Transamerica Strategic Business Planning Manager in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Job Description SummaryThe people of Transamerica bring expertise, creativity, heart and diverse thought to everything that we do-and to the communities where we live and workCan you turn ideas, strategies, and plans into action? Do you have executive level problem solving and organizational skills? Are you someone who enjoys working with leaders and cross-functional groups to ensure everyone is on the right path to meeting their goals?If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!Job Description

What You Will Do: Use your project management expertise to work in alignment with senior leadership to ensure strategic business priorities within central controls are identified, prioritized, and executed. This is a key position that will help define strategies and planning to ensure organizational deliverables in controls are met. You will partner with finance managers and cross-functional teams to understand their central control commitments and build a plan to manage progress and delivery.

What You Will Learn: You will learn our processes, work directly with leaders, and develop an understanding of controls in finance. With that, you will become the key resource for planning and road-mapping and the point-of-contact for issue resolution.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Define and establish strategic planning processes, plans, priorities, capabilities, measures of success, etc.

  • Develop and/or maintain strategic roadmap and assigned strategic dashboards/tracking mechanisms.

  • Manage the timing of inputs/outputs that drive strategic project prioritization.

  • Identify integrations across the organization that impact the group.

  • Coordinate with strategic planning contacts across the organization to develop and execute a holistic strategic planning process.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with supported groups and project teams.

  • Serve as the escalation point to resolve conflicts on priorities, goals, strategies, resources and key initiatives.

  • Create and deliver strategic presentations, story boards, etc. tailored for specific audiences.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or equivalent experience.

  • Eight years of strategic planning experience in a similar environment or in a planning/consultant role.

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization to guide in strategic planning fundamentals and plan execution.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to plan strategy, tactics and perform root cause analysis.

  • Presentation skills to create and deliver information to a wide audience.

  • Familiarity with project management tools, lifecycles, etc. preferred.

  • Proficiency using MS Office tools.

  • Prefer Master’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Insurance/financial services experience would be a plus.

  • Prefer supervisory/management experience.

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

Why Work for Us

Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants:

Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

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At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit