Consulting Director, IT Relationship Manager
Prudential Financial is one of the world's largest financial institutions. With over 140 years in financial services, we offer a broad range of financial products and services for people and businesses in the U.S. and abroad. Prudential Financial's distinctive Rock symbol and the Prudential name are among the most enduring brands in U.S. corporate history.
Our International Insurance segment develops and distributes life insurance, retirement products, and certain accident and health products with fixed benefits to the mass affluent and affluent markets through our Life Planner operations in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. We also provide similar products to the broad middle income and mass affluent markets across Japan, our joint ventures in Chile, Malaysia, India, and Indonesia, and our strategic investment in Ghana through multiple distribution channels including banks, independent agencies and Life Consultants associated with our Gibraltar Life and Other operations.
The Information Technology function of Prudential International Insurance (PII) is seeking an accomplished Consulting Director, Information Systems to support the International Insurance business units' IT Leadership Teams in the delivery of secure, quality systems solutions and services to their respective customers. The position will report to the VP Information Systems.
Work closely with the Business Unit IT Leadership to ensure that enterprise initiatives are executed within their businesses against enterprise standards of time, cost and quality. Ensure that all significant technology initiatives comply with the IT Strategy and Standards to ensure success in support of business priorities.
Establish oversight of the business technology project teams to assure the successful delivery of key technology initiatives. Encourage IT management's consistent execution of initiatives using enterprise standards and methodology. Institute consistent reporting across the PII businesses to cover key technology initiatives.
Work with the Global Business & Technology Solutions (GBTS)organization in the delivery of common cloud and on-premise infrastructure in support of PII initiatives and strategy. Provide oversight of GBTS activities supporting Business Unit IT initiatives.
Maintain key relationships across corporate functions spanning the enterprise with emphasis on Technology Management to further explore the infrastructure and service leverage opportunities across the international businesses.
Proactively invest in building and maintaining staff with the skills required to implement the IT Strategy and support applications architecture.
Professional Skills and Personal Characteristics:
Minimum of fifteen years information systems management experience with demonstrated success as an Information Technology leader in the financial services industry
Broad and deep experience in developing and implementing strategic and tactical technology projects with a successful track record of partnering with the business. Proven record of successful infrastructure programs implemented through the introduction of innovative and operationally effective technologies
Demonstrates ability to drive outcomes through influence in matrix organizations;
- experience in an international role with emerging markets
- experience delivering through matrix team structures
- ability to operate at all levels, business CEOs to engineers
- demonstrates experience driving infrastructure transformation
- experience with cloud technologies and techniques, ideally around AWS IaaS
- hands on experience around DevOps tooling and techniques
Comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience in the management of large infrastructure projects in varied systems environments; Ability to assess in-flight projects and make realistic recommendations that lead to measurable improvements and business risk mitigation is critical
Strong vendor management skills at the Executive Level with proven results in delivering business value at a fair and reasonable cost
Hands-on experience at the decision making level in the identification, analysis, selection, implementation and management of major technology outsourcing efforts for both operational effectiveness and cost efficiency
Demonstrable commitment to project management disciplines, quality control, change management and leading edge technologies is essential;
Highly motivated, results oriented leader with ability to deal effectively within the management team of a multi-national company
Exceptional verbal and written capabilities are essential; Extensive communication across the businesses on behalf of the Division management team is required to foster improved technology organization dynamics
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