Head of Product Design & Optimization (m/f/d)

Allianz Technology SE

The Global Digital Factory (GDF) is an organizational unit within Allianz Technology SE developing globally harmonized frontends for business applications. Our goal is to create engaging customer experiences which are built on latest technology for Allianz customers across the globe. GDF is based in Munich and collaborates closely with Allianz Technology`s globally distributed delivery network to ensure high scalability.~crlf~ ~crlf~The Head of Product Design & Optimization reports to the Head of GDF and is responsible for the expert teams in the functional domains of UX Research, UX/UI Design and Digital Marketing. These domains ensure that frontend applications address actual user needs, leverage our retail and expert design systems and are properly evaluated and optimized after successful roll-out.~crlf~ ~crlf~Furthermore, the Product Design and Optimization team collaborates closely with the development and roll-out teams of GDF and other stakeholders of Allianz Group to enable the end-to-end interface design, delivery process and further software product evolution.

##Disciplinary lead to experts from the functional domains of user research, UX/UI design and digital marketing supporting strategic initiatives~crlf~##Act as a thought leader and actively contribute to one or more of the functional domains with your expertise within Allianz Group~crlf~##Collaborate with various (senior) stakeholders across the organization to ensure that GDF`s harmonized UX and UI serves the business and user need. Liaise with relevant units of Allianz to support the strategy and contribute to evolve our core platforms~crlf~##Plan, align and implement the GDF way of working to suit the required project setup and ensure seamless integration of processes~crlf~##Match project demand and resource availabilities to ensure proper support for all strategic initiatives and priority projects~crlf~##Create and enhance standards and libraries in UX/UI design and digital marketing and take ownership for the governance and contribution processes~crlf~##Explain and actively promote the expert domains to non-experts and explain technical dependencies to design and marketing to IT stakeholders~crlf~##Create and leverage internal networks to identify additional demands and latest trends within Allianz Group and further establish the GDF as digital frontrunner. Adopt new market standards to support GDFs processes and functional domains~crlf~

##Working experience of 8+ years in a relevant area~crlf~##University degree, preferrably in the areas of marketing, IT or similar experience~crlf~##Fluent Business English; German language skills is a plus~crlf~##Proven track record as digital expert in a relevant functional domain~crlf~##Proven leadership experience ideally within an international environment~crlf~##Experience with design, prototyping and collaboration tools and/or digital marketing technology (e.g. sketch, inVision, Adobe Marketing Suite)~crlf~##Comprehensive knowledge of user interface design and development, processes, and standards, particularly as applied to web-based applications. Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of latest web technologies~crlf~##Strong team player with high assertiveness, ability to work under pressure with high degree of complexity and changing requirements. Strong communication, facilitation, and conflict management skills combined with analytical and problem solving skills~crlf~

Diversity & Inclusion are not only words to us. Show us what makes you unique and together we give them a meaning.~crlf~Your CV is the necessary document, that will help us do that. All other files such as Cover Letter for the position, University Transcripts, Diploma and Employer Testimonials/References are advisable and desired by the Hiring Department for a more comprehensive application assessment.

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 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 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.

At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology SE is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology SE employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology SE equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology SE , innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day.

We are interested in your strengths and experience. This means that we welcome all applications, irrespective of other characteristics such as gender, ethnic background, origin or any disability.~crlf~~crlf~

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