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VP & Senior Director, GRS Technology

Company: Liberty Mutual
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That---s why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you---ll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession. We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more, please visit Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a ---Great Place to Work--- by Great Place to Work-- US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the ---100 Best Places to Work in IT--- on IDG---s Insider Pro and Computerworld---s 2020 list. We have been named by Forbes as one of America---s Best Employers for Women and one of America---s Best Employers for New Graduates---as well as one of America---s Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran---s status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. In Global Risk Solutions (GRS) Technology, we build exceptional technology solutions that power One GRS---our employees, our customers, our industry and our aspirations.GRS Technology currently has 2 openings for a VP & Senior Director, Technology. One position will focus on Global Underwriting & Policy Platforms and the other position will focus on Global Claims & Service Platforms.This individual is accountable for all leadership and technology aspects associated with building, supporting and evolving our technology in the respective domain (Underwriting & Policy OR Claims & Service). This will be a highly matrixed role, working alongside other functional teams and the business segment leads for GRS North America, Surety and Global LSM. Strategic vision, design, development and continuous improvement of systems across multiple environments and business including architecture, application development and maintenance and testing processes. API-first is a fundamental tenant for GRS Tech and evolving that strategy in this functional space will be critical to success. Thus, re-using components built in other spaces that can be leveraged globally, along with ensuring all appropriate future design considers the global potential, is essential. Directs the planning, development and implementation of IT solutions through proactively partnering with the CIO and the business. Identifies requirements for consistency and works with business and IT areas to come to agreement and implement. Works directly with the lines of business to provide consulting, solutions options, and recommendations around technology, standards, strategies and governance.About the role:Initiates and fosters business partnerships with current and potential vendors, IT executives, and business partners develops relationships that promote trust and increase efficiency and effectiveness balances individual customer needs and business priorities assuring alignment with the business strategies and objectives. Demonstrates breadth and depth of perspective, utilizing enterprise and industry or market trends, standard executive dashboards, and regular benchmarking exercises. Sets department vision and direction in coordination with Sr. Executives and motivates and manages staff to achieve results. Unifying Tech domains with aligned business partners to prioritize business objectives with a holistic approach to support integration and achieve defined target state. Executive ownership of the Tech Roadmap and integration seeking synergies and business enhancements. Influences senior leaders and all levels of business and IT staff on all areas of technology, including policies, standards, strategies, and governance. Fosters business partnerships with current and potential vendors, IT executives, and business partners develops relationships that promote trust and increase efficiency and effectiveness balances individual customer needs with business priorities assuring alignment with the business strategies and objectives. Drives and implements change and continuous improvement. Maintains breadth and depth of perspective, utilizing enterprise and industry or market trends, standard executive dashboards, and regular benchmarking exercises. Formulates and executes process and organizational improvement direction on program to enhance overall effectiveness. Understands business process, issues or problems and applies appropriate IT standards and solutions. Sets department vision and direction in coordination with CIO and business partners and motivates and manages staff to achieve results. Bachelor's or master---s degree in technical or business discipline or related experience; Master's Degree preferred. Generally, more than 15 years related experience with 5 years in a leadership role.Insurance experience a strong plus. Extensive experience in high-level systems planning, design, development, maintenance and troubleshooting with a track record of accomplishment in large, complex, and distributed systems.Dynamic, seasoned leader with strong technology experience. Program management experience delivering multiple large-scale projects and effective leader of large teams.Expertise in designing and improving processes. Ability to attract, coach, and mentor and build a strong functional and technical team. Experience with leveraging and managing IT offshore vendors.Strategic thinker with deep business acumen and understanding of how IT will contribute to business strategy. Ability to work closely with the business functions and IT teams within Liberty and establish strong relationships - both internally with business units, and externally, with vendors and providers. Highly effective analytical, negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills. Change leader who is customer focused and translates vision into actionable deliverables. Strong problem solving and decision-making skills - can do deep dives while staying focused.Exceptional program management skills and the ability to organize, plan, execute enterprise projects. In-depth knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies and their application to business opportunities. Advanced knowledge of management concepts, practices and techniques. Ability to promote a team environment consisting of several geographically dispersed teams. Thorough understanding of business operations, objectives and strategies including but not limited to, insurance industry, financial services, global business and technology trends. Highly developed analytical, negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills. Exceptional skill and proven track record of highly developed oral and written communication skills; including very strong presentation and collaboration skills. Job ID: 2020-33666Employment Type: Full-TimeJob Area: TechnologyFunction: Computers GeneralIndustry: Insurance Agency/Brokerage

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