Head of Strategic Vendor Relationships

Schaumburg, Illinois

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This role is responsible for assisting all ZRS segments with their vendor selection and fee growth strategy while overseeing a team of 2 direct reports. This position will support segments in partnership with ZRS vendor management with onboarding of select strategic vendors and identify value-add and transactional vendor services while assist in the development of strategic packages.

Ideally looking for candidates who can be in the Schaumburg, IL office, but open to a Remote candidate who is open to traveling 25% to the Schaumburg, IL office.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Support & facilitate segment IoT and Digital technology initiatives.

  • Assist in developing AI capabilities/services for ZRS organization.

  • Align ZRS services in collaboration of Zurich Government Affairs efforts/focus on behalf of organization.

  • Analyze, interpret, and evaluate strategic vendor performance, results, trends and initiate appropriate recovery plans to improve performance or work with the vendor management team to remove offerings as appropriate.

  • Plans, recruits, and assigns resources to assist field staff with proposals and budgeting for vendor service offerings.

  • Provides segments with resources and planning to help manage vendor service initiatives and other customer offerings.

  • Participates in projects related to service delivery, satisfaction, and quality.

  • Monitors potential changes with emerging issues that will potentially impact vendor programs and support cyber, climate, ESG and other ZRS strategic priorities with strategic vendor needs.

  • Identifies developmental needs to service the work for segments and business partners.

  • Conducts field audits to provide coaching, and improve segment activities, workflows, and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Risk Engineering area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of exposures, controls and best practice risk improvement methodologies
  • People management experience
  • Insurance industry certification

Compensation for roles at Zurich varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Zurich provides in good faith a reasonable range of compensation for roles. For additional information about our Total Rewards, click here. Other rewards may include short term incentive bonuses and merit increases. Candidates with salary expectations outside of the range are encouraged to apply, and will be considered based on experience, skill, and education. The salary provided is a nationwide market range and has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location where the position may be filled. The starting salary range for this position is $127,400.00 - $208,600.00.

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq).

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers' expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - Remote Work (US)
Remote Working: Yes
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-KJ1 #LI-REMOTE

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