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Systems - Technology Program Manager

Company: GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Job Description:

(Cedar Rapids, IA)----Position SummaryAbout GreatAmericaGreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 600 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead. We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.GreatAmerica is structured in cross-functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.About the Role:This position is responsible for the successful delivery of long term, strategic initiatives within the specific business capabilities they support at GreatAmerica. Working with decision-makers, the Technology Program Manager will recommend, develop and implement technology solutions for both internal and external customers.--A thorough understanding of GreatAmerica's business capabilities and the current technology will be expected.-- In order to provide recommendations for the implementation of the identified initiatives, it will be necessary for this role to understand gaps between the current functionality and what is needed for the future.--This role will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in a self-driven environment.-- Working with decision-makers within the supported business capabilities, the Technology Program Manager will act as a trusted adviser to evaluate the proposed initiatives, recommend solutions, coordinate the implementation of those solutions, and facilitate a successful transition to IT support.-- Internally, the candidate must create and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders within the supported business capabilities.--Essential FunctionsBusiness Capabilities ManagementKnowledgeable in supported business capabilities to translate business needs into requirements for successful development of technology solutionsUnderstanding of supported business capabilities to effectively collaborate with internal customers and stakeholdersMaintain awareness of changes that have an impact on the overall business capabilities to plan and prioritize accordingly (e.g. projects, interdependencies, maintenance, enhancements)Serve in a solutions-oriented role, promoting change and process improvementWork with Strategic Technology to ensure solutions in the supported business capabilities are exceeding the needs of our customersManage benefits realization to ensure business capability needs are being met by projects and enhancementsProject ManagementUnderstand business and technology needs to deliver solutions that meet the business objectives and align with the Enterprise Architectural TenetsConduct business requirement sessions to understand current and future business needsServe as the primary point of contact to maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with all project stakeholdersActively manage projects per established standards and proceduresWork with leadership to acquire needed resources to effectively execute the projectRemove roadblocks in order to ensure success on moving projects forwardManage changing priorities and address issues quickly and professionallyEffectively communicate project status (e.g. status reports, deliverables, issues)Adapt to different project management and development methodologies (agile, waterfall, hybrid)Extended hours may be required to meet deadlinesPerforms additional duties as requiredAttributesProven project management skills (agile, waterfall, hybrid)Must be systems-oriented, enjoy working with new tools and be a self-motivated learnerAbility to defuse tension among and between project teams should it ariseAbility to interface and facilitate third party vendor relationshipsAbility to define and effectively negotiate third party vendor contracts (e.g. MSA, SOW, etc.)Combination of business acumen and technical knowledgeEntrepreneurial attitude, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environmentDemonstrated self-starter who is goal-oriented, a critical thinker and a creative problem solverStrong negotiation skills and ability to develop and manage stakeholder expectationsAbility to work with internal stakeholders to build consensusMust be able to multi-task and have a combination of organizational and analytical skillsShould have experience managing cross-company business relationshipsEffectively displays solid leadership skills and the ability to influence without authorityStrong sense of urgency and follow-through in addressing issuesExcellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills to build credibilityExceptional communication skills (both verbal and written)Position QualificationsCompetencies:For all GreatAmerica team members:Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), AdaptabilityFor this position:Active Listening; Analytical Skills; Assertiveness; Decision Making; Detail Oriented; Leadership; Persuasive; Presentation Skills; Problem Solving; Project Management; Relationship Building; Technical AptitudeEducation:--Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Business Administration, or equivalent required.-- Master's degree or relevant continuing education preferred.Experience:--Minimum 8 years of work experience in process development and project execution.-- Strong familiarity with software development lifecycle methodologies.-- Strong familiarity with financial software or systems.-- Demonstrated experience in personnel management.Skills and AbilitiesComputer Skills:--Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.recblid kbe3g6tq3toaat7uz4sooea0olyawn

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