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Project Manager, Insurance Industry Business Development

Project Manager, Insurance Industry Business Development

Job ID 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Position Category 
Business & Merchant Development
Recruiting Team 

Job Description

AWS FSI Insurance Project Managers are part of the Business Development team that seek to understand the needs of insurance markets, industry trends, how customers define success, and ensure that we are exceeding expectations in developing and delivering valued industry solutions. Project Managers play an active role in developing business cases, analyzing project goals, creating plans to achieve those goals, and then driving the AWS team members, stakeholders/SMEs and potentially other third parties to achieve those goals while addressing industry specific execution challenges.

AWS FSI Project Managers are responsible for managing project scope, schedule, and coordinating resources. Our FSI Project Managers leverage AWS’s delivery methodology to manage project teams made up of both business and technical resources. They leverage their management and leadership capabilities to identify and manage risks, resolve issues and escalate where appropriate to drive projects to successful completion.

Through their understanding of their customers, their solutions, and the key solutions vendors and system integrators who deliver those solutions, Project Managers will build the knowledge and experience needed to position themselves as the next generation of Business Development Managers on the team, defining and developing our industry strategies. At AWS, we love to grow our own and are looking for candidates who can take on greater responsibilities to progress with our team.

FSI Insurance Project Managers focus on the insurance industry and must be able to demonstrate a keen understanding of the systems and vendors that are used in the property and casualty or life insurance industry or the systems that insurance carriers or reinsurers employ, and apply that understanding to identify to define solutions that assist customers in moving these workloads to the cloud. Through their industry knowledge, PMs must also be able to clearly articulate the IT and business benefits associated with moving these systems to the cloud.

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Basic Qualifications

  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize and manage all phases of a project lifecycle to ensure successful delivery. This includes developing and managing project governance plans, project schedules, team goals and success criteria, and project milestones. Also includes ownership and responsibility to manage issues, risks, decisions and the overall success of a project.
  • Keen understanding of the property and casualty or life insurance industry, the systems that insurance carriers or reinsurers use, the top insurance workloads for moving to the cloud, and the top solutions vendors or system integrators in the insurance industry and their offerings.
  • An ability to identify and clearly articulate the IT benefits and the business benefits associated with moving insurance various systems to the cloud.
  • A team player who effectively integrates, motivates and builds relationships with cross-functional team members, sponsors, key stakeholders, executives, and other individuals or organizations involved with or affected by the project.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand the operating styles of others as well as team relationships, team dynamics, and adjusts behavior accordingly to succeed. Recognizes environmental or cultural nuances and adapts.
  • Ability to challenge, recommend and redirect teams as necessary for successful program and project delivery.
  • Actively looks for ways to improve process efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Takes proactive steps to ensure teams meet or exceed expectations.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience to successfully manage two or more concurrent projects.
  • Experience leveraging formal project management methodologies
  • Possesses a deep knowledge of project management best practices and how to apply them in an effective yet pragmatic way across complex projects.
  • A history of increasing leadership responsibility and career growth in project management.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with team members and audiences of all levels. Plans and oversees the preparation and dissemination of project communications.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office suite and project management toolsets.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years Project Management / Engagement Management consulting experience managing enterprise level IT projects in the financial services industry
  • Knowledge of leading independent solutions vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) in the insurance industry, especially those with repeatable solutions or offerings related to the systems used by actuaries and other data scientist-type roles; core insurance systems; or analytics and reporting systems.
  • Understanding of and track record of working with insurance risk modeling and compute systems, core systems (eg. policy administration, claims, billing), or claims or customer analytics systems.
  • Proven success in working with teams and executive leadership in a complex, large-company environment
  • Ability to take ownership, work under pressure and meet deadlines on time
  • Team player willing to work in an international environment and be part of a global team
  • Proven experience working in a matrix environment, managing multiple stakeholders
  • Works effectively in a dynamic environment with changing priorities
  • Ability to apply strategic thinking and demonstrate understanding of requirements to execute
  • Ability to make decisions guided by policies, procedures and business plan with limited guidance
  • Results-oriented, prioritizes work activities, plans and stays organized in order to meet commitments
  • Excellent presentation, communication (oral & written), and relationship building skills, across all levels of management
  • Negotiation and issue resolution capabilities
  • Business financial and business case development acumen
  • Excellent people skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and achieve results through others who are not direct reports

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