Travelers Director, Process Engineering in Hartford, Connecticut

16230BR

Title:

Director, Process Engineering

Target Openings:

1

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides capability and process ownership services to improve overall business performance. Identifies impediments to effective and efficient operational performance; introduces change in business operational processes and organizational behaviors that have a positive impact on bottom line results.

  • Develops solutions to complex problems and assists in the implementation of recommendations which result in significant improvements in operational performance through redesigned workflows, proper staffing levels, redefined roles and responsibilities, productive behaviors and effective use of technology.

  • Actively participates in the conduct of process engineering studies as a project leader for studies which potentially have significant impact on business operations. Consults with senior leadership team and their teams regarding implementation of study recommendations and the approaches to be taken in executing change to the business operation. Creates and submits periodic status updates of current and completed projects as data becomes available.

  • Generates innovative ways to more efficiently meet business needs. Develops solutions to moderately complex problems and assists in the implementation of recommendations which result in significant improvements in operational performance through redesigned workflows, proper staffing levels, redefined roles and responsibilities, productive behaviors and effective use of technology. Influences leaders to implement recommendations.

  • Maintains advanced knowledge of techniques and methodologies, emerging technology, business management, theory and techniques, leadership, human relations and effective communication skills, quality customer service and company organizations, productivity and terminology.

  • Responsible for the successful execution and delivery of capabilities including:

  • Partnering with Sr. Director (if applicable) to align in flight initiatives to roadmap and coordinate on-going to activities to ensure continued alignment.

  • Partnering with various support organizations to assist in building project teams to adequately manage delivery.

  • Adequately and appropriately driving solution architecture to achieve desired capabilities weighted against business value.

  • Ensuring timely and cost effective delivery of capabilities through active management.

  • Building and managing (with project business owners) post implementation monitoring and benefit realization.

  • Recommending improvements to policies, procedures and workflow, including handoffs with Business and Strategic Support units.

  • Participates on project teams to fulfill assignments and delivery. Actively participates in process engineering studies as a project leader or individual contributor assuming responsibility for major studies which potentially have significant impact to the B&SI organization.

  • Provides consultation to process engineers for assigned projects. Reviews process to determine whether appropriate approach, methodologies, and problem solving techniques are appropriately employed. Coordinates workload planning and ensure assigned projects are completed on time.

Job Opening ID:

16230BR

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other:

Travel (Occasional)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

  • Exceptional influencer who is able to build consensus among a diverse group of enterprise-wide stakeholders and challenge conventional practices and instill customer insights into decision making processes.

  • Strong negotiation skills and persuasive written/verbal communication skills to clearly explain concepts and recommendations to leaders, from senior executives to line managers.

  • An experienced leader with demonstrated ability to build trust and credibility with a wide range of stakeholders; views self as a partner, not individual contributor.

  • Strategic thinker with an innate ability to balance thought leadership with strong execution orientation.

  • Natural collaborator who builds and maintains strong and ongoing business relationships which foster connections and communications.

Job Category:

Project/Operations Management

Job Summary:

Drives strategic, transformative changes in order to improve overall business performance by identifying impediments to effective and efficient operational performance and by introducing changes in business operational processes and organizational behaviors that have a positive impact on bottom line results. Provides support and consultation to other junior level process engineers in the conduct of their individual projects.

Position Type:

Experienced/Professional

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

  • Four year college degree in a business oriented discipline, Mathematics, Engineering or Operations Management

  • Strong knowledge of process design and improvement techniques and methods

  • Conducted multiple Lean Six Sigma black belt level projects Strong Mathematics / Statistics skills

  • Proven analytic skills Solid management and organization skills

  • Carefully listens to customer needs to identify issues and develop appropriate solutions

  • Makes effective and persuasive oral and written presentations.

  • Strong negotiating skills Interacts effectively with all levels of staff

  • Facilitates groups of people to develop/introduce new ideas Proficient at using Microsoft desktop tools

Physical Requirements:

Operates standard office equipment (Continuous) Sitting (Can stand at will) (Continuous) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuous)

Minimum Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor of Science in Business, Mathematics, Engineering or Operations Management required. Work Experience - 7 years relevant business experience required. Certification - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification required.

Company Information:

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Licensing or Certificates:

Certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt required.

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.