In program management, the main role of the Business Change Manager (BCM) is to ensure that stakeholders interests are satisfied by the program.
His main responsibilities include:
- Selecting, with the program manager, the projects that will benefit the business the most
- Creating the success factors for the program. Ensuring that these success factors can be measured
- Measuring improvements created by the program so far
- Preparing the business for the transition. Ensuring that business is not affected when the change (note that any project/program brings in change) takes place
- The Business Change Manager is usually a program management role.
- You can have more than one BCM in large projects.
- BCM also stands for Business Continuity Manager.
To answer your last question on whether the BCM is an executive role, the answer is yes, it is.