Global Product Governance Leader – Global Product Management (m/f/d) based in London or Munich

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Within AGCS we are embarking on an exciting transformation journey with a core focus on Technical Excellence across all Insurance functions with a Global First approach, As a result, Global Product Management is a new function created within NEW AGCS to drive consistent Product Development as well as bringing a focused approach to building enhanced coverage/ wordings best practice across the company. This function will focus on 3 core dimensions to help deliver improvement across AGCS i) helping to drive better consistency via a new AGCS Product Model (via Allianz Product Laboratory) ii) working with UW, Pricing, Portfolio and Claims functions to drive more data/ analytics and drive wordings excellence across all AGCS products iii) and helping enable new insurance UW ecosystems and/ or partnerships working in collaboration with the lines of business and Global Distribution teams.~crlf~ ~crlf~In this newly created role, you will be responsible for proactively supporting the development and execution of the Global Lifecycle Management strategy, proactively supporting the design, development and implementation of new and modified products for Line of Business globally. You will steer and act as an integral part of the GPR team in its core functions of: providing governance frame for Lifecycle Mgt. activities including but not limited to implementing and driving a Product lifecycle governance as well as a wording library, x-line and in full compliance with ACM principles to drive wording best practice, product simplification and alignment cross LoB and regions, innovation and thought leadership.~crlf~ ~crlf~This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team forming part of the wider Technical Excellence community and helping deliver Business Transformation within AGCS.

In this role you will…~crlf~##Proactively support the development and implementation of AGCS transformation initiatives, in line with the AGCS transformation strategy. Contribute to developing a global product strategy and define a product transformation strategy.~crlf~##Proactively drive the implementation of product lifecycle governance framework in liaison with relevant stakeholders (e.g. UW & Integrity, LoBs, ACM and Legal and Compliance).~crlf~##Ensure (in close collaboration with relevant stakeholders) that product lifecycle is embedded in AGCS transformation strategy and follows ACM methodology.~crlf~##Lead the steering and controlling of the global product portfolio to drive simplification and alignment cross LoB and cross regions.~crlf~##Proactively monitor LoB product portfolio and take corrective measures to ensure target achievement as required.~crlf~##Drive x-LoB and x-functional collaboration and exchange to ensure product strategy being fully embedded in AGCS strategies and initiatives. ~crlf~##Proactively analyze relevant markets to identify legal and market developments, client needs and areas for innovation. Communicate product strategy to internal and external stakeholders. ~crlf~##Drive development of Product Library embedded into product lifecycle framework.~crlf~

##Preferably Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law, or comparable discipline~crlf~##At least 7 years’ experience in the international insurance market, be a proven technical expert in relevant Line of Business~crlf~##Comprehensive technical knowledge of LoB products, coverages, underwriting practices, pricing processes and sales distribution channels~crlf~##Substantial cross LoB experience~crlf~##In depths knowledge of at least one LoB, with deep understanding for product, wording and underlying exposure. Understanding of market trends and requirements~crlf~##Extensive knowledge of regulatory framework for International Industrial Insurance business. Deep understanding of Alllianz internal rule framework~crlf~##Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire, ability to quickly identify guiding principles in complex scenarios~crlf~##Strong understanding requirements of business transformation on product architecture and wordings~crlf~##Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally. Ability to "sell" an improvised or prepared audience winning story~crlf~##Fluent in English~crlf~

AGCS is dedicated to offering its employees an environment open for learning and development and hosts its own Underwriting Academy to drive continued excellence in underwriting and to better understand and serve our clients’ needs.

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 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 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~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~


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