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Sr Consultant, Busns Prgm Mgmt (Business Product Manager - Licensing Technology)

Company: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Location: Columbus
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

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 include:

  • 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 product direction.
  • 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 reporting relationship.

      Key Responsibilities:
      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 their initiatives.
      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 system implementation.
      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 response.
      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.

      JOB REQUIREMENTS:
      Education: Undergraduate degree in business, insurance or related field. MBA or equivalent desired. Project Management Certification strongly preferred.--

      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.

      JOB CONDITIONS:
      Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (exempt).

      Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional travel. Non-standard or extended work may be required based on project needs.

      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
      -- Posted 9 Days Ago Full time 68437 About Us At Nationwide, we find purpose in protecting people, businesses and futures with extraordinary care - and we've been doing that since 1926. Our financial strength and caring culture extend beyond our associates into the communities we serve. You really can feel the difference at Nationwide, which is why we continue to be named one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For. Check out why others think we're a great place to work , too , and let us know - can you see yourself at Nationwide ? Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.

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