Insurance Programme Manager with Guidewire (hybrid) - £120-140k + bonus

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Recruiter
McCabe & Barton
Location
London, United Kingdom
Salary
£110k - £140k
Posted
03 Sep 2022
Closes
02 Oct 2022
Ref
16690434
Job Function
Insurance
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Essential Skills/Experience Required
  • Experience in the Insurance domain and MUST HAVE recent (ideally current) experience of Guidewire policy administration solutions.
  • Successful experience in delivering large-scale, complex transformation programmes
  • Successful experience in delivering technology integration/separation requirements resulting from an organizational mergers & acquisitions
  • Successful experience in Programme Management, Transition, Vendor Management, Technology Operations
  • Successful experience in delivering technology risk reduction programmes or projects
  • Degree or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience
  • Stakeholder Management, experience of fixing project related issues in a timely fashion

The successful Programme Manager will:
  • Produce, maintain and evolve the project charter, coordinate project plans, resource plans, and related project management, ensuring all requirements and objectives are met
  • Lead detailed plans to deliver of project objectives, engaging with partners and critically assessing requirements
  • Direct and manage programme & project delivery on time and to budget (typically up to £10m per individual programme)
  • Ensure that risks, issues, and dependencies are clearly identified, managed and mitigated to minimise impacts on the organisation and our customers
  • Provide clear, accurate, timely and actionable information that allows technology and business partners to understand delivery status, progress and performance
  • Partner with business and technology stakeholders to align on delivery and ensure business value is achieved based on the corporate strategy
  • Ensure that there is high visibility and transparency of programme portfolio health to enable senior management to make informed decisions
  • Deliver compliant solutions following best practice, standards and regulations


Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders, Shape, Manage and Deliver a multi-workstream technology programme and/or portfolio of projects
  • Manage and report workstream delivery against a clearly defined delivery plan that includes Quality Assurance of workstream deliverables
  • Provide leadership and direction to the programme or project team, resolving escalated issues
  • Provide clear communication of portfolio-level and where necessary detailed reporting to C-Suite/s
  • Operate in a matrix environment with a clear understanding that the service relationship is owned by the service owners and development leads
  • Identify, monitor Programme, Project and where related, Operational Risks (& mitigations)
  • Manage local communications to a clearly defined communication plan

Key Capabilities
  • Technical understanding - ability to assimilate complex technical issues and identify the right level of support for the experts
  • Detail - drills down into the programme activities, identifying risks and gaps, and ensuring they are in hand
  • Judgement - an ability to make the right calls in support of our client's business needs/agenda
  • Trust - an ability to empower others, providing the oversight and support to enable growth
  • Account Delivery Management - encourage optimal rotation of skills and expertise within a client engagement that enhances overall delivery quality and employee engagement
  • Collaboration - Engagement with the local professional services unit Sales / Bid management functions.
  • Contribute to the monthly KPI review process, offering objective opinions on how performance can be enhanced.


Technical Skills Required
  • A rounded knowledge of Technology Modernisation, leveraging contemporary technologies such as agile & DevOps transformation, cloud migration, modern application development and data driven solutions
  • Experience and understanding of Guidewire policy administration solution
  • Experience of managing complex delivery projects


Personal Skills
  • An ability to apply structured thinking, simplifying complex problems into component parts, to the resolution of project challenges
  • Working practices; thorough with high standards of work
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to be able to establish rapport with people at all levels
  • An eye for detail and accuracy, and an affinity with design issues and the ability to help establish an own a vision for our solutions
  • The ability to work in teams and knowledge of agile processes & ceremonies such as Scrum, SaFe and Kanban
  • Organizational ability and tenacity; able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others
  • Take a proactive approach to work, good with handling uncertainty and can manage their work without close supervision
  • A strong sense of ownership and a desire to deliver quality outcomes for the business.
  • Demonstrable strong oral and written communication skills

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