Posted: Sunday, February 4, 2018 4:26 PM
Job Posting End Date: 03/08 Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 33 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US, Colonial Life, and Starmount Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace. Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence for Unum in the US. General Summary:This role provides leadership and guidance to multiple agile operations teams supporting enterprise services across various functions of IT. The leader contributes to the creation and implementation of IT strategy which includes technical, financial and resource development. The leader is instrumental in the development of the organization's strategic plans including the definition and implementation of the portfolio roadmap and ongoing portfolio management activity. The leader develops and cultivates business partner relationships and effectively communicates the business value of tools, practices and technologies from a development and strategic perspective. Principal Duties and Responsibilities + Responsible for the Stability and Change components of IT Operation Services. Provides strategic direction, guidance, and recommendations to address a wide range of business and technology needs and supports the implementation of agreed upon solutions. + Accountable for large team >75 employees (with seven Technical Managers) and supplier partners. + Utilization of IT Service Management framework and the Agile/KanBan methodology. + Has a broad understanding of IT and emerging technologies and uses this knowledge to assist stakeholders/business leaders in understanding available IT capabilities, technology/business implications, financial considerations, and return on investments to deliver business improvements and competitive advantage. + Encourages the exploration and development of innovative methods utilizing IT assets in alignment with the organization's strategic direction. + Initiates and influences relationship with Infrastructure and Application development teams., in business change design, management and implementation, acting as a primary point of contact for stakeholders, planners, designers, and operational business partners. + Ensure capability deliveries are aligned across business functions and within multiple agile and/or operational teams. + In partnership with practice leaders, guides the definition of the company's technical and architectural roadmap objectives. + In support of IT Capability Managers, takes bold action to ensure strong, diverse talent and leadership pipeline in place to meet aggressive business goals. Develops, coaches and engages people to higher levels of performance. + Understands the needs of a self-organizing team (be cross-functional, be in partnership with business, collaboration, work quickly and unencumbered, be empowered and autonomous, be able to focus on self-improvement) and supports the management activities that make self-organization successful. + Understands patterns and trends that contribute to utilizing key performance indicators and critical success factors that will improve the performance of the organization. + Develops influential relationships with internal and external partners and vendors at the senior management level, including industry leaders. + Understands and is an advocate of following architecture standards, practices and processes. Job Specifications + Demonstrated leadership in developing strategic IT plans that address business priorities. + Exhibits courage by taking smart risks and encourages others to do so; empowers innovative approaches by motivating others to be proactive and resourceful. + Strategic analysis of stability trends along with executive influencing are critical. + Understanding of Agile/Lean leadership principles + Proven knowledge and skills in one or more functions, technologies or industries. + Ability to apply broad business understanding of internal and external trends and financial considerations to leverage business process and technology opportunities, meet evolving customer needs, and ensure successful implementation of area plans. + Able to communicate a compelling vision and need for change that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment to the process. + Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking capability + Interact with others, internally and externally, in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization. + Demonstrated depth of IT knowledge with diversity in technical experience. Is seen as a credible technology partner. + Has detailed understanding of the principles of business and markets and sound experience of relevant business sectors. Knows how to make and sustain a business case through effective benefits management, and demonstrates the ability to make, and take responsibility for, adventurous and innovative decisions on major technical and service delivery issues. + Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills, and the capability to listen and influence. #LI-RK1 ~IN1 Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a culture built on employee ideas. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Company: Unum A Fortune 500 company, Unum's family of 10,000 employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our employees focus each day on delivering financial protection benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need it most. The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the US and UK, Colonial Life and Starmount Life Insurance - each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.
• Location: Columbia
• Post ID: 27813032 columbia