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Regulatory Project Manager


Job Summary


Zurich Insurance Plc are currently recruiting for a Regulatory Project Manager. .


The individual will be responsible for the operational oversight and delivery of the Regulatory Change Programme and ensures that the overall programme objectives are clearly defined and met. The individual will have strong credentials acting as a Scrum Master and delivering via Agile Scrum methodology with deep knowledge and experience delivering IT change via Jira and organising multi-disciplinary Business and IT teams and perform, with appropriate support, 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  (guidance will be provided for both the ZPMF and ZRP).

Key Accountabilities

As a Regulatory Project Manager your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:


  • Successful implementation of the Regulatory Programme objectives including (but not limited to):Consumer Insurance Contracts Act (CICA, Differential Pricing, GDPR, MTPL)
  • Other such initiatives as arise from time-to-time withing the scope of Regulatory Change
  • Select appropriate processes required to meet the project objectives.
  • Adapt to and apply different delivery approaches (waterfall, Scrum, etc) and perform, with appropriate support, 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.
  • Coordinate/lead Sprint planning, lead daily sprint calls and tracking and reporting on sprint progress.
  • Oversee elicitation of requirements to meet stakeholder needs and expectations. Assist the product owner with the product backlog
  • Coordinate IT effort estimation, resources planning, Unit testing & release management
  • Ensure end to end design occurs across various internal and external IT skill sets and coordinate the development, testing and release of same
  • Balance the competing constraints of scope, schedule, budget, quality, resources, and risk to produce the specified product, service, or result.
  • Ensure change readiness of receiving business area.
  • Support the sponsor in the setup of the project to ensure the business case is clearly defined (including estimates of required resources and funds) and relevant stakeholders are engaged as part of evaluating the preferred product solution.
  • Make choices about resource allocation, make trade-offs among competing objectives and alternatives, and manage the inter-dependencies among the project management areas to ensure project success.
  • Develop a programme plan at task level based on the agreed business case, manage and control project delivery in accordance with baseline parameters and standards (time, cost, quality) to drive project success.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate planning, collection, creation, distribution, storage, retrieval, management, control, monitoring, and the ultimate disposal of project information to enable effective decision making and ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Conduct risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning, and controlling risk on a project to increase the likelihood and impact of positive events, and decrease the likelihood and impact of negative events in the project.
  • Work with colleagues in Business Change, IT, and Business teams to successfully deliver the scope of the Regulatory project
  • Oversee, track, and report status of deliverables to local governance forum including progress, risks, issues, actions, and decisions
  • Keep stakeholders informed on progress, risks, flagging any issues in a timely manner with appropriate mitigating options elicited from the project team
  • Run fortnightly programme steering meetings including the production of programme artefacts as specified in the ProjectZ delivery guidance (to be provided on orientation)
  • Take part in ancillary Business Change team initiatives as arise from time to time including team meetings, presentations, continuous improvement activities, Zurich Group fora, etc
  • The successful candidate will report into the Programme & Project Management Lead for the Business Change team 

Job Qualifications


As a Regulatory Project Manager / Scrum Master your skills and qualifications will include:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and 5 or more years of experience in project management field.
  • Certification in project management from a recognized professional organisation.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent
  • Scrum Master qualification and delivery is essential
  • Scrum Agile qualification and delivery experience is essential
  • Experience delivering Regulatory Change in Insurance Environment preferable but not essential
  • Experience delivering complexity IT change projects and working with IT teams essential.


Short Description


Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Blackrock based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are


Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

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