EBS Program Manager (EBS)
Transamerica US - Cedar Rapids, IA

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Description and Qualifications

Company Description:
The Transamerica companies offer a wide array of innovative financial services and products with a common purpose: to help individuals, families, and businesses build, protect and preserve their hard-earned assets. With more than a century of experience, we have built a strong reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. The Transamerica companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of AEGON N.V., an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company based in The Hague, the Netherlands. AEGON has businesses in over twenty markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia serving over 40 million customers across the globe.

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Divisional Description:
Enterprise Business Services (EBS) is a Division within Transamerica established to identify common functions across the organization that could potentially be better leveraged as a shared service. We are committed to enhancing financial results through creativity, innovation, risk management, and service while treating our policyholders, employees, and other customers with integrity and respect.

Job Description:
Enterprise Business Services is seeking a qualified Program Manager to lead the formation of a shared service division within Transamerica. This Program Manager will work closely with the EBS Senior Management Team as well as Senior Management across Transamerica. The Program Manager is responsible for leading all aspects of the Shared Service Program including planning, quality, cost, resource allocation, functionality and execution. They will utilize their expertise and leadership skills for facilitating timely and complete resolution of project issues, risks and decisions to meet program/project deadlines. In addition, the Program Manager is responsible for management across program/projects that are inter-dependent or common.

The Program Manager should have working industry knowledge of shared service organizations. This person will act as a thought leader recommending improvements to project/program processes and procedures to ensure high quality, efficient project delivery. They should processes proven analytical skills for complex problem solving and be able to demonstrate through previous work experience the ability to guide and influence at multiple levels of the organization.

  • Assist Transamerica management and sponsors in defining the strategic plan for each program/project
  • Demonstrate comprehensive abilities in leading program/project teams through complex issues, ambiguity and scope changes; driving the team to clarity and making effective decisions.
  • Manage interdependencies and common critical path milestones across the projects, facilitating risk management, issue escalation/resolution, scope change and implementation planning
  • Manage multiple vendors
  • Provide direction and coaching/mentoring to project managers leading individual projects within the program
  • Define and direct formal communication methods and establish open and consistent communication with all levels within the organization
  • Ensure project teams are held accountable for meeting goals and objectives
Bachelors degree in a business related field or equivalent training/experience required. Minimum of 10 years experience with at least 5 years experience managing complex multi-system and/or multiple department projects preferred. PMP or equivalent project certification preferred.

How to Apply:
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Equal Employment Opportunity:
Transamerica Life Insurance Company (Realty Advisors, LLC) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws. Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please inform the Human Resources department if you need assistance completing any forms, or to otherwise participate in the application process.


Project Management

Primary Location

US-IA-Cedar Rapids


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