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Travelers
Date:Jul 18, 2014
Location:Hunt Valley, MD, USA
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.
Summary
Plans at a tactical level and manages the effective use of resources and directs assigned
staff to develop, implement and maintain large complex system(s) and/or project(s).
Facilitates and/or participates in and has input to the design/development process.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Manages to the tactical and operational plan for assigned information systems and/or
projects of business unit significance
Advocates the use of technology to develop and/or redesign the organization's processes
Accountable for directing staff to achieve deliverables. Cost benefit is the key driver for
enhancement and/or project prioritization
Responsible for all aspects of the human resource management of staff
Other
Technical Knowledge
Has a solid working knowledge of capabilities and direction of technology, coupled with an
in-depth knowledge of the technology required and the needs of business environment
necessary to support assigned systems and/or projects. Develops solutions to meet business needs that reflect a clear understanding of the objectives, practices and procedures of the corporation, department and business unit. Has thorough understanding of staff responsibilities, abilities and development needs
Business Knowledge & Partnership
Creates an atmosphere where business partner's issues are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner. Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction. Communicates openly and effectively in a manner consistent with the audience.
Demonstrates an adaptive style that is flexible and effective in gaining cooperation of
others
Problem Solving & Decision Making
Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily
defined and/or conflict with available information. Knows where to obtain information needed
to make the appropriate decisions. Breaks a problem down to manageable pieces and implements effective, timely solutions. Is very good at identifying the problem versus the symptom.
Deals increasingly with problems that require involvement of others to solve. Has the
ability to reach sound decisions quickly. Carefully evaluates alternative risks and
solutions before taking action. Optimizes the use of all available resources
Team Orientation
Maintains effective partnerships across the organization and is able to influence senior
management, peers and subordinates through an inclusive style and recognition of their
abilities and knowledge. Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits
objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Puts success of
team above own interest Leadership
Manages functional objectives and priorities supporting multiple assigned business units.
Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for setting priorities and decision-making using
generally accepted guidelines. Results are reviewed with next level manager for
clarification according to predefined objectives
Planning and Project Management
Develops operational plans and provide task resource estimation planning. Proposes action
plans that are timely, realistic and positive. Sets appropriate goals for the area and
monitors progress against the plan. Delegates to maximize organizational effectiveness
Financial Awareness
Has budget responsibility for an organizational unit of 5 to 25 employees and/or a budget of
between $1M and $10M. Develops a portion of an overall divisional budget subject to review
and is responsible for expense control for the units assigned. Demonstrates sound
cost-effectiveness. Failure to achieve objectives can result in delays or inefficiencies
resulting in readjustment of resources and/or staff. Responsible for important and
confidential information
Human Resource Management
Demonstrates good interpersonal skills by displaying an understanding of the needs and
perspective of others. Able to balance the workload of team members and supervise
individuals of varying abilities. Able to identify the talents of others and match them to
the tasks that will best suit the area goals and/or provide growth for the individual. Able
to assess and identify employee skill development needs and put together a training program for the individual. Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of staff performance evaluations and development planning. Recruits and retains effective staff members.
Demonstrates a capacity to recognize, value and respect differences across a diverse work
force
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.
Job Category: Information Systems
Job ID:814160
Nearest Major Market:Baltimore
Job Segments:Manager, Management
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