Director of Strategy and Planning at TransUnion

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What We'll Bring

We are seeking Director - Strategy and Planning for our Global Technology Strategy & Planning organization. We are a global technology leader that continues to grow and leads with a technology first mindset. You will have the opportunity to help the organizations transform our global technology capabilities and help solve critical challenges to drive revenue, reduce costs and bring leading technologies into Transunion.

This leadership position is responsible for delivering a comprehensive and continuously updated strategy that encompasses a view of the competitive landscape, the advancements of technology outside of Transunion and how we can/ should leverage new emerging technologies while evaluating and developing Transunion’s Global Technology Platform strategy. This role will define, execute and enhance the Global Technology Platform 3 year plan, drive the GT Platform Global Operating Model and drive financial planning and governance. The role also has responsibility to provide executive-level communication and analysis regarding financial performance and release of funds for future work and ongoing administrative management such as facilitating leadership meetings.

What You'll Bring

Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related technology program management and strategic planning experience

Must be comfortable analyzing financials, with strong project management skills, problem solving, and business acumen. Attention to detail and high accuracy are critical.

Familiarity with TU Agile process and Financial Management process is a plus.

Must have high proficiency in business case development and strategy development

Demonstrated ability to handle any situation with confidence and conviction along with experience in successfully navigating and operating within a matrixed organization.

Ability to identify, recommend and solve organization problems using technology. Familiarity with Agile, CI/CD, AI and ML, Cloud a plus.

Ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team in a rapidly changing environment. 

Excellent communication and presentation skills with experience in providing crisp, insightful information to senior leadership teams 

Ability to communicate and influence individuals in a range of settings, including presenting to groups and building support for the execution of new strategies, initiatives and approaches. 

Impact You'll Make

The Director will be a self-driven, strategic leader who has experience in strategic planning, project management and communications along with strong financial acumen.

Lead the strategic planning process for Global Technology, with a focus on key strategic initiatives for TU’s Global Technology Platform as part of overall organizational strategy.

Work closely with the Global CIOs, Global Technology SVP Strategy, and other Global Technology leaders across all our global regions to develop new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization

Create and manage long term goals and short time milestones and develop budget and operating plans for the programs

Work with strategic partners across all global regions to define and implement the Operating Model for Global Technology Platforms

Define and Implement Metrics to measure and continuously improve development and delivery processes within the Agile and continuous delivery frameworks.

Provide executive communications and analysis regarding status of all large initiatives, working to resolve conflicts or potential risks.

Partner with Finance and other areas to forecast investment needs, prepare performance reports and dashboards.

Analyze strategic opportunities to leverage leading technologies, implement and develop robust strategies and business plans to position the company beyond its current operational plans

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Location

555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

TransUnion Benefits Overview

At TransUnion, our associates are our greatest asset. However, we understand that work is only one part of our associates’ lives. We recognize the importance of providing a healthy balance between work and home because that’s really where being a force for good starts.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them. We also offer a matching gift program.
Partners with Nonprofits
TransUnion partners with non-profits such as Child Rescue Coalition and Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE).
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
TransUnion has a Community and Associate Services Team (CAST), which is responsible for planning events, such as our annual holiday party, take your child to work day, company BBQ, and more!
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer virtual yoga and meditation, fitness classes and sponsored races.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
15% discount on TU stock twice a year
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We offer a matching gift program for associates who choose to make financial contributions to their selected causes. TransUnion will match up to $2,000/ yr for each associate.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
[email protected] provides backup childcare and eldercare for TU associates.
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Annual holiday party, company BBQ and take your child to work day
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We provide U.S.-based associates with a Volunteer Time Off day each year which can be used to donate time outside the office to a cause that matters to them.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer associates globally 1:1 career coaching with our career advisor. Additionally, we have various mentorship opportunities across areas of the business as well as across levels.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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