Innovation Manager

Zurich NA Schaumburg , IL 60196

Posted 3 months ago

Zurich North America is looking for an Innovation Manager to join our Innovation Team at our Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL. The Innovation team takes a holistic and customer centric approach to address short and long-term business opportunities, develops solutions, identifies and collaborates with subject matter experts from all areas of the company to execute on those solutions.

In this highly visible role you leverage your ability to think strategically to lead projects from inception through completion. You will work across the organization to solve critical business problems that will have a direct impact on Zurich North America's long-term strategies. In this position you will play a key role in:

  • Driving ZNA's strategic and operational priority on Innovation by taking a holistic and customer-centric approach to address short and long-term business opportunities

  • Strategizing and directing the innovation efforts for Zurich North America by analyzing the external environment and emerging trends to ensure that Zurich sustains market leading position in short, mid and long term

  • Researching, designing and developing customer-centric products, services, distribution channels and digital enablers

  • Fostering and strengthening industry partnerships for Zurich to identify and shape new value propositions

  • Leading problem-solving sessions and design sprints with customers, brokers, vendors, and employees

  • Representing Zurich in external innovation platforms (e.g., Insurtech)

If you enjoy leading strategic projects and have an innovative mindset to build ground-breaking solutions, this might be the perfect opportunity for you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 or more years of experience in the Claims or Consulting or Risk Engineering or Underwriting

  • OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 9 or more years of experience in the Claims or Consulting or Risk Engineering or Underwriting area within the Insurance industry

  • AND

  • Experience in Organizational Effectiveness or Change Management

  • Experience in the application of existing and/or change management methodologies and tools

  • Project management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, with 4 or more years in management consulting/corporate strategy/internal consulting or innovation

  • Demonstrated ability to create a 'win/win' solutions through leadership, influence, facilitation and teamwork

  • Experience providing methodologies and tools to drive initiatives to intended results, institutionalize the process and develop a culture that embraces change

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in order to partner cross functionally within the organization

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Office experience

  • Financial modeling and valuation of strategic opportunities

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.


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