Zurich NA Reinsurance Project Lead in Schaumburg, Illinois

Reinsurance Project Lead


Zurich North America is currently hiring a Reinsurance Project Lead and this person will work out of our Schaumburg North America HQ in Schaumburg, IL. This person will report to the Sr. Reinsurance Financial Manager and will be a part of our North American Group Reinsurance function.

The North American Group Reinsurance Finance function manages reinsurance recoverables in excess of $18 billion, is responsible for the proper annual accounting and settlement of approximately $9 billion of assumed and ceded premiums and has the fiduciary responsibility for reinsurance collateral of approximately $15 billion.

The Reinsurance Project Lead will support and manage multiple projects ranging in scope from small to large in size and complexity. In addition, this person takes a proactive and holistic approach to business practices and processes, including identifying opportunities for improvement, developing solutions, managing initiatives, and aligning appropriate Subject Matter Experts (SME) and resources needed from across the business to execute change. A key focus of the projects will involve executing on technological solutions to support the department’s automation efforts. The Reinsurance Project Lead will work closely with our end user technology support team to successfully roll out developed solutions.

The Reinsurance Project Lead is responsible for planning, managing, tracking, and executing projects that deliver high quality and timely results to the business. He/she will partner across the business to identify, develop, and implement change management strategies; acts as a change agent in the implementation of initiatives that support strategic and operational priorities. He/she will also assist with translating business requirements into technical solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Project Management areaOR

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

  • Knowledge in organizational design and development

  • Experience leading organizational change

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad-based knowledge of insurance industry including knowledge of insurance business processes and processing

  • Knowledge of existing and emerging technologies and how those technologies can be used to improve insurance business processes and transaction processing

  • Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute

  • In-depth knowledge of the tools, concepts, methodologies and techniques of business process re-engineering, change management, performance metrics and measures, customer assessment, cost/benefit analysis, bench-marking, process mapping/simulation, data collection, problem identification and interpretation

  • Relevant insurance industry designations and certifications

  • Advance Microsoft Office skills

  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships

  • Strong Analysis and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to identify process improvements and best practices (Six Sigma or other relevant designations or training)

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/04/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180008N5

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.