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M&A Programs Manager


Purpose of this role:


The M&A Project Director is responsible for identifying and operationalising M&A activity for small to medium sized activity within the Technology / Digital space with companies that have up to 200 FTE’s and across multiple geographies. The role is to ensure that the overall project or program objectives are clearly defined and then met. These projects and programs are by nature highly complex and characterized by multi-faceted change and pace and have significant business acceleration benefits and impact.


Key Responsibilities:


•    Work with key Technology, Business stakeholders and external partners to identify and co-develop opportunities in the customer centric emerging technology space 
•    Work collaboratively with Group Technology & Operations (GTO), Business Unit GTO teams and Global Ventures teams to actively create, market and merge opportunities 
•    Identify risks and a risk-mitigation-mapping matrix for coping with and overcoming such risks
•    Externally benchmark target opportunities using key data analysis and KPI’s
•    Work broadly across multiple Technology / Digital platforms, across all Business Units and geographies
•    Champion new technologies and operation excellence by setting and sharing program goals and measuring and demonstrating impact
•    Combine strategic thinking with hands on delivery work, collaborate in a consultative fashion with all senior stakeholders (Business Units, Functions, etc.), to provide practical input on opportunities and provide solutions to improve competitive advantage


Your skills and experience:


•    10 years + experience, commercially astute and with technology domain expertise
•    Proven ability to create business cases, influencing and gaining support from key stakeholders including C-level executives and business partners
•    Experience in leading integration deployments
•    Experience with vendor management, including demonstrated success in conducting RFP's and vendor service transitions, creating KPI’s
•    Awareness of workplace analytics or digital employee experience management tools
•    Experience with organizational change management methodologies


Leadership Expectations:


•    Vision - see and explain how the company can create business opportunity and advantage 
•    Motivated mindset - to focus on empowering and ensuring that Business Units and Partners have the motivation and knowledge to fully exploit new channels
•    Change Advocacy / Fuel Innovation - to effectively guide and sustain change in a dynamic and complex operating environment
•    Collaboration - to build, integrate and achieve goals 
•    Influencing & Stakeholder skills - to work across business lines and to gain agreement and support for ideas and initiatives at senior levels to effect change to achieve common goals 
•    Communication / Provide Clear Direction - excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain concepts to business and technology leaders, and to sell ideas and processes internally at senior levels
•    Analytical and problem-solving abilities – combine and organize information into meaningful patterns; identifies underlying relationships, causes and effects; and combines pieces of information to form conclusions or general rules
•    Presence or “gravitas.”- to develop initiatives and drive cultural and behavioral change across the organization and all levels of the business
•    Courageous - does not shy away from big ideas and willing to roll up the sleeves and help, or diving into details when necessary
•    Digital dexterity / Develop and grow - to learn and utilize digital workplace technologies to catalyze new ways of work
•    Customer-centric mindset - passionate about driving improvements to customer experience 
•    Make it happen - results oriented mindset with the drive to deliver exceptional services
•    Pragmatic and detail-oriented - consistently takes a thorough, accurate, organized and productive approach
•    Business-results orientation - seeks to understand business needs and works to anticipate, identify and meet employee needs

Further information:


At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that. 

Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation. 


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website. 


You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives and constantly asking What can go right? 

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich, UK - London 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: McCallum Gregor

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