IT Leader- Property and Casualty in Kansas City at CBIZ

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

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Job Description

With over 100 offices and nearly 5,000 associates in major metropolitan areas and suburban cities throughout the U.S. CBIZ (NYSE: CBZ) delivers top-level financial and employee business services to organizations of all sizes, as well as individual clients, by providing national-caliber expertise combined with highly personalized service delivered at the local level. CBIZ has been honored to be the recipient of several national recognitions: 2019 America's Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes, 2019 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE, 2019 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, and one of the Top 101 highest scoring companies in the country for Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources.

With more than 450 committed professionals, associates and staff to serve you in the Kansas City Area, we are committed to providing superior client service and we are constantly focused on, and motivated by, providing positive results for our clients. Having served this marketplace for more than 40 years, we understand the importance of reputation and exceeding expectations in this close-knit business community. CBIZ Kansas City delivers the services and resources you expect of a national organization and, at the same time, provides the relationships, consulting and personal touch you expect from a local organization.Nationally, CBIZ is the largest U.S. benefits specialist and a top 20 broker of U.S. business. Additionally, we are one of the largest publicly owned Property and Casualty insurance brokers in the country.*Yet we are not simply a list of services. We are a relationship on which you can depend to bring you a coordinated approach to achieving your goals - even in a challenging economy.

CBIZ is seeking a leader with strong collaboration and project management skills and a deep technical acumen to set in our Kansas City office.  An action-oriented, delivery-focused mindset with the ability develop demands into effective solutions are critical to the role.  The I.T. Leader will build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders in our Property and Casualty Insurance division while staying connected to business needs and industry trends to identify, architect and implement technical solutions. The position combines managerial responsibilities with in-depth hands-on technical expertise.

Essential Functions and Primary Duties:

  • Serve as technical point of contact for operational leaders for our Property and Casualty Division.
  • Consult with business and operational leaders to help document the business case for systems initiatives, and facilitate project intake approval and implementation processes.
  • Analyze business requirements, costs and benefits, project needs and determine resources needed to meet objectives through formal business cases and project charters.
  • Implements technical solutions ranging from packaged application implementations, custom software development, system integrations, and analytics.
  • Work in a hands-on manner with internal stakeholders to align technology solutions with business needs and strategies.
  • Facilitate product selection processes.
  • Architects technical solutions, business processes and analytical outputs using available tools.
  • Establishes Application Support, Management and Governance protocols for business applications.
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures that are compliant with IT, industry, and regulatory policies.
  • Manages application upgrades, enhancements and support initiatives.
  • Manages a project portfolio and project roadmap.
  • Assists in the management of software vendor relationships.
  • Manages and mentors individual staff members.
  • Up to 20% travel.

Qualifications Preferred:

  • A Bachelor's degree in management information systems, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.
  • 8 years of broad IT and operational experience.
  • 3 years practical working with enterprise level SaaS and packaged applications.
  • 3-5 years of practical experience defining requirements, managing projects and implementing systems.
  • Experience working in an Insurance Agency/Brokerage and with relevant applications such as an Agency Management system.
  • Strong application architecture and process discipline with experience in defining business requirements and translating them into well-constructed and integrated technical solutions.
  • Proven experience delivering enterprise integration solutions.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills, analytical abilities, problem solving, and follow through.
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of an organization.

Qualifications Required:

  • College Degree or equivalent required
  • 10 years related experience
  • Must have experience managing staff, projects and/or processes
  • Possesses subject matter expertise
  • Knowledge of industry regulations
  • Ability to manage a team of others
  • Ability to formulate new policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing throughout all levels of an organization, both internally and externally
  • Ability to travel as required by business and on-call availability


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