Zurich NA Project Leader I in Schaumburg, Illinois

Project Leader I

Description

Zurich is currently searching for a Project Leader to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. As a key member of our IT Underwriting Transformation team, she/he will focus on projects of small to moderate size and complexity and will be responsible for leading the project team, defining the business problems and formulating the project/systems scope and objectives. This includes utilizing a detailed understanding of insurance, processes, and business systems to drive the research and analysis of the defined problem, designing the recommended solution, implementing the solution, and addressing associated change management.

Specific responsibilities will also include facilitating operational transformation via strategic/industry perspectives acting as a thought partner with key business leaders, defining and structuring opportunities/projects to deliver the transformation strategy, and leading these process reengineering and continuous improvement projects; e.g. LEAN/Six Sigma and/or Agile methodologies. Business systems integration responsibilities will include leading the project team to deliver the business requirements and functional design of the system solution, full testing strategy and execution, vendor management, and serving as trusted business advisor between business and IT.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management areaAND

  • Experience in strategic and operational consulting or business systems integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred

  • Guidewire PolicyCenter experience highly preferred

  • Project Management Professional Certification

  • Experience with Agile project management methodologies

  • In-depth, strong problem solving analytical skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Ability to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 03/14/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190001IS

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.