Homesite Insurance was founded in 1997 and was one of the first companies to enable customers to purchase home insurance directly online, during a single visit. Since then, we've continued to innovate rapidly to meet the needs of our customers and their changing expectations.
One thing that's stayed the same since our founding: our commitment to our customers, partners and employees.
Join us on our journey as we continue to grow into a powerful contender in the field of insurance.
Homesite is seeking a Project Manager to work closely with both the business and IT teams, with a focus on Home, Renters, and Condo products. As a member of IT Operations, this person will partner with a Technical Analyst to collect requirements and prioritize for the Development and QA teams to consume. In addition this person will also be a key contributor to influencing the business and roadmap prioritization process across the entire Homesite enterprise.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Work with the appropriate business and IT groups to ensure that approved IT requests are ushered through the life-cycle process on time and to scope. * Monitors tasks on an ongoing basis, evaluating progress and quality, managing project plans, issue and risk tracking and resolution, and taking corrective action as necessary * Ensures that processes and documentation are adequate and effective to meet specifications and audit requirements * Collaborate with customer, analysts, developers, QA, and other project managers to understand business requirements and roadmap that drives the analysis, design, and delivery of solutions. * Clearly and concisely communicates project status, progress and issues effectively and appropriately, including periodic report creation and distribution. * Motivates and inspires other team members and ensures they have the tools and training required to perform effectively
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
* Excellent Personal Skills: Ability to lead through influence, negotiate and gain consensus between various team members. * Communication: Ability to communicate effectively to all levels in the organization, including the presentation of quantitative data while facing time-critical deliverables. * Adaptability and Agility: Respond well to change; handle multiple demands / priorities effectively; adapt to best fit with situation at hand; handle conflict effectively; collaborate; willing to accept new responsibilities; take initiative and be accountable. * Deliverables Management: Establish milestones and monitor and report on progress of deliverables. Meet deadlines; Hold self and others accountable; proactive identification and management of risk; manage multiple work streams; work effectively across multiple groups (both internal and external). * Learning Orientation and Problem Solving: Solve problems promptly and effectively; learn quickly; develop new skills as needed; understand fundamentals of insurance, IT best practices, and technology; connect business problems to technical solutions.
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Information Technology/Systems, Technical Communications, related field, or equivalent experience * 5 + years of relevant experience leading efforts around business/functional/system requirements * Experience in systems analysis, design and a solid understanding of development, quality assurance and integration methodologies * PMP and Scrum Master certification preferred * Insurance industry experience a plus, but not required
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