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Zurich NA Crop Compliance Project Consultant in Anoka, Minnesota

Crop Compliance Project Consultant


We are currently looking for a Crop Compliance Project Consultant to join the Crop Compliance team. This person can work out of our Anoka, MN office OR remotely for the right person.

As the Crop Compliance Project Consultant, you will be reporting to the Crop Compliance manager and supporting the Crop Compliance team’s SharePoint sites and web-based applications as well as performing data analytics and reporting.

The Crop Compliance team is responsible for managing and monitoring the federal crop insurance program’s (FCIP)quality control reviews, compliance cases and investigations; identifying new laws and regulations for the FCIP; performing assurance testing of controls; acting as facilitator of regulator audits and submitting operational plans to the FCIP regulator. This is a high paced, dynamic position that requires interactions with multiple internal stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Utilize business, technology, organizational change and collaborative skills to develop and deploy implementation strategies and deliverables.

  • Provide project planning and status reporting for assigned deliverables and activities.

  • Apply knowledge of business objectives, processes, products and services in order to develop recommendations for new programs and/or initiatives to solve challenges.

  • Coordinate planning, facilitate meetings and monitor decisions.

  • Build strong relationships across the business.

  • Assist with, and may deliver, change management planning and execution (e.g. training, communications) to support the implementation of solutions and initiatives that support strategic and operations priorities.

  • Develop business requirements and user test cases and participate in UAT for technology solutions.

  • Assist with technical training, guidance and support in the use and functionality of technology tools to foster greater collaboration, continual improvement, simplification and efficiency.

  • Support the completion of functional projects and the project deliverables to required level of quality.

  • Act as liaison with Information Technology teams to improve and maintain systems needed to support the Compliance teams.

  • Support compilation and submission of the annual Compliance Risk Assessment, Operational Plans and monthly reporting to share results with stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations area OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 6 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations area OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including Associate Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Insurance or Operations area AND

  • Project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Data analysis, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Crop insurance industry experience

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization from entry level to senior leaders

  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships

  • Change management, process management and negotiation skills

  • Organized and able to consistently meet deadlines with quality results

  • Able to solve complex problems

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message.

  • Experience with SharePoint Online, Teams, PowerBI, SQL and Microsoft Office products

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please clickhere (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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Location(s): AM - Anoka, AM - Schaumburg, AM - Chicago

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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