Program Director | NSW - Sydney

Job reference number: ALL/1415708


When you work at Allianz, you're part of a strong global insurer, helping to protect over 3 million Australians. We value diverse thinking, so your ideas and innovative mindset will be warmly welcomed. You'll experience a friendly environment working with talented people, where you'll be included and have your capabilities recognised. And you'll be supported to reach your full potential and enjoy an enriching career.


In this newly created role and reporting in to the Chief Operating and Transformation Officer you will be responsible for supporting and driving a large-scale cross functional transformation program across Allianz, including product development, cost optimisation and business transformation.

It is an exciting time to join Allianz as we embark on a new Corporate Business Strategy with many transformation programs being developed and implemented across the business.  This highly visible and impactful role will be critical to the success of the organisation.

In this role you will be extremely proficient in developing and continually monitoring multiple areas of program scope, cost, schedule, and quality objectives utilising multiple delivery approaches including Agile.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working with the Strategy and Transformation Senior  leadership team to develop a cohesive program plan and execution strategy
  • Developing overarching governance and program oversight infrastructure, to stand up a large-scale business transformation program of work
  • Managing a set of executive stakeholders across Allianz Australia and Allianz Global, collaborating and building relationships in order to obtain support for strategic customer initiatives
  • Incubate and implement a strong continuous improvement culture and ensure process improvement methodologies are adopted within the project team
  • Executing delivery with commercial acumen and a pragmatic approach

Capabilities and Experience:

  • Demonstrable hands-on experience in the delivery of large business transformation programs, leveraging matrixed and globally distributed teams
  • An extensive background in Banking and Insurance
  • Exceptional leadership and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Ability at linking an enterprise strategy to business outcomes, and assisting Program Sponsors and Business Owners in defining and driving business outcomes
  • Superior ability to proactively anticipate and resolve problems/roadblocks to maintain delivery momentum
  • Budget /Financial Management experience

You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to influence and manage multiple stakeholders across our business divisions.  You have a strong attention to detail and have the ability to manage time critical activities.  You are known for your strong analytical skills and business focused solutions.

What's on Offer:

This role will present an exciting opportunity to join a global iconic insurance organisation, which is transforming through an exciting time of change and growth.

We recognise the contribution of our ‎employees and ‎‎reward our staff with a dedicated range of attractive benefits: wide range of insurance, household, lifestyle and travel discounts available; variety of flexible leave options; on-going training and development opportunities.

We value integrity, customer focus, collaborative leadership and trust, and we are seeking ‎people with ‎‎the same ‎values. We recognise our employees as our most valuable asset and are committed to helping people to build a long term career within a strong inclusive team culture.

Allianz is committed to employment equity and therefore welcomes applications from men and women regardless of race or ethnicity, age, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or philosophy of life. Please advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process or perform the requirements of the role.

If you are looking to develop your career, take on new challenges and gain valuable experience with a strong global business, apply now and see where your career with Allianz can take you!

Allianz is committed to employment equity and promoting an inclusive work environment.  We welcome applications from men and women regardless of race or cultural diversity, age, sexual orientation or identity, disability, political and religious standing as well as thinking and working styles.  We invite you to let us know of any reasonable adjustments you require to equitably participate in the recruitment process or in performing the requirements of the role. 

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