Business Information Manager Deco China,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: DP China & North Asia

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


  Business Relationship
Develop, manage and enhance relationships with key business/ function top executive stakeholders, actively manage their expectations and satisfaction
Represent business/ function ambitions, requirements and expectations on IM towards the IM organization and represent IM on business/ function level
Ensure that relevant stakeholders are involved in specification of new services and/or major upgrades to existing services
Ensure sufficient and coherent IM communication towards the business/ functions
Strategy/ Innovation
Create BA/ (S)BU/ Function IM Strategy, TOP and Budget in coordination and alignment with BA
Support strategic and innovative thinking  in the business through clear articulation of IM capabilities and proactive value propositions
Use system and process knowledge to provide (business process) harmonization opportunities and proposals to business counterparts
Ensure coherence in strategic development of IM in line with agreed Enterprise Architecture
Initiative Portfolio Management
Ensure that IM demand is understood, and where agreed, captured and prioritized in IPM
Ensure all IM demand is assessed; aligned with business strategy and architecture; quantified and checked for feasibility
Help to identify IM demand conflicts, recommending escalation where appropriate for resolution
Develop high quality business requirements in order to ensure proper estimation of cost, time and resources can be done
Perform project scoping assessments to determine feasibility of initiatives and drive IPM decision making
Develop project estimates & complete financial model (costs, savings, revenue opportunities, investment horizon, etc.)
Internal Alignment
Partner with IM supply to get to high level solution architectures for initiatives
Partner with IM supply on delivery of services and projects, ensure performance at agreed levels and take actions where needed
Service Development/ Operations
Ensure IM Services are documented through Business Service Level Agreements
Monitor organizational readiness and supervise adequate timing of change deployment in organization
Ensure knowledge network in BU is properly set-up and functioning
Performance Management
Manage, track and report on IM Budget and realization
Manage, track and report on BU IM Objectives and Scorecard in alignment with global IM
Line Management
Create, manage and maintain a diverse and high performing team with the capabilities to deliver in line with BA/ Function/ IM ambitions


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Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

DP China & North Asia

Job family

Information Management

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Full time/part time


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Job requirements/Candidate profile

Crucial Experiences:
> 10 years relevant experience Good in building lasting value added relationships
  Experience in business process analysis, defining / implementing user requirements and IT projects 
  Sparring partner for Top executive level and adding value here
  Broad interest in and knowledge of IM Strong in strategic topics, adding value to vision and strategy
> 4 years experience in managing teams
  Excellent facilitator in getting commitment and buy-in

Key Generic Competencies:
External focus
Focus on big picture
Creating business value