Sr Consultant, Busns Prgm Mgmt (Business Product Manager - Licensing Technology)
Company: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Posted on: February 25, 2021
If you're passionate about helping people protect what matters
most to them, as well as innovating and simplifying processes and
operations to provide the best customer value, then Nationwide's
Property and Casualty team could be the place for you! *** Please
note: the information contained above the asterisks is specific to
this particular opening, while the information below the asterisks
is the general, corporate job description for this position.
***This Sr Consultant, Program Management will act as the Product
Manager for our Licensing value stream as a part of our P&C
Back Office Sales Support organization, with responsibility for
multiple platform replacement and transformation efforts as well as
maintaining a stable run experience.Key focuses of this role
- Work with the end customer and the extended strategy team to
understand the customer experience needs and opportunities.
- Partner with the core product team to identify the appropriate
solution to apply and provides recommendations and decisions on
moving work into the line.
- Champion the right opportunity aligning it to strategic
priorities and enterprise capabilities.
- Leverage breadth and experience to set strategy and direction
of the product.
- Act as the escalation point for the Product Owner(s) to help
resolve business issues.
- Member of the Agile team who serves as the conduit between the
customer and individual value stream (product) resources to ensure
the right opportunity is being fulfilled at the right time to
achieve the right business value across the value stream(s)/product
he/she is accountable for.
- Look outward to the market and customers to determine strategic
- Maintain authority over the program backlog content.
- Develop value stream/product roadmaps, engaged in long term
strategy of the product.
- Defines, monitors and analyzes metrics that inform the success
of the solution lifecycle.The ideal candidate will have both:
- Experience with Agile methodology, and
- Experience or familiarity working with or within the business
(Sales, Licensing, Agency Distribution, etc.)Prior experience
conducting Strategy and/or Road Mapping exercises for business
partners is a plus, but not required.--Compensation Grade: H3
Job Description SummaryJOB SUMMARY: Directs the strategic alignment
and success of major corporate programs and initiatives for
assigned business units. Prioritizes, approves and ensures the
completion of new product development, design of new processes,
adoption of new strategies and/or programs within time, budget, and
specification constraints. Provides a single point of contact
integration for individual projects into larger program management
on a corporate-wide basis. Job Description Reports to: Officer /
VP. May manage project managers through direct of indirect
1. Directs the evaluation of proposed business development efforts
including the coordination of initial program/project proposals
(i.e., high level scope, deliverables, cost estimates and return on
investment analysis) and charters. Determines and recommends to
senior management if program/project strategically aligns with the
organization?s strategy and objectives.
2. Consults with senior leadership and assigned project teams to
identify scope/specifications and business needs, writes proposals,
prepares risk assessments and establishes budgets and timeframes
for major programs and team based activities, with the goal of
ensuring alignment with corporate strategy and objectives.
3. Directs the allocation and funding for programs/projects and
4. Directs the development of business perspective work plans to
determine needed resources (process, functional, product and
distribution channels) to deliver program/project charters,
requirements, user acceptance testing strategies, training, and
5. Monitors and assesses all projects and strategic initiatives and
communicates status to senior leadership. Ensures and manages the
communication to and incorporation of feedback from customers on
proposed, developing and completed projects and strategic
initiatives. Evaluates all related vendor deliverables.
6. Manages the interfaces between projects, acting as a liaison
between project managers and directors, to ensure collaboration and
coordination between business unit leadership, program/project
development staff, senior management, Technology Services,
customers, and if necessary, vendors and outside consultants.
7. Identifies technology and human resource commitments across the
organization. Provides feedback and makes recommendations to senior
management to assist in prioritization, formation of
cross-functional and/or customer integrated teams and the
reallocation of resources when necessary.
8. Identifies gaps, overlaps, conflicts, and time as well as
budgetary and resource barriers, which effect programs and projects
individually and as a whole. Facilitates resolution, mitigation,
and appropriate elevation. Maintains a log of common issues, risks,
and changes to promote organizational learning and proactive
9. Identifies endangered and misaligned programs, projects, and
initiatives, and represents senior management in leading resulting
recovery, revision, or shutdown efforts that may be required.
10. Develops, implements, and maintains a consistent
program/project management framework such as methodologies and
standards for use in the assigned business unit leadership and
associated business units.--
11. Consults and coaches leadership and team members throughout
business units on new project/program management trends, practices
and procedures, and tools.
12. Acts as a liaison to program management staff in other areas of
Nationwide and integrates the workflow in these areas in support of
company and business unit strategy.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Undergraduate degree in business, insurance or related
field. MBA or equivalent desired. Project Management Certification
Experience: Ten years of general management experience including
insurance operations, program/project leadership, and
involvement/interaction with multiple functional areas such as HR,
finance/accounting, systems, legal, and communications.
Knowledge: Proven knowledge of project management tools, concepts,
and methodologies (such as PMI and SEI CMM concepts, PERT, CPM
Network, MS Project, PIMS, etc). Knowledge of industry, customers
and businesses as demonstrated by CPCU, CLU, and/or ChFC highly
desired. Must have familiarity with Nationwide?s strategic vision,
directions, and values.
Skills/Competencies: Demonstrated competency in key competencies of
effective program/project management such as scope, definition,
time management, cost analysis and allocation, human resource
management, risk assessment and management, procurement,
communication and integration management. Must be able to work and
manage large, complex programs/projects.
Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide
Values and Guiding Behaviors.
Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be
approved by: Business Unit VP and HR VP.
Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (exempt).
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional travel.
Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project
ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be
principal and essential functions of this job. Specific
circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job
to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
Job Evaluation Activity: 1/28/04 SJB
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