This role is specifically managing the portfolios Smart Automation and Data Platforms in theFinance Business Interface. Since these portfolios are not only for Finance but also for the wider organization the IT Manager needs to interact with a lot of senior stakeholders therefore strong communication and stakeholder mgt skills are essential in this role.The IT Manager is accountable for identifying and delivering bottom line value to the business through both the implementation of innovative new IT solutions and harvesting of existing IT assets to enable the achievement of the business strategy, value drivers and KPIs. The key focus areas of the role are : • Relationship management • Business intelligence• Integrated Business and IT strategy• IT Portfolio Management• Value Generation • Innovation Relationship Management: Drives a One Team mindset; works closely with business stakeholders to understand and influence how IT and the business can align strategic success goals, challenging the business to deliver value for IT dollars invested. Leads the natural team in IT and aligns internal and external IT partners to ensure all are operating with a collective commercial mindset and driving measurable value. Maintains and extends networks within, across and external to organizational boundaries Business Intelligence: Have a deep understanding of the Business and Industry landscape, including strategic priorities, challenges and how this relates to the wider enterprise strategy and competitive landscape. Delivers thought leadership and contributes to business decisions through strong relationships, business and IT understanding and external market perspectives. Integrated IT and Business Strategy: Shapes the business and IT strategy to ensure a contribution to the business top and bottom line through operational improvements, exploiting the existing IT landscape and identifying opportunities to grow and transform the business through the deployment of processes, data and technology solutions. Works with business and IT leaders to align solutions with business strategies; contributes to the business unit strategic planning process. Captures and maintains the IT strategic response in the IT Strategic Plan. Innovation: Improves organizational performance through the application of original thinking leveraging technology to existing and emerging methods, processes, data, products and services. Determines a plan on how innovations will be deployed to produce a return on investment. IT Portfolio Management: Leads the demand side of IT governance in partnership with the business and communicates high-level business requirements to IT functional groups in order to deliver agreed business outcomes. Accountable for 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. Supports the delivery of Reliable, Agile, Affordable and Secure operations in line with Service Agreements. Value Generation: Ensures the delivery of value outcomes by: Applying investment discipline to IT expenditures; ensuring business changes are embedded and the business case benefits are realized. Works with business and IT partners to define business and IT performance metrics, and measures, tracks and reports on benefits realization.