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2VP Value Stream Lead

Hartford, CT, USA | Travelers

  • Industry:
    Insurance - General
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Travelers is seeking a 2VP, Value Stream Lead to drive the execution of technology strategies in support of business outcomes in an agile fashion In this highly visible position, you will be responsible for ensuring the Value Stream itself is correctly defined, mapped, optimized, managed, and improved upon over time. You will apply strong technical acumen and leadership in partnership with business counterparts to effectively plan and deliver technical solutions that support business outcomes in service to your business unit’s strategy.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

Oversee the technology body of work conducted within a Value Stream; accountable to lead, define, communicate, and champion work spanning across teams working toward common business outcomes primarily within a single business unit or product.

Develop and accountable for holistic application / capability technology strategy, including the solution architecture and roadmap for achieving the strategy, vision and business outcomes; articulate the Value Stream vision and strategy effectively to teams and executive-level stakeholders; stewardship of technical assets to ensure stability, availability, scalability and maintainability.

Partner with business Value Stream leader to effectively define, plan and deliver technical solutions that support business outcomes.

Effectively drive, manage, implement and track a portfolio of deliverables features and capabilities as well as ‘test and learn’/experimentation targeted at defining/refining future deliverables, measuring performance, automating across life cycles, and adjusting the overall roadmap of deliverables as needed.

Support the prioritization of interdependent Circle / Team of Teams technology backlogs, addressing risks and dependencies to defined outcomes and ensuring overall alignment with technology and business strategy; make trade-off decisions to balance quality, cost, and timelines to maximize value; utilize and adhere to technology standards.

Lead and identify innovative solutions both internally and in the external marketplace; ensure competitive and industry benchmarking of critical technical knowledge and capabilities.

Responsible for technical resource allocation, including vendor management, on-boarding, performance management, and offshore approach/structure.

Manage multi-team dynamics; remove impediments to teams’ success and assist in conflict resolution, issue and dependency management; collaborate with other team members and neighbors to improve team velocity.

Build and foster collaborative relationships across other Value Streams, business areas and with key partners, with the ability to influence senior leadership.

Minimum Qualifications

Seven years of relevant technology experience.

Four years of people leadership/ management experience.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

Master’s degree.

Eight years pf experience in an Agile/execution leadership role delivering technology solutions on a demanding schedule.

Five years of people leadership/ management experience.

Strong technical skills and a deep strategic mindset.

Proven analytical skills and experience making decisions based on hard and soft data.

Strong knowledge of the Line of Business with the ability to develop and leverage business and/or vendor partnerships, consult on business priorities, and optimize value through solution identification aligned with business objectives.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

Agile Mindset: Embody Agile core values of openness, courage, respect, focus, and commitment. Infuse Agile principles, practices and methodologies to achieve team success.

Product Mindset: Focus on defining a product value proposition that aligns with and supports the circle/value stream objectives and which is the north star for the Value Stream

Change Agent: Demonstrated change leadership skills including the ability to create an inclusive environment, manage conflict and develop solutions to mitigate risk.

Influence: Ability to influence behaviors of leaders at all levels and without traditional hierarchy.

Servant Leadership: Foster an environment where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.

Communication: Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.

Collaboration: Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.

Continuous Improvement: Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development.

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