Product Owner

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Key Responsibilities

    ##Understand the key business drivers, taking a holistic view of business needs, gathering business requirements, identifying opportunities, and implementing effective and efficient business solutions.~crlf~##Critically evaluate information from multiple sources, determining and effectively representing information at appropriate levels of abstraction, reconciling conflicts, and gaining consensus to establish true business needs.~crlf~##Participation in the RFP / vendor selection process, and understanding each of the business use cases that will need to feed into it~crlf~##Participation as the Product Owner (Business Analyst), in the full suite of Agile ceremonies, acting as the voice of the business, empowered to take decisions on prioritization of the requirements backlog~crlf~##Manage the technology team interface, liaising with technology teams continuously to ensure clarity on business requirements, and working with development leads to ensure business requirements are met in solutions design, development and delivery.~crlf~##Contribute to an Agile iterative implementation strategy / commercialization approach across global geographies and multiple business units.~crlf~##Manage User Acceptance Testing, and support implementation and post go-live issue resolution.~crlf~##Manage functional testing of systems before releasing to UAT for user testing~crlf~##Ensure key delivery / implementation risks and issues are identified, and support establishment of appropriate mitigation / action plans throughout.~crlf~##Communication and training needs analysis, providing content and context for user guides and other training materials, delivering the same to end users.

  • Key Requirements/ Skills

    ##Experienced in eliciting requirements using interviews, workshops, and document / business / task / workflow analysis, ~crlf~##Agile Systems development lifecycle experience preferred, where candidate has acted in a Product Owner role.~crlf~##Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities, detail orientated and proficient with highly structured approaches aligned with project / change management best practices.~crlf~##Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with an ability to interact with cross-functional stakeholder representatives.~crlf~##A proven track record of effectiveness working within small, multi-functional teams.~crlf~##Job holder must have good business knowledge and understands how insurance systems support the various demands of the GI and health insurance business including the business operations, products, processes and the relevant technology and systems that are required to support it.~crlf~##Preferably with Personal Line Insurance, Distribution channel, Financial and/or Reinsurance domain knowledge.~crlf~##Degree or diploma qualified, ideally in a Business or Technology discipline.

  • About Allianz

    Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

    Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~

Key Responsibilities

##Understand the key business drivers, taking a holistic view of business needs, gathering business requirements, identifying opportunities, and implementing effective and efficient business solutions.~crlf~##Critically evaluate information from multiple sources, determining and effectively representing information at appropriate levels of abstraction, reconciling conflicts, and gaining consensus to establish true business needs.~crlf~##Participation in the RFP / vendor selection process, and understanding each of the business use cases that will need to feed into it~crlf~##Participation as the Product Owner (Business Analyst), in the full suite of Agile ceremonies, acting as the voice of the business, empowered to take decisions on prioritization of the requirements backlog~crlf~##Manage the technology team interface, liaising with technology teams continuously to ensure clarity on business requirements, and working with development leads to ensure business requirements are met in solutions design, development and delivery.~crlf~##Contribute to an Agile iterative implementation strategy / commercialization approach across global geographies and multiple business units.~crlf~##Manage User Acceptance Testing, and support implementation and post go-live issue resolution.~crlf~##Manage functional testing of systems before releasing to UAT for user testing~crlf~##Ensure key delivery / implementation risks and issues are identified, and support establishment of appropriate mitigation / action plans throughout.~crlf~##Communication and training needs analysis, providing content and context for user guides and other training materials, delivering the same to end users.

Key Requirements/ Skills

##Experienced in eliciting requirements using interviews, workshops, and document / business / task / workflow analysis, ~crlf~##Agile Systems development lifecycle experience preferred, where candidate has acted in a Product Owner role.~crlf~##Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities, detail orientated and proficient with highly structured approaches aligned with project / change management best practices.~crlf~##Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with an ability to interact with cross-functional stakeholder representatives.~crlf~##A proven track record of effectiveness working within small, multi-functional teams.~crlf~##Job holder must have good business knowledge and understands how insurance systems support the various demands of the GI and health insurance business including the business operations, products, processes and the relevant technology and systems that are required to support it.~crlf~##Preferably with Personal Line Insurance, Distribution channel, Financial and/or Reinsurance domain knowledge.~crlf~##Degree or diploma qualified, ideally in a Business or Technology discipline.

About Allianz

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 88 million private and corporate customers and more than 140,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at www.agcs.allianz.com/careers~crlf~~crlf~


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