Sr Dir Digital Business Architecture

Hartford, Connecticut

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
The primary function of this position is to own the strategic vision, business architecture and roadmap for an enterprise-wide digital capability portfolio.

This position will partner closely with leaders in all business areas across the enterprise, along with Technology Architecture, to:
(a) Develop digital capability vision, strategies, blueprints, roadmaps;
(b) Guide experience design; and
(c) Provide oversight to govern delivery execution and maximize enterprise value realization for digital capability investments, in alignment with strategy.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Thought Leader: Serve as a digital capability thought leader to facilitate identification, evaluation and awareness of digital trends and capability innovation opportunities
  • Package & share relevant digital thought leadership
  • Gather/synthesize business partner & operations insights across the enterprise
  • Identify, evaluate and promote digital innovation opportunities

Strategic Planner: Responsible for definition, adoption and governance of digital capability strategy, including: assessments, vision, business architecture, and roadmap
  • Review & assess Travelers vs. competitive digital landscape
  • Facilitate definition, adoption and governance of enterprise digital capability vision, guiding principles, business architecture, and roadmap
  • Identify business process, operations & technology dependencies/impacts
  • Guide technology fit assessment/vendor selection (as needed)

Value Champion: Promote enterprise value realization for digital capability investments
  • Develop & socialize enterprise value proposition for proposed digital investments
  • Align & govern digital capability design & benefits realization across the enterprise
  • Identify/evaluate digital capability & experience optimization opportunities

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required. 7 years of demonstrated business experience, with thorough knowledge of business analysis, process improvement, business transformation, and/or business strategy development within complex organizations and business environments. Thorough knowledge of business architecture tools and concepts.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
  • 8+ years experience structuring/implementing/governing strategic initiatives within a large corporate environment (e.g., strategic transformation, business architecture design, strategic governance)
  • Experience defining strategic direction for digital/mobile capabilities, and/or leading a team of digital architects through large scale and/or enterprise-wide initiatives
  • Insurance Industry experience
  • Ability to assess & define strategic vision/capabilities/roadmap
  • Ability to develop relationships inside the organization and across the industry to identify trends and strategies
  • Solid operational knowledge of insurance, technology, strategy development, analytics
  • Ability to actively lead cross-enterprise executive level collaboration
  • Excellent oral, written and communications skills

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
  • Able to develop digital solutions by applying accepted processes or creating new approaches to leverage technology from abstract information.
  • Sees the big picture, and is fully aware of digital technology and business directions.
  • Has department, corporate and group objectives in focus while identifying and removing barriers.
  • Keeps apprised of industry & digital trends and applies this knowledge to business strategy.
  • Effectively assesses the long-term and short-term implications of decisions on the department, corporation and group.
  • Maintains partnerships across the organization, and is able to influence Senior Leadership through an inclusive style and credibility.
  • Management understanding of staff roles and abilities, and provides input regarding their development needs.
  • Demonstrates analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are often novel and not readily defined, lack known precedent or appear contradictory.
  • The success of the team is above own interest.
  • Manages cross-functional objectives and/or priorities supporting assigned business area(s).
  • Responsibilities are assigned with latitude for decision making. Results reviewed periodically according to predefined objectives.
  • Commitment to Quality Result - Provides direction and effectively leads by example to ensure that all capabilities are meeting the stated business objectives on a timely basis, with excellent quality, at a reasonable cost.
  • Influences, communicates and collaborates.
  • Effective at documentation and presentation.
  • Demonstrates flexibility, anticipates customer needs, and effectively communicates in a manner consistent with the audience.
  • Educates and influences customers on the most effective use of digital technology, from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
  • Supports all planning and budgeting/estimating done on a project level and is supportive of the business strategic plans.
  • Responsible for important and confidential information.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
Travel - Occasionally

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment - Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will) - Continuously Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key - Continuously

Licensing or Certificates
None required. Certified Business Architect is a plus.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.