Junior Project Manager

Willis Towers Watson New York , NY 10007

Posted 1 week ago

Innovisk is a global underwriting platform with a strategy of growth and diversification, which through the application of technology and data management and by attracting industry leading underwriting talent is building market leading Underwriting Businesses.

Employment-based non-immigrant visa sponsorship and/or assistance is not offered for this specific job opportunity.

The Role

  • To carry out project management activities, working alongside senior executives. The activities could be in all and any corporate, operational or change management areas other than technology but interacting closely with the technology project team.

  • To manage the delivery of both individual projects and the interaction of various projects.

  • To work with the Innovisk executives to develop the underwriting platform - from on-boarding new business to improving integration and assisting with change management for existing business.

  • To work with the Innovisk executives to deliver efficiencies and to ensure that all processes are effective.

  • To manage the operationalisation of technology within the business.

  • Through the management of various projects, to identify and recommend business process change.

  • To work alongside the various teams as a colleague yet demonstrate an understanding of overall business imperatives to hit deadlines and achieve overall and specific business goals.

  • To work with project stakeholders to plan, organize and monitor milestones and progress against objectives; to maintain project artefacts and communicate progress to stakeholders both in formal project meetings as well as throughout the day to day progress of the project.

  • To run and chair the required cycle of project meetings.

  • To utilise up to date project management methodologies and tools and on occasion assist stakeholders with their use of the tools.

  • Manage stakeholders successfully from project members to senior executives.

  • Implement and document Project Management practices and procedures.

  • Adhere to processes which facilitate project audit.

  • Estimate, plan & implement the project within scope, on time & in budget (where there is a budgeting component).

  • Provide project technique knowledge to project stakeholders as necessary.

  • To have an open and active line of communication with the Tech team to facilitate excellent project integration and delivery.

  • Manage communication with the stakeholder community and wider where necessary.

  • Report regularly on status with an accurate and current update of progress and advise any necessary new forecast.

  • To plan, run and document meetings.

  • To prepare and submit options & recommendations to stakeholders and steering committees.

  • To manage Risks and Issues throughout the life of the project, planning and taking mitigating action when necessary and escalating as appropriate.

  • To understand and give attention to end to end processes.

  • To recycle lessons-learned from previous or concurrent projects to help subsequent concurrent projects to contribute to the continuous improvement of the company's delivery capability.

  • Conduct Risk:

  • To put the interests of clients and the integrity of the market at the heart of the way we do business.

Communication with Stakeholders:

  • Internal
  • With colleagues, the Businesses, other members of WTW group functions who may be providing services or advice to Innovisk.
  • External
  • With the capacity providers, claims Third Parties, Producers and Placing Brokers as dictated by each project.

The Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of Project Management experience in the insurance industry (preferred)

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Proven experience in successfully leading project teams with multifaceted, competing priorities and deadlines, including virtual work teams with members in different geographic regions

  • Strong interpersonal and client management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical, integrative and problem solving skills

  • Strong organizational abilities and flexibility to work in a performance driven environment

  • Sense of accountability, owning one's work and taking pride in it; commitment to quality and continuous improvement

  • Desire to learn, accept new challenges

  • Proficient in MS Office (including Excel), MS Project, Windows XP and Windows 2000

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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Junior Project Manager

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