Systems Manager III
Global Services - Columbia, SC

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Join a fun and winning team! Unum and Colonial Life’s Global Services organization is made up of 1,200 talented, forward-thinking IT and Business professionals. We value individual strengths, innovation, leadership, collaboration and strong partnerships. We offer defined career paths as well as on-going training and international development opportunities. As an organization, we contribute to the achievement of Unum's strategic goals through the delivery of smart, innovative technology solutions.

Colonial Life, a member of the Fortune 500 Unum family of businesses and market leader in benefit solutions, specializes in personal insurance products offered to employees at the worksite. At Colonial Life, we know that each individual's lifestyle and needs are different from the next person's. Our personal insurance products offer a broad range of benefit options for employers and employees, and many can help combat the rising costs of health care.

At Colonial Life, we boast a great resource of individuals, both in the field and at the home office, who come together to guarantee our continued success in the voluntary insurance industry.
We are looking for a Systems Manager for our Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse team. Our Systems Manager works under the direction of a Senior IT (Information Technology) manager, the incumbent directs managerial and professional staff of multiple IT departments. Responsible for the preparation, review and consolidation of budgets and business plans. Plays a leadership role in developing and maintaining business partner relationships and in setting long-term strategy for application selection, software systems development and systems maintenance to support business partner objectives. Ensures adherence to plans through review of project execution versus plan, financial reports and capital appropriation requests. Develops, implements and enforces policies, standards and methodologies. Responsible for execution of Human Resource strategies and for ensuring security of applicable IT systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Develops and maintains strong business partner relationships at a senior/middle management level.
Accountable for planning and execution of multiple IT projects; provides leadership for multiple project teams.
Accountable for IT resource allocation, expense management, development of project objectives and ongoing communication of project outcomes.
Accountable for resolving high-impact problems related to project execution; finding solutions in spite of continued obstacles.
Accountable for setting aggressive performance expectations and holding staff accountable for delivery of results. Provides leadership by example in coaching, performance management and career development.
Accountable for effective application of Unum Human Resources policies and practices.
Provides leadership in on-going, cost-effective applications development methodology.

This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent and twelve years experience
Distributed development environment experience
Experience with CMS (Sitecore preferred)
Demonstrated leadership in developing strategic IT plans that address business priorities
Ability to develop execution strategies including resource allocations and budgets
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple high-impact projects and perform multiple roles within these projects
Capable of performing project leader role on multiple medium to large projects while demonstrating a high degree of knowledge of the Navigator project tool.
Demonstrated working knowledge of applications development methodology
Demonstrated working knowledge of Data Analysis concepts and relevant technical environments
Working knowledge of IT functionality and integration across business processes

We offer competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package with extras like a wellness/fitness center, health resource center and a tuition assistance program. Colonial Life has been named one of the top large companies to work for in South Carolina.

Colonial Life is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, gender or sexual preference.