Corporate Strategy Principal Analyst

Allianz Life

The Strategy Analyst is a core member of the Corporate Strategy Team, responsible for assisting in executing the Corporate Strategy. This new position is critical to the overall strategy to bring new, innovative thinking and problem-solving to Allianz. This role will support the strategic initiatives for cross-enterprise, Allianz wide initiatives. Projects include assisting in building the annual Strategy, developing related business plans and acting as a change management champion within the Company. This involves researching the competitive environment, evaluating company capabilities and assisting with the development and documentation of strategic plans. In addition, this position is a key working member of various project teams, helping to develop and document business plans to drive the implementation of strategic priorities. This position is also responsible for creating PowerPoint presentations and delivering key messages to Senior Management and other key stakeholders. The candidate’s ability to remain highly organized in a dynamic and evolving environment, ability to engage seamlessly at all levels of the organization (and externally), and ability to seamlessly execute will be highly valued.

These activities will shift over time as priorities change, and may include:~crlf~* Assist in development of strategic plans ~crlf~* Support all facets of strategy projects ensuring compliance with relevant policies and procedures including: financial forecasting, headcount planning, audit & control, and centralized policy/reporting~crlf~* Manage $MM budget responsibilities for strategy initiatives by partnering with project managers to define scope of effort, work deliverables, and project plans~crlf~* Plan and support innovation activities and events (ex. prototype events, and similar showcase events)~crlf~* Create and drive communications to broad audiences on behalf of Strategy Leadership~crlf~* Identify and solve team needs across information access, tools, spaces, etc. and employ company resources to meet the needs~crlf~* Support building a Long Term Strategy model, developing and executing key strategies, and adding capabilities in support of the future needs~crlf~* Partner directly with other corporate, brand, and regional teams ~crlf~* Create and manage business cases, measurement models to evaluate individual and across portfolio efforts (ex. pilots and proof of concepts)~crlf~

Minimum Requirements:~crlf~* 6-7 years experience required: Minimum 4 years work experience in financial services industry. Minimum 3 years of experience working on marketing and consumer strategies and communication plans. Solid understanding of annuities, life insurance, and investment options/mutual funds.~crlf~* Four-year degree required~crlf~* Collaborative relationship building skills with various internal and external stakeholders. Ability to build relationships cross-functionally and lead toward common goals, proven record of successfully managing executive relationships.~crlf~* Solid problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and critical thinking abilities.~crlf~* Experience leading cross functional teams and extracting the best from each team member,~crlf~* Track record of taking action “getting things done” with minimal guidance~crlf~* Ability to pull details and use structure to execute on initiatives ~crlf~* Intermediate proficiency within MS Office Suite~crlf~* Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated experience supporting complex, high visibility, cross-enterprise programs and events~crlf~* Ability to manage through ambiguity and ever-changing timelines and business assumptions~crlf~* Excellent communication skills and ability to align diverse populations: capable of effectively presenting ideas; excellent writer, proven ability to communicate effectively with executive-levels~crlf~* Proven planning capabilities, including communications, events, and projects~crlf~* Ability to translate program strategic vision into roadmap and execution plans~crlf~* Ability to triage and prioritize based on business or program need~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~* 8-10 years experience preferred: Experience with creating and designing executive presentations preferred.~crlf~* Industry Experience in Financial Services and/or Insurance with a strong understanding or ability to learn about annuity solutions and distribution channels. ~crlf~* MBA~crlf~~crlf~

At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected and valued.

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.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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