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IT Senior Project Manager - Application Portfolio Insights


The opportunity

Based in Barcelona, the IT Senior Project Manager will be responsible for the management of a large project, ensuring that the overall project objectives are clearly defined and met. This is a 6-month assignment that could extend into 2022.


The main content of the project is related to Application Portfolio management, Business Intelligence and Analytics. Therefore, significant knowledge of Application Management is desirable.


The role requires being able to apply different delivery approaches (waterfall, Agile, Lean) and performing, independently, project management processes to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control as well as close a project in accordance with the Zurich Project Management Framework and the Zurich Risk Policy.


It also requires developing, proposing and, where appropriate, leading the implementation of IT initiatives to improve processes, develop policies and generate innovation to maintain regulatory compliance and/or deliver process or product enhancements.



Your role


As a Senior IT Project Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • You need to be comfortable with change and uncertainty and able to communicate at all levels in the organisation.
  • You'll have to drive activity and understand the deliverables involved, as well as meet (often) challenging timelines.
  • You’ll need to work globally with other areas of the business and deal with suppliers.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external suppliers, your goal will be to get the best value for the change activity, you'll also be working with the project lead and SMEs to collaborate on the Business case and benefits plan.
  • You'll be used to working within a governance framework, providing appropriate controls and reporting on project progress, benefits and achievements in a timely and efficient manner.
  • You'll support implementation and training activities including transfer into the operational environment.




Your Skills and Experience


As a Senior IT Project Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Project delivery experience in a relevant business context; including change management involving both IT and business aspects.
  • Knowledge of project management tools, methods and best practice.
  • Delivery of projects against a detailed project plan.
  • It will be beneficial to have recognised Project Management qualifications (e.g. Prince 2 or PMI) however if you don’t have these qualifications but you feel you fit the bill, please go ahead and apply.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • A good understanding of Application Portfolio management, Business Intelligence and Analytics would be an advantage.
  • Financial & commercial awareness.
  • A naturally consultative approach.  The ability to bring people along with you would be a great advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, hands-on attitude, problem solving and costumer orientation
  • Very good level of English




Additional Information


This is temporal position for 6 months with possibility to extend


As well as a competitive salary and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes:

  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Option to work remotely up to 50% of time weekly
  • Life Insurance
  • Exclusive Employees discounts
  • Free English and Spanish classes depends on the needs


Primary work location is Barcelona. You can apply by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are

Looking for a challenge that will excite and inspire you? Have you considered an insurance company? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect.

In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. We have to think on our feet as we manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber-crime. We tackle issues like these in over 170 countries. It’s a big challenge, and most definitely exciting.

Zurich is one of the world’s leading insurance groups, and one of the few to operate on a global basis. Our mission is to help our customers understand and protect themselves from risk. We aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.

As you make an impact across borders, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

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