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IT Data Director

Company: Pekin Insurance Company
Location: Pekin
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Maybe you're looking for advancement opportunities, a better work-life balance, or just something new and exciting.At Pekin Insurance, we strive to go Beyond the expected - in everything we do.This position will need to be in the Pekin, IL office 2 days per week. Position Overview The Director works closely with the Assistant Vice President of IT to direct the identification, prioritization, and delivery of business/technology initiatives; development of expectations, work processes, and business architecture; and the oversight, performance evaluation and management of staff, and directing contractors. This position provides subject matter and business leadership to their respective organizations, as well as to the business. Essential Job Functions

  • Directs the development and implementation of strategies, plans and projects to support business strategy
  • Partners with Business Unit leaders to drive product strategy and prioritization of work directs the teams that do the designing, development, and deployment of new applications, system software, and enhancements to the existing applications and system software throughout the enterprise
  • Directs governance activities and boards that involve their areas of responsibility
  • Ensures implemented services, products, and solutions are consistent with the architecture
  • Directs and collaborates with product managers to drive product strategy through the definition of customer and market needs
  • Enables the leveraging of data to drive product results through application of technology and analytics
  • Initiates, develops, directs and ensures success of technology solutions & processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships
  • Participates in the development of the IT budget with the help of Managers
  • Participation with internal and external audits
  • Tracks and takes appropriate steps to stay within budget
  • Works with IT Leaders and Architects on directing the development and implementation of tools and technologies that make it easier to do work, and increase effectiveness
  • Works with business groups, product teams, and other internal teams in their area of responsibility, and external service providers to establish service letter agreements (SLA) that support business objectives -
  • May serve as the primary relationship owner for vendor relationships
  • Establishes measurable individual and team objectives that are aligned with business and organizational goals
  • Stays abreast of IT Industry trends and forecasts new skill requirements based on emerging technologies
  • Develops and executes appropriate communication, process and educational plans for mitigating the disruption of change
  • Works with the Organization Change Management (OCM) Specialist to manage change within the team, identifies and removes obstacles to change, and executes any change management plan
  • Holds leaders and teams accountable for delivering results in alignment with department and business strategy. Coaches' leaders and team members on a continuous basis, documents performance evaluations, and performs management duties of staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned Education & Experience Required:
    • Bachelor's degree in area of specialty required or equivalent experience
    • Typically requires 8 or more years of subject matter experience and business/industry work experience, with extensive knowledge of one process/service
    • At least 3 years of direct or indirect leadership experience
    • Experience in managing teams and building relationships with people at a variety of levels Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Key Skills and Experiences:
      • Driving a strategic data vision, strategy, operating model, governance & roadmap.
      • Champion a culture of data accuracy and adoption to the broader organization by ensuring data assets are understood, available and used.
      • Work closely w/ business and IT to deliver both strategic & tactical business processes supporting strong Data Solutions, enabling a less complex & trusted data environment which drives internal efficiencies and simplifies interactions with key partners, internal and external.
      • Strong understanding of business intelligence and data analytics technologies and practices.
      • Insurance industry experience is preferred but not required. Demonstrated ability to:
        • Influence others
        • Develops leaders, teams and individual
        • Understand change leadership Demonstrated knowledge of:
          • Agile methodology & Product Management principle
          • Customer business needs, processes, and functions
          • Business and technology infrastructure, architecture, and processes Demonstrated skill in:
            • Soft and interpersonal, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation
            • A nalytical and technical
            • Written, verbal, communication, and presentation

Keywords: Pekin Insurance Company, Peoria , IT Data Director, Executive , Pekin, Illinois

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