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Zurich NA Director of loT in Virtual, California

Director of loT


Zurich Resilience Solutions (ZRS) is seeking a Director of IoT. In this role you willreinforce existing IoT initiatives and build out and grow new propositions in support of ZRS RE Services, ZRS Strategy and Sales and Distribution teams. You will also focus on providing field and customer education, delivering technical insights as they relate to IoT, and service delivery for our current ZRS IoT offerings. The candidate will also work to create IoT and data aggregation capabilities to help address our customers core loss exposures. You will also develop and refine IoT service offerings for ZRS, customers, and business partners.

In this role you will consult, in partnership with ZRS Group counterparts, the Head of Risk Engineering Services, Strategy, Sales & Distribution, and various business partners to develop the vision, strategy, and implementation of innovative IoT service offerings.

This is a work from home role, ideally positioned withinthe state of Illinois, but will consider other locations in the United States. Expected travel of 10-15%.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Launch and leads innovation IoT and global transformation projects by setting strategy and framework for ZRS IoT service initiatives

  • Research, review and analyze industry IoT business models to support ZRS management in developing and improving IoT processes, systems, capabilities, and services.

  • Develop IoT revenue generating customer products and services

  • Enhance IoT risk prediction and risk prevention capabilities for customers

  • Develop and coordinate data aggregation and analysis of IoT product and service effectiveness

  • Develop business cases for defined IoT projects and direct the planning and execution of selected ZRS IoT projects by leading/facilitating cross functional projects with minimal supervision

  • Coordinate and map enterprise IoT strategy to solution services which satisfy business demand & priorities.

  • Provide specialist advice to address specific technical queries from both internal business partners and external customers in line with Zurich´s policies and processes and regulatory requirements

  • Identify, and pursue with authorization, additional business opportunities and improvements

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new vendor services in close collaboration with Head of Services and ZRS field staff

  • Assist vendor management team and business partners with sourcing and vetting of potential vendors, partners, and programs

  • Engage stakeholders to successfully deliver projects on-time and on-budget

  • Develop and monitor metrics to evaluate IoT program effectiveness leveraging process, progress and outcomes objectives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in computer science, engineering, science, math, industrial design, or related field. MS or MBA preferred.

  • 3-5+ years of experience as a product manager or related occupation. The 3-5+ years of experience must involve conducting strategic business and financial analysis, working cross-functionally with engineering, design, and project management counterparts to deliver digital products or services.

  • Distributed Devices / Internet of Things experience.

  • Demonstrated expertise within industrial distribution or inventory management a plus.

  • A track record of successfully managing products through entire life cycle – from inception to launch.

  • A track record of delivering business results.

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Able to lead meetings with large and small groups at all business levels

  • Strong communication and results-oriented consultative skills

  • Outstanding collaboration skills

  • History of working successfully in a team environment

  • High degree of proficiency in using computer and related software or systems

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.

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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.

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Location(s): AM - Illinois Virtual Office, AM - New York, AM - Chicago, AM - San Francisco, AM - Boston, AM - Massachusetts Virt. Office, AM - California Virtual Office, AM - San Diego

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

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