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Director, Sr Lead Business Manager-IT

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

Since 1918, it has been TIAA's mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We're dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.

By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we're able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals. We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Enterprise IT Business Management Office, this Director will help drive the day-to-day controls, labor analytics and execution of business planning activities and processes across Enterprise IT. These efforts will directly contribute to running Enterprise IT efforts as a business. Act as key relationship manager to assigned groups. The leader must have proven success in helping others deliver measurable, cost effective results. Responsibilities: With a focus on operational excellence, the Director, Business Management will:
  • Partner with process owners to evaluate, document, monitor, and forecast workforce efforts across Enterprise IT. Establish related reporting.
  • Define and implement appropriate tools and cadences to ensure labor is being effectively managed. Enhance processes to increase organizational productivity.
  • Develop and oversee operational quality reviews
  • Coordinate the preparation and presentation of monthly, quarterly, and annual operating plan reviews (OPR), ensuring the story of the team's status/progress is effectively shared. Provide ad-hoc presentations and analysis.
  • Facilitate monthly business and financial reviews with Sr. Leadership teams
  • Manage related space planning projects and day-to-day support activities
  • Work with IT teams to manage software tracking, analysis and needed purchases for groups he/she manages.
  • Cascade key IT strategic messages to technology area and embed appropriately into technology area communication to ensure understanding and engagement
  • Partner with the Business Financial Officer (BFO) team, PMO teams and other teams to ensure project forecasts, and spending are effectively managed
  • Manage and develop a team of business management professionals

QUALIFICATIONS:


Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, IT or Math. MBA a plus.
  • 10+ years of business management experience
  • 5 years of labor strategy experience
  • 5 years of experience with business financial planning and analytics. Finance analyst experience a strong plus.
  • 3-5 years of strategic planning experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Able to gather relevant data, analyze, provide insights and actionable recommendations. A strong commitment to data quality. Desired Skills:
  • 5 years of experience working within the financial services industry
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office products, with heavy emphasis on PowerPoint & Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to influence partners and peers
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • TQM or Six Sigma training preferred.
  • 5 years as a direct people manager



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