Bank of the West Business Technology Relationship Manager - Enterprise Portfolio Services in San Ramon, California

Business Technology Relationship Manager - Enterprise Portfolio Services


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

Tasked with managing relationships with dedicated business areas, and serves as a primary point of contact between Enterprise Portfolio Services (EPS) and the business on project investment decisions. The role routinely interacts with key business Executives and senior managers as well as IT, Business Architects, and Innovation office to ensure alignment between business and IT roadmaps, as well as strategic alignment across the Enterprise.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages portfolio of proposed project ideas for the assigned line of business(s)

  • Working for the greater needs of the enterprise/EPS, serves as the primary point of contact for the business and helps facilitate the translation of business ideas/needs into cohesive, well-developed proposals for project investments

  • Provides input and business perspective to IT strategy and architecture development process.

  • Stays in tune with new technologies and trends. Actively coordinates with other EPS Business Relationship Managers to stay abreast of efforts under consideration by other business lines

  • Critically evaluates project idea proposals, including the quality of estimated benefits, project investment demand for appropriate scope, definition, and stakeholder engagement. Ensures that only feasible ideas that are aligned with bank strategy, with a clear benefits case progress through work intake stages.

  • Identifies opportunities for reusing applications/ platforms and synergies among businesses

  • Partners with IT Solutions and Enterprise Architecture teams to select appropriate technical solution for a given project investment idea while ensuring robust cost estimates, business case development.

  • Actively contributes to business-level portfolio prioritization discussions (i.e., investment, resourcing, timing), based on thoughtful, strategic alignment for projects/demand while providing across-business line perspective.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned



Required Experience

  • 15 years business, technology and/or consulting experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree Business, IT, or Management


  • Demonstrated leadership in Organizational Change Management.

  • Excellent relationship building and Stakeholder Management skills.

  • Strategic and tactical planning and financial/ budgeting skills.

  • Excellent presentation skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Financials services background is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Project Management

Location: United States-California-San Ramon

Requisition ID: 036597