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Manager, Application Delivery - Delivery Practice

Date: May 31, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3C-3P1 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E-6A8 Saskatoon, SK, CA, S7H-0W5 Nepean, ON, CA, K2E-7W5 Kitchener, ON, CA, N2G-1H6 Calgary, AB, CA, T2R-0E4 Toronto, ON, CA, M2P-2B7 Regina, SK, CA, S4S-6X3 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6J-4Y3 Moncton, New Brunswick, CA, E1E-4R5

Company: Wawanesa Insurance

 

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance is one of the largest property and casualty insurers in Canada with $3 billion in annual revenues and assets of more than $9 billion. Wawanesa Mutual, founded in 1896 with executive offices in Winnipeg, is the parent company of Wawanesa General, which offers property and casualty insurance in California and Oregon, and Wawanesa Life, which distributes life insurance products and services throughout Canada. With over 3,500 employees, Wawanesa proudly serves over two million policyholders through nine regional offices and 41 service offices in Canada and the United States.  Wawanesa actively gives back to organizations that strengthen communities where it operates, donating well above internationally recognized benchmarks for excellence in corporate philanthropy.
 
We are currently looking for dedicated, driven, and enthusiastic individuals who thrive in an environment that welcomes change and are looking for an opportunity for diverse experience, advancement on a growing team.

 

Job Overview

Working under minimal direction, this role contributes to Wawanesa’s success by advancing the Application Delivery Practices used by IS delivery teams and integrating those practices into the larger Wawanesa context.

 

As part of the IS Excellence team, the Delivery Practices Center for Enablement is to foster, empower and accelerate teams by providing them access to guidelines, processes, education, tools and support.

 

The ideal candidate will be a leader with a passion for industry leading delivery practices that enable tangible measures of improved quality and value.  You will be well versed in the current state of Agile and Quality practices, and constantly be exploring the upcoming trends in these areas.  You will have experience in Scrum, Kanban, Application Delivery, DevOps, Agile and Product Management practices.  You will find success through the success of other teams within the organization.
 
Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain accountability for the establishment of development and delivery plans with all the required stakeholders.
  • Manage resources to ensure successful completion of work assignments.
  • Communicate plans, progress and deliverables to all required stakeholders.
  • Create, implement and evolve new processes, methodologies, policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the building of, and execute against, the annual operational plan.
  • Maintain accountability for the maintenance of department service levels.
  • Maintain accountability for the planning and management of application and process vitality.
  • Ensure continuous improvement in operational processes.
  • Oversee and coach a team to ensure work environment is respectful, challenging, and rewarding and employees are maximized to their full potential while contributing to the achievement of the company's goals.
  • Contribute to budget preparation and management to budget as forecasted.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience in a senior IS role.
  • Post-secondary degree/certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Understanding and experience in DevOps, Agile Practices and/or Enterprise Agility Frameworks.
  • Understanding of relevant analysis, design, system development and maintenance tools and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, in a persuasive and eloquent manner.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to manage and prioritize a busy workload and multiple projects.
  • Strong Leadership skills with the ability to build, develop, lead, and support a diverse team.
  • Ability to develop effective plans that define activities, resources, timelines and cost estimates.
  • Ability to make well justified decisions in complex and high-pressure situations.
  • Experience in the insurance/finance industry is considered an asset.

 

Wawanesa provides its employees with a respectful, challenging and rewarding environment where they can maximize their potential while contributing to the company’s goals. Our full-time permanent employees are provided with highly competitive compensation packages (salaries, generous vacation allowance, leave top up, annual bonus plan, premium free benefits and a pension plan). Wawanesa provides a stable and rewarding environment for its employees in today’s challenging markets.

If you are interested in this exciting, challenging position with Wawanesa, apply today with your Resume.

Accommodations are available as needed for all applicants.