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Boston, MA, US

New Business Project Manager


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the role


As a Project Manager, you would have a unique and exciting opportunity to join the team in charge of setting up and running a new business unit within a global company. You will be responsible for running projects related to onboarding new partners agencies and lead sources by collaborating with a cross-functional team in an Agile environment.


As part of this role, you will:


  • Make independent project decisions preserving the stakeholder's business intent and success measures.
  • Advocate for the business stakeholder while addressing project escalations autonomously.
  • Be the primary point of contact for distribution partners during the onboarding process, and post project activities.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources for the execution of projects.
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, on budget, and within scope, following an Agile project methodology.
  • Partner with Project Sponsor in defining project scope, and objective.
  • Develop and manage a detailed project plan, along with other required project artifacts, in order to effectively monitor and track progress.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings with functional representatives both with internal and external to team; working effectively across entities to ensure a smooth integration at all points in the process.
  • Create, maintain, and distribute project reporting from onset through post implementation.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs.
  • Create and maintain effective relationship management with internal and external team members.
  • Preform risk management to minimize or mitigate project risks.
  • Effectively manage a diverse vendor community on a day-to-day basis.


The position is further expected to:


  • Foster a transparent culture through frequent, concise communication.
  • Present data in a meaningful way, formulate recommendations that drive key business decisions. 
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns and recommend corrective action if needed.
  • Possess strong knowledge of processes and systems across all front-end functions. 
  • Understand all front-end processes and systems, including intersections with other functional units and external vendors and partners.  


The Project Manager role will report directly to the Head of Onboarding


About You


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in project management.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in new business operations in a life or health insurance setting.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments with overlapping delivery dates.
  • Ability to deal positively with ambiguity in a fast moving start up business environment.
  • Proven execution focus.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • PMP certification is a plus.
  • Understand services and platforms required to support direct to consumer sales








Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


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