Program Manager, US

Unum Group Portland , ME 04101

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our Fortune 500 company is driving a digital transformation and looking for forward-thinking innovators to disrupt how our industry thinks about and uses technology. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, we help millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company not just insurers.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and we're excited about what's next. Join us.

General Summary:
The Program Manager is responsible for planning and delivering multiple large-scale, highly visible initiatives by working cross functionally in an Agile environment in a Product Development Group. This role is key to delivering on information related to initiatives tracking and realignment/allocation of resources., Working with Scrum Teams this role will help to drive the IT plan and look for ways to mitigate risk and dependency. The Program Manager is expected to perform at a high level, leading strategic, cross-functional and cross-company, business facing and technical initiatives and have a proven track record of being solution and delivery focused.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, or relevant professional qualification/acceptable industry experience

  • Has 5+ years of experience with a focus in finance, project management, systems, or IT is preferred

  • Demonstrated experience working with EXCEL Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP to manipulate data into easily digestible reporting & an ability to forecast from large amounts of data and develop various Ad-Hoc Reporting

  • Demonstrated experience with PowerPoint to build slide decks to convey information in a concise manner

  • Ability to create a variety of documents, process maps, dashboards, and presentations suitable for technical, business and executive audiences using a variety of tools

  • Experience with Agile, Scaled Agile and the overall Product Development Lifecycle

  • Demonstrates program management, communication, and leadership skills on large, complex initiatives ($1M+)

  • Has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Project/program management certifications like PMP, Prince2, CSM, CSPO, CSP and/or CSC are a plus

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, monitors and controls the stages of projects including: delivery of products from team managers with product delivery responsibility, and ensuring project and program closure is achieved properly whilst appropriately managing the project budget.

  • Plans the realization of business benefit so that the success of each project can be measure retrospectively by reference to the performance of its persistent products in the business environments.

  • Provides visibility for and coordinates dependencies across multiple teams (within and outside of assigned organization).

  • Identifies, proposes and initiates software process improvement activities within the organization.

  • Identifies, analyzes and deploys appropriate management strategies for the risks associated with projects. Monitors risks as their proximity, likelihood and impact evolve and modifies plans for their management appropriately.

  • Manages, tracks and reports, both written and verbal program updates appropriate for various levels of stakeholders, including executive levels.

  • Collaborates with scrum masters, scrum of scrums or otherwise, where necessary to determine the progress of feature delivery against plans within the program and helps to remove impediments at the program level when necessary.



Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.



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