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PMO Analyst


Our opportunity


As a member of the (GTO Finance Planning and Performance Management) team in Barcelona you will work together with the related Portfolio and Product Leads to review, assess and prioritize new investment proposals, and provide corresponding analysis to senior management. You will engage with Group Technology & Operations, Group Functions, and Regional and local Business Units to support them in portfolio, program, and project delivery with the goal to optimize portfolio value and to improve respective capabilities.


Your role


As a PMO Analyst you will actively analyse, support, and track related investment portfolios of programs/projects including corresponding benefits.


Your key accountabilities and tasks include:


  • Coordinate portfolio planning across GTO and Group Functions in alignment with annual financial planning for Group and Regions/BU’s
  • Collaborate with portfolio and product leads to gather and categorize investment proposals for strategic alignment, prioritization and budget allocation
  • Analyze and evaluate the risks associated with investment proposals for new product development and enhancements including business impact, the probability of satisfying customer needs, the anticipated business value, and consequences of failure
  • Assist in the development and deployment of planning guiderails for portfolio planning and prioritization as well as provide training and support to impacted teams and stakeholders
  • For portfolio execution, build and maintain a comprehensive roadmap for the Group Technology and Operations portfolio, reflecting strategic product development plans
  • Conduct periodic reviews of selected programs to assess status and risks with delivery of agreed outcomes and value realization.
  • Report progress of portfolios and selected key programs to senior management with emphasis on key business outcomes, efficient resource allocation, product-revenue performance, program volatility with respect to scope, solution design and customer acceptance
  • Ensure consistency with applying GTO innovation ways of working, such as Ideation
  • Support best practice sharing and continuous learning via Zurich’s Group Operations and Technology professional communities.


Your skills and experience


As a PMO Analyst you should have a good understanding of factors that drive successful portfolio performance, product lifecycle management and project delivery and related risks.


Your skills and experience include:


  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance or equivalent
  • 7+ years of experience in the financial and/or insurance services industry, preferably in digital technology and innovation programs.
  • 7+ years of professional experience pas an IT project manager and/or scrum master in a global environment, preferably with certification and understanding of IT architecture and business processes
  • Strong program management skills: planning, key outcomes and KPI tracking, project risk management, stakeholder management
  • Strong project finance, cost controlling and cost benefit analysis skill
  • Understanding of agile methodologies & practical application
  • Strong practical experience in conducting project/program reviews and providing guidance to improve speed of delivery, resource management, and value realization.
  • You are analytical, communicative and customer focused. You work in a structured way and have an eye for details and accuracy.
  • Able to understand, explain, and present complex technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at multiple levels in a persuasive and convincing manner. Additionally, you can express your ideas and research in written form.
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude, and capable of thinking “out of the box” and raise the bar
  • Strong Microsoft O365 incl. SharePoint, Teams and other collaboration tools.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written at CAE level or equivalent), other languages are a plus.



Additional Information


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


  • Option to work remotely within Spain even up to 100% - you choose
  • Flexible working hours
  • Wide range of internal and external trainings
  • Free English, German and Spanish classes depending on the needs
  • Ticket restaurant
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan - after 1 year in the company
  • Referral bonus if you bring other talented people like you
  • Special banking and insurance conditions
  • Exclusive Employees discounts


Primary work location is Barcelona, Spain. Option to telework from any location within Spain territory is also feasible.



Who we are


Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect. How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You’ll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries. It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. 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.


Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.


At Zurich we believe that having a culture of inclusion is essential in delivering good results. Attracting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce where employees feel valued, respected and empowered allows people to reach their full potential. As a business this diversity helps us to better reflect and understand our 4 million customers’ needs to allow us to drive better outcomes. As a global organisation, with an increasingly agile workforce, we're happy to consider flexible working arrangements. 


So be challenged. Be inspired. Help us make a difference.




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