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Director, Team Lead

at Travelers in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Job Category

Technology

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$103,900.00 – $171,500.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

The Claim Business Intelligence & Analytics organization has an exciting opportunity for a Team Lead/Product Owner Director. The primary focus of this position is to lead a team focusing on Claim Medical and Severity analytics for our Claim business partners. This Team Lead role is a unique blend of business and technical knowledge and requires connecting business needs to new technologies. As a key member of our Agile team, this Team Lead position will assist in influencing the business’s Medical and Severity direction in alignment with our broader enterprise strategy. This role requires partnering with Claim business partners to further our medical and severity management strategies through use of better-quality data and information delivery. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of claim medical and severity management to influence the business’s data and information delivery direction in line with our key claim priorities. This can include capabilities such as dashboards, self-service, embedded analytics, etc. along with data warehouse/mart development, in alignment with best practices. The Team Lead is adept at problem solving, effective at communicating with business stakeholders, Senior Leaders and agile team, and is strong at analytic thinking. This person works closely with agile delivery teams to deliver analytic solutions that meets the needs of the end users and supports its adoption. This job will work with local and offshore resources.

This position may be based Hybrid or in one of our offices. #LI-Hybrid

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

+ Define, prioritize and ensure a ready backlog of work for a cross-functional product team, accept final product output, focusing on achievement of defined outcomes versus defining how the work is completed.

+ Effectively manage a backlog of deliverables and capabilities as well as ‘test and learn’/experimentation targeted at defining/refining future deliverables, measuring performance and adjusting the overall roadmap of deliverables as needed.

+ Translate business strategies and needs into execution ready work for an Agile product team; define team goals and strategy, ensuring alignment with circle and value stream vision; Articulate team goals and strategy effectively to key stakeholders, Circle Leads, and team members.

+ Act as voice of the end-user; have a deep understanding of and anticipate and proactively seek customer feedback ensuring needs and requirements are clearly defined; ensure team work product meets defined acceptance criteria.

+ Own team backlog, including prioritization and refinement; Make trade-off decisions to maximize value.

+ Optimize the flow of value by setting objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) for solutions.

+ Inform and participate in business readiness; understand the impact of change, translate the approach to manage adoption and mitigate resistance.

+ Provide feedback on work-in-progress, clarify requirements and contribute to removing roadblocks or impediments; Look for opportunities for continuous team and process improvement.

+ Partner with key leaders and peers across to determine resources required to achieve defined business outcomes.

+ Share best practices across teams to ensure alignment and consistency in ways of working within a value stream.

+ Foster an innovative, inclusive and diverse team environment, promoting positive team culture, encouraging collaboration and self-organization.

+ May manage Team Leads.

Minimum Qualifications

+ Three years of work experience in related field required

+ Three years of experience motivating/influencing teams required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

+ Bachelor’s degree preferred.

+ Two years of experience in Agile product management preferred.

+ Two years of work experience within the discipline being supported (e.g.: Claim, Risk Control, Technology, Project Management, Production, Application Development, etc.) preferred.

+ Three years of experience articulating and translating business strategy, product vision, and analysis for a product preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

+ Agile Mindset: Embody Agile core values of openness, courage, respect, focus, and commitment. Infuse Agile principles, practices and methodologies to achieve team success.

+ Product Mindset: Focus on defining a product value proposition that aligns with and supports the circle/value stream objectives and which is the north star for the team

+ Influence: Ability to influence behaviors of leaders at all levels and without traditional hierarchy.

+ Servant Leadership: Foster an environment where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.

+ Communication: Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.

+ Collaboration: Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.

+ Continuous Improvement: Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .

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Job Posting: JC213869150

Posted On: May 19, 2022

Updated On: Jun 17, 2022