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IT Operational Project Leader (Senior or AVP)

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Zurich is seeking an IT Operational Project leader at the Senior or AVP level to work out of our Anoka, MN office. While this position is located in Anoka, MN, we are offering the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely. You will collaborate with your manager to set a schedule that supports you, our customers and the 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.

This role will be filled at either the Senior or AVP level. The hiring manager will determine the appropriate level based upon the selected applicant’s experience and skill set relative to the qualifications listed for this position.

 

As the IT Operational Project Lead’s responsibilities include:
 

  • Business systems integration responsibilities 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 Crop and IT. 
  • Organizing project teams typically 10 projects
  • Manage their day-to-day roles, projects plans, documentation
  • Follow through and follow up with Senior Leadership. 
  • Defining and structuring opportunities/projects to deliver the transformation strategy and leading the process reengineering and continuous improvement projects utilizing the Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
     

Required Qualifications IT Operational Project Lead, Senior:
 

  • Bachelors Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Communications or Project Management area
    AND
  • 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
     

Required Qualifications IT Operational Project Lead, AVP:
 

  • Bachelors Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Communications or Strategic Management or Project Management area
    OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Communications or Strategic Management or Project Management area
    OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including Associate Degree with 7 or more years of experience in the Communications or Strategic Management or Project Management area
    AND
  • Experience in strategic and operational consulting or business systems

 

Preferred IT Operational Project Lead, AVP:
 

  • Infrastructure and Operations Experience.
  • Experience in Claims, Underwriting or Risk Engineering
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • PMP Certification
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Consulting experience
  • Experience in organizational design
  • Crop Experience


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 click here to learn more.
 
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Location(s): AM - Anoka
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
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