Zurich NA Crop Product Manager - Quoting Services in Olympia, Washington
Crop Product Manager - Quoting Services
Zurich North America is actively looking for a Crop Product Manager – Quoting Servicessupporting our Crop Insurance line of business. This role can be based anywhere United States.
As a Crop Product Manager, you will be contributing to the application, strategic direction, and improvement of the Crop business applications, by managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders to drive direction, innovation, and services. You will be responsible for software product management of Crop quoting systems and related policy processing systems for both federal and private crop insurance products.
Partner with leadership teams to define strategic direction and product roadmaps and release planning for quoting and select policy processing services.
Lead the implementation of technology initiatives to improve processes, develop policies and generate innovation to maintain regulatory compliance and/or deliver process or product enhancements.
Understand customers’ processes and products and how they fit within the goals of the function or business unit.
Work with IT teams to plan release and project work based on estimated Rough Order of Magnitude for the level of effort/cost of new application functionality.
Perform quality review checks on project deliverables.
Make recommendations for application performance improvements based on business needs.
Act as liaison between the Business and IT, as assigned.
Support the implementation activities and software product launch such as pilot groups, and training as required.
Perform impact analysis of application changes across various components, holding an end-to-end view of the system.
Recommend Integration and seasonal testing criteria with quality assurance teams.
Extended Hours during Peak Periods/Shift Work/Holiday Work, as required
• Bachelors Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area
• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Application Design and Development area
Preferred Qualifications :
5+ years working in software development or directly with development teams, preferably insurance or policy processing systems.
5+ years experience working in an agriculture related industry
2+ years experience in Agile development practices and approach
Able to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills needed; with ability to tailor approach based upon audience and message
Proficient in using computer based tools
Demonstrated Customer Relationship Management skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with customers, IT and business staff.
Ability to effectively manage workload, meet assigned timelines, demonstrate urgency & resolve complex problems both independently and as part of the team.
A future with 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 148 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 click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Remote Work (US)
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
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