Project Manager
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Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital - a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Job Summary

The Project Manager's (PM) role is to own the delivery of assigned projects to agreed scope, time, cost and quality, in accordance with project management methodologies and governance processes.

The role holder will also work collaboratively to a senior level within the business and have the ability to write and summarize complex information into succinct reports at short notice. This includes building out consistent and broad capability, assignment of resources to specific projects or tasks, and process definition and improvement.

The Project Manager is assigned to work with a sponsor during the initiation phase of a project, and will help clarify the scope, define and document the budget requirements, business case, timelines and resource needs in order to gain project approval. Subsequently, the PM will manage all phases of a project through to completion. The Project Manager will work with peers, stakeholders, suppliers, Business Analysts, broader IT delivery teams, the PMO and the business to ensure a successful delivery.

The PM is responsible for highlighting and managing risks and issues throughout the project lifecycle, working with the sponsor to drive resolution and mitigation.

Reporting to the Project Management Team Lead, the role will focus on key strategic projects and small changes driven by the business. The projects will vary in scope across the organisation and the Project Manager will be expected to manage key senior stakeholders, while working with a high degree of autonomy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all phases of a project from initiation through to completion
  • Deliver all assigned projects to agreed time, cost and quality
  • Develop project business cases, resource and timeline plans and budgets for assigned projects
  • Manage internal or third-party project resources to ensure that they are working effectively to deliver project outcomes
  • Manage and mitigate project risks and issues to reduce impacts on delivery
  • Follow governance processes to ensure adequate project management documentation, reporting and plans are in place
  • Support the creation, maintenance and improvement of project management processes, procedures and tools, and provide guidance on best use of project management disciplines and approaches in order to build a strong change function
  • To work with the PM Team Lead, Head of Change and the PMO to ensure resource allocation for their projects.
  • To help develop the individuals within the team through appropriate resourcing and accountability management.
  • Engage with a range of stakeholders across a variety of business functions by identifying and having good working relationships with all stakeholders and business users involved within projects or change.
  • Continual process review of all internal procedures to identify areas where current processes are not working effectively/efficiently
  • Identify and manage cross project dependencies
  • Ensuring adequate project management controls & documentation are in place that will ensure successful delivery and satisfy all Audit & PMO reviews
  • Work with other Project Managers to prioritize resources within the team, identifying and resource gaps against plan at the earliest opportunity
  • Manage conflict between individual project or enhancement teams
  • Ensure that priorities are clearly understood and that target delivery dates provided and communicated to stakeholders are achieved across projects
  • Deliver accurate status reports containing workstream progress, upcoming milestones, changes to milestones, issues, risks & financial status, on a regular & ad-hoc basis as required
  • Build effective relationships & communication channels with the Change Team and wider business and internal stakeholders
  • Manage, monitor, control and report on project and programme budgets
  • Asses and manage risk for the program, develop and implement contingency plans
  • Develop deep understanding of the business to add value in developing solution options and problem solving
  • Provide the business with effective support and advice/expertise in relation to operational changes to be used/implemented, including updated procedures and User Guides

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Extensive Insurance industry experience
  • 5-10 or more years' experience with project management in the P&C Insurance industry preferred
  • Experience of working within an Operations function
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Effective communication skills in both written and oral form
  • A high level of analytical, problem solving and numerical skills
  • Ability to understand problems and express the complexity of them in clear terms in varying formats depending on the audience
  • Excellent client facing skills/collaboration and stakeholder management and engagement
  • Ability to influence and coordinate senior stakeholders and concurrent projects
  • Able to work effectively and self-sufficiently
  • Aptitude for multi-tasking, working to emerging and tight timelines
  • Strong process mapping skills with preferred process improvement experience
  • Prince2, PMP, PgMP, Six Sigma certification (preferred)
  • MS Office, including Visio and advanced Excel

Key Performance Indicators

  • Possess strong project management (planning and organizing) skills coupled with the ability to think strategically to deliver on operations commitment to the business
  • High level requirements
  • Documented process and procedures
  • Stakeholder matrix

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the on-going needs of the organization.

For this position, we currently expect to offer a base salary in the range of $150,000 - $170,000. The specific salary offer will be based on an assessment of a variety of factors including the experience of the successful candidate and their work location. In addition, all employees are eligible for competitive incentive targets, with awards based on overall corporate and individual performance. On top of this, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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