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Head of Business Transformation




The Opportunity  


Are you looking for a caring, collaborative, values-driven workplace with inspiring teammates and leaders? Do you have the ambition and desire to be the best and thrive at the most impactful global insurance provider in the world? Look no further than Zurich Canada.  


If you have experience in Business Transformation and are looking for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you.


Zurich Canada is currently looking for a Head of Business Transformation who will lead a dynamic Business Transformation team, and work hand-in-hand with the business units and functions, as well as Strategy, Customer Office, and IT to ensure we have a clear vision of how we continue to evolve our Operating Model in support of our strategy.


Reporting to the COO, the candidate will help shape the operational plan, portfolio of transformation, and continuous improvement initiatives and be closely involved in exploring innovation opportunities with internal and external partners. The candidate will also partner with our colleagues globally and in other Zurich Business units to ensure local implementation of global initiatives, as well as to exchange ideas, best practices, and solutions.


Our ideal candidate is passionate about customer experience, service excellence, and people development, and brings a blend of industry experience, strong problem-solving and stakeholder management skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and delivery mindset.

If that’s you, we look forward to getting to know you!

This is a unique opportunity to build your knowledge and experience for the future in a supportive environment where your voice matters.  


What you will do:


Lead the continuous evolution of the Zurich Canada Operating model.


Lead the development of the mid-term business and IT project portfolio to deliver the transformation roadmap in support of the local business strategy and considering global and regional initiatives.


Ensure effective project governance, especially clearly defined and measurable success and benefits; oversee and continuously adjust the project portfolio.


Lead business architecture.


Lead and develop the business transformation team, including transformation leads, business transformation and program management, process management, and change management.


Contribute to the development of agile and design thinking skills and foster innovation culture.


Act as business lead or sponsor for enterprise-level transformation efforts.



Job Qualifications 


What you bring to the table: 





Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of experience in the Project Management area


Functional/Technical Skills


Program Management - Proficiency Level Expert


Strategic and Business Communications - Proficiency Level Advanced


Networking - Proficiency Level Advanced


Strong problem solving


Strong stakeholder management






Business experience in a core insurance function


Experience in strategy or consulting


Experience with agile, design thinking, lean


Delivery experience



Our Culture 


At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging (DEIB). We want you to bring your whole self to work, and we want our employees to be reflective of the communities in which we live and work. Our DIEB initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome. 


We have a collaborative culture where diversity of thought is valued. We value your input and strive to give our employees the tools they need to make an impact.  


We care about our employees’ well-being and offer a comprehensive health/benefits plan with varying levels of coverage to suit your specific needs and a competitive total compensation package. 


We understand how important it is to rest, recharge and do the things you love. At Zurich, all employees receive a minimum of four weeks of vacation per year to do just that. 


We also understand that employees require time off for personal reasons. Maybe you have an appointment during a workday, a cultural or religious holiday you would like to observe, or you need time off to focus on your mental health. Zurich employees receive four personal days per year to be used at their discretion.  


We are committed to continuous improvement and offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.  


We care about our communities. Our communities are where our customers, people, and shareholders live and work. While we can be proud of the contribution to society Zurich makes through our core business of insurance, we must also give back to our communities through our talent, time, and resources. 


We have won numerous awards for our workplace culture. We are proud to be one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers and to have received Insurance Business Canada’s 5-Star Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.    


Make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work for us.  



About Us 


Zurich Canada is part of the Zurich Insurance Group, a multi-line insurer with approximately 55,000 employees worldwide serving customers in global and local markets. Zurich Canada has been a leading insurance provider serving mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in the Canadian commercial market for 100 years. With over 500 employees in offices across the country, Zurich offers the global strength of a top insurance provider combined with in-depth knowledge of industries and local markets. Zurich Canada aspires to be risk management professionals’ first choice as their premier partner to help meet the risk challenges of today and tomorrow. Read more at 

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. We are a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities and 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 people, our customers and the communities we serve.


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 is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process. 


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