Market Intelligence Manager

Allianz Life

This position has full ownership and accountability for market and competitive intelligence relating to the fixed index annuity industry. This position also oversees and manages the development and ongoing support of the Allianz Market Intelligence Resource for all lines of business (Fixed, Variable and Life). This position also spends 15% of their time preparing for and interacting with the field, educating on the index annuity marketplace, gathering field input for new products, enhancements and services and building this value added capability for our field partners. In addition to these accountabilities and activities, this individual will also proactively monitor, research and analyze marketplace and competitor activities from various sources and disseminate intelligence on emerging trends, market conditions and the competitive environment. This individual will serve as a subject matter expert to support strategic initiatives and will impart knowledge to key stakeholders, such as the SLG, Distribution, Product Innovation and other business partners. Insights provided by the market and competitive analysis, as well as the close interaction with the field will help direct product development, strategic planning and decision making.

* Oversee the market and competitive intelligence function for the fixed index annuity line of business. ~crlf~* Oversee and manage the development and ongoing support of the Allianz Market Intelligence Resource for all lines of business ~crlf~* Develop and present competitive intelligence and market trend information to FMOs, BDs, Marketers, Registered Reps and Insurance Agents; this may require occasional travel.~crlf~* Participate on the product development team(s) and communicate current trends, new competitor products/enhancements and industry data to support product development initiatives. Identify key opportunities and risks within the fixed and fixed index marketplace; communicate regularly to executive/senior leadership and other applicable business units ~crlf~* Regularly engage with key internal and external personnel to drive fair and unbiased presentation and use of competitive intelligence data. Demonstrate strategic thinking, ability to work on multiple projects with conflicting deadlines, and comfortably work with cross-funtional partners at all levels within the organization ~crlf~* Collaborate with product development, new markets, sales and marketing teams and support areas to identify and fulfill their market and competitive intelligence needs to support strategic planning and decision making efforts. Key responsibilities include:~crlf~* Gathering, assessing, analyzing and disseminating intelligence to assist in strategic planning and product development efforts~crlf~* Maintaining, on an on-going basis, a database for market and competitive intelligence, including competitor profiles detailing their products, product pricing, company strategies, and competitor strengths and weaknesses~crlf~* Provide the various business unit's sales forces with intelligence to keep them updated on competitor activities and to help them position Allianz' products relative to the competition ~crlf~* Clear understanding of key business strategies ~crlf~* Integrate insights from a variety of sources ~crlf~* Respond to ad hoc requests, from multiple business units, for market research, competitive positioning, fact finding, etc.~crlf~~crlf~

* 8-10 years experience required: Experience in the financial services industry and/or competitive intelligence and at gathering, analyzing and interpreting marketplace information~crlf~* Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously~crlf~* Effective communicator~crlf~* Experience serving on cross-functional teams throughout an organization ~crlf~* Highly self-motivated and self-managed~crlf~* Degree or equivalent work experience preferred~crlf~

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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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