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Shanghai, SH, CN

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

You will be the Project Manager at iptiQ China. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a startup with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organization. The Project Manager will be responsible for running a diverse range of IT projects and providing essential support to the InsurTech Platform Program leading the Project Management Office resources and working closely with the Program Delivery Lead, Workstream Leads and External Vendors.


Conduct & Fair Customer Outcomes - Putting customers interests at the heart of how we conduct business. Demonstrated through your individual behaviors with a clear focus on treating our customers fairly and delivering the right outcomes at all stages throughout the product lifecycle.

Swiss Re Culture – Ensure you positively demonstrate and evidence the Swiss Re Leadership/Personal imperatives, supporting the delivery effective behaviors. Responsibility to our clients, shareholders and employees to achieve and maintain world-class performance.

  • We are driving an agile and commercial culture to be successful in a dynamic environment

  • "Leadership from Every Seat" means every employee to act as leader and take ownership no matter where you sit in the organization.


Your Responsibilities

  • Deliver end to end project management tasks including managing the resources, stakeholders, scope, deliverables, budget, timeline  and the overall project plan

  • Collaborate with external vendors and distribution partners during the onboarding process, and post project activities

  • Execute the detailed project plan along with other program artifacts in close collaboration with the Program Delivery Lead, Workstream Leads and External Vendor

  • Build, maintain and distribute daily program tracking and regular project reporting

  • Plan, track and coordinate internal and external resources for the project and program execution

  • Create and maintain effective relationship and communication with internal and external stakeholders

  • Organize and facilitate meetings both with internal and external stakeholders

  • Preform risk management to minimize or mitigate program risks and track and resolve issues and an efficient manner


About you

You Have:

  • 6+ years' experience with project-management frameworks in a software-development environment and a passion for developing unique tech solutions and platforms

  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to meet the needs of the team

  • Analytical thinking with excellent problem-solving skills, able to multi-task in a high volume, fast-pace work environment

  • A team player with a high level of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines

  • Ability to collaborate efficiently with internal and external stakeholders and vendors and to comfortably interact with tech and non-tech colleagues

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Chinese Mandarin is a prerequisite, and fluency in English is a must

  • Experience with different development methodologies including Agile and Waterfall and working with tracking and process management tools e.g. JIRA

  • Strong skills in MS Office

  • Competitive knowledge of insurance technology landscape a plus

  • Strong understanding of the insurance industry in China, particularly P&C market a plus


You Are:

  • Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team

  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies

  • An innovative character who can think out of the box and into the future for constructive ideas

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to comfortably interact with tech and non-tech colleagues

  • Ability to influence senior business leaders and different stakeholders

  • Ability and confidence to actively engage in discussions, voice opinions, and act as "facilitator" and "consultant"

  • You are experienced and able to work in an international environment

  • You have experience in working with high-speed and highly innovative culture

Keywords: PMO, external vendors, IT, Insurance, Program 
Reference Code: 101802 


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