March 22, 2024
Europe
$90K - $150K USD *

Project Manager (German Speaking)

About the job:

Full-time

Project Manager, German Speaking


 As Project Manager you will be working on large implementation projects involving Guidewire core applications, including managing an Agile (IT) team, managing stakeholders, and collaborating with business staff.



Responsibilities:

  • Spend most of your day working with Software related Projects & Implementation of Software.
  • Manage the Project Lifecycle of a large scale project from start to completion.
  • Lead meetings, coach team to write specs, maintain project documentation, user stories.
  • Manage scope, time, budget, goals, scheduling, updates and strategy of projects.
  • Communicate project status to management verbally and/or written.
  • Utilize software such as Rally, JIRA, Confluence, etc. 
  • Assist in planning & execution strategies of application configuration.
  • Assist in software development requests.
  • Maintain positive implementation experience for customer.
  • Manage Guidewire implementation project team in an Agile environment.
  • Implementation partner management, tracking of financials and costs, as well as issue/risk management.
  • Facilitate meetings, including identification of action items and follow up.
  • Manage stakeholders proactively to offset scope creep and maintain integrity of time budgets and schedules.
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize project risk and develop response plans.
  • Prepare and maintain project schedules with all critical tasks and related milestones, using approved methodologies and templates.
  • Facilitate project governance and escalation process interactions between the business owners, key stakeholders, and leadership team.
  • Document project management best practices for the organization

Required skills/experience:

  • 5+ years of Project/Program Management experience; Must have project experience managing multi-million dollar project(s).
  • Demonstrated skill in working with implementation partners, and managing large multi-functional projects including software package implementations and information architecture.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Follows Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies to ensure complete, documented deliverables, controls, issue resolution, risk mitigation, etc.
  • Very strong communication skills (listening, written and verbal).
  • Fluent in English and German
  • Demonstrated excellent negotiation skills within challenging situations.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly in new situations.
  • Ability to function successfully within fast paced, high stress projects.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization in both business and IT areas.
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore resources.
  • Technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team with effective decision making.
  • Comfortable and confident in working with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues to non-technical staff and executive level management.
  • Ability to travel (up to 50%)

Nice to have

  • P&C Insurance experience nice to have.
  • Vendor management experience is a plus.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Knowledge in insurance business processes related to the Property and Casualty Insurance domain nice to have.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Has agile certifications.

About Guidewire


Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 540+ insurers in 40 countries, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.


As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1600+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.


For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com and follow us on Twitter: @Guidewire_PandC.


Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 


CONSENT and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 

By clicking the submitting your application on the following page:


1. You consent to Guidewire collecting, retaining, disclosing and using your Personal Data as outlined above, and to its transfer of your Personal Data outside the country where you live or work, and/or to third parties for the above purposes.

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3. You acknowledge that you have the right to access your Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data at any time and have the right to correct any errors.

4. You acknowledge that your Personal Data will be retained for up to 24 months.

Region
Europe
Compensation
$90K - $150K USD/Year *
Applicants
16

Company Benefits

* Compensation was calculated as an average of similar positions and is not guaranteed.
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