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Zurich NA Agile Project Leader in Schaumburg, Illinois

Agile Project Leader


Zurich is currently searching for an Agile Project Leader to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. As a key member of our IT Governance and Program Management team, the Project Leader will focus on projects of small to moderate size and complexity and will be responsible for leading the project team, defining the business problems and formulating the project/systems scope and objectives. This includes utilizing a detailed understanding of insurance, processes, and business systems to drive the research and analysis of the defined problem, designing the recommended solution, implementing the solution, and addressing associated change management.

Specific consulting responsibilities will also include facilitating operational transformation via strategic/industry perspectives acting as a thought partner with key business leaders, defining and structuring opportunities/projects to deliver the transformation strategy, and leading the process reengineering and continuous improvement projects utilizing the Agile-Scrum and/or leading projects in Hybrid/Waterfall methodologies.

Additional responsibilities include: Business systems integration which will include leading the project team to deliver the business requirements and functional design of the system solution, full testing strategy and execution, vendor management, and serving as trusted business advisor between business and IT. In addition, work centered on agile projects will apply those specific methodologies and practices.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management areaAND

  • Experience in strategic and operational consulting or business systems integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Agile Certification preferred

  • Project Management Professional Certification

  • In-depth, strong problem-solving analytical skills

  • Ability to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Insurance Industry Experience

  • Jira experience a plus

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. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and 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 people, 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 / Veterans

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Primary Location: AM - Schaumburg

Remote working: false

Schedule: Full Time