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Senior Project Manager 80-100%

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 14 Nov 18
In this role you are responsible for the design, business case articulation, set-up and operational management of distinct mid-size projects in the area of Small Medium Enterprise segment (SME). You will ensure that the overall project objectives are clearly defined and met. These projects from a total cost perspective typically range from USD 1-5 million, are characterized by medium complexity, medium change and communications elements and important business impact. The role holder is able to manage the problem solving technics (problem definition, problem structuring, solution identification, final recommendation) and to master written and verbal communication.

You understand and are able to apply different methodologies to evaluate small M&A targets and are able to set-up and manage small/mid-size due diligences autonomously.

Furthermore you perform, independently, project management processes to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control as well as close a project in accordance with the Zurich Project Management Framework (ZPMF) and the Zurich Risk Policy.

Your Role

As a Senior Project Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Defining and articulating the Group's strategy for the SME segment and support countries in developing the local SME strategy
  • Identifying business opportunities/ecosystems, articulate them, set-up a business cases, propose opportunities to the BUs, identify the BUs for the "first pilot"

  • Developing a detailed project plan at task level based on the agreed business case, manage and control project delivery in accordance with baseline parameters and standards (time, cost, quality) to drive project success

  • Evaluating small M&A targets that can complement existing capabilities and/or services

  • Managing Due Diligence and evaluation processes

  • Successful implementation of mid-size or medium complexity local/regional projects or mid-size or medium complexity projects of a program

Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior Project Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Master in Business Administration or 6 or more years of experience in related field
  • Experience in managing projects with specific focus on Small Medium Enterprise (SME), with a proven track record of delivery

  • Background in Financial Services with specific focus on Small Medium Enterprise (SME) and with a clear spike either on a specific business line (e.g. on P&C and/or Life) or functional area (e.g. distribution and/or marketing and/or customer journey and/or pricing and/or proposition management)

  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), second or third language is a plus

  • Experience in managing small M&A evaluations and transactions is a plus

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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 53,000 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.

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