Solution Assurance Director

Posted 9 January by Willis Towers Watson
Summary of the RoleThe successful candidate will lead the Solution Assurance capability within the Corporate IT Strategy and Investment Portfolio team, working closely with Corporate IT and Segment Technology leadership to develop and deliver the strategy and initiatives required to anticipate and meet business requirements.The Role
  • Establish and maintain a business aligned and cross-domain articulation of Corporate IT’s architectural direction, including strategic themes, guiding principles and solution roadmaps
  • Develop and manage effective architectural governance for the oversight of Corporate IT’s investment portfolio and business change commitments, including standards, practices and reusable assets
  • Identify, qualify and orchestrate opportunities for Corporate IT to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our architecture capabilities, including maturity assessments, improvement plans and performance measurement
  • Shape and direct the strategies and investment initiatives required to develop the Corporate IT services required by Willis Towers Watson and the enabling capabilities owned by Corporate IT.
  • Develop strategy papers, service improvement plans and business cases as a means of obtaining buy-in, approval and funding of initiatives.
  • Active involvement in IT investment and service improvement initiatives, governance processes and recommendations, proliferating internal good practices and introducing external insights.
  • Support preparation and outcomes of the Technology Board and Technology Innovation Council meetings.
  • Understand and collaborate to ensure solutions and services are delivered in accordance with IT Security Policies, Risk Governance, Project Management standards and Architecture standards. 
  • Identify and establish new practices to assure IT architecture outcomes and capability improvement plans, particularly where Corporate IT teams need to improve collaboration, highlight dependencies and mitigate risks. 
  • Define and implement an architecture management practice group to cultivate solution assurance capabilities, standards and KPIs.
  • Contribute concepts and solutions to support Strategy and Investment Portfolio leadership and team members in delivering overall IT governance, assurance and change effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships/partnerships with Corporate IT and Segment Technology leadership to understand, challenge and encourage thought leadership on the current and future Enterprise Architecture and promote opportunities for increased revenue, reduced operating costs, reduced operational risk and increased levels of customer service.
The Requirements
  • High levels of business and financial acumen with an understanding of company strategy, operating environment and business objectives
  • Business and/or IT strategy formulation skills.
  • Extensive proven experience in Information Technology with increasing levels of responsibility in areas such as, application selection/development, program and project management, current and emerging market trends and the value of data and analytics.
  • Leadership skills especially in organizing and implementing cross-segment/departmental programs, projects.
  • Experience in working directly with business unit leaders and their organizations, and in providing IT services to both internal and external clients.
  • Sound experience in solution design and enterprise architecture
  • Proven track record of delivering excellent levels of client service through large scale, multi-functional programmes
  • Experience of delivering commercial system solutions to potentially thousands of customers
The Company Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment opportunities at Willis Towers Watson.Unsolicited Contact: Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Willis Towers Watson are considered property of Willis Towers Watson and are not subject to payment of agency fees. In order to be an authorized Recruitment Agency/Search Firm for Willis Towers Watson, any such agency must have an existing formal written agreement signed by an authorized Willis Towers Watson recruiter and an active working relationship with the organization. Resumes must be submitted according to our candidate submission process, which includes being actively engaged on the particular search. Likewise, for our authorized Recruitment Agencies/Search Firms, if the candidate submission process is not followed, no agency fees will be paid by Willis Towers Watson. Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer.

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