Director of PMO
Company: Farmers Insurance
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posted: July 29, 2017
Reference ID: 170005NN
We are Farmers!
Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today!
Responsible for all Program/Project management and delivery, Solution Architecture and standards in compliance with IT Governance, and IT budget at Business Unit level; Contributes to improvement / optimisation of the IT governance processes; Responsible for ensuring the alignment of the Strategic Information Systems Plan with local business priorities and executes plans; Manages key relationships with senior business partners; Identifies new business and efficiency potentials as trend scout of future customer needs; Represents G-IT in the definition and delivery of IT services and programs to the local Business Unit; Responsible for local ASP retained staff including maintaining necessary knowledge capital; Manages local relationship with outsourcing partners and their performance and services.
Essential Job Functions
Position specific Key Tasks for Position Level I: Represents G-IT in the definition and delivery of IT services and programs to the local Business Unit Is responsible for Local ASP retained staff including maintaining necessary knowledge capital Manages local relationship with outsourcing partners and their performance / services at the business unit level Is responsible for all Program/Project management and delivery, as well as Solution Architecture and standards, in compliance with IT Governance Is responsible for ensuring the alignment of the Strategic Information Systems Plan with local business priorities Is responsible for IT budget at Business Unit level Manages and maintains relationship with senior Business Executives and other key business partners Position specific Key Tasks for Position Level II (in addition to the above): May be responsible for other Account Executives in Position Level I May be assigned other responsibilities at the discretion of the Level III or IV Account Executive Key Tasks for M2: People Focus: Leads a group of specialists who perform complex tasks Planning + Controlling: Oversees the planning and controlling of multiple tasks / multiple projects on a short term basis (1 year) and owns cost center budget Business Results: Develops project concepts, creates plans and oversees implementation of business solutions of moderate to high complexity Governance: Implements organizational governance Relationship Management: Handles specific customer challenges (escalation) Key Tasks for M3, in addition to the above: People Focus: Leads a group of managers and/or senior specialists Planning + Controlling: Oversees regional / local planning on a mid term basis and owns budget of multiple cost centers or of a single large cost center. Executes strategic plans Business Results: Identifies and pursues business and efficiency opportunities Governance: Improves organizational governance (e.g. optimizes processes) Relationship Management: Handles specific customer challenges of internal (& external) business partners, identifies trends to determine potential future customer needs
Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience
Level II: 10-15 years of experience in Info Technology; 3-5 years Management / Leadership
Special Skill Requirement
Must be able to travel globally Excellent verbal and written communication skills in local language Level-2: Able to take part in meetings and discussions and give information about own area of expertise, able to compose memos, simple letters and short texts.
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.