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Nationwide Insurance

Specialist, Technology Innovation Analyst

Columbus, OH

If you’re passionate about innovation and love working in an environment where you can constantly improve and adopt new technologies to drive business results, then Nationwide’s Information Technology team could be the place for you!

MEGS, Marketing, Analytics & Customer BSA has an opening for a Specialist, Technology Innovation Analyst.

The ideal candidate would possess the following characteristics and/or experiences:

  • The ability to understand and synthesize financial plans, business processes and workflow, architecture, strategy and roadmaps, and related content to see the current and possible future states, along with alternatives and potential risks to achieving a desired future state, is critical.

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Applicants should possess the ability to think outside the box, be innovative and partner with product teams in planning for business outcomes

  • Ability to build strong relationships and to lead and collaborate across large cross-functional teams to drive transformational change, along with superior facilitation, communication, problem analysis and solving skills is a must.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, and creative presentation or design abilities are very valuable in this role

  • Ability to elicit requirements at strategic as well as requirements elaboration into MVP features that create incremental value is a must.

  • The role requires a strong results orientation and bias for action along with a positive zeal for challenging traditional thinking.

  • Broad knowledge of data analytics, web analytics and personalization or Marketing capabilities and technologies.

  • Ability to conduct RFI/RFP for new technology solution needs is preferred.

  • Ability to stay current with industry trends and have the experience and skill to bring new innovative ideas and concepts to the cross functional team is preferred.

  • This role is currently working in a hybrid capacity. It collaborates in office with the team a few days every other week. Subject to change.

    Compensation Grade F4

    Job Description Summary

    If you’re passionate about delivering technology solutions to support a company providing extraordinary care to its customers, then Nationwide Technology is the place for you. Nationwide's industry-leading technology workforce embraces an agile work environment and a collaborative culture to deliver outstanding solutions and results. If that sounds like something you aspire to, we want to hear from you!  
       
    As a Technology Innovation Analyst, you’ll assist technology strategy and planning activities by analyzing technology trends including enterprise architecture, technology portfolio dimensions and benchmark and peer analyses. You’ll assess the impact of emerging technical and business trends on future technology needs and capabilities. You’ll also be expected to develop and manage the development of thought leadership articles, point-of-view papers, new ideas and concepts specifically to bring together technologies that could help Nationwide differentiate and create value. Additionally, you’ll have opportunities to define and evolve concepts aligned to the Nationwide’s technology innovation portfolio and may lead cross-functional teams focused on transformational innovation.

    Job Description

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Looks to industry for technology developments that are relevant for Nationwide’s business

    • Identifies innovation opportunities and follows through to develop the ideas in collaboration with business partners and external organizations.

    • Collaborates with others to ensure the technology strategy is in alignment with the business needs.

    • Evaluates and prioritizes business requests, determining appropriate course of action (e.g. adjusts existing roadmaps, delivery sequencing, iterative planning efforts or aligns delivery through small project and/or enhancement efforts).

    • Works with vendors to understand whether vendor products will meet business and/or technology requirements.

    • Executes the decomposition of business strategic plans into outcomes, values and capabilities.

    • Serves as a Tech Lead within corporate innovation or line of business technology as member of cross-functional teams.

    May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

    Reporting Relationships: Reports to Technology Manager, Director or AVP.

    Typical Skills and Experiences:

    Education: Undergraduate studies in computer science, management information systems or a related field is preferred.

    License/Certification/Designation: Technology certifications or designation are not required but encouraged.

    Experience: Five years or more of experience delivering technology-enabled business solutions and transformational change across industries, platforms and lines of businesses within the insurance and/or financial services industries or equivalent experience as a management consultant for a mid- to top-tier consulting firm (i.e., Accenture, Deloitte, etc.).

    Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Strong analytical and communication skills, knowledge of planning. Ability to influence, build relationships, negotiate and set priorities needed. Solid executive presence. Demonstrated capability in process modeling. Insurance/financial services industry knowledge a plus.

    Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

    Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and HR Business Partner.

    Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

    Job Conditions:

    Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not Eligible).

    Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

    ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

    Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
    Job ID: dc17ffbc0676ea389e64cca128411f5390987af2542474177cb01d78a2a6db6d
    Employment Type: Other