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Travelers Sr. Director, Salesforce Product Owner / Team Lead - Remote in Pierre, South Dakota

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description Summary

Travelers is seeking a Sr. Director, Salesforce Product Owner / Team Lead to lead a team to deliver capabilities/solutions in an agile way. In this position, will act as a voice of the end-user to guide day-to-day work of complex cross-functional team or multiple teams, focusing on achievement of defined outcomes versus defining how the work is completed. This job may manage others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop solutions by defining process flows and understanding Salesforce system capabilities

  • Work with stakeholders and Business Owners to understand and set priorities, gather, understand and define requirements

  • Collaborate with team members to design scalable and flexible solutions that enable our business and align with best practices

  • Provide clear communication to stakeholders, team members and managers of project updates, key milestones and status progression

  • Plan and facilitate User Workshops i.e. Discovery and Framing sessions

  • Provide mentorship and solution design assistance to junior member of the team

  • Define, prioritize and ensure a ready backlog of work for 1-2 complex cross-functional product team(s), accept final product output, focusing on achievement of defined outcomes versus defining how the work is completed.

  • As a player / coach, may manage and support multiple team leads while actively leading an Agile product team.

  • Effectively manage a backlog of deliverables and capabilities as well as 'test and learn'/experimentation targeted at defining/refining future deliverables, measuring performance and adjusting the overall roadmap of deliverables as needed.

  • Define team goals and strategy, ensuring alignment with circle and value stream vision; Articulate team goals and strategy effectively to key stakeholders, Circle Leads, Value Stream Leads, and team members.

  • Act as voice of the end-user; have a deep understanding of and anticipate and proactively seek customer feedback ensuring needs and requirements are clearly defined; ensure team work product meets defined acceptance criteria.

  • Stay up-to-date on the industry, competition and current trends to inform and influence requirements.

  • Own team backlog, including prioritization and refinement; Make trade-off decisions to maximize value.

  • Optimize the flow of value by setting objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs) for solutions.

  • Inform and participate in business readiness; understand the impact of change, define the approach to manage adoption and mitigate resistance.

  • Provide feedback on work-in-progress, clarify requirements and contribute to removing roadblocks or impediments; Look for opportunities for continuous team and process improvement.

  • Partner with key leaders and peers to determine resources required to achieve defined business outcomes.

  • Share best practices across teams to ensure alignment and consistency in ways of working within a value steam.

  • Foster an innovative, inclusive and diverse team environment, promoting positive team culture, encouraging collaboration and self-organization.

  • May be responsible for the people-management of other Team Leads.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years of work experience in related field required.

  • Five years of experience motivating/influencing teams required.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • 5+ years of Salesforce experience

  • 3+ years of Agile experience

  • Five years of experience articulating and translating business strategy, product vision, and analysis for a product preferred.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies

  • Agile Mindset: Embody Agile core values of openness, courage, respect, focus, and commitment. Infuse Agile principles, practices and methodologies to achieve team success.

  • Product Mindset: Focus on defining a product value proposition that aligns with and supports the circle/value stream objectives and which is the north star for the team

  • Influence: Ability to influence behaviors of leaders at all levels and without traditional hierarchy.

  • Servant Leadership: Foster an environment where individuals thrive as empowered and equal members of a team.

  • Communication: Ability to communicate thoughts, concepts, practices effectively at all levels, adjusting as needed to a target audience.

  • Collaboration: Expertise working with others in a cross-functional multi-team environment.

  • Continuous Improvement: Demonstrate a commitment to continually improve, share learning with others and encourage team development

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences.

If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email ( so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.