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Job Ref:  00015242
Employer:  Oxy
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United States
County/State:  Texas
City:  Houston
15/10/2016 01:01
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, and its OxyChem subsidiary is a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are one of the largest U.S. oil and gas companies, based on equity market capitalization, with more than 40,000 employees and contractors worldwide.
Our greatest asset has been and will continue to be our people. We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of Enterprise Business Architect within our Enterprise Architecture Department based in Houston, TX.

Role Description
The Business Architect plays a key role in structuring the enterprise in terms of its governance structure, business processes, and business information. This person aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding products and services; partners and suppliers; organization; capabilities; and key business and IT initiatives. The primary focus is the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together. The Business Architect works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.

Role Duties
- Work with executive management to capture company goals, strategies, and objectives
- Help plan metrics and KPIs to measure business progress in achieving objectives
- Assess current and planned business capabilities
- Perform gap analysis between capabilities and requirements to meet business goals
- Develop a business architecture strategy based on a business strategy and a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations
- Develop execution plans and roadmaps to help realize business strategies
- Define strategic initiatives on the roadmap and facilitate project initiation
- Help identify business drivers for projects and initiatives
- Review project scope and planned approach to ensure alignment with business architecture
- Mentor and coach business process engineers and business analysts
- Track industry trends relevant to corporate business functions and capture impacts
- Foster a climate that supports relationship building and collaboration between business and IT
- Partner with business and IT to facilitate identification and adoption of best practices
- Represent company at industry or functional meetings, forums, panels, etc

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree with focus in:
- IT Architecture
- Business process management
- Financial planning and analysis
- Business degree with computer science minor
- Computer science

Experience Required
15 years of experience in oil & gas industry with knowledge of:
- Business process management
- Financial and production accounting systems and processes
- Operational systems and processes
- Regulatory systems and process
- HES systems and processes

Technical Skills
- Business Process Management
- Knowledge engineering concepts
- Business process modeling
- Business process analysis
- Business activity monitoring

Soft Skills
- Collaboration/Meeting Facilitation
- Facilitating Meetings
- Enabling effective collaboration
- Resolving conflict
- Teaching and mentoring
- Communication / Presentation
- Written and verbal communication
- Visualization of Information
- Communicate with all levels of the organization
- Active listening
- Presentation and story telling

Computer Skills
- MS Office
- Visio
- Bizagi Process Modeler (optional)
- Basic database knowledge (SQL)

Desired Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree preferred but MBA is a plus
- Broad business exposure is preferred over specialist in one business area

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status
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