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Operations & IT OE transformation manager - Cluster lead



IT, Operations
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024

As Operations & IT transformation manager cluster lead you will be responsible to actively drive assigned Allianz Operating Entities (OEs) towards the defined priorities and target picture by strategically supporting the implementation and harmonization of relevant Operations & IT projects, giving recommendations, and reporting to the respective Governance bodies within the Allianz

You Will

  • Lead and manage (potentially multi-located cluster team) towards high performance and position the cluster as a committed partner for the Operating Entities (OEs)
  • Be responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and actively steering the implementation of the Operations & IT priorities in each in OE, representing the end-to-end point of view of each market / global line.
  • In your position, you are responsible for providing transparency on all defined Ops & IT priorities pertaining to the respective OE.
  • Actively steer transformation roadmaps for the realization of global and local Operations & IT strategy (putting it into the OE context)
  • Actively steer major IT investments and its related benefits: Content of portfolio structure, creation of ITCo presentations jointly with the OE; Ensuring that critical topics are identified and analyzed (identify issues, analyze their root causes and their impact, e.g. on financials, timeline, scope), recommend and push for appropriate measures to get project back-on track
  • Coordinate and orchestrate various steering tools of Allianz Group such as Business & IT Strategy sessions (BITTS) / Operations & IT strategy sessions (OPITSS), IT Steering Boards (ITSB), and Strategic Dialog and PD process
  • Create and prepare quarterly KPI dashboards, and monitor IT Committees project status
  • Coordinate the he exception management process jointly with Architecture teams
  • Monitor and assess the OEs IT project portfolio and projects including recommendations for program/project reviews, assessments and recommendations to the decision making bodies

Your skills

  • Exceptional academic background in IT, Economics or Business Administration (diploma or master's degree)
  • 5 years of managerial experience, leading and managing people and teams within a complex global environment
  • Deep understanding of Operations and IT and their interrelation with business
  • Proven experience of international project management within large and complex IT projects (system implementation/integration programs, IT transformation) supported by a Project Management Certification (e.g PMP, SAFe, PRINCE2) and knowledge of project management tools
  • Very good understanding of financial and operational steering, KPIs, and related impacts
  • Excellent quality management skills with an ability to ensure data correctness, quality, and integrity.
  • Good understanding of the insurance industry
  • Excellent MS-Office skills in particular PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Teams and SharePoint
  • Preferably knowledge in SAP Integrated Planning and WAVE
  • Professional fluency in English, including proficiency in written English.
  • Travel is required (~10%) to Allianz destinations world-wide, also on short notice
  • Committed team-player, people skills, flexible, dedicated to a new challenge

Your benefits:

  • We offer a hybrid work model which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working incl. up to 25 days per year working from abroad
  • We believe in rewarding performance and our compensation and benefits package includes a company bonus scheme, pension, employee shares program and multiple employee discounts (details vary by location)
  • From career development and digital learning programs to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.
  • Flexible working, health and wellbeing offers (including healthcare and parental leave benefits) support to balance family and career and help our people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach.

38930 | Gestión de Proyectos | Management | Non-Executive | Allianz Technology | Jornada completa | Indefinido

About Allianz Technology

Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 12,000 employees located in 51 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in pioneering the digitalization of the financial services industry.

We oversee the full digitalization spectrum – from one of the industry’s largest IT infrastructure projects that includes data centers, networking and security, to application platforms that span from

workplace services to digital interaction. In short, we deliver full-scale, end-to-end IT solutions for Allianz in the digital age.

D&I statement

Allianz Technology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the working environment. We are interested in your strengths and experience. We welcome all applications from all people regardless of gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity and cultural background, age, nationality, religion, disability, or philosophy of life.

Join us. Let´s care for tomorrow.

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