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Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives, Cloud Enablement

Company: Travelers Canada
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Who Are We?Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.Job CategoryTechnologyCompensation OverviewThe annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.Salary Range$109,800.00 - $181,200.00Target Openings1What Is the Opportunity?The Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Cloud Enablement partners with leaders across multiple lines of business to drive the adoption of cloud capabilities in support of our Travelers cloud enablement journey. You will beresponsible leading macro business analysis, development & refinement of strategies, articulation of future capabilities needs and assessment of conceptual ideas that feed into strategic execution and enable teams in their adoption of cloud services.Reporting directly to the Travelers Technology, VP, Cloud Enablement Lead you will navigate across Travelers enterprise technology and lines of business technology organizations, influencing technology leaders and their engineering teams to continuously create capacity and aid in the implementation support of modernizing existing on-premise business applications for execution within our public cloud environment. You will apply strong leadership and influence skills, technical acumen, and knowledge of agile practices in partnership with business and technology counterparts to effectively define, plan and monitor the modernization of business applications across multiple Travelers organizations.What Will You Do?

  • Lead the engagement model with Business Units to drive more holistic and robust planning, initiative prioritization, navigate interdependencies, identify delivery risks, conflict resolution, resource planning and strategic roadmap development and execution.
  • Influence, manage, refine, communicate, and drive adoption of a large and complex body of work, including emerging technologies, spanning multiple organizations and teams working toward common cloud enablement outcomes.
  • Partner with other organizations, lines of business and with key partners, with the ability to influence executive-level leadership and share best practices to ensure alignment and consistency in ways of working
  • Partner closely with Agile/Delivery practices to facilitate organizational operating and governance model, in driving cloud adoption, to align with agile best practices and processes.
  • Effectively drive, manage, implement and track one or more complex cloud enablement deliverables and capabilities, as well as 'test and learn'/experimentation targeted at defining/refining future deliverables, measuring performance, and adjusting the overall roadmap of deliverables.
  • Build out management information reporting & planning function to inform departmental planning, strategic decision making and demonstrate organizational impact and value delivery.
  • Develop strategic planning process and infrastructure business leadership, providing guidance and effective direction to ensure operating divisions are aligned to overall goals and vision. Oversee, identify, and make data driven decisions related to funding and resource allocation and prioritization of work
  • Provide strong strategic leadership, direction, and execution focus to indirectly lead teams of up to 15 teams (100-150 people), leading with a diverse and inclusive mindset and proactively engaging team members so they reach their full potential.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
    • Demonstrated experience developing multi-year technology strategies and roadmaps.
    • Six years of experience in an agile/execution leadership role delivering business solutions on a demanding schedule.
    • Experience managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated ability to put strategic plans into action.
    • Strong facilitation and conflict resolution skillset.
    • Five years of people leadership /management experience.
    • Strong technical acumen and strategic mindset preferred.
    • Experience in developing strong, trusted partnerships with senior executives and constituent partners.
    • Proven critical thinking, analytical skills and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data.
    • Systemic thinker with strategic planning expertise, readily sees patterns and connections in a complicated environment.
    • Knowledge of both enterprise technology and line of business organizations, as well as vendor management, with the ability to develop and leverage relationships, consult on priorities, and optimize cloud adoption through solution identification aligned with desired objectives.
    • Change Agent: Change leadership skills, including the ability to create an inclusive environment, manage conflict and develop solutions to mitigate risk.
    • Ability to lead and inspire team members to achieve optimal results in a highly collaborative and matrixed organization where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.
    • Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.
    • Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development.What is a Must Have?
      • Bachelors degree.
      • 7 years business experience.What Is in It for You?
        • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
        • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
        • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
        • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
        • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.Employment PracticesTravelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. -If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an so we may assist you.Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit .

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