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Sr IS Business Partner

Calgary, Canada
Job Posting: Jun 13, 2018 04:45:46 PM Unposting Date: Jun 28, 2018 01:59:00 AM
Sr IS Business Partner-00133994-20180201


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.
We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.
Husky is currently looking for an Sr IS Business Partner at their Calgary, Alberta office. The Sr IS Business Partner is a trusted advisor to the business and operates as a key player representing Husky Information Services (IS), proactively managing the relationship between IS and the business. This position ensures strategic alignment of business priorities with IS objectives and delivery. Its mission is to create the right environment for a positive customer experience and in doing so have the business view the IS organization as a valued partner.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • As a strategic thinker, the Sr IS Business Partner is an ambassador and operates as the primary/key owner of the relationship with specific internal business unit(s). Responsible for driving IS and business alignment, business strategic planning and enabling IS delivery to meet the strategic and tactical needs of its customers.
  • Work with specific business unit(s) and IS support resources to capture an idea and ensure that IS has a deep understanding of business needs, objectives, and alignment to corporate strategy.
  • Innovation and transformation are a key agenda for IS to meet the expectations of the business. The Sr IS Business Partner will be informed and often be required to provide thought leadership to help ascertain the right innovation and transformation projects with the client.  
  • Strong ability to set expectations with both the IS organization and the business, to align prioritization and effective use of resources by both parties to drive positive outcomes.
  • Manage complex, difficult client issues and escalations across multiple stakeholders by following established procedures or precedents.
  • Responsible for effective communication, this role is highly dependent on building great business relationships and following a quality communications plan tailored to each client. This includes translating business requirements into IS language and vice versa.
  • The Sr IS Business Partner is accountable to following a proven strategic account management approach. In doing so identifying opportunities, driving delivery, measuring results, and achieving improvements over time. With a focus and emphasis on longer term strategy and planning.
  • Driven by results this role is assessed on the ability to deliver value outcomes and that will involve engaging external resources and collaborating with industry to showcase best practice to stimulate continuous improvement opportunities between the business and IS.
  • As an integral part of the IS organization this role requires a high sense of accountability and an ability to execute in an efficient and effective manner.


Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Post-secondary degree in related discipline
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) would be an asset
  • Certificates in Communications
  • Formal Sales Training (SPIN, TAS, LAMP, Negotiate to Win)
  • Strong business acumen, able to communicate in value, risk and cost terms
  • Minimum 5+ years of strategic account management and/or program design experience with demonstrated progression of responsibility
  • Experience with decision-making authority and ability to engage stakeholders in decision-making
  • Proven track record of delivery in an outcome- or goal-driven environment
  • Extensive experience articulating strategic business problems and providing detailed options, including complete business case analysis for executive consideration
  • Proven internal and external influencing skills at senior and executive management levels
  • Experience of working for a technology organization or within a technology driven environment
  • Experience working with IS in the Energy and Resource sector
  • Microsoft Office
  • Strong business process and high-level technical knowledge; understands market opportunities, industry trends, and innovation opportunities
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Develops understanding of the core business and the value of the outcomes
    • Experience in effectively interacting and communicating with IS partners and stakeholders
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills; both written and verbal
  • Understanding of IS principals, including lifecycle planning, estimating, architecture, project management, etc.
  • Ability to effectively move forward on tasks even with ambiguous or changing requirements
At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Aboriginal people, women, and persons with disabilities.
Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company.  It is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HSE.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 
Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.
Interested candidates must apply online at:  Only those candidates who apply via Husky's online application process can be considered. We thank all applicants for their interest in our organization; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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