Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Business Manager is responsible for identifying and aligning the resources needed to effectively manage the business and administrative services functions in the OCFO division, including: communications, training/employee development, property, conference/travel, facilities, environmental health and safety (EH&S), business continuity planning and administrative services. The Senior Business Manager independently and effectively engages with all levels of management and staff within the OCFO and throughout the Laboratory, and is a key partner to, and collaborator with, the CFO and departmental leadership.
The Senior Business Manager is expected to engage a full understanding and in-depth knowledge, responsibility, and authority in budgeting, HR liaison and workforce management, and business services, in addition to assisting management in Lab-wide initiatives. The Senior Business Manager is a spokesperson of the OCFO in a variety of forums, and will serve in a leadership capacity in the execution of key divisional initiatives with overall management responsibility for all OCFO administrative staff.
What You Will Do:
Provide expert consultation and advice to Division Director and division management on complex business issues ranging from internal business practices within division departments to strategic issues with Lab-wide impact; ensure services are customer-focused, efficient, high quality and cost-effective.
Work closely with OCFO departmental leadership and employees to ensure effective and efficient financial and business support of the OCFO mission
Manage the OCFO training and employee development program
Serve as liaison with Human Resources to ensure effective delivery of HR services; partner with and consult on HR matters and issues, including budgeting, workforce planning, DE&I programming and other business services
Participate in Laboratory-wide meetings on behalf of OCFO, serving as a spokesperson internally and externally on matters of high significance
Oversee and manage the division's administrative service function, including communications, property, and timekeeping activities
Manage and supervise OCFO administrative staff and ensure overall quality of work, accuracy, and timely delivery of administrative services.
Develop and implement a sustainable communications strategy that address both internal division and external stakeholder needs.
Lead the division's facilities and space planning activities.
Lead the division's safety and emergency response activities with a focus on:
Leadership of the B971 Building Emergency Team
Serving as the primary interface between the Emergency Operations Center and OCFO departmental leadership
Business continuity planning related to emergencies
Building related safety and compliance inspections
Track and Monitor OCFO Strategic plan initiatives and support CFO in driving to completion
Serve on various Laboratory and UC committees (e.g. DBC)
Lead or support various special projects and assignments.
Other duties as assigned
What is Required:
10 years of related, extensive professional-level experience or an equivalent combination of experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field.
Experience leading the business and administrative services of a large organization, including communications, training, safety and emergency response, facilities, and space planning.
Expertise in advanced decision making, problem-solving, and analytical skills to independently solve highly complex issues.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to present ideas clearly to individuals and groups, including senior management and staff, and/or external organizations and industries.
Experience using interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of personnel, both internal and external.
Supervisory experience, including performance management of both exempt and nonexempt employees.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
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