GreatAmerica Financial Services

501-1,000 employeeshttp://www.greatamerica.com/

Description

GreatAmerica is a $2 billion national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.

Incorporated in 1992, GreatAmerica has a staff of over 500 employees. It is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has offices in Minnesota, Georgia, and Missouri. We provide financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories.

Locations
Head office

625 First St. SE, Suite 800, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA, 52401

Systems - Director, Programs and Project Management Office (Cedar Rapids, IA)

PMP

Information Technology

Computer Software

5 days ago | Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States | GreatAmerica Financial Services

Systems - Director, Programs and Project Management Office (Cedar Rapids, IA)

5 days ago | Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States | GreatAmerica Financial Services

GreatAmerica Financial Services

Opening date:June 13

Closing date: July 13 2021

Industry:Information Technology, Computer Software,

Type:Full Time

Seniority levelDirector

Job description

GreatAmerica Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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Systems - Director, Programs and Project Management Office (Cedar Rapids, IA)

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

The Planning & Governance branch of IT is seeking an experienced and energetic leader who is passionate about leading the organization that drives the focus and outcomes of systems delivery teams, ensuring IT’s work aligns with the strategy and goals of our organization. The Director of the Programs and Project Management Office will be responsible for supporting and enabling the organization’s programs, projects, and structured work efforts. (S)he wil l be accountable for multi-sourced simple to complex programs and projects, and portfolios including business and technology tra nsformational programs and solution enhancement projects across contemporary and heritage solutions. This dynamic leader will work in concert with the following groups and change leaders: business stakeholders, business partners, solution delivery, infrastructure & operations, and third party solution providers . If you are a collaborative, adaptive and assistive team member looking to help drive the energy of the organization, this may be for you!

Responsibilities

  • Oversee program and project management, portfolio management, resource management, release and change management functions, activities, and deliveries
  • Facilitate stakeholder and leadership alignment to foster joint prioritization and delivery approaches
  • Develop, establish and implement right-sized program and project management frameworks (incl. standards, processes, methods and tools) for internally or externally sourced programs to improve the likelihood of consistent and successful delivery
  • Build mutually-beneficial partnership with peer program system delivery leaders from strategic Suppliers
  • Establish and maintain recurring communications regarding pertinent contract activities for key leaders and stakeholders
  • Establish release management frameworks to improve the consistency and communication of delivery plans
  • Establish resource planning frameworks inclusive of IT and business needs
  • Provide overall program and project governance, including management reports on performance indicators and associated corrective action needs
  • Support the budgeting process
  • Become a trusted adviser to leaders and employees alike
  • Recruit, coach, and guide staff in the following functions: program management, project management, vendor oversight and relationships, release management
  • Continually seek opportunities to strengthen and simplify practice areas

Competencies

Position Qualifications

Honesty/integrity, customer-oriented, collaborative, adaptable, curious, analytical, proactive problem-solver, aptitude for learning and listening, accountable, self-managing, technical aptitude, remaining calm under pressure, diplomatic, and outstanding English communication skills (oral & written) across all levels in the organization.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Profession certification (PMP) preferred
  • Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager (CRVPM) preferred

Experience

  • Fifteen or more years of experience in IT
  • Ten or more years of experience in Program or Project Management
  • Seven or more years of experience in advanced leadership
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-sourced teams
  • Demonstrated experience liaising across organizations
  • Demonstrated competency reporting on value delivery
  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies (e.g. PMI, PMBOK, PRINCE2, agile)
  • Knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application

    Skills And Abilities
  • Unique mix of business, IT, relationship, communication and analysis skills
  • Blend of strategic and tactical thinking and planning
  • Storyteller who can explain portfolios of work associated statuses
  • Influencer with strong negotiation and motivational skills
  • Collaborator who fosters environment of commitment, pride, trust, and delivery
  • Leads yet delegates authority to team members
  • Strong business acumen
  • High level understanding of systems architecture concepts
  • Builds and maintains networks and support channels

    Computer Skills
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow and Jira preferred
  • Understanding of core software applications (Salesforce, Infolease, Informatica) and infrastructure (Cloud, network, database) is desirable

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Opening date:June 11

Closing date: July 11 2021

Industry:Information Technology, Computer Software, Financial Services,

Type:Full Time

Seniority levelMid-Senior

Job description

GreatAmerica Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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Systems - Program Manager (Cedar Rapids IA)

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

The Planning & Governance branch of IT is seeking an experienced and energetic Program Manager who is passionate about leading complex, multi-sourced, interdependent transformative programs and driving the programs to successful outcomes for our employees and customers. The Program Manager will be responsible for shaping the approach to delivery; managing team members’ activities across multiple functions; balancing decisions impacting business outcomes, scope/cost/schedule, risk and quality; reporting on program KPIs, and producing timely results. If leading tip of the spear programs that deliver next generation digital business solutions sounds exciting, this may be for you!

Responsibilities

  • Lead digital transformation programs, including approach definition, scope and task management, opportunity and risk management, deliverables and performance
  • Partner with sponsor to communicate program goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Build mutually-beneficial partnership with peer program delivery leaders from strategic Suppliers
  • Facilitate stakeholder and delivery team alignment to cultivate a shared vision for program outcomes, and joint prioritization of scope and delivery activities
  • Establish and maintain recurring communications regarding pertinent program activities for key leaders and stakeholders
  • Develop program-level business and IT resource plans
  • Oversees the execution of program activities, dependencies, and conflict resolution
  • Ensure creation and upkeep of artifacts through the lifecycle of the program
  • Manage the program budget and expenditures within the plan
  • Provide overall program governance, including management reports on performance indicators and associated corrective action needs
  • Lead program reviews with sponsor and stakeholders to ensure clarity of status, awareness of concerns, and alignment on key decisions
  • Continually seek opportunities to strengthen and simplify practice area

Competencies

Position Qualifications

Honesty/integrity, customer-oriented, collaborative, adaptable, curious, analytical, proactive problem-solver, aptitude for learning and listening, accountable, self-managing, technical aptitude, remaining calm under pressure, diplomatic, and outstanding English communication skills (oral & written) across all levels in the organization.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business administration or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Project Management Profession certification (PMP) preferred

Experience

  • Ten or more years of experience in IT
  • Seven or more years in diverse roles including leadership responsibilities for major programs
  • Demonstrated success leading multi-sourced teams and a range of program types
  • Illustrated experience liaising across roles and organizations, including managing among senior leaders
  • Demonstrated understanding of program management techniques and methods
  • Experience with one or more project management methodologies (e.g. PMI, PMBOK, PRINCE2, agile)
  • Knowledge of project planning tools with evidence of practical application

    Skills And Abilities
  • Exceptional leadership, relationship, and communication skills
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Storyteller w ho can explain program and associated activities and statuses
  • Influencer with strong negotiation, motivational, and organizational sensitivity skills
  • Collaborator who fosters environment of commitment, pride, trust, and delivery
  • Organizer with outstanding planning, facilitation, and time management skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • High level understanding of systems architecture concepts and emerging technologies
  • Deep curiosity of how organizations drive digital business
  • Build and maintain networks and support channels

    Computer Skills:
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office productivity suite
  • Knowledge of ServiceNow and Jira preferred
  • Understanding of core software applications (Salesforce, Infolease, Informatica) and infrastructure (Cloud, network, database) is desirable

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