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16 Nov 2020

Full-Time Project Manager – Posted by Anywhere

Job Description

Project Manager (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Flexible


The opportunity: 


Are you solution focused, with the ability to bring people together in order to get the right results and outcomes for the business? Are you able to build solid relationships that enables you to influence key stakeholders? Do you enjoy challenging the norm and finding solutions that put the customer at the heart of everything that you do?


Here at Zurich we are passionate about our people and our customers which is why we are growing our workforce significantly over the next year. As a result we are looking for a team of Project Managers to join us.


Our IT & Ops teams are primarily based in Swindon and Fareham so there will be some travel to these base locations when we are safe to do so. However this role can be done flexibly and remotely so we are less focussed on location and more interested in you.


As a PM with Zurich, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of projects that could be related to either our Life or General Insurance Businesses. They will be tailored to your own skills and experience, but also challenging to enable you to further develop both personally and professionally. You’ll be covering a range of topics from new product and platform launches, to technology refreshes and delivering significant business change, whilst maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • We need you to be confident when it comes to change and able to deal with conflict and resolution, which often hinges on critical dependencies. You’ll be responsible for the planning of projects and how these align with the long term plans of the business.
  • Collaborative by nature, you’ll understand the need to work with other areas of the business with the customer at the heart of your focus. You’ll be able to drive activity and understand the deliverables involved, as well as meet challenging time lines.
  • You’ll understand and interpret business objectives, goals and targets into tangible deliverables that are balanced and sustainable after the project ends.
  • You’ll be adept at reading situations to figure out the best approach to meet business goals, including adoption of any formal project methodology like Agile or Waterfall.
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external suppliers, your goal will be to get the best value for change activity, you’ll also be working with the project sponsor to produce the Business case and benefits plan.
  • You’ll have a naturally consultative approach and will be able to provide leadership, advice, guidance, coaching and direction to project team members.
  • You’ll lead and share best practice and experience with peer group to maximise effectiveness and efficiency of the department.
  • Trouble shooting and resolution of any issues affecting the project will be key, followed by implementing remedial action and developing quality plans.
  • You’ll be used to working within a governance framework, providing appropriate controls and reporting on project progress, benefits and achievements in a timely and efficient manner.
  • You’ll support implementation and training activities including transfer into BAU operational

Your skills and experience:

  • You will provide knowledge of a variety of project management tools, methodologies and best practice.
  • Previous delivery of projects against a detailed project plan.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills are essential for the role
  • A good understanding of IT and digital technology alongside financial & commercial awareness
  • Experience of managing or delivering through third party suppliers including both large incumbent strategic suppliers (e.g DXC, Wipro & Accenture) and smaller niche suppliers
  • We’re really keen to talk to you if you’ve got PM experience and an FS background would be great but it’s not a deal breaker. We’re more interested in bringing the right talent into the team to help create, develop build this cornerstone of the business.
  • It would be good to see practical and wide experience of delivery methodologies (i.e. Waterfall and Scrum) as well as Project Management qualifications (e.g. Prince 2 or PMI) but if you feel you fit the bill, don’t let this stop you.

The reward:


We offer an excellent and highly competitive salary. As well as this we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which can be tailored to you and your circumstances. As standard you’ll get 12% pension, 25 days holiday, 3 volunteering days, annual company bonus, discounted technology, virtual GP appointments, discounted gym membership, free flu jab and discounted gadget insurance. Car allowances may be available depending on location.

At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.



Who we are:


With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you’re interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions – then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees – people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.


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.


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.


How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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