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Eversource Energy IT Product Manager-Level 3 in Westwood, Massachusetts

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Job Description:

The IT Manager, Corporate Shared Services will manage application maintenance and support daily operations for the Energy Management, New England Independent System Operator (ISO) electricity reconciliations, Facilities Management and Supply Chain application portfolio. This portfolio includes applications that support various business units including but not limited to: Load Settlement, Electric and Gas Supply, Procurement, Materials Logistics, Real Estate, and Property Management Program.

More specifically, the IT Product Manager is responsible for leading the design, development, maintenance, and enhancement of business applications for the area. The incumbent works directly or through subordinates with business partners, colleagues, and other key stakeholders to identify client’s information requirements and seeks out opportunities to construct new or modify existing applications that will enable business partners to achieve critical business strategies. Another key aspect of the role is educating the work force on the strategic use of technology. The incumbent will also be responsible for devising strategic plans to reduce the overall application portfolio, minimize complexities within the domain, reduce operational cost, improve application resiliency, and improve service delivery.

The position requires a high level of planning and organization, Enterprise resource planning and operations knowledge, the ability to effectively delegate work, ability to establish development standards and work practices, and solid judgement/problem solving skills. The main challenge of the product management process is achieving the optimum integration level of business systems and data integration with communications technology and evolving technology. Other key challenges will be stabilizing newly implemented applications and shifting the operations support model from a Waterfall-based approach to Agile for certain key applications.

The level 3 position is a manager level position that may have a supervisor and or domain architect(s) reporting to them. This position can sit in either our Westwood, MA or Berlin, CT offices.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Strong technical acumen with mastery level of development concepts and underlying technology as well as the software development life cycle.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including the ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead a team of direct reports and managed services vendors including day-to-day coaching and performancemanagement/assessment.
  • Strong customer service and teamwork skills.
  • Customer-first orientation and strong passion for delivering quality tools and solutions.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and management skills, and strong business acumen.
  • Strong experience managing outsourced IT managed services providers a must.
  • Ability to think strategically to anticipate the needs of business partners and longevity of applications in portfolio.
  • Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and/or resourcefulness.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage deadlines in a fast-paced environment, with acute attention to detail.
  • Ability to translate data into actionable plans and tactics.
  • Ability to maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and managed services providers.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation skills.
  • Applies extensive organizational and/or project management expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. May be viewed as expert within a given field.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a focus in computer science, computer information systems or a closely related area or equivalent experience is required.

Experience :

A minimum of 5 years related experience is required of which (2)twoyears includes supervisory/leadership responsibilities. A minimum of (2)twoyears related experience managing outsourced IT managed services providers. A minimum of (2)twoyears’ experience supporting COTS and other application software solutions.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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