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Senior Organizational Change Manager – IFRS17/9 Program (m/f) 80 – 100%

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 20 Nov 17
IFRS17 is a new accounting standard that is designed to achieve the goal of a consistent and principle-based accounting for insurance contracts.

Zurich has launched a Global Program to adopt IFRS17 and IFRS9 - which governs the accounting for financial instruments. Though a Finance initiative, these standards will have far-reaching operational implications on Data, Processes, Systems and People.

Your Role

As a Senior Organizational Change Manager - IFRS17/9 Program your main responsibilities will involve:
  • Actively and visibly lead the implementation and adoption of Change management activities across the Central Program and functions and support the Business units globally
  • At the Program level, acts as a sparring partner to the Project Management Office Manager from a change readiness and stakeholder engagement perspective, to develop the OCM plan and drive its execution
  • In partnership with the Program Director and Delivery Manager, ensure that the impact of all the changes across the work-streams and the organizational units are incorporated into the planning
  • Define and lead the development of an Awareness and Education program for the different levels of employees and teams in the organization
  • Develop and maintain credibility and confidence from business unit and regional management. Ensure all stakeholder groups of the program or portfolio changes are well understood and engaged
  • Create awareness of the impact of large scale changes and ensure the necessary costs, risks and activities are supported; Lead and champion the roll-out of the new ways of working
  • Identify and implement engagement actions to minimize resistance and maximize buy-in to key strategic change activities
  • Provide coaching and thought-leadership on effective change management methods
Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior Organizational Change Manager - IFRS17/9 Program your skills and qualifications will ideally include :
  • Master's degree or similar in Finance and/or Economics or Management and 7 or more years of experience in related field
  • Certification in change management from a recognized professional organization or school
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent
  • Lean/Six Sigma - Green Belt certification or equivalent
  • Prior experience in leading the Change management function in major Finance compliance and transformational programs.
  • Knowledge of IFRS17 and 9 and Insurance Organization is preferred.
  • Knowledge of people behavior and process understanding is needed.
  • Service and result orientation, ability to work under pressure. Flexible working style and hours.
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional Information

Primary work location is Zurich Austrasse. The travel requirement is up to 10%.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Emilie Vetter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site .

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 54,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich does not accept unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site.

Zurich Virtual Tour

Enter the fascinating World of Zurich! Learn more about our company and meet some of our employees personally in the Zurich Virtual Tour.

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.