Farmers Insurance Program Manager II in Woodland Hills, California
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The ideal candidate will have a track record of successfully leading Agile as well as traditional project management processes and software development life cycle. Additionally, the ideal candidate will be a seasoned and an organizationally savvy leader with a broad understanding of technology's impact. Energetic and self-motivated, the ideal candidate will possess a value-driven & customer centric mindset. The individual will be highly process oriented with experience of successfully implementing complex projects in a large organization. The candidate should be able to manage a team effectively while keeping people informed, while enabling the team to function at an optimal level.
Manages all aspects of a large scale project or project with a higher degree of complexity and customer impact; accountable for project schedule, financials, and deliverables; plans, monitors, and reports on the status; evaluates and authorizes work requests; coordinates delivery of work from all parties involved; produces reports to relevant level of management; is accountable for acceptance criteria.
Essential Job Functions
Manages small scale or sub-projects on a local basis and/or local aspect of a multi-functional project; Facilitates issue resolution; Reviews and approves vendor invoices/expenditures.
Is responsible for all aspects of managing a project including project staffing, financials, risk and change management, etc. Coordinates supplier activities and is accountable for Supplier work assignment, review and approval of cost estimates from suppliers, where applicable.
Is responsible for project level planning, monitoring and reporting on project performance at local and global levels. Managing a small group of staff with standard tasks; providing day-to-day project tasks; developing project concepts; developing delivery concepts and coordinating work from all suppliers; liaising between business and supplier teams for project delivery and post implementation support; managerial tasks such as resource management, development, talent management, performance management, compensation, retention, replacement and termination; and adhering to organizational governance.
Required job duties are essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing and lifting and/or carrying 10 lbs. maximum, and seeing.
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate controlled office environment.
Bachelors degree or equivalent or specific relevant experience
Project & Functional experience in Property & Casualty Insurance is desirable
5 years of development experience in any of structured programming languages.
Experience in leading and managing Internal and globally diversified development teams.
Prioritize deliverables in multi-project environment
Ability to manage and track Supplier work assignments and deliverables.
Guidewire PC Suite implementation and/or “Legacy to Guidewire” conversion experience is desirable.
Manage multiple and concurrent cross functional project(s) from conception through to completion.
Plan, execute, monitor, track and report large-scale technology projects using traditional and agile development processes & techniques.
Coordinate and drive project activities to deliver required functionality on time and within budget.
Proactively identify and mitigate risks and issues.
Understand the “why and what” before the “how”.
Communicate effectively and clearly through written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to extract the essence of the business need even if business is providing their requirements in form of a solution. Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.
Job: *Information Technology
Organization: *Farmers Insurance
Title: Program Manager II
Location: California-Woodland Hills
Requisition ID: 180005SZ