Zurich NA Innovation Consultant II in Schaumburg, Illinois

Innovation Consultant II


Job Summary

Zurich North America is currently looking for an Innovation Consultant II towork out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.We are looking for someone who participatesin the planning, execution, and measurement of business unit/strategic supportunit and/or Global strategic initiatives. Takes a holistic approach toidentifying business improvement opportunities, develops solutions, managesinitiatives, and identifies the resources and various disciplines needed toexecute change.

Provides methodologies and tools to sponsors and team members to supportinitiatives and institutionalize a culture that embraces change. Designs,facilitates and/or participates in cross-functional projects that promoteorganizational effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability. Creates timelines,agendas, goals and metrics/measurements. Ensures appropriate change managementpractices are effectively utilized throughout the lifecycle to improveexecution and delivery of results.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Consult with various business units on sustaining and disruptiveinnovation efforts for Zurich North America by analyzing the external andinternal environment, industry, and anticipated future trends to ensure thatZurich sustains market leading position in short, mid and long term.

  • Assist with the building of a robust pipeline of tangibleinnovation ideas and effectuate execution to achieve measurable results throughstrong collaboration and influence across Zurich.

  • Represent Zurich in external innovation platforms (e.g.,InsureTechs, Plug and Play etc.)

  • Participate with the fostering and strengthening of industrypartnerships for Zurich, creating insightful competitive intelligence aroundinnovation, identify and shape emerging customer segments for future profitablegrowth.

  • Works with business unit/strategic support unit and/or GlobalSenior Leadership / functions in the identification of business improvementopportunities, and acts as a catalyst to accelerate and drive the execution ofsolutions that integrate enterprise and business unit’s/strategic supportunit’s strategic direction.

Job Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and7 or more years of experience in the Claims or Consulting or Risk Engineeringor Underwriting area within the Insurance industry


  • High School Diplomaor Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Claims or Consulting orRisk Engineering or Underwriting area within the Insurance industry


  • Experience inOrganizational Effectiveness or Change Managemen

  • Experience in theapplication of existing and/or change management methodologies and tools

  • Project managementexperience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge ofinsurance industry with subject matter expertise in at least one functionalinsurance discipline; such as, Underwriting, Claims, Risk Engineering

  • Experience in the development, implementation, andinstitutionalization of best practices around execution and change management

  • Demonstrated ability to create a 'win/win' solutions throughleadership, influence, facilitation andteamwork

  • Experience providing methodologies and tools to drive initiativesto intended results, institutionalize the process and develop a culture thatembraces change

  • Project Management and organizational skills to work on multiplepriorities and the ability to establish and meet deadlines

  • Excellent communication skills in order to partner crossfunctionally within the organization

Additional Information

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about theiremployees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve. Imagine workingfor a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be thebest global insurance provider in the world. Zurich is that place where 55,000employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused onhelping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important tothem. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that wedo every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in theworld.

EOE disability/vet

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 07/04/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180005S4