IT solutions and harvesting existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business strategy, value drivers and KPIs.
The key focus areas of the role are :
Integrated Business and IT strategy
Relationship Management :
Support the ITM / PLM to drive a One Team mindset; work closely with business stakeholders (below VP / GM level) to understand and influence how IT and the business can align strategic success goals, challenging the business to deliver value for IT dollars invested.
Works with the natural team in IT and supports the ITM / PLM to ensure all are operating with a commercial mindset and driving measurable value.
Business Intelligence :
Understand the Business and Industry landscape, including strategic priorities, challenges and how this relates to the wider enterprise strategy and competitive landscape.
Supports the ITM / PLM in contributing to business decisions through strong relationships, business and IT understanding and external market perspectives.
Integrated Business & IT Strategy :
Understand the business and IT strategy, recognize how IT is contributing to the business top and
bottom line while utilizing the existing landscape and identify opportunities to grow and transform the business through the deployment of processes, data and technology solutions. Works with business
and IT to shape opportunities and align solutions with business strategies. Supports the ITM / PLM to capture and maintain the IT strategic response in the IT Strategic Plan.
Supports the ITM / PLM to improve organizational performance through the application of original thinking to existing and emerging methods, processes, data, products and services.
IT Portfolio Management :
Supports the ITM / PLM with managing demand, capturing detailed business requirements for review
and agreed business outcomes. Supports the ITM / PLM with the IT Strategic Plan for their business area, ensuring decisions take into account the full lifecycle of the portfolio optimizing investments,
operational costs, health and risks to drive business value.
Value Generation :
Provides support to the ITM / PLM to develop robust business cases in partnership with business stakeholders and other IT areas, capturing IT expenditures, business changes and business benefits incorporating IT performance metrics, measurements and benefits.
IT supporting Finance has an investment and operational budget that is in excess of $100m per
This position does not have direct budget accountability.
This position does not have direct reports.
Additional Information :
Finance at Shell is a core function involved in all major business transactions. Due to the age, fragmentation and complexity of the underlying systems, coupled with the increased pace to move to new business models, there is an exciting journey over the next few years to harness the power of Digitalisation for Finance and the business.
Following Finance Transformation with the World Class Finance Programme, the function is grouped into three main parts, these are : Finance in the Business, Finance Centres of Excellence and Finance Operations based in multiple hubs around the world that operates global processes.
The role of the IT advisor is critical in developing the best partnership with the business to exploit
and stay on top of the IT partnership with the business.