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Program Manager, French speaking

  • Department Professional Services
  • Location Ireland - Remote
Remote (France, Ireland, Italy, Spain or UK)

At Guidewire, we deliver our platform as a cloud service to the P&C industry in 34 countries.
We put our values of Integrity, Rationality, and Collegiality first, harboring a culture of honesty and openness that our people never want to lose. And we each bring a little quirkiness—and a little genius—to the table. As the landscape of our industry continues to shift, we respond with flexibility and skill. We’re braving uncharted territory, pushing past the conventional with our products, partners, and people.
Never before has there been a more exciting time to join us!

The Role

Guidewire runs programs on behalf of our customers across Europe, and we are looking for an experienced Program Manager to help us fulfill increasing demand.
Reporting to the responsible Guidewire Delivery Manager for the customer account, the Guidewire Program Manager will help drive company strategy, align teams, collaborate with cross-functional partners, and deliver on complex projects. It all requires a balance of credentials. The most successful PM candidates will have the technical expertise to give them credibility with their staff, the soft skills to make them good at managing others, and the business know-how and relationship management to help them connect with upper management.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall integrity and coherence of the program.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely delivery of program to schedule and budget.
  • Establish, lead, and manage the Program Management Office (PMO).
  • Plan and design the program and proactively monitor its progress, resolve issues, and initiate appropriate corrective action and serve as partner concern point.
  • Develop strong working relationships with all program partners to become a trusted advisor.
  • Facilitate project governance and critical issue process interactions between shareholders.
  • Lead and take accountability for the program following the Guidewire Surepath Methodology.
  • Facilitate the correct resourcing of individuals to project teams.
  • Manage third party contributions and communications with all partners.
  • Initiate extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the program are identified or issues arise.
  • Report progress at regular intervals to the Delivery Manager, Steering Committee and other partners as required and defined in the governance process documentation.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • BS or BA degree required.
  • 10+ years of implementation experience.
  • 7+ years of program management experience.
  • Experience leading enterprise technology implementations using agile and an understanding of agile tools and concepts.
  • A solid understanding of how to apply a standard methodology for running programs (e.g. PMP, MSP, and PRINCE2).
  • Insurance industry experience – nice to have.

Required Skills

  • Fluency in oral and written French.
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Proven negotiation skills and a strong ability to navigate executive levels of an organization.
  • Ability to build team collegiality on large scale programs with teams from different vendors and companies.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring, and controlling programs.
  • Ability to find ways of solving or preempting problems and proactively dealing with any issues that arise in a timely manner.
  • Ability to gain respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.

Why Guidewire?

We provide exceptional support to our consultants, from a full-time dedicated Consulting manager whose focus is helping to enable and develop our staff and guide them on their career path within Guidewire, to our fantastic Global Mobility team who help provide flexible options to our consultants who need to travel for client engagement.
We’re proud to shout about our excellent benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

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About Guidewire


Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning and holistic wellness, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.