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Guidewire Program Manager
Ref No.: 20-00972
Category: Experienced Professional
Location: Liberty Corner, New Jersey
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date / End Date: 02/07/2020 to 08/07/2020
Guidewire Program Manager - Property & Casualty Insurance Policy Administration
Location:Liberty Corner, NJ (Basking Ridge)
Duration:6 months+ (Contract to Hire)

This is a consult to hire position to join a growing team supporting their P&C Policy Administration technology needs. They Program Manager will have responsibility for Guidewire module implementation project streams as well as ongoing support and enhancements. Prior experience with at least 3 policy administration system implementations is required (1 of these implementations must be Guidewire). The Program Manager should also have strong management skills, with experience managing both employee and vendor based resources.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Drive project delivery from inception to production release including scope definition, goals, requirements, development, user testing and release phases
  • Manage the client project/stakeholder expectations to ensure ownership and success.
  • Facilitate business and operational relationships between clients and internal teams with effective and efficient communication to ensure accurate and timely project delivery
  • Employ and enforce formalized project management processes, such as change management, issues management, risk management, and documentation version control
  • Proactively identify, track, and mitigate risks, issues, and dependencies; present and manage changes to project structure, scope and delivery timeframes
  • Ensure the overall success of the project by being accountable for all aspects of the project and providing overall project transparency
  • Provide high level executive reports and detailed updates on a continuous basis for all projects.
  • Coordinate internal resources and (offshore & onshore) vendors for flawless execution of projects
  • Other Project Management Office responsibilities as assigned
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives by assessing alignment of current process, programs, and systems to business requirements, and by recognizing opportunities for standardization, increased efficiency, cost reduction, increased quality, and improved user experience

Work Experience & Qualifications
  • Must have experience with a Policy Administration Systems (e.g. Guidewire, Duck Creek, Majesco,.. etc.)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience delivering projects in P&C - Property and Casualty Insurance industry
  • Knowledge with the P&C - Property and Casualty business domain and current technology platforms to understand the projects and raise questions in order to help correctly steer them to completion.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Information Technology industry implementing enterprise systems and custom solutions
  • Proven ability to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced changing environment and participate in continual process improvement
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Jira is a plus
  • Experience working with onshore and offshore teams
  • Demonstrated team leadership and project management expertise
  • Possess the judgment and ability to modify project management approach based on project size, complexity and team
  • Ability to build and maintain business relationships with employees, business partners and vendors
  • Comfortable hosting meetings with various audiences, (engineers, management or C level positions) Self-starter that requires little direction
  • Knowledge of API's, Portals, ESB/SOA, .Net and Java will be an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects and work in a fast paced environment
  • BA/BS Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Current PMP and CSM/CSPO/CSP certifications preferred