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Aegon Asset Management Sr. Optimization/Automation Analyst in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job FamilyResearch & Analytics - General

Job Description SummaryManage optimization/automation projects from approval to implementation, and support users post-production. Will also manage and coordinate the project pipeline and current portfolio of projects in optimization/development across multiple developers and analysts.Job Description

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate or lead the process design and optimization for complex and business critical initiatives.

  • Work with internal and external customers to determine requirements for creating process designs.

  • Create process flows and define/document business rules.

  • Maintain roadmap of approved optimization/automation projects

  • Coordinate testing and implementation of new automations within the automated operating model (AOM).

  • Define automation KPI targets and manage the performance of implemented automation

  • Make recommendations for troubleshooting missed automation performance measures.

  • Drive improvements from concept through implementation; translate ideas into a business case with defined outcome potential for a future state design.

  • Apply standard project management methods to individual optimization/automation projects and cross-project coordination.

  • Identify patterns and anomalies in large data sets that may lead to improved automation performance and generate new use cases.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant business discipline (e.g., accounting, investments, marketing), or equivalent experience

  • Five years of experience managing technical projects in a complex environment

  • Experience in process modeling or business analyst work with a focus on process automation.

  • Proficiency in SQL and/or reporting tools

  • Technical knowledge of RPA and intelligent automation tools, including market leading trends and platforms (e.g.,UiPath, Unqork, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, )

  • Ability to take complex and abstract concepts and distill them into meaningful process designs

  • Communication skills to present information to stakeholders

  • Time-management skills to manage/support projects and automated processes in production

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel and VBA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Define and document business rules

  • Create process flow diagrams

  • Apply standard project management methods to individual optimization/automation projects

  • Ability to take complex and abstract concepts and distill them into meaningful process designs.

  • Visual basic (VB) skills

  • Experience using formal process improvement methodologies such as Lean, Six Sigma

  • Knowledge/experience in the financial services industry

Working Conditions

  • Commuting Remote : Will need to report to a Company office location at times, but will perform their work primarily remotely.

  • Minimal travel

What you will receive:

  • 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

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of individuals and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

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 (http://careers.transamerica.com/page/show/benefits) .

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.

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