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Manager - Business Systems Development

Company: Ally Financial
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

General informationCareer areaTechnologyCountryUnited StatesWork Location(s)12850 W. Gran Bay Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL, 17500 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR, 2911 Lake Vista Drive, Lewisville, TX, 500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MIStateTexasCityLewisville, TXRemote?NoRef #10364Posted DateWednesday, January 5, 2022Working timeFull-timeAlly and Your CareerAlly Financial only succeeds when its people do - and that's more than some clich-- people put on job postings. We live this stuff! We see our people as, well, people - with interests, families, friends, dreams, and causes that are all important to them. Our focus is on the health and safety of our teammates as well as work-life balance and diversity and inclusion. From generous benefits to a variety of employee resource groups, we strive to build paths that encourage employees to stretch themselves professionally. We want to help you grow, develop, and learn new things. You're constantly evolving, so shouldn't your opportunities be, too?The OpportunityThis position will lead a team responsible for identifying, creating, and providing solutions and support to operations for one or more systems. The team serves as the primary interface between business and technology partners; defining system requirements and documentation as dictated by the specific project, developing unique technical solutions as dictated by the specific project, configuring systems as dictated by the specific project, developing testing plans and supporting portfolio planning process. They will actively work with business partners to identify opportunities to maximize technology investments and drive operational efficiencies. Collaborates with support partners to provide business with training, communication and compliance support for technologies managed. Manages team's work based on overall objectives and deliverables for department, system and operational partner. Sets goals for team, prioritizes work and makes decisions based on guidance from senior manager, policies, procedures and business plan. Sets and drives strategic direction for the team. Frequently interfaces with senior leaders in the business and IT regarding system performance and project status. Develops direct reports skill set within technology supported and overall project management.The Work Itself

  • Lead team in collaboration with business partners in the development of requirements and documented as dictated by the specific project for technical solutions that enable the business to meet objectives.
  • Proactively provide technology-based solutions to operations in support of their business objectives.
  • Develop strategic plan and processes to drive team improvement and efficiency
  • Lead project portfolio activities for technologies managed; ensure projects are completed within schedule and communication routines are followed.
  • Develop and coach team on project management and technology related skills.
  • Personally lead large scale or high profile projects.
  • Work collaboratively with IT partners to prioritize application defects - enhancements for release.
  • Provide recommendations regarding solutions/fixes and enhancements.
  • Participate in user groups, industry conferences, etc., to provide operations with current industry trends and new technology.
  • Effectively manage technology related operational risks; identify area of risk and develop systematic controls.
  • Lead the development and implementation of appropriate change controls to align with governance and prioritization routines.
  • Facilitate prioritization meetings and approvals with all stakeholders.
  • Manage administrative duties as required: Performance Management, Time Reporting, PTO, IDP/training plans, etc.
  • Additional duties as assigned.The Skills You Bring
    • Bachelor's degree preferred; Master's degree (MBA) preferred.
    • 5+ years' experience in financial services or related industry; including 3+ in a leadership role preferred.
    • Proven ability to deliver results in a highly complex matrix environment, including external vendors.
    • Subject matter expertise in business process and/or technology specific.
    • Business and/or IT experience preferred.
    • Project Management/Business Analyst Certification (or equivalent work experience) highly preferred.
    • Ability to manage remote resources (internal and external).
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experienced in facilitating project teams.
    • Skilled with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Able to travel overnight (25-50% +/-).How We'll Have Your BackAlly's compensation program offers market-competitive base pay and pay-for-performance incentives (bonuses) based on achieving personal and company goals. But Ally's total compensation - or total rewards - extends beyond your paycheck and is designed to support and enrich your personal and professional life, including:
      • Time Away: competitive holiday and flexible paid-time-off, including time off for volunteering and voting.
      • Planning for the Future: plan for the near and long term with an industry-leading 401K retirement savings plan with matching and company contributions, student loan and 529 educational assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, and other financial well-being programs.
      • Supporting your Health & Well-being: flexible health and insurance options including dental and vision, pre-tax Health Savings Account with employer contributions and a total well-being program that helps you and your family stay on track physically, socially, emotionally, and financially.
      • Building a Family: adoption, surrogacy, and fertility support as well as parental and caregiver leave, back-up child and adult/elder day care program and childcare discounts.
      • Work-Life Integration: other benefits including LifeMatters - Employee Assistance Program, subsidized and discounted Weight Watchers - program and other employee discount programs.
        Who We Are:
        Ally Financial is a customer-centric, leading digital financial services company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions. We are relentlessly focused on "Doing it Right" and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. For more information, visit www.ally.com.
        Ally is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy status, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic disposition or any other reason protected by law.
        We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical or mental disabilities. For accommodation requests, email us at work@ally.com. Ally will not discriminate against any qualified individual who is capable of performing the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Keywords: Ally Financial, Lewisville , Manager - Business Systems Development, Executive , Lewisville, Texas

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