IT Program Director - Chicago

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Position Title: IT Program Director
Company: Confidential
Country: USA
State: Illinois
State/City: Chicago
Publication Date: 16/02/2017
ID: 90977855

Our client, one of the largest commercial, property & casualty insurers in the US, is seeking an IT Program Director.

Location: Chicago, IL

Position Type: Contract

Job Summary:

-Individual contributor, leads and directs multiple, and highly complex IT programs or multiple medium sized projects to achieve corporate objectives.

-Strong background in Agile Methodologies

-Initiates the overall program, partnering with the architects and the delivery team, working under the supervision of the Technology Portfolio Program Director.

-Defines the operational metrics for Program Execution, including the overall schedule, deployment plan, and change management aspects.

-Meets the Financial Objectives set out in the business case, monitoring the expenses, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.

-Establishes key working relationship with the product owner, architect and key stakeholders.

-Identifies the Change Management and Training Plan, working with the Organization Change Management Lead.

-Actively monitors the program execution to ensure the objectives and acceptance criteria laid out by the product owner are met.

-Provides timely updates to Portfolio Leadership thru the bi-monthly portfolio status reports, and monthly steering committee updates.

-Excellent presentation skills & the ability to speak in front of large audiences.

-Provides the necessary support for delivery team on issue, and risk management, with timely resolution and escalation.

-Actively works with the delivery team to remove impediments to effective execution.

-Identifies, and actively manages the project dependencies within Technology Portfolio and cross-program dependencies.

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