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IFRS17 Project Director - Actuarial Integration & Country Implementation Lead 80-100%, temporary for 12-13 months (December 2018 – December 2019)

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 18 Oct 18


Your Role

The role holder is responsible for managing the IFRS 17 Group Actuarial Integration and oversee the implementation during the maternity leave of the current lead. The work streams' objective is to integrate IFRS 17 Group and Local requirements into the Central Actuarial Engines along with all other work streams of the IFRS 9/17 program. Furthermore, the jobholder will support the Program Director and the Group Chief Actuary in ensuring delivery in accordance to the program's roadmap and overall objectives

As an IFRS17 Project Director - Actuarial Integration & Country Implementation Lead your main responsibilities will involve:

• Accountable for EMEA Non-Life Actuarial implementation project roll out (PAA Approach)
• Oversight for EMEA Life Actuarial Implementation together with the Regional Implementation Manager.
• Acting as a sparring partner for the Regional Actuarial Implementation Managers, supporting and challenging their activities and ensuring appropriate level of progress.
• Coordinating the activities of the sub-workstreams across methodology and solution implementation.
• Ensuring that the overall Group Actuarial solution components readiness for Dry run and parallel run phases as per Program schedule - organize resources, tasks, prepare plans and communication
• Managing PMO for Group Actuarial workstream including project reporting, budget control, risks and issues reporting on a regular basis.
• Collaborate with the Central Program team, other workstreams and Dry run managers to co-ordinate solution deployment in an end-to-end manner.
• Monitor implementation of Actuarial standalone solutions.

Your Skills and Experience

As an IFRS17 Project Director - Actuarial Integration & Country Implementation Lead your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

• University degree in business administration, business informatics or similar degree
• 10+ years of experience ideally in Financial Services industry or in Financial Consulting.
• Program Management experience of 10+ years on mid to large scale Global programs including project planning, organization, communication, delivery management, stakeholder management as well as change management
• Knack for delivering through others - through project management mandate with a shared team of 10+ individuals.
• Ability to discuss and challenge key business and technical requirements and design topics
• Ability to deal and communicate with a variety of stakeholder from Global to local in different cultures and a good motivator with negotiation skills
• Strong organizational skills and able to multi-task. Forward thinking in order to determine alternatives and practical solutions
• Fluent written and spoken English

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