The Business Acquisition Lead is responsible for leading the integration of acquired companies into BSC processes and systems. This role works very closely with the different BSC divisions and Global Business Services, “GBS”, leadership team to successfully drive the integration activities. This position represents GBS as part of the overall company acquisition integration team and will interact heavily with our finance & operational leadership. The position requires strong leadership, collaboration, communication, and change management skills as well as experience driving large-scale transformations.
Key responsibilities include:
o Provide thought leadership to deliver a world-class transition
o Capable of acting as a change manager to create new relationship opportunities with the acquired companies and BSC divisions
o Ability to manage and inspire cross-functional global teams
o Ability to formulate and articulate a perspective and present it in a way to create understanding and alignment
o Strong financial acumen to develop business cases and to ensure successful implementation of the solutions
o Support delivery of policy change
o Create, manage, and track progress against the project plan consisting of multiple service lines and tracks of work
o Manage cross-division and cross-function initiative interdependencies and securing required resources and funding. Where necessary, facilitate prioritization regarding shared resources across workstreams
o Track and manage risks, actions, issues, decisions, and metrics for the overall project
o Escalate and drive risks and issues to resolution
o Manage the Project business case realization
o Manage and report on Project financial spend to budget
o Deliver to project objectives, deliverables, workplan, and charters
o Ensure delivery of new business processes, capabilities and new tools
o Ensure the GBS project team members are completing deliverables in alignment with the timelines
o Directs project execution by assigning tasks, managing project resources, working with subject matter resources, tracking project schedules, mitigating risks/issues, and developing and executing contingency plans.
o Ensure project has a robust strategy and plan for change management. Ensure delivery of the strategy and plan.
o Ensure execution of the project communication and training plan
o Influence and collaborate with key stakeholders, including; Divisional Leadership, GBS and GBS stakeholders, Global Finance, Information Systems, and functional leads
o Set and manage the project governance
o Establish reporting priorities and report implementation progress to the various leadership teams and steering committees
o Develop content and manage the PMO meetings and Executive Steering Committee meetings
What we’re looking:
Bachelor’s degree required
5-8+ years business experience working and leading projects with multiple work streams; preferably in a consulting capacity
Experience leading global integration and transformational cross-functional projects
Functional knowledge of financial processes with prior experience leading financial projects through the full life-cycle
Full life-cycle business process improvement methodology and system development methodologies with ERP experience (SAP preferred)
Strong communication, presentation and people skills
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to identify options for decision making
Ability to diagnose problems which could be related to strategy, process, technology, or people and put in place appropriate actions/measures
Must be a self-starter and quick learner with ability to assertively engage with resources at all levels within the organization
Proven capacity to manage simultaneous processes from start to finish
Experience partnering with the Information Systems department and leading system implementation projects
Global awareness and sensitive to multiple cultures
Language: Fluent in English. Additional languages are an asset.
Travel: Occasional, limited travel to other BSC sites may be required.
Core experience qualifications:
Candidate must have managed an “integration” or company acquisition with multiple streams of work across different countries
Proven experience transitioning new products or services into existing processes
Experience with ERP system implementations
Organizational skills and clear and concise communications is a MUST
Not only looking for a strong PM, but a PM who has business acumen and critical thinking that can lead teams to solutions
Ability to not only see the “big picture”, define strategy, and lead the teams but also have the ability to “roll up your sleeves” when necessary
Demonstrated proficiency to effectively present complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner and facilitating meetings with directors, vice presidents, and business owners
Shared Services Experience is a plus.
** Please note: This position may be filled at Manager I or Manager II level depending on the final candidate’s experience and expertise.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive benefits including a free commuter shuttle service from Boston to Marlborough, a 6% 401k match with immediate vest, tuition assistance, on-site child care, and more.