Programme Manager - Insurance

Programme Manager - Insurance

Haywards Heath
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Programme Manager on a fixed term basis to join our Underwriting team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, as we continue to grow.
This is a new, key role, which will report into our Chief Underwriting Officer and drive our business change initiatives within Underwriting and Pricing aligned to our group strategy.
  • Establish and maintain a roadmap of change that delivers strategic goals and financial/non-financial benefits
  • Own and control the budget and business case for the programme(s) of projects under the role holder’s control
  • Maintain momentum and direction, delivering to the agreed scope, timeframe and budget with resource planning and accurate estimation treated as fundamental principles  
  • Ensure effective requirements, plans, reporting and stakeholder management processes are in place for all the projects comprising the programme(s) the role holder leads
  • Identify programme risks, issues and dependencies, ensuring effective mitigation is in place and under active management
  • Ensure that all mandatory regulatory, compliance and business/systems architectural requirements are complied with across the programme of work
  • As part of the Programme team, contribute to the further development of change processes, delivery methodology and the broader change capability
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Knowledge of transformation programmes within the insurance sector with a preference for underwriting and pricing
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a diverse change portfolio with concurrent initiatives underpinned by proven dexterity, creativity and the efficient use of resources
  • Experience of estimating and controlling substantial project/programme budgets
  • Formal Project and Programme Management qualifications such as APMP, PRINCE2, Agile Project Management or equivalent is desirable
  • Senior stakeholder management expertise
  • Leadership – the ability to look ahead and understand/mitigate risks, and the ability to see the few key issues in a situation, problem or delivery and – working with others – cut through to the solution
  • Strong communication skills – articulate an argument and persuade senior stakeholders with robust and comprehensive communication
  • Effective planning and understanding the key components of all plans
  • Financial management – the ability to estimate and budget effectively, allowing for suitable contingency, and the ability to put together a robust and achievable business case
  • Ability to work effectively with others collaboratively and as a team for optimal results
  • Ability not only to deliver programmes of change but to contribute to the capability development of the programmes and Change team
  • Commercially focused and results driven
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…

Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle, including a company pension scheme, group life assurance, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, professional subscription fees, the opportunity to buy additional holiday, health cash plan, help with travel expenses and the opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work.

Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

If this sounds like your next role and a company you’d like to work for, what’re you waiting for? Apply today!

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