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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

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 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

Schedule Full-time

Travel No

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 09/12/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 20000538

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.