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IT Project Manager

Company: Berkley
Location: Morristown
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Company Details

Berkley One exists to insure and protect the lifestyles of a modern generation of affluence. We seek clients that are sophisticated individuals and families who require world-class risk and claims management customized to their needs, a team of select expert independent agents and innovative digital tools to keep it simple and easy. We'll blend our partners, products and capabilities with all that is Berkley, generating a modern solution for the customers we serve.

Our culture is one of innovation, creativity and teamwork. Our team is highly motivated, passionate about our business, and deeply experienced in developing and delivering product and service solutions in the personal insurance marketplace.

The company is an equal opportunity employer.
We have an opportunity for an IT Project Manager to join our Berkley One team! As a partner to the business reporting into the CIO, you will drive the planning and execution of strategic programs and projects across Berkley One business units and serve as a key differentiator in execution excellence. - You will manage a complex portfolio of projects, both technical and non-technical, that impact our core business capabilities. This role will partner closely with the IT Delivery Lead to ensure alignment between the IT and Business Delivery plans and manage any changes to scope, priority, and schedule. - As a member of the PMO this role will also be responsible for the evolution/maturation of the project execution processes/capabilities of Berkley One.

We have a welcoming culture valuing -our employees - we trademarked the phrase Everything Counts, Everyone Matters - to describe the Berkley commitment to our people and how we do business. We believe that every person in the organization is important and every accomplishment makes a difference in our results. Come join us! - -

Key functions include but are not limited -to:

  • Lead strategic business projects that cross all levels and functions within Berkley One, in support of the ongoing growth and development of operational maturity
  • Manage multiple projects at a time, organizing cross-functional project teams using Berkley One program management standards, to drive execution excellence
  • Maintain the annual roadmap by working closely and collaboratively with Business Stakeholders and Execution Leads to understand business needs and scheduling challenges
  • Identify dependencies, risks and upcoming challenges and work to coordinate, mitigate and avoid project slippage
  • Work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and functional area leaders to define and refine business strategies into actionable items; developing business cases where necessary
  • Influence key stakeholders to create consensus and buy-in around project recommendations or risk mitigations
  • Regularly communicate and present project schedules, statuses, and updates to various team members ranging from junior to executive level
  • Perform project close-out steps to include identifying lessons learned/best practices to inform the success of future projects
  • Apply continuous improvement methodologies throughout the project management lifecycle
  • Demonstrated expertise at maintaining and applying contemporary Project Management practices to advance Project Management at Berkley One while performing the role


    • Bachelor's Degree and/or PMP certification required
    • 3+ years of relevant project management experience in the insurance industry, personal lines preferred
    • 3+ years' experience managing the delivery of business or technical solutions
    • Excellent Project Management skills including: planning, scoping, resource allocation and project tracking - -
    • An understanding of Agile (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban) methodologies a plus
    • Incredible empathy and understanding of the needs of our customers, both insureds and their agents alike
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills; a communication style flexible to the situation; and able to communicate clearly and with a purpose
    • Calm under pressure; you have exceptional organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks; you are comfortable challenging norms and recommending creative solutions
    • A strong sense of accountability and ownership
    • You are a master collaborator and systems thinker; able to bridge the gap between all functional areas; and understanding business priorities and execution constraints will be one of your superpowers
    • Natural curiosity; a love of learning how things work and always on the lookout for innovative improvements
    • Exceptional communication skills; your communication style is flexible to the situation and audience

      Additional Company Details We do not accept any unsolicited resumes from external recruiting firms. The company offers a competitive compensation plan and robust benefits package for full time regular employees. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment.
      Sponsorship Details Sponsorship not Offered for this Role

Keywords: Berkley, Parsippany-Troy Hills Township , IT Project Manager, Executive , Morristown, New Jersey

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