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Naperville, Illinois, United States
9 days ago
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IAT Insurance Group has an immediate opening for a Strategic Initiative Project Manager to be responsible for managing all aspects of a project from conceptualization through post-implementation. The ideal candidate will have experience:
  • Leading projects that will span a degree of size and complexity and require working within a matrix environment.
  • Building relationships with business leaders, key stakeholders, the project team, and any vendors and/or consultants.
  • Providing direction to the project team to deliver on the agreed-upon scope and timeline.

We prefer the ideal candidate to work from an IAT office. Remote will be considered for the right candidate. Those near an IAT office will work a hybrid schedule - Monday through Wednesday in the office with the option of working remotely on Thursday and Friday.

Internally, we refer to this role as an Enterprise Project Manager or Enterprise Program Manager depending on one's knowledge, skills, and experience.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of project management including initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing
  • Works with the project sponsor to successfully initiate the project adhering to the established governance process
  • Accurately scopes and estimates the projects and develops realistic, workable plans, costs, and timelines
  • Identifies and delegates tasks with concrete due dates and criteria for successful completion
  • Effectively manages projects, incorporating appropriate communication, feedback, and follow-through
  • Proactively monitors progress, identifying and managing risks and issues, and makes mid-course adjustments, as needed
  • Ensures the appropriate level of stakeholder involvement
  • Ensures the project deliverables are on time, within budget, and at the required level of quality
  • Identifies, secures, and manages required resources (vendor and internal)
  • Contributes to project initiation materials (e.g., CBA, approval presentations)
  • Applies project and program management methodologies and best practices
  • Develops and manages budgets, forecasts, and project resources
  • Professionally influences and leads others in a matrix environment
  • Communicates clearly and concisely across various levels with the organization and tailors the message according to the audience
  • Manages vendor relationships
  • Manages expectations to sponsors and key stakeholders
  • Perform other tasks as needed

Must Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree and five or more years of experience leading and managing projects or equivalent experience is required.
  • Equivalent experience is defined as nine or more years of experience leading and managing projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-directed
  • To qualify, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and must not require VISA sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment purposes.

  • PMP preferred.
  • Property/Casualty Insurance experience is strongly preferred.
  • Claims Experience preferred.
  • Financial services experience is preferred.

Our Culture:
IAT is the largest private, family-owned property and casualty insurer in the U.S. I nsurance A nswers T ogether® is how we define IAT, in letter and in spirit. We work together to provide solutions for people and businesses. We collaborate internally and with our partners to provide the best possible insurance and surety options for our customers.

At IAT, we're committed to driving and building an open and supportive culture for all. Our employees propel IAT forward - driving innovation, stable partnerships and growth. That's why we continue to build an engaging workplace culture to attract and retain the best talent.

We offer comprehensive benefits like:
  • 26 PTO Days (Entry Level) + 12 Company Holidays = 38 Paid Days Off
  • 7% 401(k) Company Match and additional Profit Sharing
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Numerous training and development opportunities to assist you in furthering your career
  • Healthcare and Wellness Programs
  • Opportunity to earn performance-based bonuses
  • College Loan Assistance Support Plan
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Dress for Your Day Policy

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We maintain a drug-free workplace and participate in E-Verify.

IAT Recruiter:Steve Morley | Senior Recruiter

Job ID: 73895695

IAT Insurance Group (IAT) is a privately held global insurance company, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, providing a wide range of property and casualty insurance products meeting the needs of individuals and businesses. IAT consists of six operating divisions, each sharing the same quality standards, commitment to service and innovation, and an overall mission of excellence. As an organization, we leverage our experienced leadership, sound analytics, proven operating platforms and extensive risk capabilities acro...

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