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Senior IT Project Manager, Commercial Insurance IPZ, 80-100%


As a Senior IT Project Manager, you augment a high-profile team of business analysts, solution architects and developers working on a set of strategic initiatives for Commercial Insurance International Programs. You will take the responsibility for the project management and the delivery aspects of these initiatives throughout their entire lifecycle and work closely with both, our business and IT stakeholders. By collaborating with a variety of partners, internally and externally, you ensure the successful delivery of high-quality software products. You have a sound knowledge in both, IT and business/insurance industry and a vast interest to deepen your domain knowledge in Commercial Insurance and International Program business. 

What you will do


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


  • Responsible for the operational management of distinct larger/complex projects, ensuring the overall project objectives and business cases are clearly defined and met.
  • Develop a project management plan based on the agreed business case, manage and control project delivery in accordance with baseline parameters and standards to drive project success.
  • Build and develop highly skilled and motivated project teams
  • Considering different methodologies together with the team and applying best approach (e.g. on delivery, team organization, documentation) as suitable for the specific project and perform project management processes to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and control a project in accordance with the Zurich Project Management Framework.
  • Balance the competing constraints of scope, schedule, budget, quality, resources, and risk to produce the specified product, service, or result.
  • Manage the project budget, to track and forecast project spend.
  • Prepare for and moderate Product Owner meetings and IT Executive reviews.
  • Review the quality deliverables and support the various operation teams in troubleshooting in case of system problems, and will plan and manage the resources needed.
  • Ensure change readiness of receiving organization.


What you bring


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


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Information, or equivalent discipline required.
  • 5+ years of proven hands-on project management experience, in agile delivery environments and being able to work under pressure while taking a leading role in a multi-vendor and multi-cultural team.
  • Experience in the delivery of core business applications in a global, complex environment, preferably insurance segment.
  • Strong understanding of systems development lifecycle, system implementation methodologies and associated best practices.
  • Track record of managing business stakeholders and supplier and building and developing delivery teams at scale.
  • Structured working approach, with strong problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Very strong ownership, proactivity and communication skills.
  • Balanced mix of business acumen and technology savviness.
  • Very good English language skills are a must, written and spoken.
  • German is an advantage.

Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


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Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees.


Why Zurich


At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We are an equal opportunity employer who knows that each employee is unique - that’s what makes our team so great! 
Join us as we constantly explore new ways to protect our customers and the planet.

  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Christopher Parkinson

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