Information Technology Application Development Manager (Multiple Opportunities)

Company Name:
FM Global
FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world''s largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.
We are expanding our Information Technology organization and have added several new management opportunities in various internal groups supporting New Application Development, Extranet/Marketing Development, and Production Services. Our IT managers plan, develop, implement and support FM Global''s internal and external business systems and applications. They will manage solution implementation, analysis, application development, and maintenance activities and provides oversight management of external (contractors) development resources used in conjunction with their group's projects. Additionally, the successful candidates will work with business communities and senior IT management to develop strategic and tactical plans for IT services as well as to ensure regular and effective communication occurs with all parties regarding business direction/priorities, expectations (including Change Management), project status and project risks/issues.
Additional Responsibilities include:
Makes complex and high impact decisions for assigned IS functions and in support of the business from a strategic perspective to identify and maximize opportunities to improve business processes, promote the strategic use of and enable the workforce to use technologies as a competitive tool.
Works with key business leaders to define critical information needs, providing guidance and subject matter expertise.
Develops and provides input to IS processes and policies and approves recommendation of new technologies.
Provides strong leadership to cross-functional teams and project managers.
Defines service levels and service agreements and manages to those standards.
Manages staff and understands and administers appropriate employee relations policies and procedures, including, all aspects of the hiring process; performance management; employee development; disciplinary actions if needed.
Develop, trains and coaches employees in new skills and identifies and develops leadership candidates. Aligns IS resources based on business plans.
Develops budgetary requirements for area of responsibility and decides when to involve contract resources or other personnel outside of their area.
Education:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline with an information technology focus;Master's degree or equivalent, highly desirable.
Experience: 10+ years in IT and/or related disciplines
4+ years of supervising staff or leading a team or multiple teams
Skills/Knowledge:
Significant knowledge of business processes within Insurance/Finance and broad overall knowledge of other business areas
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to express complex technical concepts or business rules in business terms
Strong customer focus with ability to manage client expectations of business sponsor/business unit staff.
Strong project management skills with experience in organizing, planning and executing projects from vision through implementation involving cross-functional staff and both internal and external resources.
Demonstrated ability with project life cycle management with the ability to plan and execute large scale projects.
Demonstrated ability to staff, lead, influence and motivate individuals that may comprise multiple, results-driven project teams which apply skills and techniques to solve problems and to meet business objectives.
Strong technical knowledge with ability in strategic and tactical planning relating to information technology and business applications.
Experience in overseeing software package implementations as well as internally developed solutions - Experience with .NET/ASP, C# and Windows Foundations preferred.
Date: 2014-07-01
Country: US
State: RI
City: Johnston
Postal Code: 02919
Category: Information Services - Other
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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