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Program Manager Lead



San Antonio, TX, USA · San Antonio, TX, USA · Remote · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Let’s do something that really matters.

At USAA, we have an important mission: facilitating the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. Not all of our employees served in our nation’s military, but we all share in the mission to give back to those who did. We’re working as one to build a great experience and make a real impact for our members.

We believe in our core values of honesty, integrity, loyalty and service. They’re what guides everything we do – from how we treat our members to how we treat each other. Come be a part of what makes us so special!

The Opportunity

The Opportunity

As a dedicated Program Manager Lead you will be focused on the management, execution, and delivery of Noblr / New Product Incubation projects within New Business Ventures and Innovation.

Leads the management, execution, and delivery of large-scale programs consisting of multiple projects (multi-year, large cost, and scope, etc.) and/or the oversight and governance of programs to ensure alignment to the CoSAs strategic imperatives and to monitor program health. Works to achieve multi-year program deadlines, scope, and overall program benefits. Supports cross-functional teams in the development and execution of change plans in accordance with USAA’s change methodology or industry standard processes.

We offer a flexible work environment that requires an individual to be in the office 4 days per week. This position is based in San Antonio, TX. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

What you'll do:

  • Leads the implementation of strategic tasks that align programs with an organization’s business strategy and goals.

  • Responsible for developing multi-year business plans to deliver business capabilities and define execution approach to achieve business goal while reducing risk and delivering early business value wherever possible.

  • Works with program sponsors and cross-functional teams, to evaluate, plan and develop scope, breakthrough road maps, required resources, work plan, budget, anticipated dependencies, and timing for new programs.

  • Prepares reports that provide partners and management with status updates to include identifying risks or issues.

  • Ensures all team members understand how to work together, understand interdependencies, and coordinates their efforts to complete program goals.

  • Assists in the development of performance metrics, dashboards and management tools that clearly articulate the status of key activities ensuring timely and successful execution.

  • Directs analyses, root cause identification and development and recommendation of key work products.

  • Identifies potential new program opportunities to deliver integrated solutions that meet multiple business partner needs.

  • Defines and maintains multiple program strategies based on business demand and ROI expectations.

  • Negotiates agreements, settles disputes equitably and diffuses high tension situations.

  • Negotiates program tradeoffs with IT and the business to ensure alignment of demand to capacity.

  • Mentors Program Managers in identifying benefits and defining alternatives across departmental programs and across USAA programs.

  • Adheres to EPMO processes, procedures, controls, standards, tools, and templates (as required).

  • Adheres to governance rigor required for work efforts.

  • Drives the adoption and sustainment of changes within the organization in compliance with USAA’s Change Management methodology.

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are optimally identified, measured, supervised, and controlled in accordance with risk and compliance policies and procedures.

What you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree; OR 4 years of related experience (in addition to the minimum years of experience required) may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • 8 years of project and / or program management experience, including experience defining a new program and / or handling large-scale projects.

  • Proven experience using Waterfall or Agile methodologies to complete program strategies and deliver sophisticated work efforts.

  • Sophisticated understanding and demonstrated application of risk management policies and procedures.

  • Extensive knowledge of program management methodology and techniques; program performance evaluation and change management principles / methodologies.

  • Proficient experience in USAA’s change management methodology or similar industry change management methodology.

  • Extensive experience developing, maintaining, and reporting on large cost work effort(s) / program budgets.

  • Partner management and influencing skills.

  • Authority level of experience in Principles of Project, Program or Portfolio Management.

  • Proven experience using knowledge of the business, its products, and processes to assess program risks and rewards across multiple technologies and business goals.

What sets you apart:

  • 3+ years experience managing projects and/or programs in the P&C insurance industry

  • Experience with JIRA, JWM, Rally, and/or other Project Management software.

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work confidently with senior executives from different lines of business and functions.

  • Proven experience with critical thinking, thought leadership, and problem solving within a complex program.

  • A project list providing the following information is required: project summary, role, and project timeframe. Failure to provide this documentation may result in disqualification

  • US military experience through military service or a military spouse/domestic partner

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.

What we offer:

Compensation: USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market data of the position. The actual salary for this role may vary by location. The salary range for this position is: $120,550.00 - $230,400.00.

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance and at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

Benefits: At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs. Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

For more details on our outstanding benefits, please visit our benefits page on USAAjobs.com.

Applications for this position are accepted on an ongoing basis, this posting will remain open until the position is filled. Thus, interested candidates are encouraged to apply the same day they view this posting.

USAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.