Project Manager FirstBest Systems, Inc.
The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing the client relationship and project implementation of a successful FirstBest Underwriting Management System (UMS) installation from inception phase to production rollout to production support. The PM will work closely with his/her client counterpart on tasks such as contracts, project plans, scope management, change management and other project management related activities. The PM must have experience with overseeing the delivery of large enterprise business solutions that integrate with legacy systems.
Create Statement of Work (SOW) for client
Create and maintain project plans for the implementation of UMS within a client environment
Provide clear direction on how UMS works and best ways to meet business requirements needs
Manage client?s backlog list and work with client and Business Analyst to identify features for upcoming release
Run project meetings with team and track tasks and progress.
Work closely with the client project team to report project status, issues, mitigation strategy, and other project related activities
Work closely with client teams in a cross-function capacity which could include system environments, vendor management / relationships, and other business / technical needs
Work cross functionally with Engineering team, Business Analyst team and Solution Architect team
Manage monthly invoicing process
Mentor new team members as required
Travel onsite to client as needed
Experience leading a team implementing complex software in large enterprises
General understanding of the commercial underwriting process from submission to issuance including clearance, risk evaluation, pricing, quoting, binding, and issuance.
Deep experience in managing projects including Microsoft Project, Iterative Development, release scoping / sizing
Experience leading project teams in a complex environment
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Ability to work with project and business constraints (previous work in a consulting role is desirable)
Experience in managing large projects in commercial or personal lines working with both medium and large insurance carriers
Experience in leading enterprise architecture, systems integration or package implementation and a proven track record of delivering high quality business enterprise solutions
Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Master?s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent is a plus
||213 Burlington Road |
Bedford, MA 01730
FirstBest Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 to transform the commercial lines insurance process by helping insurers solve some of today's critical underwriting and distribution channel challenges. Investors: Flybridge Capital Partners All Jobs: at FirstBest Systems, Inc.
|Headquarters:||213 Burlington Road|
Bedford, MA 01730
|Company Profile:||The FirstBest Front Office Suite brings together agents and underwriters in a collaborative underwriting process that helps them to rapidly and efficiently submit, evaluate, quote and close business. The Suite enables the carrier and channel to grow their books of business and cast a wider net to bring in new business:
Carriers - Commercial- and specialty- lines insurers can provide better service that makes them the carrier of choice while increasing efficiency; lower the loss ratio by leveraging complete underwriting information, knowledge and rules; and scale the business with greater agility.
The distribution channel - Agents, brokers, MGAs and MGUs gain greater productivity, increased responsiveness, and a higher win rate through the Suite's upload, STP, collaboration, and transparency features.
A Suite of Collaborative Underwriting Applications
Built on a modern architecture with common Web services, security, workflows, and integration toolkit, the modular applications of the FirstBest Front Office Suite work together seamlessly, enabling rapid deployment in different configurations. Carriers can pick and choose any or all of the Suite's applications with the peace of mind that they work together today and in the future, as additional capabilities are required.
The Suite includes three collaborative underwriting applications:
FirstBest Underwriting Management System (UMS) - FirstBest's flagship solution combines a next-generation underwriting workstation and a business analyst workstation with a Web 2.0 agent portal for comprehensive underwriting workflow and real-time carrier-agency collaboration.
FirstBest Agent - A complete transactional agent portal that facilitates new business and renewals, and provides rich functionality for increased carrier-agency communication, including dynamic supplemental data, shared documents, notes, and email notifications.
FirstBest AppReader - An agency connectivity application for agent and underwriter form/image conversion to ACORD XML and instant upload to carrier systems, regardless of agency management system, and without proprietary networks or transaction fees.
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