29 Jun 2017

Full-Time Technology Business Partner

Directline Group – Posted by AdminOrpington, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Technology Business Partner

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Technology Business Partner to further their career within Direct Line Group, a leading Insurer based in Bromley.

This role sits within Business Engagement & Planning and will be the focal point for engagement between the DLG business and Technology Services.

The Technology Business Partner will be a trusted, strategic partner to DLG business areas and leaders in order to understand and support business needs, and be proactively involved in the shaping of ideas and projects to gain competitive advantage.

Key Responsibilities;

  • Engage pro-actively with the business area leadership team. Develop effective working relationships in order to be a trusted, strategic partner to the business area on how Technology can be leveraged for innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Provide thought leadership to the business concerning the potential and use of technology; inform and educate business leaders on emerging technology trends and capabilities; identify opportunities to adopt new technology and prove concepts.
  • Develop in depth understanding of corporate strategies, goals and plans and collaborate on translating corporate strategies and needs into clear outcomes for Technology solutions and services. Contribute to the business area’s annual budgeting and strategic planning processes.
  • Provide the voice of Technology Services in the business area and the voice of the business area and customers within Technology Services.
  • Provide effective, constructive challenge to ensure that the Technology strategy is implemented effectively in the business area. Understand the relevant Technology landscape and proactively drive activities to provide insights to the business area and to optimize the strategic application of Technology
  • Lead Technology Services’ contribution to influencing and managing demand, gathering requirements, assessing options, designing and recommending solutions.
  • Support planning and capacity management within Technology Services by keeping the function sighted on business strategy, plans and thinking. Identify areas of capability shortfall and support Technology Services in addressing
  • Oversee programme / project initiation; help develop plans, ideas and develop business cases for new investments.
  • Maintain oversight of project / solution delivery and ensure successful delivery of business benefits.
  • Collaborate effectively with all the key Technology Services’ roles which service the business area. Pro-actively promote the Technology operating model and communicate the entry points and ways of working to enable the business area to work effectively with Technology Services.
  • Pro-actively demonstrate required behaviours in line with expectations of the role.

Skills and Experience;

  • A strong background in a similar role, with solid experience of Business Engagement and Technology Relationship Management at a senior level.
  • A great high level understanding of technology, including an appreciation of industry trends and emerging technologies is essential for this role.
  • Experience contributing to corporate strategy through championing the use of technology, developing innovative solutions to business problems and challenging existing paradigms where opportunity for improvement exists.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts – a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation’s best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Closing date – Undisclosed

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Job Categories: Business, Other, and Technology. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent. Job Tags: Directline Group, diversity, equality, full time, inclusion, london, London - Bromley, permanent, and Technology Business Partnet. Salary: Competitive.

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