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Zurich NA Regional Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DIEB) in Trenton, New Jersey

Regional Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DIEB)


Zurich North America is currently looking for a Regional Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DIEB) that will be responsible for defining and executing our broad diversity strategy and bringing our diversity statement to life. The Head of DIEB will leverage our operating model, including the Executive D&I Committee, business/function Advisory Committees and ERGs, to deliver on our employee, customer/broker/partner and community commitments.

This is an executive position and will report to the Chief Human Resource Officer of Zurich North America. The preferred location is our Zurich North American headquarters based in our Schaumburg, IL office but we are open to other locations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads a Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging community of practice and the implementation of the ZNA DIEB strategy and framework to achieve our goals and bring our belief statement to life.

  • Drive actions, goals, measure progress and lead the development and implementation of robust communications strategy (internal and external).

  • Development, execution, and measurement of the DIEB strategy in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to foster equity and belonging for all.

  • Consult and partner with leaders and key stakeholders to support or further shape actions to drive impact. Regularly meet with leaders to review progress, identify insights and shape actions.

  • Builds the infrastructure of a long-term sustainable DIEB practice, establish and strengthen the operating model, work with cross-functional core teams, key groups and ZNA leadership.

  • DIEB Ambassador (internal & external), acting as and developing/coaching ambassadors to represent ZNA and further DIEB, our brand value and impact.

  • Identifying organizations, event sponsorships, engaging in DIEB or industry events, employee meetings, customer meetings, engaging with distribution and/or community partners, etc.

  • Strengthen brand awareness in DIEB through recognition (Working Mother, Business Insurance, Stonewall, Human Rights Campaign, etc.).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 12 or more years of experience in Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Operations, Consulting, Legal or Regulatory areaAND

  • Experience contributing to the development or developing the design, implementation and maintenance of a companywide D&I strategy that addresses matters presented by emerging trends and challenges

  • Experience partnering with employee networks across an organization

  • Experience identifying and managing data based qualitative /quantitative analysis to build and progress diversity, inclusion and equity throughout an organization

  • Experience developing and presenting strategic communication to multi-levels of employees; Executives, Directors, Managers and Individual Contributors for both North American and Global initiatives

  • People management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building DIEB strategies,capabilities and initiatives to drive programs that align with the strategic objectives and goals of the business

  • Strong leadership experience with the ability to inspire, empower leadership and deliver on our DIEB commitments

  • Experience leading within a shared service platform to translate direction into achievable actions

  • Adapts personal leadership style/strategies as needed to most effectively build trust, influence stakeholders and build relationships

  • Advanced presentation experience

  • Detailed and results oriented

  • Excellent communication, influencing, thought leadership and collaboration skills

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Global business experience

  • Insurance Industry experience

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 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 - Schaumburg, AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: true

Schedule: Full Time