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Senior Project Lead

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 3 200 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the team

The Programme Delivery & Change Management team is part of Global Delivery Services (GDeS), in Swiss Re's Group Digital & Technology Organisation (GDTO). The team consists of seasoned senior project and programme managers responsible for leading the delivery of Swiss Re’s most critical, complex and substantial Business or Group-wide initiatives as well as experienced change managers that enable those initiatives. The team are also responsible for setting, maintaining and promoting programme leadership and change management standards and practices applied throughout Swiss Re. Example programs for which the team are responsible include: optimization of group-wide external spend; reorganisation of the finance function and transformation of its operating model; and, simplification of Reinsurance operating models and processes

About the role

Your role as the Senior Project Lead will be to help achieve the goals of the large-scale strategic programmes within Swiss Re and partner with your colleagues from the business and central functions to drive projects end-to-end (from vision through to implementation).

The range of potential engagements is diverse (e.g., business transformation, digital transformation, operational excellence, innovation, etc.) depending on the priority needs of client-facing business units or corporate functions.

Projects may be delivered in a traditional waterfall, agile or hybrid mode, depending on context.

Key accountabilities:
-Lead large-scale projects/programmes or key work streams
-Lead project or programme teams and ensure goal achievement
-Provide guidance and direction for programmes run under your supervision
-Build relationships within Swiss Re and externally, which are crucial for successful programme delivery and will contribute to capability development
-Manage stakeholders on all levels and within multiple locations in order to ensure programmes’ success
-Manage risk and issues arising on the projects/programmes and take ownership of mitigation actions
-Closely monitor project/programmes’ budget
-Foster unification, standardisation and excellence of programme delivery across Swiss Re

Employee perks, benefits

You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including:
- Attractive performance-based bonus
- Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
- Modern office spaces in attractive location
- 5 additional days of holiday
- Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
- Referral bonus
- Pension & risk insurance contribution
- Sick days and sick leave support
- Public transport benefit
- Multisport card

Information about the selection process

Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About you

-Proven experience leading successful project/programme teams, involving changes to business and operating models (strategy, process, organisation, technology, etc.)
-University degree in Business Administration or similar
-Further project management qualifications are an asset (e.g., PMP/PRINCE2, Agile methods)
-Experience / knowledge of financial services with a solid understanding of insurance markets is a plus
-Experience in independently run high-scale programmes and initiatives, where it was necessary to build relationship across the business and obtain buy-in on all levels
-Experience in running large-scale projects/programmes in multinational organisations is a strong asset
-Certification in process improvement (Lean, Six Sigma, -Continual Service Improvement), Project management and -Change management (e.g., PROSCI) is an advantage

-Strong leadership skills and ability to communicate with senior management of a large company
-Excellent command of spoken and written English
-Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills
-Strong project and change management skills
-Solid understanding of various technologies relevant for a financial services company
-Comprehensive understanding of organizational structures and processes
-Ability to facilitate workshops with international teams


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees