Farmers Group (Woodland Hills, CA) seeks a Program Manager III to plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects and manage IT staff providing production support and application development for major insurance organization. Specific duties include: manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope; develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing; monitor or track project milestones and deliverables; confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems; submit project deliverables, ensuring adherence to quality standards; prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends; direct or coordinate activities of project personnel; establish and execute a project communication plan; assign duties, responsibilities, and spans of authority to project personnel; schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects; initiate, review, or approve modifications to project plans; perform risk assessments to develop response strategies; monitor the performance of project team members, providing and documenting performance feedback; negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials; identify need for initial or supplemental project resources; coordinate recruitment or selection of project personnel; identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs; develop and manage annual budgets for information technology projects; develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost benefit or return on investment (ROI); and assess current or future customer needs and priorities by communicating directly with customers, conducting surveys, or other methods. Position may require occasional travel within the U.S. and abroad.
Position requires a Bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related field, plus 7 years of experience in the job offered, or as a Project Leader, Delivery Group Manager, or similar position. The 7 years of experience must include at least 3 years in a supervisory role. Experience must also include at least 7 years of experience with: systems integration experience with interfaces to custom and off the shelf applications including financial systems; working in the insurance industry with policy management systems/applications/databases; and working with release/deployment management of applications from a testing infrastructure to a production infrastructure. Specific experience must include 3 years of experience with each of the following: policy administration systems such as Duckcreek or Guidewire; Exstream document output; legacy integrations; Visio; GEMS; PPM; Serena Business Manager; and Quality Center. Must have experience: with large scale system delivery with insurance policy administration; managing large business transformation program through all phases of the project lifecycle from planning, requirements, gathering, technical design, development, testing and maintenance; managing direct reports and suppliers/vendors; managing production support planning, troubleshooting, and deployment. Must be willing to occasionally travel within the U.S. and abroad.
Full time position. Apply by submitting your resumes at Farmers.com/Careers Job ID: 190004HJ
Job Posting: 06/06/2019