Full Job Description
Reporting directly to the GRM-West Regional CIO, the Director of Strategy & Planning is responsible for establishing and driving the Europe and Latin America regional strategy and vision for a digitized global IT organization. Other responsibilities include development of integrated Technology plans and owning reporting for the IT function and the Regional functional leadership team. Consults with senior functional and IT leaders to develop fully integrated enterprise information technology strategy, plans and reporting collateral. Establishes and implements enterprise-wide IT planning processes and methods, including the annual financial planning cycle.
About the role:
Delivers thought leadership and strategic guidance on the topics of operational excellence including financial management, strategic vendor partnerships, agile transformation, integration and cross-product area efforts
Collaborates with senior business and IT leaders on the development of information technology plans and priorities, schedules, financial impacts, resource needs, opportunities for reuse, and vendor product evaluations
Facilitates the process for aligning and integrating IT plans across all regions and global functions into a comprehensive and integrated enterprise-wide IT operating plan.
Consults with senior business and IT leaders to determine both immediate and long-range impact of technology and business decisions.
Develops and implements standard processes, tools, and methods used to formulate information technology plans.
Researches latest trends in technology and business planning and incorporates trends in the IT planning process as appropriate.
Ensures all planning practices are linked to business value and that IT and business participants support the process.
Educates IT and business leaders on financial and strategy planning practices and expected outcomes. Defines and reviews standards and quality of all business cases, ensuring that they are justified and results and benefits are tracked.
Partners with CIO, Sr. Directors, Market Finance team and IT Finance to drive the annual operating plan, ensuring alignment with long-term plans and Market, Regional and Global strategic priorities.
Facilitates meetings and develops materials to help participants understand spending trends and implications in the context of long-term plan.
Initiates and fosters business partnerships with Market Presidents, COO's, CFO's, other business executives, technology executives; develops relationships that promote trust, and increase efficiency and effectiveness, balancing business financial priorities and assuring alignment with the business strategies and IT objectives. In conjunction with the CIO, coordinates the planning and prioritization of discretionary technology investments.
Leads analysis and execution of various operational and financial initiatives
Analyzes proposed discretionary spending, evaluates the impact of various spending scenarios chargeback.
Minimum of 10 years progressively more responsible experience in a financial and IT environment with exposure to financial processing & reporting, modeling, capital budgeting, cost benefit analyses, analysis & planning, and information systems development required.
Minimum of 5-7 years in management & leadership roles required.
Bachelors or Master's Degree (preferably MBA) in financial discipline or related experience.
In-depth knowledge of global business operations, objectives and strategies.
Knowledge of personal lines and small commercial insurance products and services preferred.
In-depth knowledge of IT concepts, strategies and methodologies and their application to global business opportunities.
In-depth knowledge of project planning methodologies and tools and IT standards and guidelines.
Advanced knowledge of management concepts, practices and techniques.
Ability to promote a team environment consisting of several teams.
Highly developed negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills.
Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills.
English fluency required; Spanish and/or Portuguese fluency preferred
International travel 10-25%.
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