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Senior Project and Change Manager

  • Banking, Finance, Insurance, Accounting and Trade jobs
  • Management (incl. project, product management & human resources)


We are currently recruiting on behalf of a Global leading Insurance Company who are looking for a Senior Project and Change Manager to join and strengthen their team in Zurich.


In this role you will be responsible for the operational management of mid-size projects of the IFRS 17 & 9 Global program and ensures that the project objectives are clearly defined and met. This program will deliver the adoption of the IFRS 17 and 9 Financial Reporting standards as well as substantial changes to the Target Operating Model of the Global Finance function. You will work with the Program Director, the workstream leads and the business unit leaders applying best practice frameworks to support timely delivery of the Program roadmap.


What you will do:


Select and implement the appropriate project management governance and methods


Define required resources, make trade-offs among competing objectives and manage interdependencies


Develop detailed project plans at task level based on the agreed business case


Select the appropriate stakeholders, understand their needs and expectations and manage stakeholders communications


Provide clear direction towards different workstreams and business units


Foster cross-functional collaboration mindset across the organization


Drive technical IFRS 17 & 9 working groups and discussions on accounting or actuarial matters


Accounting or Actuarial qualification

Specific Requirements

Key Experience;


Education in Program Managements - PMP or similar. Experience in executing waterfall and / or agile project management approaches

7+ years of experience in Financial Services industry or Financial Consulting


Profound understanding of the end-to-end financial reporting of insurance companies


Ideally knowledgeable in IFRS 17


Strong organizational and multitasking skills


Aptitude to discuss and challenge key business and technical requirements and design topics


Forward thinking in order to determine alternatives and practical solutions


Ability to deal and communicate with a variety of stakeholders and good negotiation skills


Fluent written and spoken English




Candidates should be Swiss, already hold a valid Swiss Work Permit or EU Nationals prepared to relocate to Switzerland.


Hard Skills

  • Financial Reporting
  • Agile methodology
  • Waterfall methodology
  • Certifications such as PMP or PRINCE

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Strategic thinker
  • Multitasker
  • Organized
  • Entrepreneurial