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Entergy Sr Business Lead, Special Projects in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sr Business Lead, Special Projects

Date: May 13, 2024

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

Location: Little Rock, AR is highly preferred, but qualified candidates may be considered in New Orleans, LA or the Woodlands, TX.

Job Summary/Purpose :

The role of SR Business Lead, Special Projects, reports to the Director, Billing Operations and is key in functional transformation and execution excellence for the Meter to Cash (M2C) organization. This role is tasked with special projects surrounding efforts to implement and continuously improve a new large power billing system. This role support efforts to implement a lean operating system model that will drive sustainable performance improvements helping Entergy achieve its ambition of becoming the premier utility.

The SR Business Lead will represent the Meter to Cash (M2C) function as the single point of contact for identified cross-functional project teams and functional business leaders at all levels. They will understand and execute on strategies developed by the Meter to Cash and Customer Organization executive leadership teams in support of identifying operational improvement opportunities and provide counsel to leaders for development and execution of their special project roadmap. The SR Business Lead will be jointly accountable with various business functions and project leads to communicate and achieve goals/targets. They will provide operational and strategic consulting to business and project leaders, operate as a customer centric billing system subject matter expert (SME), and provide key input into the system integration process to generate and implement solutions.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Serve as “Business Lead” for the Meter to Cash organization system integration and process improvement efforts by aligning business objectives of 100 professionals with enterprise responsibility for Customer Billing for Residential and large C&I customers.

  • Engage with assigned business functions to drive alignment across the enterprise on the end-to-end large power billing system related processes that play a role in achieving timely and accurate billing goals and objectives.

  • Coordinate special project opportunities with business unit leaders to advocate for cross functional key metrics and accountability across the end-to-end process to deliver sustainable results.

  • Partner with internal clients to maintain integrity of the vision and strategy to drive one of the three key goals of the enterprise, timely and accurate bills for customers by defining service level expectations and outcomes to remain accountable to achieve mutual outcomes.

  • Communicate progress, milestones, and outcomes to executive leadership and stakeholders.

  • Leverage continuous improvement methodologies and tools, including agile methodology, to meet system integration and improvement objectives, add value and achieve set goals/targets.

  • Will provide leadership and oversight of shared resources from the communities of practice within the Meter to Cash Organization and project team(s) resources from the business.

  • Develop, measure, and communicate results of large power billing system metrics and scorecards to senior and executive leadership.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education and experience required of the position:

Required- At least one of the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business-related field required and minimum 8+ years of professional experience is required.

  • OR in lieu of degree minimum 12+ years of professional experience is required.

Education and experience preferred of the position:

  • Master’s degree

  • Agile Project Management experience highly preferred

  • Previous experience incorporating “the voice of the customer” into business objectives and strategic projects.

  • Strong business finance acumen with a deep understanding of the Utilities industry, processes, and systems.

Minimum experience required of the position:

  • Ability to learn, understand and converse around key business issues.

  • Respected and trusted leader with a proven track record of achievement through change

  • Well-organized with good written and verbal communication, reporting and presentation skills.

  • Analytical skill set with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Knowledge and experience with project management and/or process improvement tools and methods is a plus (e.g. Lean, Six-Sigma, Agile, Process Mapping, Intelligent Automation).

  • Proven experience with analyzing data for insights to drive better business decisions.

  • Demonstrated experience consulting with senior & executive leaders, including identifying needs, developing comprehensive plans, identifying deliverables and presenting results/recommendations to enable outcomes.

  • Strong sense of accountability

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required of the position:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus

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Primary Location: Arkansas - Little Rock Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : New Orleans || Texas : The Woodlands

Job Function : Professional

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 114782

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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