Sr Director, Account Management and Agile Practice

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18
Hartford, CT
5 - 7 years experience
Accounting, Finance & Insurance
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/15/18

Job ID: 14578BR

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That’s Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Plans at a strategic level and manages the effective use of resources. Directs assigned staff to implement and/or maintain systems and/or assigned project(s). Moderate to broad scope of responsibility as defined bysuch things as span of control, # of systems/projects, and/or complexity of systems/projects. Works closely withkey stakeholders to build relationships and to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Influences technical direction of projects and system support. Provides talent management to team members. This job is a Manager: Responsible for setting work objectives and goals for employees and managing their performance. Typically involved in compensation decisions. Employees have a formal reporting relationship to this job. This job works under General Direction: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area ofwork. Generally final results are reviewed. (Typically applies to a manager or expert/top level professional.)

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Directs assigned staff to implement and/or maintain systems of high complexity and/or projects of major business unit significance. Contributes significantly to the strategic technology operational plans and department budget. Has responsibility for developing/ implementing a tactical and/or operational plan and staying within the departmental budget. A technology leader in theeffort to utilize technology to develop and/or redesign the organization’s processes. Has awareness of Enterprise strategies and impact on the line of business or functional area of responsibility. Provides key project stakeholders and IT leadership with timelystatus updates and/or system performance updates. Applies knowledge of current industry trends and techniques to formulate solutions within the context of assigned projects and/or enhancements. Accountable for directing team in order to achieve deliverables. Manages team direction and the day-to-day work of direct reports. Responsible for providing consistent performance feedback/coaching and completing formal performance reviews. Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific duties include:

  • Role is responsible for leading our Account Manager and Agile Development Practice.
  • Staff management functions include, but are not limited to, coaching, training, planning and performance management in a supportive, team oriented, and collaborative manner.
  • Providing a trusted partnership to our business units in line with our GTS (Global Technology Services) organizational strategies.
  • Ensures appropriate communication channels are in place with business unit CIO’s and their teams.
  • Supports Account Managers and GTS leadership by proactively driving GTS strategies, brand and improving service levels.
  • Develops strategies to manage the “Bill of IT” and looks for themes across all LOBs to drive efficiencies, operation effectiveness, and process optimization.
  • Drives the use and effectiveness of our agile development practices within GTS.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Enterprise Architecture internal communications

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent required. 5 years of technology or business related experience required.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 9 years of technology or business related experience preferred. 3 years of experience managing others preferred. 4 years direct experience leading an account management team preferred.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Knowledge: Broad conceptual understanding of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled withan in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment necessary tosupport assigned systems and/or projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices & procedures. Has a thorough understanding of staff responsibilities, abilities and development needs. Business Knowledge & Partnership: Provides direction and effectively leads byexample to ensure that all services are meeting the business objectives on a timely basis with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. Keeps all areas informed of developments affecting their function. Demonstrates flexibility, anticipates customer needs, and effectively communicates in a manner consistent with the audience. Educates and influences customers onthe most effective use of technology, from a short- and long-term perspective. Problem Solving & Decision Making: Demonstrates advanced analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory. Able to develop solutions by applying accepted processes or is able to create new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information. Sees the big picture and is fully aware of technology and business directions. Has department, corporate and group objectives in focus while identifying and removing barriers. Optimizes the use of all available resources. Leadership: Manages cross-functional objectives/priorities supporting an assigned business area(s). Responsibilities are assigned withconsiderable latitude for decision making. Results reviewed periodically according to predefined objectives. Sets level of risk taking, and gathers/synthesizes information to all appropriate levels of the organization. Planning & Project Management: Insures all planning done on the area level is supportive of the business strategic plans. Appropriately delegates while maintaining accountability; sees that projects are assigned by workload and capabilities. Completes projects accurately and on time. Critical planning is required as modifications are difficult and costly and may impair achieving of departmental/corporate objectives. Change requires reassessing and adjusting tactical and/or operational direction. Knowledge of Agile methodology and ability to apply them toprojects of moderate complexity. In the Agile environment the Sr Director level typically performs as the Release Train Engineer or Kanban Service Delivery Manager. Team Orientation Financial Awareness Human Resource Management

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Work Schedules Weekend work hours (Occasionally) Other Travel (Occasionally)

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) Sitting (Can stand at will) (Continuously) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously)

Licensing or Certificates
Depend on the specific role but some examples may include; ITIL Kanban/Agile/SAFe

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

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