Xcel Energy Services, Inc. Business Integration Consultant Or Sr. Business Integration in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis; TX - Amarillo; WI - Eau ClaireDo you want to put your skills and experience to good use supporting one ofthe fastest-growing parts of the energy business? Are you interested inbeing a key part of the utility industry's new, competitive landscape?If you're interested in working for a trustworthy company that's committedto treating you with respect, training you well and ensuring your safety,consider a position on Xcel Energy's transmission team.Position SummaryDrives strategic integration and alignment of business processes, data,and SAP systems that impact a given business and or functional area. Serves assubject matter expert to develop integrated business solutions for process andsystem deployments and upgrades, ensuring all changes are aligned withbusiness area operating models. Balances the needs and requirements ofmultiple stakeholders in facilitating demand management and prioritization.Regularly measures process effectiveness, efficiency, and adherencemetrics, and manages remedial action planning process in collaboration withbusiness area and enterprise integration teams, as well as business arealeaderEssential ResponsibilitiesBusiness Integration: Primary business area owner for processes, data,reports, and/or applications within a designated scope area of mediumcomplexity. Acts as a key liaison between local business area teams andintegration consulting teams at the business and enterprise levels.Role & Process Design and Governance: Enforces established change controlsfor enterprise process design documentation, role assignments, performancemeasures, reports, and training materials. Maintains and applies currentknowledge of functional, technical and industry trends. Accountable forcompliance with SOX and audit requirements.Value Realization: Regularly tracks measures of process effectiveness,efficiency, and adherence across departments within a given business area.Assembles and leads teams to investigate root cause of performance gaps.Designs and implements action plans. Tracks and drives business-areaaccountability for realization of benefits associated with continuousimprovement projects, enhancements, and upgrades.Demand Management & Prioritization: Facilitates the demand management andprioritization process for continuous improvement opportunities associatedwith business processes, reporting, and systems within a given departmentand/or functional area.Project Management: Serves as solution designer and project lead for one ormore continuous improvement initiatives, enhancements, or specialprojects. Translates business needs into requirements.Training and Effective Communication: Provides ongoing training and supportfor super users and business area; leads training/support for newimplementations. Drives effective communication of changes and supports changeadoption.Minimum RequirementsBachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience,CPA/MBA or other related certification preferred.At least 5 years related business area/industry experience -or-SAP/equivalent ERP use and implementation experience.Deep knowledge of leading practice technology solutions for business area.Ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences and analyzecomplex business scenarios.Leadership, change management and program/project management experience.Understand and effectively translate technological and business language.Demonstrated ability to understand business processes and coordinate withothers in deployment efforts.Experience in configuring, administering, upgrading, and supportingsystems and integrating new technological and process solutions into existingsystems.Proven success gaining cross-functional consensus on large strategic andportfolio management initiatives.PreferredGas and/or Electric Utility Industry experience, direct experience indeveloping functional specs for SAP configuration._______________________________________________________________