Hub International Senior Manager, Technology Business Partner in Chicago, Illinois
Our industry is in an unprecedented period of transformation. Product offerings are expanding; we can provide more customer value than ever before. There has never been a more exciting time to be in the insurance business! Now is the right time for business-minded technology leaders to grow their career in this industry. The Sr. Manager IT Business Partner is an experienced and motivated IT professional who is ready provide leadership and direction on HUB International's newly established Business Partner team. The successful candidate will join like-minded colleagues to grapple with questions like: what capabilities are most critical for insurance products in the digital future? How do we launch new products more quickly? What are the IT-enabled capabilities we must build to maintain market leadership?
Reporting to the Director, IT Business Partner, this person will identify the critical business capabilities which are required to enable business strategy and meet business objectives. Will collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and the Business Analysis team to develop solution roadmaps. Will prioritize and drive investment decisions, taking a portfolio management approach. Strong EQ is a must. Success in this role is 100% dependent on ability to develop trust through relationship-building, both with senior business executives as well as with IT leaders and their teams. The Sr. Manager, BP will follow HUB's Business Capability Framework methodology, and be expected to continually enhance and adapt the framework over time. Seeking a leader, who will bring a perspective, contribute to the intellectual strength of the team, take action, and always drive for the best business outcomes.
Job Description / Duties:
Leadership / Relationship Management
Establish strong relationships and high level of trust with key leaders in the business units
Grow strong relationships with IT colleagues; know how to navigate the IT organization, be able to inspire support and good business partnership throughout all levels IT
Help drive HUB's transformation to a culture of long-term business capability growth
Support the Director, IT Business Process in developing and implementing the BP team objectives and strategy; own and drive execution
Be able to provide team leadership to support the Director, BP
Business Capability Realization
Collaborate with business leaders to identify business capability needs
Participate in IT strategy creation; align enterprise and Business Unit strategies
Work with Enterprise Architecture to develop solution investment roadmap
Plan and execute IT investment planning in a way that connects business needs to business objectives and strategy
Continually learn the business; understand and be able to articulate business strategies, objectives and priorities
Support BU benefits realization; demonstrate how projects are driving desired business outcomes
Portfolio Management / Governance
Collaborating with BU executives and other leaders, develop budget and priorities for annual IT investment portfolios
Shape ongoing business demand to ensure alignment with overall business needs framework and BU strategy
Facilitate recurring prioritization discussions; drive enterprise to the right IT investment decisions; continually re-visit priorities and investment trade-offs
Coordinate resources from across the PMO, Business Analysis, and Enterprise Architecture to analyze proposed initiatives
Own and drive business cases, collaborating with business stakeholders, PMO, and IT Delivery colleagues; define scope, ROI, risks, staffing requirements, and financial needs
Collaborate closely with the PMO Governance to constantly improve the Business Case intake and management process
Own and manage portfolio of IT-enabled business projects, with support from the PMO
Hold project managers and other implementation resources accountable for successful delivery of business outcomes
Participate in project and program steering committees
Be the voice of the customer; represent business interests on projects
Reporting and Tracking Continuous Improvement
Assess maturity of Business Partnership with BU's; collaborate with BU leadership to set tangible improvement goals; track quarterly progress and report periodic updates to BU
Show full cost transparency to business; enable business leaders to understand the value they receive for the budget they spend on IT services
Communicate closely with VP IT Infrastructure & Operations to ensure day to day services are delivered to business units at expected, according to SLA's
Build out and deliver portfolio dashboards IT health scorecards for the BU's
7+ years of IT leadership / management experience
3+ years as a Business Partner, BRM, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager (or similar)
Track record of developing and managing trusting relationship with executives and other leaders
Excellent at presentation and persuasion; know how to adjust message for the audience
Deeply experienced at writing and presenting business cases within formal governance structure
Experience delivering highly complex IT programs and projects
Passionate about delivering business value to business partners and end users
Customer centric mindset that anticipates business needs and responds positively to feedback
Ability to lead and motivate others; demonstrating empathy and knowledge of personality types
Proficient at driving transformational change in large organization with varied stakeholders
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, MS Project, Visio, and SharePoint
This position reports into Chicago and can be based anywhere in the U.S. (remote or office based)
Other Helpful Qualifications:
Insurance or insurance brokerage industry experience
Digital Product Management / Ownership
Have led or made significant contributions to a digital transformation program
M&A integration experience
Enterprise Architecture experience
4-year degree required
MBA a plus
Join a Winning Team at HUB International
When you join the team at HUB International, you become part of the 5th largest global insurance broker, providing a broad array of property, casualty, risk management, life and health, employee benefits, investment and wealth management products and services. Becoming a part of HUB means that you thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast paced team environment supported by over 14,000 professionals in 450 offices across North America. You will be able to actively contribute to our track record of year over year growth fueled by innovative new products and services, mergers and acquisitions, and a great team of people. As part of our talent engine, you will exemplify our strong core values which drive our unique corporate culture. HUB’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in our people, products and philanthropic initiatives and we are passionate about our talent!
Department Information Technology
Required Experience: 10-15 years of relevant experience
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Education: Bachelor's degree (4-year degree)
HUB International Limited is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran's status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here athttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm.
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