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IT Program Manager

Company: Berkley
Location: Morristown
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company Details:
-Berkley One exists to insure and protect the lifestyles of a modern generation of affluence. We seek clients that are sophisticated individuals and families who require world-class risk and claims management customized to their needs, a team of select expert independent agents and innovative digital tools to keep it simple and easy. We'll blend our partners, products and capabilities with all that is Berkley, generating a modern solution for the customers we serve. -Our culture is one of innovation, creativity and teamwork. Our team is highly motivated, passionate about our business, and deeply experienced in developing and delivering product and service solutions in the personal insurance marketplace.

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Program Manager to join our team! - You will work directly with the CIO to define and will be responsible for driving initiatives and providing leadership and oversight of Berkley One IT deliverables. This role requires strong experience with managing the delivery of technical solutions with the ability to establish expectations around timelines, level-set on risks, and resolve blockers. - -This position can be based in our Morristown, NJ or New York, NY offices (we offer a hybrid work schedule of 3 days in the office; 2 days remote) -We have a welcoming culture valuing -our employees - we actually trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters - to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us! -What you'll do:Oversee the day to day deliverables of the team and communicate status with other teams and senior leadersPartner very closely with the Business Project Manager to ensure alignment between the IT and Business delivery plans and manages changes in scope, priority, and scheduleResponsible for supporting all stages of the project life cycle from initiation, scoping, project staffing and project implementationMaintain the annual roadmap by working closely with the Business PM to understand business needs and scheduling challenges -Communicate time and cost estimates on level of work to support projects, and meet schedules and timelines as agreed to. Ensure time tracking for projects is accurate and aligns with estimates and budgetsSupport an Agile transformation by balancing the annual roadmap delivery with execution of a dynamic and ever-changing maintenance backlogOwn the backlog management process, engaging the business in on-going review/prioritization ceremonies and driving delivery team's refinement and planningDevelop and maintain a positive relationship with business partners, supporting functional areas, and other IT team members, by employing effective communication skills and building strong working relationshipsContinuously improve the Berkley One delivery process through on-going retrospectives, solicitation of business feedback, and test-and-learn process changes -

What we're looking for:Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or related Information Technology discipline is required; or equivalent combination of education and experience5+ years' experience in an Information Technology or consulting organization with proven experience partnering with client groups and managing multiple projects and parallel delivery streams3+ years' experience managing the delivery of technical solutionsExcellent Project Management skills, including planning, scoping, resource allocation and project tracking - -Experience with Agile (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban) methodologiesInsurance industry experience preferredYou are a master collaborator; being able to bridge the gap between IT and business, to understand business priorities and system constraints will be one of your superpowers -A love and passion for matching business needs to process and optimization; you will be implementing new tools and communication vehicles to keep teams informed and to optimize the SDLC process and improve quality; you can identify bottlenecks and quality issues and propose solutions; you are excited about the opportunity to create and experiment in order to advance our effectiveness and efficiencyExceptional oral and written communication skills, a communication style flexible to the situation, and able to communicate clearly and with a purposeCalm under pressure; you have exceptional organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks; you are comfortable challenging norms and recommending creative solutionsA strong sense of accountability and ownershipNatural curiosity, a love of learning how things work and always on the lookout for innovative improvements

Keywords: Berkley, Newark , IT Program Manager, IT / Software / Systems , Morristown, New Jersey

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